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Family beach day at Poldhu Cove


With the mid week weather hotting up earlier this week, we packed up and headed south to explore this pretty cove. With easy parking across the road and a short walk down to the shore, this beach is easy to access and has everything you’ll need for a good day out. The beach is big enough to not be cramped, but small enough to spot your friends or watch the little ones paddling in the water.


The bay was calm this week and great for a dip or spot of paddle boarding, but the waves can pick up and is popular with surfers, either way it’s nice to know the beach is life guarded.


The added bonus at Poldhu Cove is the super little cafe, Poldhu Beach Cafe. Set on the left in the dunes It’s got a lot to offer and we found ourselves popping up every now and then for a refreshing drink, an ice cream, some lunch and even a wind break…so if you come slightly unprepared, there’s no need to panic!


So, with sandy feet and salty hair we packed up and headed home after enjoying this great little spot on the south coast of Cornwall. Be sure to pay a visit this summer.

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Cornwall in March

We love this shot by Carolyn Eaton of the dramatic Bedruthan Steps, located on the North Cornwall coast between Newquay and Padstow.

Bedruthan Steps in north Cornwall by Carolyn Eaton Photography

Pedn Vounder beach near Land’s End in West Cornwall. Possibly one of the most beautiful coves in Cornwall? Stunning photo by the super talented Kernow Shots.

Pedn Vounder beach in West Cornwall by Kernow Shots

One of our favourite things to do, walk along the sandy banks of the Camel Estuary in Padstow. Lovely shot by Pinecone16

Camel Estuary in Padstow Cornwall by Pinecone16

Secret Cornish coves basking in the spring sunshine 🙂 Gorgeous photo by Gushead

cornish cove by gushead

We love this very Cornish scene taken by Anna from The Cornish Life, of a lone surfer walking back from catching some spring waves in St Agnes.

lone surfer on st agnes beach cornwall by thecornishlife-co-uk

Even on a grey day St Ives looks beautiful. Stunning photo of St Ives harbour (taken from Porthminster beach) by the very talented Beachmuser. You can view more of her gorgeous photos and buy her prints online here.

St Ives harbour beach in West Cornwall by Beachmuser

Porthcurno beach. The most beautiful beach in Cornwall? Maybe this amazing long exposure shot by Kernow Shots will help you decide!

Porthcurno beach in West Cornwall taken by Kernow Shots

Gorgeous shot of Godrevy beach and lighthouse from behind the marram grass by Annac42 of The Cornish Life

Godrevy lighthouse by annac of

Empty Cornish beaches during the spring. Lovely shot of Porthminster beach during a sunny day in St Ives by Hello My Name IsPorthminster beach in St ives West Cornwall

One from our own travels around the coast- a day trip to St Ives. Pictured here is Smeaton’s Pier at low tide. Explore St Ives

Smeatons Pier St Ives Cornwall

Gorgeous photo by Beth Harris of one of the most iconic views of Cornwall – Wheal Coates mine in St Agnes overlooking Chapel Porth beach. I never get bored of seeing this view :-).

chapel porth beach in Cornwall by beth harris

As the evenings get lighter, the sunsets get better! Fabulous shot of a surfer catching the last waves of the day as the sun sets over Constantine Bay beach near Padstow by Kate Whiston of Harbour Holidays

Sunset over constantine bay near padstow in cornwall photo by kate whiston

The gorgeous views across St Ives bay when we walked from Carbis Bay beach along the coastal path to Porthkidney Sands.

carbis bay st ives cornwall

Another gorgeous Cornish sunset captured by Kris Field. This time on Holywell bay beach near Newquay, with the sun setting over the iconic Gull rock.

holywell bay sunset kris field

The breathtaking Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula West Cornwall. A must see for anybody visiting Cornwall. Photo by Chasing Cornish Light

kynance cove lizard peninsula cornwll by chasingcornishlight

Beautiful photo of Sennen Cove and adjoining Gwenver beach by Jo Harrissennen cove beach cornwall jo harris

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Storm Imogen Cornwall Photo Gallery

Storm Imogen batters St Ives in Cornwall - photo © Nick Pumphrey

Storm Imogen battered Cornwall through Sunday night and into Monday morning, bringing with it 80mph winds and wave heights of over 19m measured off the Cornish coast.

Here’s some of the most dramatic pictures taken on the Cornish coast, showing the awesome and devastating power of mother nature. Batten down those hatches and remember to stay safe 🙂

One of the best places to watch the storms. This was the scene from Porthleven harbour on Monday. Jaw dropping shot by local photographer Lizzie Churchill

waves hitting Porthleven harbour in Cornwall Photo © Lizzie Churchill



Sennen Cove – Photo by @beccaknee

Sennen Cove Cornwall storm Imogen - photo © Becca Knee



Seabirds try to escape the waves as they crash into Logan’s rock in Porthcurno – Awesome photo by local photographer Lee Searlewaves from storm imogen crash into the rocks on Porthcurno - photo © Lee Searle



Amazing shot by Nick Pumphrey of waves hitting the West Pier in St Ives.

Storm Imogen batters St Ives in Cornwall - photo © Nick Pumphrey


Jaw dropping capture by local photographer Aaron Parsons of Sennen Cove.

Sennen cove waves crashing storm imogen - Photo © Aaron Parsons Photography

Waves crashing into the Pendeen coast in West Cornwall. Fantastic photo by Jonathan Snook

The cornish coast getting hit by huge waves of storm imogen

A very foamy Poldhu beach cafe

Foam on Poldhu beach cafe from storm Imogen - photo © poldhu beach cafe



One of the more unusual (and popular) images from the storm was this unfortunate car that had been swallowed up by the sand whilst on Fistral beach car park :-/  We hope they didn’t get a ticket! Photo credit by @newquay_ninja




This dramatic photo shows how the extremely high tides on Perranporth beach have left The Watering hole Pub teetering on the edge of the sand bank, only a few meters from being washed away. UPDATE – the pub survived high tide yesterday evening 🙂

High tides caused by storm imogen has left cornish pub the watering hole on the edge in perranporth cornwall



This great photo by Beachmuser showing Godrevy Lighthouse being pounded by waves

Gwithian lighthouse being pounded by storm imogen - photo © Beachmuser



Porthmeor beach in St Ives completely swallowed up by the high tides. Photo by St Ives Surf School.
Porthmeor beach in St Ives Cornwall swamped by waves of storm Imogen - photo ©St Ives Surf School


The Mermaid Inn Pub on Porth beach, Newquay where their beer garden was looking more like a sand pit!

Mermaid Inn pub on Porth beach newquay




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Coastal walks Cornwall: Polzeath to Daymer Bay

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Map of our coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay in North Cornwall

Parking: Polzeath and Daymer Bay both have parking near to the beach
Terrain: Easy. Steps down to Greenaway Beach
Toilets: Located in Polzeath and Daymer Bay (seasonal)
Refreshments: Lots of shops / cafes in Polzeath. Daymer bay beach shop (seasonal)
Duration: Allow 1-2 hours

Polzeath beach, North Cornwall

Above: Low tide on Polzeath beach

Gorgeous views out to see and towards the iconic Daymark on Stepper Point.

Above: The bounciest grass EVER!

Stay nearby: Our top accommodation Pick…St Moritz Hotel

Our top accommodation pick is the beautiful St Moritz hotel, located within 5 minutes of Polzeath and Daymer Bay with stunning views overlooking the Camel Estuary and Atlantic ocean.



coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: The beautiful view looking out across the estuary towards Stepper Point headland with its iconic ‘Daymark’ chimney, built as a navigation beacon for seafarers.

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: Lots of benches along the walk to sit and watch the world go by 🙂

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: A yacht sailing into the Camel Estuary. That’s how to live!

coastal walk from Polzeath to Daymer Bay North Cornwall

Above: Steps down to Greenaway Beach. Greenaway beach is dog friendly all year, handy during the summer months when Polzeath’s dog restrictions come into force. Daymer Bay beach is also dog friendly all year.

Sitting down at Daymer Bay, North Cornwall

Above: Arrived at Daymer Bay 🙂 If you have time we would definitely recommend that you keep going through Daymer Bay and (if the tide is out) walk along the sandy banks of the Camel Estuary towards Rock and Padstow. It’s one of our favourite walks 🙂

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November sunrise in Falmouth

Sunrise over Gyllyngvase beach in Falmouth Cornwall

With the temperature a very fresh +2ºC, we scraped the ice off the car, put the heaters on full blast and headed for Falmouth. We followed the sunrise from Castle beach, along to Gyllyngvase and finally onto Swanpool admiring and capturing it’s beautiful colours. The best way to start the week 🙂

Sunrise in Falmouth over castle beach and Pendennis Point.

The gorgeous view from Castle beach. The sky glowing orange with Pendennis Castle silhouetted against the sky.

A very peaceful Gyllyngvase beach first thing 🙂

Sunrise in Falmouth over Gyllyngvase beach.

As i was taking a photo of the sunrise, a flock of birds flew right past the shot!

The view from Swanpool beach. If you look closely you will see somebody coming out of the water! Brrr


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Cornwall in August

3rd August – Porthcurno Beach by @beachmuser

What more beautiful way to welcome August by this stunning photo by twitter user Beachmuser overlooking Porthcurno and Pedn Vounder Beach on the Lizard Peninsula, West Cornwall. Jodie’s beautiful photographs are available to buy from her website here

Porthcurno beach ©Beachmuser


7th August – The Camel Estuary by @TheSeafood

A beautiful calm morning along the Camel Estuary in Padstow, North Cornwall. Photo by Rick Stein Seafood Restaurant

Camel Estuary Padstow


8th August – Fistral Beach by @boardmasters81

Cornwall in August is home to Boardmasters Festival, 6 adrenalin fuelled days of surfing, skating and music held on the world famous Fistral Beach. This awesome photo captures the atmosphere of the surfing contest perfectly. Check out info for next years festival here

Boardmasters Festival Fistral beach 2015


8th August – Porthmeor beach in St Ives by @seantaylorart

Summer in St Ives in full swing! Gorgeous photo of Porthmeor beach by local artist Sean Taylor.

Porthmeor beach st ives cornwall


9th August – Porth Joke beach in Newquay by @aerialcornwall

Aerial Cornwall picked the perfect day to capture this beautiful aerial shot of Porth Joke beach in Newquay. Love it!

polly joke beach newquay ©aerial cornwall


10th August – Porthcothan Bay in Padstow by @hbriggs2013 

Another beautiful day in Cornwall. Gorgeous photo of Porthcothan Bay near Padstow in North Cornwall.

Porthcothan bay padstow cornwall


August 10th – Location unknown by @acornblue

And the beautiful day turned into a beautiful night 🙂

sunset cornwall ©acorn blue


August 11th – Holywell Bay beach in Newquay by @360beaches

The beautiful evenings just kept coming…

Cornwall in August - holywell bay beach newquay cornwall sunset


12th August – Watergate Bay beach in Newquay by @shaggyisgod

and coming…:-)

sunset watergate bay


12th August – Hayle Towans by @cherishcottages

Where ever you were, Cornwall was being treated to spectacular sunsets. This is the view from Hayle beach across to St Ives.

Hayle Towans Sunset - © Cherished Cottages


15th August – Tolcarne beach in Newquay by @psphotography79

tolcarne beach newquay cornwall ©pete sloan photography


15th August – Daymer Bay in Padstow by @360beaches

Cornwall in August - Daymer bay padstow cornwall


15th August – Porth beach in Newquay by @wildexplorer 

porth beach newquay cornwall sand art ©wild explorer


18th August – Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula by @laurenpotts 

Kynance Cove the lizard peninsula by lauren potts


19th August – Gwithian towans in Hayle by @welikeideas

Gwithian beach in Hayle by @welikeideas


20th August – Mawagn Porth beach in Newquay by @thescarlethotel

Even when the sun isn’t shining it’s still beautiful…

Mawagn Porth beach in Newquay by @thescarlethotel


22nd August – Watergate Bay beach in Newquay by @360beaches

The sun was still missing, with steel skies covering Watergate bay, but that’s not enough to put off the local surfers!

Cornwall in August - Watergate bay beach newquay Cornwall


24th August – Crantock beach in Newquay by @360beaches

But we were soon back, and back with a bang! One of the most beautiful sunsets i’ve ever seen over Crantock beach. The surfer walking across the shot was the icing on the cake 🙂

Cornwall in August - Crantock beach in Newquay sunset cornwall


27th August – Watergate Bay beach in Newquay by @watergatebay

Normal service had resumed…the sun was out and the beaches were busy again!

Watergate Bay beach in Newquay by @watergatebay


28th August – Gwithian Towans in Hayle by @mingtangevans


Gwithian beach in Hayle by @mingtangevans


28th August – Fistral beach in Newquay by @360beaches

What a perfect way to end August…with a sunset on Fistral beach. Here’s to a sunny September!

Cornwall in August - fistral beach in newquay cornwall sunset surfer


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Sunset in Cornwall – Holywell Bay Beach, Newquay

sunset time-lapse Holywell Bay beach, Newquay Cornwall

We may be a little biased, but in our mind there’s no better place to watch a sunset than on a Cornish beach with the sand between your toes, the fresh sea breeze on your face and the soothing sounds of the waves lapping against the shore.

To show you just how magical they are, we recently took a trip to Holywell Bay beach, located just outside of Newquay and filmed the sunset. We clambered up the huge sand dunes to get the best view, put down a blanket and watched as the sky glowed pink and the sun dipped below the horizon, gull rock beautifully silhouetted to its side. They say the best things in life are free, and a sunset in Cornwall is certainly one of them 🙂 if you’re on holiday in Cornwall, make sure you take the time to see one!

A big tip for sunsetters…
Cornwall has lots of microclimates. If the weather is cloudy inland it doesn’t necessarily mean its cloudy on the coast and visa-versa, so before you set off check out our live beach webcams page, which will give you a great indication of what the weather is like on the coast!

Sunset in Cornwall - Holywell Bay Beach Newquay CornwallSunset in Cornwall - Holywell Bay Beach Newquay Cornwall

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VIDEO: St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives Cornwall Video

The picturesque fishing town of St Ives in West Cornwall is home to golden sandy beaches, bustling cobbled streets, independent shops and many art galleries including the Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. This video by Chris Rule of Shiney Eye, filmed during the April bank holiday captures the town’s atmosphere perfectly. Make sure you watch the whole video because the ending is beautiful.

For more videos from Chris check out his Youtube page and his commercial work Shiney Eye

If you weren’t already daydreaming about St Ives after watching the video, check out all of St Ives beautiful beaches below 🙂 Click each beach for more info!

1. Carbis Bay beach
A beautiful sheltered beach, surrounded by lush greenery with an easy train link to the town.

Carbis Bay Beach St Ives Cornwall

2. Porthminster Beach
As you step out of St Ives railway station you are practically on Porthminster beach! Lots of space and great for families.

Porthminster Beach St Ives Cornwall

3. Harbour Beach
Right in the heart of St Ives with a lovely vibrant atmosphere.

Harbour Beach St Ives

4. Bamaluz Beach
A tidal beach, tucked away behind the harbour wall and dog friendly all year round!

Bamaluz Beach St Ives Cornwall

5. Porthgwidden Beach
The perfect sun trap, sheltered by ‘the island’.

Porthgwidden Beach St Ives Cornwall

6. Porthmeor Beach
St Ives’ largest beach, popular with surfers and has the famous Tate Gallery as a backdrop. Not bad!

Porthmeor Beach St Ives Cornwall








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Cornwall in June

Cornwall in June

7th June – Fistral Beach, Newquay

8th June – East Looe Beach

9th June – Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula

10th June – Crantock Beach, Newquay

10th June – St Ives

10th June – Watergate Bay, Newquay

10th June – Gooden Heane Cove, Portreath

16th June – St Ives

16th June – Godrevy Beach, Hayle

16th June – Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

16th June – Newquay

16th June – Porthminster Beach, St Ives

16th June – Polurrian Cove, Lizard Peninsula

18th June – Porthcurno Beach, Lands End

18th June – Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

18th June – Housel Cove, Lizard Peninsula

19th June – Carne Beach, Roseland Peninsula

23rd June – Polurrian Cove, Lizard Peninsula

24th June – Coverack Beach, Lizard Peninsula

24th June – Port Quin, North Cornwall

24th June, Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay

25th June, Perranporth Beach

25th June, Porthkidney Sands, Hayle

25th June, Marazion Beach, Penzance

26th June – Watergate Bay Beach, Newquay

30th June – Carbis Bay Beach, St Ives

30th June – Kynance Cove, Lizard Peninsula

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Cornwall in March

Cornwall in March

March 2nd – Perranporth Beach

As the evenings started to get that little bit longer, more people were able to enjoy sunsets like this one taken by The Watering Hole.

March 3rd – Porth Kidney Sands, Hayle

We blew away the cobwebs and took a trip to Porth Kidney Sands, located in between Hayle and St Ives. Considered the mecca of dog friendly beaches in Cornwall, at low tide the sand seems to go on for ever!

March 8th – Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Clear blue skies and empty beaches. A gorgeous photo by Hellesveor Holidays of Porthmeor beach basking in the spring sun.

March 8th – Porthgwarra Cove, near Land’s End

With all the hype surrounding the new BBC TV series of Poldark, we took a trip West and visited Porthgwarra Cove, one of the filming locations of the show. Such a beautiful place.

March 10th – Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

Lighter evenings mean only one thing….more time to surf! A lovely photo by Rachel of Watermark Print, beautifully capturing the Cornish way of life.

March 10th – Porthtowan Beach, near St Agnes, North Cornwall

Lovely capture by Carve Magazine of a setting sun and rolling waves on Porthtowan Beach.

March 13th – Porthcurno Beach, near Land’s End

A beautiful photo of Porthcurno Beach by local photographer Lee Palmer.

March 18th – Marazion Beach, Penzance

This stunning image of the sun rising over St Michael’s mount was captured by Mike Adams. It was the start of another beautiful spring day in Cornwall.

March 18th – Lantic Bay, near Fowey in South East Cornwall

Whilst photographing Lantic Bay Beach, this yacht sailed up and made for a beautiful image. the hazey sunshine blended the sea with the sky.

March 20th – Fistral Beach, Newquay

Cornwall was plunged into darkness for the solar eclipse in the morning, but soon made up for it with beautiful weather for the rest of the day! A great shot by Quiksilver Surf School Newquay.

March 21st – Bude, North Cornwall

Bude was looking dramatic as ever, with views as far as the eye can see during a lovely spell of sunshine towards the end of March. Great photo by Emma Cox.

March 21st – Pednvounder Beach, near Land’s End

Spring tides were producing some spectacular sights along the coast of Cornwall, with this perfect example shot by local photographer Simon Maycock of Pednvounder Beach in West Cornwall.

March 21st – Harbour Beach, St Ives

A lovely photo by Vicky Frost of people enjoying the low tide on a sunny spring day in St Ives

March 21st – Cornwall

We ask ourselves this everyday Rebecca

March 22nd – Bedruthan Steps, near Newquay

Beautiful photo by Lizzie Hasell of a surfer perfectly framed between the dramatic rocks at Bedruthan Steps, north Cornwall.

March 22nd – Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

How about this for a sunset?! Great panoramic photo by St Ives School of Painting.

March 24th – Perranporth Beach, North Cornwall

Lovely evening light in this photo of Perranporth Beach by Ann’s Cottage Surf Shop.

March 24th – Location Unknown

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves Dale…Cornwall does indeed have the best beaches!

March 26th – Polzeath Beach, near Padstow

Polzeath looking epic in the March Sun. Sunshine and empty beaches. What more could you wish for?

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Off the beaten track: Harbour Cove, Padstow

Beautiful flat golden sands of Harbour Cove, Padstow in North Cornwall

Padstow Harbour

When you think of Padstow, you think of fishing boats, bustling streets and….Rick Stein ;-). Around the harbour, there’s always a hive of activity with fishermen at work and visitors at play, exploring the narrow streets, taking in it’s charm with a pasty in hand whilst the friendly turnstones scurry along behind you hoping that you drop a crumb or two. It’s a beautiful little place with a lovely atmosphere, one where you can sit for hours just watching the world go by.

It’s not just pasties and posh fish & chips though. A short walk along the coastal path from the town centre and you’ll discover the beautiful scenery of the Camel Estuary, of which the banks are lined with soft white sand with the shallow water gently lapping against the shore, perfect for paddling.

Most people stop there, and why not. Beautiful views and close to the town centre, but if you’re looking for something a bit more secluded and away from the hustle and bustle, tucked away around the corner is the relatively unknown Harbour Cove; a beautiful unspoilt beach, backed by small grassy dunes with spectacular views over the Camel Estuary and across to neighbouring beach Daymer Bay. Harbour Cove is also the only beach on the Padstow side of the Estuary that is dog friendly all year.

You can get to Harbour Cove two ways. Either by travelling by car to the seasonal grassy car park located close to Harbour Cove (Sat Nav -PL28 8HR) and then walking the last stage to the beach, or via the coast path from the town, which is a lumpy bumpy 2 mile round trip, so make sure you’ve packed your sunscreen, sandwiches and drink!

Explore Harbour Cove beach in Padstow

Above: The pink route is the route along coastal path that can be joined from Padstow Harbour. Simply keep going, and going and going… Along the way you will pass another smaller beach, St George’s Cove, which is recognisable by it’s very lush green surroundings. Resist the temptation to stop there and carry on because you’re nearly there!

The journey to Harbour Cove, Padstow in North Cornwall

Above: Arriving by car – The entrance to the car park. Look out for these signs, there’s two located by the side of the road.

The approach to Harbour Cove in Padstow, North Cornwall

Once you’ve parked, follow the coast path down the track, through a small woods and everything suddenly opens up and Harbour Cove beach is slowly revealed 🙂

Beautiful flat golden sands of Harbour Cove, Padstow in North Cornwall

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Click here to be transported there with our 360º interactive panorama.

Thanks for reading, we hope you’ve found this blog informative. Please share your own experience of Harbour Cove with us below 🙂


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Cornwall in February

Cornwall in February - A collection of the most beautiful Cornish beach photos taken in February

February 1st – Coverack Beach,The Lizard Peninsula West Cornwall

February was off to a flyer in Cornwall. Freezing cold but the sun was trying it’s best to warm everybody up. This beautiful sunrise over Coverack Beach was captured by Lizard Holiday Cottages

February 3rd – St Michael’s Mount,Marazion Beach, West Cornwall

We didn’t have too much snow here in Cornwall, but the light dusting that we did have resulted in some beautiful photos, like this one by Eva Seymour of Well Put Words of a snowy Marazion beach.

February 4th – Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, West Cornwall

With the snow gone, Cornwall was back to it’s best. A lovely photo by Aspects holidays of Porthmeor Beach (home to the world famous Tate Gallery) basking in the winter sun.

February 4th – Par Beach, St Austell

Beautiful photo by Nick Waddington, highlighting nature’s beauty – sand ripples on Par Beach at low tide.

February 5th – Watergate Bay Beach, Newquay

Clear skies during the day mean spectacular sunsets in the evening. Here’s a spectacular February sunset over Newquay, taken by Watergate Bay Hotel.

February 6th –Crantock Beach, Newquay

A beautiful winters day at Crantock, with an almost desserted beach – only a few dog walkers for company :-).

February 7th – Porthcurno Beach, West Cornwall

ONe of the most iconic beaches in Cornwall, Porthcurno beach is on the southern tip of Cornwall and could look beautiful whatever the weather. This lovely photo was taken by local photographer Lee Palmer

February 8th – Fistral Beach, Newquay

Blue skies, no wind and solid waves make perfect surfing conditions. This photo by Glassworx shows local surfers having some winter fun in the water on Fistral. Brrrrrr

February 8th – Holywell Bay beach, Newquay Cornwall

Lovely photo by Pender Law of the rolling sand dunes of Holywell Bay beach, looking out towards Gulls Rock. Beautiful.

February 8th – Kynance Cove, The Lizard Peninsula

One of the most magical places on earth. Kynance Cove, on the Lizard Peninsula was looking (and feeling) more like summer when we visited one lazy Sunday in February. Luckily the tide was out too so we were able to explore all the caves and beach.

February 8th – The Lizard Peninsula

Cyclist Ken Walker and friends found the perfect place to take a break from their sunday cycle, overlooking the rugged cliffs on the Lizard Peninsula in West Cornwall.

February 8th – Poldhu Cove beach, The Lizard Peninsula

Peaceful Poldhu Cove beach looking splendid in the winter sun.

February 11th, St Ives, West Cornwall

Kite Vision took to the skies to take this magnificent photo of St Ives during a sunny winter’s day.

February 11th – 2minutebeachclean Bude

This is a fabulous idea by Martin Dorey of #2minutebeachclean of a beach clean kit. These should be available on every beach in Cornwall!

February 15th – Watergate Bay beach, Newquay Cornwall

Watergate Bay Beach in Newquay, living up to it’s nickname of nature’s playground. Lovely photo by Pender Law

February 16th – Harbour beach, St Ives, West Cornwall

This view will never get old 🙂 A beautiful photo by The Cuddy Cottage of St Ives harbour.

February 16th – Somewhere in Newquay…

Waves and sunshine. What more do you need? Great photo by Westcountry Surf School.

February 17th – Porthcurno Beach, West Cornwall

Seeing the sun rise over Porthcurno Beach is one of the most beautiful sights i’ve ever seen. Well worth the 5am wake up call 🙂

February 21st – Perranporth Beach, North Cornwall

Jonathan Fox from Flying Fox IT showed us just how perfect Perranporth Beach is for walking your dog. woof woof

February 21st – Widemouth Bay, North Cornwall

Lovely photo by @MrAitchBee of the sun setting over Widemouth Bay beach, North Cornwall.

Porthminster Beach in St Ives Looking more like Barbados! Lovely photo by Sara Raine


February 24th – Crantock Beach, Newquay

A beautiful photo by Danielle Lawson of Trevornick Holiday Park, of a lovely, but cold looking day walking the coast path overlooking Crantock Beach, Newquay.

February 27th – Carbis Bay beach, St Ives

A beautiful photo by Hawkes Point of the sun rising over Carbis Bay on another beautiful winter’s day in Cornwall 🙂


February 27th – Mawgan Porth beach, Newquay

Lovely photo of Mawgan Porth beach from the Scarlet Hotel. Is that a hot tub i see?!

February 27th – St Ives harbour, West Cornwall

What better way to end the month than this beautiful photo by local photographer Lee Palmer of St Ives harbour. Stunning 🙂

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Coastal Walks Cornwall: Porthcurno to Porthgwarra

Coastal Walk Cornwall - Porthcurno Beach to Porthgwarra Beach

Coastal Walk Cornwall - Porthcurno Beach to Porthgwarra Beach

It was a beautiful day in Cornwall yesterday, so we packed our sandwiches and took to the coast path for the round trip walk from Porthcurno beach to Porthgwarra beach. Along the way we passed the world famous Minack Theatre, Porthchapel Beach and St Levans Church and Well. Here’s our photo journey.

Gorgeous view over Porthcurno beach from the coastal path



Steep steps along the coastal path from Porthcurno beach to the Minack Theatre

Above: The coastal path from Porthcurno beach to the Minack Theatre is breathtaking, but very steep and precarious, with no safety rails. We would advise any one who is not a confident walker / hiker to take the alternative route along the main road from Porthcurno car park.

Coastal path signs in Minack theatre car park

Above: When you reach the Minack Theatre, walk through the car park and you will see a signposted gate where the coastal path continues.

View of Porthchapel beach

Above: Once you walk around the first point you are greeted by the beautiful, unspoilt Porthchapel beach. At the top, there’s lots of big rocks you can sit on and watch the world go by.

Steep way down to Porthchapel beach

Above: The journey down to Porthchapel beach is not for the faint hearted. There’s no pathway, just steep rocks that have been formed into native looking steps.

Porthchapel beach

Above: You’re rewarded once you get down onto the sand though! Sheltered unspoilt beach with soft golden sand.

Porthchapel beach

Above: Trying to remember the path back up to the path!

gorgeous view along the coastal path

Could you ever get bored of this view?

Porthgwarra Beach in Cornwall - 360º Beaches

Once you make it to Porthgwarra, you can’t help but admire it’s beauty. It’s such a lovely place – small but perfectly formed 🙂 Back in the day, it used to be a busy fishing cove, but not many boats fish from here now. Dotted around the beach, are lovely reminders of times gone by, such as the winch to pull boats up out of the tide, hooks to tie the boats down and most fascinating of all – the man made tunnels cut out of the rocks…

Seaweed Tunnels in Porthgwarra Beach in West Cornwall - 360º beaches

Above – These fascinating man-made tunnels that cut through the rocks were blasted out using explosives by the local miners, enabling farmers to transport seaweed from the beach using horse and cart, which was then used as fertiliser.

Seaweed Tunnels in Porthgwarra Beach in West Cornwall - 360º beaches

Above – The second of the tunnels was used to access

Seaweed Tunnels in Porthgwarra Beach in West Cornwall - 360º beaches

Porthgwarra Beach Cafe - 360º beaches

Above – Just before you leave for the trip back, theres a lovely little beach cafe waiting for you – The perfect pit stop refreshment before heading back to Porthcurno 🙂


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Cornwall in January

Cornwall in January

January 3rd – Crantock Beach, Newquay

The start of the year got of to a flyer, with beautiful clear skies. This lovely image of Crantock Beach, taken by Dom Moore of Surf Sanctuary was a perfect example.

January 7th – Polzeath Beach

Absolutely love this image from Lydia Kent of Polzeath beach at sunset.

January 15th – Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

This wonderful shot of an empty and cold looking Porthmeor beach in St Ives was taken by Aspects Holidays

January 20th – Harbour Beach, St Ives

Even when it’s raining, Cornwall likes to put on a show. A magnificent double rainbow over St Ives harbour. Taken by local artist Sean Taylor.

January 20th – Perranporth Beach

At low tide, Perranporth beach really is nature’s playground. Lovely image taken by Atlantic Blankets

January 22nd – Newquay, Cornwall

Newquay’s coast looking fabulous in the winter sun. Image by Country View Cottages

January 22nd – Mawgan Porth beach, Newquay

Love this photo by Beach Retreats, showing Mawgan Porth beach in Newquay basking in the winter sun.

January 24th – Castle Beach, Falmouth

Looking more like a tropical island, this awesome photo of a paddleboarder enjoying the calm waters of Falmouth Bay was taken by Love Falmouth.

January 29th – St Michaels Mount, Marazion beach

Even through the stormiest weather, i’m sure you would have time to stop and gaze at the magical sunset over St Michaels mount near Penzance. This beautiful photo was taken by local photographer Lee Palmer

January 30th – Gwithian Beach, Hayle

A cold but fresh walk on Gwithian beach with the wind howling and the waves crashing. Can’t beat it!