Monday, 28 April 2014
At the end of last week, my boyfriend and I packed up the car and headed down to Cornwall for a long weekend. We were really lucky with two full days of sunshine, followed by a day of lashing rain (perfect for eating biscuits under the duvet, watching Game of Thrones). I wish I could have captured beautiful images like the ones I shared in my post on Friday, but I snapped a few pictures on my iPhone to share - it was so bright outside that I couldn't even see the screen, let alone focus, but I'm glad I just about captured that turquoise water!

We arrived on Thursday to glorious sunshine and climbed down the craggy rocks to get a closer look at the sea.

Warm sand between my toes isn't something I'm used to experiencing in England, but the soft yellow sand at Crantock Beach is the real deal. We took a long walk down the beach and admired all the dogs dancing in the surf (Labrador! Jack Russell! New Foundland!).

These (unedited!) pictures don't do the Bedruthan Steps any justice, but the water is as turquoise as the Caribbean! I think the steps refers to the rocky outposts that line the coast, like a staircase for giants, but we also found a perilous staircase leading right down to the beach below. It looks idyllic, but the sea was incredibly rough - I wouldn't like to get any closer!

After working up an appetite, we called in at The Scarlet Hotel for a birthday afternoon tea. Excuse my smug face - I was ready to dive in! Can you see the big ice cream scoop of clotted cream? I practically had to be rolled back out to the car.

It rained all day on Saturday, but it was nice to curl up inside and listen to the wind hurl itself against the windows. The sea looked so rough, but there were actually surfers out there - probably ideal conditions for them!

We arrived back last night feeling refreshed and glad to be home, especially with our sweet bunny who was sorely missed, but thoroughly spoiled by my mum all weekend.

Pop into The Scarlet for a hot chocolate on the terrace and an amazing view over Mawgan Porth. Make use of their carpark and follow the hotel's private path down to the beach to watch the surfers.
Walk the Carnewas cliff path for a closer look at Bedruthan Steps. The staircase down to the beach is open (except in bad weather) from November to February.
Visit Crantock Beach for beautiful golden sand dunes and cross the Gannel Estuary for a cream tea with a view at the Fern Pit cafe.
Love dogs? Most of the beaches in North Cornwall welcome dogs and Watergate Bay is a big favourite - have breakfast at The Beach Hut or lunch upstairs at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen.
Spend the afternoon in Padstow, a charming harbour town with lots of cafes and restaurants.
For an unbeatable view, Lewinnic Lodge sits right on the coast's edge and the sea view rooms are a luxurious treat for special occasions.


  1. Ah, I do love Cornwall. The beach looks lovely but I can't believe how turquoise the sea is! This sounds like a perfect way to spend few days away from London. I really need to learn how to drive!

  2. I am dying to go back to Cornwall! I just wish it was closer to London! x

  3. I'm desperate to go to Cornwall and your photos aren't helping. ;-) I'm hoping to visit either on our next trip to England or the one after that. Thanks for the travel tips, too.

  4. Cornwall is already in my bucket list but after seeing your shared photos I cannot wait for a while. You have done a great effort to show this beautiful place through your magnificent images. I like it. Right now I am going tohawaiian tours and next I will visit this place. I hope it will be a bright sunny day when I will be there.