Travelling

7 pretty places to visit in Cornwall

Hi peeps, it’s been a while 🙂 Hope you’re alright considering everything that’s going on at the moment all over the world. We’re fine, back to our travels since lock down has been eased off. Last gateway prior to the pandemic was to Scotland with my parents when they came over to visit us in January.

We are back on track now and more ready than ever, in the meantime we even bought a drone and other gadgets to help us with our future projects. We’ve just created a YouTube Channel called ROAManiacs Vlogs. Make sure you check it out and if you like it, don’t forget to hit the thumbs up button and subscribe as it will help us enormously. We are currently at ‘new starter’ stage and feedback will be very much appreciated. We are that shy that up to now we didn’t find ‘courage’ to speak in front of the camera 🙂 haha but it’s in the plan to start doing this at some point. At present, the idea is to show you videos of our travels and so you can discover together with us the beauties of the UK and not only.

In this post, I thought to tell you about Cornwall and its lovely attractions. We’ve been to Cornwall so far on 5 occasions and enjoyed it every season: three times in the summer, once in the winter and once during spring. Therefore the photos that I will attach below for each place might show different weather conditions.

At the end of this post, I will also insert a video we made when we went there last month.

1. Porthcurno Beach & Minack Theatre

As you can gather from the photos, it has clear and stunning water and from my point of view is the best beach I’ve seen so far in England.

The top two photos are taken from the SW Coast Path viewpoint next to Minack Theatre (postcode: TR19 6JU). The middle two photos show us and our toddler Lukas playing in the sand. In order to access the beach, the postcode for the car park is TR19 6JX and it’s not long distance from it but there are two options to get there: steps or inclined path. We utilised the inclined path downwards but chose to use the steps upwards on return. If you come with a baby like we did, you would need to either use a baby carrier, car seat or one of you can hold the baby and the other one can carry the pushchair like we did and managed better like that. Once on the beach, it’s quiet, relaxing and not too windy. In regards to diving in the water, I would advise to do that if there are 28+°C outside, although we’ve always seen people adventuring in.

When we went in July, Minack Theatre was only accessible if you pre-booked tickets and we didn’t therefore I don’t have any photos from there but I’ve heard and seen on the internet that it’s very nice and you should definitely visit it, we will for sure in the future. You can see a part of it in the 2nd top photo.

If there are any Poldark tv series fans around here, you would recall some scenes from Porthcurno.

2. St Ives

St Ives is a popular seaside resort with lovely clear water, harbour and sandy beach called Porthminster which is considered by many the Caribbean of the UK. Its sunsets are amazing and very calming. The top right photo of the Porthminster beach was taken in June 2017 and it was quite windy and cold at that time comparing to July this year when there were 22°C.

Postcode for Porthminster Beach is TR26 2EB and there’s a car park for it just there.

3. St Michael’s Mount

We’ve visited St Michael’s Mount on different weather conditions as you can see above but the nicest was top left photo as there were about 24°C, it was this July but the castle was closed for visiting then, however it’s open now, only make sure you pre-book online. Check the causeway tide times on the internet prior to going there as it can be accessed either by foot or boat depending on tide.

Postcode: TR17 0HS.

4. Lizard Point

Lizard Point is part of the Lizard Peninsula, Britain’s most southerly point on the mainland. There’s various walking routes where you can discover stunning views and ‘secret’ beaches. A nice spot is Kynance Cove, although we haven’t been able to get there due to not suitable for pushchairs. We accessed Lizard Point prior to having Lukas.

Postcode: TR12 7NT.

5. Land’s End

Just like its name says, Land’s End is the most westerly point of mainland England and when you get there all you can literally see is water and feels like the land is ending. Beware of the wind. Not suitable for pushchairs, only if you remain at the top where the car park and complex are.

Postcode: TR19 7AA.

6. Newquay

Newquay is one of the places that we love so we keep going back to. We’ve been there in 2017 (right top), 2018 (left bottom) and the rest two this July.

Situated on the north Cornish coast, Newquay is well known for its sandy Fistral Beach and surf opportunities provided by the North Atlantic Ocean’ strong waves.

Postcode: TR7 1HY.

7. St Agnes

St Agnes is a picturesque village situated on the north coast of Cornwall, only 10 miles away from Newquay. It has a very nice coast path at the Trevaunance Cove, really good for adventures whilst enjoying the ocean sounds. Not accessible with a pushchair.

Postcode: TR5 0RX.

In terms of accommodation, last time we stayed in Penzance so we can access as many of the attractions as possible, however, it depends how far you are willing to travel during your stay. I would suggest finding accommodation in places such as Newquay, Penzance, Marazion, Truro and Falmouth; avoid St Ives as is most of the times quite expensive. We usually search for a place to stay on either Travelodge or Booking.com and try to find a spot in the middle of the destinations that we want to commute to.

Hope you enjoyed this post and also our video.

Other places on our Go to list for Cornwall are:

  • Kynance Cove
  • Padstow
  • Mousehole
  • Pednvounder Beach.

Have you ever been to these place? Do you have any other to recommend?

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