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Traeth Talacre Beach


Baldivis, Australia

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Traeth Talacre Beach. North Wales. Talacre is a village in Flintshire on the North Wales coast with large holiday caravan parks adjacent. It is near Point of Ayr on the west side of the River Dee estuary and has a sandy beach with dunes. The hills of the Clwydian Range behind the village form the eastern boundary of the Vale of Clwyd. The name Talacre is a combination of the Welsh words tal, meaning end, and acrau, meaning acres. In the north-east Welsh dialect, acrau is pronounced as acre.
The village is probably most popular for the lighthouse on the nearby beach and the Talacre Beach Caravan Park, a short walk away from the Presthaven Sands holiday park. The lighthouse has been noted for numerous ghostly sightings, people claiming to see a figure wearing old fashioned lighthouse keeper clothes and standing in front of the glass dome of the abandoned lighthouse.
Talacre was used by the military during World War II, as an aircraft firing range. Fighters flew over the remote village every day, shooting at wooden targets in the dunes and at drogues towed by aircraft. It was also used for testing new devices, such as “window” the anti-radar foil that, on occasion, covered the whole village with silver. (Wikipedia)

Featured in
Fabulous Women Photographers Group 03/08/2015
Where on Earth is This Group 02/08/2015
Best of British Group 02/08/2015
A Place to Start Group 31/07/2015
Going Coastal Group 22/10/11
Wales, Rich in Beauty Group 23/10/11

Top Ten – Monthly Exposure challenge – Life’s a Beach Group – May 2013
1065 as at 30th July 2015

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