Marros Sands is, as its name suggests, a mainly sandy beach, that stretches for two miles west to Telpyn Point. Occasionally, the combination of low tide and rough seas, which disturb the sand, make it possible to see the remains of trees from a submerged 4000 year old forest. Also on the beach are the remnants of a ship, thought to be a schooner that went aground during a storm in 1886 with a cargo of culm. Culm has various meanings, such as the stalk of a plant, but in this context it refers to coal dust, also known as slack.
Walking along the beach westwards you come to Telpyn Point, where at low tide, it is possible to walk around the point to Telpyn Beach. Telpyn is a sandy beach with pebbles at the back beneath the cliff. If you are interested in climbing rock faces, Telpyn Point offers various options with Fisherman’s Wall, Mollusc Wall, Tremors Zawn and Cave Wall. Personally I prefer to walk along the coast rather than risk falling from a cliff face, but I’m sure there are many out there who would relish the challenge.