Porth Chapel beach is idyllically set below tall granite cliffs, with sands of broken shells dipping to the sea – it’s just a short walk from St Levan, tucked between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra and quite near to Land’s End. It is just a perfect spot for an afternoon away form the tourist’s hot spots of Cornwall for a few hours of peace and near solitude.
places to see
We made a pilgrimage to The Lizard Peninsular yesterday to visit Kennack Sands – a sandy beach that held fond memories for Charles as the scene of many of boyhood adventures – although yesterday it might have been said to be a little more crowded these days!
Over the years I’ve built up quite a bank of suggestions about Galleries and Museums to visit, for that odd wet day that comes along every now and again in West Cornwall.
I spent two days in Penzance this week and just as the UK revelled in the heat wave I was attending a computer course. I spent my time visiting the town and exploring the side streets down the harbour, to pick up the glorious cooling breeze from the sea.
There was hardly a soul in site as I followed the granite pier passed the trawlers and pleasure boats; ocean yachts and pirate ships (no really tours available!) There was a tangle of ropes straining tightly over silky smooth water and the scent of the sea in the air as I walked
The drive between Land’s End and St Ives has been voted one of the nations favorite drives. as it winds between villages and cairns flanked by the sea
The Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack are rightly the most famous in Cornwall, set in a dramatic cliff top location, with a rich history to explore.
Carn Euny is an ancient courtyard village settlement set around a deep fugue on the Land’s End Peninsula in West Cornwall
We visited Boscawen-un stone circle again this week mainly because Charles loves to photograph the ancient Cornish landmarks! At one point he had built up a fairly good collection but it was sadly lost down a crack of the computer never to be seen again. The years have gone by and a return visit to […]
Prussia Cove has a special quiet secluded atmosphere, set on the Porth-an Als Estate at the end of a winding lane and once famous for smuggling