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The Penwin

The Penwin is an outstanding granite reef some 200m north of the Manacles. It descends from about 6m down to 35m or more. One of the main features of the reef is a vertical granite wall blanketed with invertebrate life.

As with the whole of the Manacles area there is a profusion of marine life and the extra depth can often make for improved visibility. The area is extremely tidal and care should be taken as the surrounding seabed drops off rapidly.

Depth 6-36m (gets deeper further out)
Rating *****
Location 50 02.928N 5 2.060W
Launch Porthkerris, Porthoustock or Falmouth
Caution - Tidal, slack water very short on springs, surrounded by deep water.


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