A walk with the sunset

Paddleboarder in the sunset at Perranuthnoe beachA 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.

The sunset at low tide at Perranuthnoe

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..

We watched a paddle boarder in 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.


waves curling on to the shroe witha paddleboarder in the sunset over the seaToo 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’s End

The sunset from Land's EndLand’ 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

Cape Cornwall

Britain’s only Cape with less development than Land’s end

Pendeen lighthouse

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

Explore West Cornwall sand and sea


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



About Christine Taylor

Christine has written a weekly blog about life at Ednovean Farm and interesting places to visit in West Cornwall for over ten years now, concentrating on those off the beaten track places that only the locals find. Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and five horses, including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location.

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