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Poltexas Reef


A great little reef this, a pinnacle about 1.5 miles off Newquay that that rises from about 25 to 11m and leads into the shore.

The area is tidal and surrounded by sand, so often has visibility in excess of 10m, this and the marine life make it an outstanding spot for photography. On the north side you will find steep walls and gullies lined with sea fans. Bib are common and you will also find some sizable pollack. Ballen, cuckoo and goldsinny wrasse are also abundant. Less common but often present are rays, cuttlefish and lobster.

A great spot for photography.

Gullies lined with sea fans.

These looked bright green in ambient light.

Dog fish egg attached to sea fan.

Bloody Henry starfish

Ross coral







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