A wonderful way to end the day is a walk along the beach in the sunset and for us it should be an easy thing to plan. Perranuthnoe’s Beach is just at the bottom of the village but somehow we, like everyone I think, are wrapped up in our daily routines and don’t put those minutes to one side for some special “me” time as we go about our daily routine.
So our first new years resolution has been to take five minutes “me” time and enjoy those precious moments of just absorbing the world around us with a little bit of extra post- Christmas exercise walking along the beach.
We arrived at Perranuthnoe Beach; probably the only couple dressed in wellies from mucking out, just as the sun was starting to sun glowing red in the sky and walked across the firm crisp sands to the waters edge.
We spent a few peaceful moments watching the waves lazily roll in to the sand at the end of the day until we almost without thought, found ourselves following the tide line out along the beach in the quietness of the moment, glancing every now and then at the red glow of the sunset..
Our attention was caught by a paddle boarder at the far end, toying with the waves elegantly balanced on a narrow board and seemingly effortlessly rising and falling with the waves apparently as mesmerised as we were by the setting sun.
Too soon the sun slid from site and we retraced our footprints across the firm golden sand our feet making a satisfying rhythm in the evening air.
As we clambered up the slipway from the beach we saw the Cabin Café still thronged with visitors spilling over into the cliff top garden and regretted briefly, not taking any money to buy some mulled wine but then I remembered those Christmas calories that have brought about a need for fitting in some extra exercise for our day!
Three more great places to watch the winter sunset in West Cornwall
The sun will be setting over the sea form Perranuthnoe beach for a few more days before moving imperceptibly to the west along our horizon.
Land’ End is the very gateway to Cornwall where the ocean currents combine for treacherous seas
Locals can apply for a free year round parking and 50% reductions for visitor attractions pass with passport picture and ID, for visitor the charge is £3 for all day parking
Britain’s only Cape with less development than Land’s end
Great views back towards Land’s End over the iconic Engine houses of Botallack with free parking.
Plan a winter break to shake of the winter blues
We can’t guarantee a sunset be we are offering winter breaks for Bed and Breakfast throughout the winter and for January we still have a few free nights with two and three days breaks booked but hurry Charles is rapidly developing an allergy to all of the freebies!!
For more suggestion of places to visit our page “Exploring West Penwith” to explore our fabulous complex part of the county that is West Cornwall