Minnows Islands

Minnows Islands

The Minnows Islands are located in the cove, also known as Minnows, just north of Rowan Cove near Porthcothan. The islands are outcrops of hard volcanic rock which the sea has eroded the softer rocks around, leaving these protruding from the water. Gulls nest on the islands as they are protected from predators which can't fly.

The headland to the north of the islands has a blowhole on either side. At mid-tide, the one facing south towards the islands blows a jet horizontally; the one facing north near the stream blows a jet vertically.

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