How to journey towards the centre of the Earth at a Cornish beach

Coverack beach is one of the few places in the world where the boundary between the Earth’s crust and mantle can be seen

If you’re looking for something different to do in Cornwall this weekend, how about taking a journey to the centre the Earth?

Well, maybe not quite the core, but near enough.

Coverack, on the Lizard Peninsula, is one of the few places in the world where you can see the ocean’s crust, the mantle, and the boundary between the two.

By walking along the beach at Coverack from north to south, you are effectively travelling down towards the centre of the Earth. And the best thing is, you can undertake this perilous-sounding adventure whilst eating an ice cream.

However, even though the pretty harbour beach is one of only three places in Britain where this geological boundary – a fossilised ‘Moho’ layer – can be seen, most visitors still don’t realise the significance of what they are drying their beach towels on.

Cornwall Live