Explore the idyllic beaches and coves of a secret Cornwall just a comfortable stones throw away from the bustle of the tourism trail and yet a world apart.
Explore West Cornwall
Explore West Cornwall with a local tips in my blogs. Explore the changing seasons as we visit the secluded hidden coves and beaches and take candid snaps along the way of Cornwall's life through the seasons.
Join us as we visit the ancient stone circles, old tin mines and lush valley gardens for local tips. As we explore Cornwall and enjoy visiting the beautiful fishing villages and harbour towns that seem almost forgotten by time out of season
Each day now I watch the starlings begin to group and gather in flocks overhead, swooping in their timeless ballet of the air in ever changing patterns. With the change of the season maybe they scent of winter ahead and they have begun to seek the marshes in Marazion each evening for their nightly roost […]
We could almost feel the history simmering in the shadows as we walked down through the sheltered valley of Poltesco to visit Carleon Cove on the Lizard Peninsula at the end of the summer. The wildlife haven of Poltesco, managed now by the National Trust, conceals a long industrial history in the soft verdant greenery, […]
As the winter days stretch out before us I’ve found myself looking fondly back on our autumn beach adventures and realised I hadn’t shared our memories of Sennen. Sennen was one of the last beaches that we visited before settling down to working life and routines of a winter farm. The storm crested waves tore […]
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 […]
Explore West Cornwall with the the Penwith tour. In part one the road follows the coast around the Peninsula following Mounts Bay from St Michael’s Mount to Mousehole
Perranuthnoe lies in a secluded corner of Mounts bay, tucked at the bottom of a valley just above the sea. Most visitors miss Perranuthnoe as they race along the A394 to explore The Lizard or Land’s End but for those that do spot the narrow lane turning of the main “A” road, well it leads […]
Porthcurno beach has of be one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall with the pale shell laden sands framed by sculpted cliffs of honeyed granite. Porthcurno is one of the most popular spots to visit for a summer’s day of holiday bliss and so Charles and I waited until an autumn day in October to […]
We’ve made the most of the balmy autumn days to explore some of the pretty coves and villages and made a visit to The Lizard on a beautiful autumn day to seek out the intriguingly named Gunwalloe Cove and Dollar Cove that are separated by the romantically named “The church of Storms” before travelling on […]
We often over look our local beach at Perranuthnoe for a walk on the sands but with a unexpected late October day of sunshine “lent” from summer and the car in the garage, we walked down to the village and our own familiar local haunt. Perran beach is a tempting tidal expanse of soft sands […]