EXPLORING WEST CORNWALL IN WINTER

January 26, 2020

Winter Surf 

Sennen Beach is a famous surf spot, with beach breaks to the left and right and with views of Land’s End. 

Just further North is Gwynver Beach with can be described as “the most exposed beach in the UK” as it faces due West. It works best on small to medium swells and we were lucky enough to get in as the tide was going out on New Year’s Day 

 

 

Relax in a Hot Tub 

Nothing quite beats a long walk (or drive!) soaking in your very own wood fired hot tub gazing into the stars - 

Airbnb. Jon was a brilliant host, informative and friendly but also gave us our own space. 

 

 

Visits the ends of the UK

The natural beauty of the UK is at its best at its edges and most exposed parts. The West of Cornwall is special as it hosts both: 

 

Lizard Point:The Southernmost point in the UK 

 

Land’s End: The Western most point in the UK 

Highlights from hiking on SWCP 

 

Lamorna Cove to Mousehole Circle: A lovely loop which took a couple of hours from Lamorna Cove on the coast path to Mousehole for breakfast and back on the inland route with stunning views of St Michael’s Mount.

Porthcurno to The Logan Rock pub: The white sands of Porthcurno Beach are stunning start to this walk, along the coast path there were beautiful rolling waves coming into  Pedn Vounder Beach below, then cutting inland at Logan Rock to the pub was a welcome midway pint before heading back.

 

Get cosy in Coverack 

This picturesque fishing village boasts a stunning bay, where we spotted a lone swimmer and his dog in the calm sea. We weren’t quite brave enough to go in but will have to go back! Archie’s Loft is a cosy spot to warm up with a homemade soup or coffee with a view overlooking the harbour. 

 

Be amazed at the Minack Theatre 

An incredible open air theatre carved into the cliffside and overlooking the blue waters of Porthcurno Bay. Book a show or wander round the gardens and visit the cafe. 

 

 

Spend time with Seals Sanctuary 

Set in the Helford Estuary, wandering around the woods and pools housing the rescue animals was a lovely walk in itself. The centre conducts research around the effects of plastic on seals as well as rescue, rehabilitation and release of them.

 

 

 

 

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