In the Cliffs at the Northern end of Holywell Beach is a Cave with St. Cuthbert's Well - containing Flowstone deposits.
Steps cut in the rocks at the Cave entrance lead to a magnificent series of stepped calcareous basins, filled with
clear cascading waters, surrounded by rocks covered with buff, pink or green tinged deposits.
Flowstone is formed when Calcium Carbonate precipitates out of Calcium rich water by evaporation.
See at Low tide with a Torch , safest if the tide is going out as it is possible to be cut off on a rising tide.
Holywell is between Perranporth and Newquay in Gallery 13
Location: SW 7660 6000