Beach Life

Posted on October 5, 2011

Gwithian…

As you can probably tell, we are big fans of Gwithian. It may not be the best beach in the world, but don’t say that when we’re within earshot! You can easily spend a holiday in Cornwall and visit no beach other than Gwithian, and you’d not be too disappointed. Many do just that. Gwithian is a three-mile ribbon of fine golden sand with something for everyone. It offers rock-pools and safe sandy beach-pools to delight small children, acres of space at low tide for beach games and kite flying, as well as life-guarded bathing and surfing (daytime during the summer). If you crave seclusion take a stroll over the towans and find your very own sand-dune or quiet beach spot… or stay close to the facilities which include Sunset Surf which has all the ice-cream and beach gear you could wish for, or the ‘hidden gem’ of the Jam Pot, perfect for a cream tea, a morning bacon sarnie or something more exotic. Whatever your thing, take care on the beach… be aware of beach safety, and enjoy the Cornish sunshine but look after your beautiful skin!

From the Lizard to Newlyn, and beyond…

Where do you start! …Newlyn cheerfully greets the rising sun and as the whole of Mount’s Bay faces south, don’t forget your sun block. There is a wide, bright beach extending eastwards all the way from Penzance to Marazion with life-guarded bathing, ideal for sandcastles and for skimming stones, and internationally renowned for kite/wind surfing and dingy sailing. Beyond St Michael’s Mount, toward Porthleven and the Lizard Peninsular, lie many secret spots and smuggling haunt too numerous list here, but well described in local guides and in Ordnance Survey Explorer 102, which will act as a treasure maps for sun bathing, seal and basking-shark watching, and rock pools galore. In the other direction, heading west by bus or car, and you’ll find stunning Sennen Cove (and lesser known Whitsand Bay) for bathing, surfing and a setting sun. Another gem is Porthcurno for beach picnics and an evening of entertainment at the iconic outdoor Minack Theatre (very popular so check their website and in advance for a long season of plays and musicals).

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