At the end of Porthcawl Pier stands a white lighthouse built in 1860. The lighthouse is currently in use as a navigational aid. Porthcawl Lighthouse was the last coal and gas powered lighthouse in the UK. It switched to being powered by North Sea gas in 1974, before becoming powered by electricity in 1997. The pier and surrounding area are popular spots for sea fishing.

Nikon D300 – Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens

Featured in the SEA group JAN 2012.
Featured in the Nikon DSLR users group JAN 2012.
Featured in the Colour and Light group JAN 2012.
Featured in the Architecture – The British Isles group JAN 2012.
Featured in the Wales, Rich in Beauty group JAN 2012.
Featured in the Harbour Life group JAN 2012.
Featured in the Wales, Rich in Beauty group FEB 2012.
Featured in the #1 Favourites group JULY 2012.
Featured in the Nautical ~ Waves of Joy group OCT 2013.

Winner of the Scenery Challenge – Crashing Waves MAR 2012.
Winner of the Absolute Clarity Challenge – Lighthouses JUNE 2012.
Runner up in the All Water in Motion & Reflections Challenge – Crashing Waves NOV 2012.

I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and amateur photographer which takes me all over the UK.

Steve Liptrot Photography

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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome drama and beauty!

  • Many thanks Angie

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 3 years ago

    Wow soooo cool! Awesome capture!

  • Many thanks Shelly

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, the power of the ocean! You can see why they need the lighthouse. Great capture Steve

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • yampy
    yampyalmost 3 years ago


    This is just just superb

    I hope you didnt get wet getting this shot :)

  • Many thanks. Dry as a bone!

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    wow!! Awesome capture!

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesalmost 3 years ago

    A fabulous shot Steve, you seem to be very close to the water though how did you manage to not end up being swept away !

  • My good old 18-200mm lens came to the rescue! Thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kat Simmons
    Kat Simmonsalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, I like this one even better than the B&W brilliant!

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 3 years ago

    The colours are outstanding!

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

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    NatureGreeting...almost 3 years ago

    Such power!!

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Pauline Evans
    Pauline Evansalmost 3 years ago

    Oh, how beautiful! I love the way the waves are washing over the watll.

  • Many thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

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