During our nostalgic trip around Torbay we pop to my favourite ever beach – Meadfoot! Meadfoot beach is a mixture of rock, stone and sandy areas. It’s a real scorcher of a day and the colour of the water is amazing, with blue, green and also yellow tones. We could be anywhere in the worldContinue reading “Meadfoot beach”
We’re stopping for a few nights in my old childhood haunt of Torquay now. Where I spent many a six week holiday growing up. The council have done a fantastic job of planting up the municipal borders with stunning wildflowers of every colour. We even spot a lil buzzy bee waving its fuzzy behind around.
For last year’s birthday celebrations we’re in the sunny tourist trap that is Brixham. Originally a Saxon settlement, Brixham was the landing place of William of Orange and many of the town’s inhabitants, who are descendants of the Dutch army, have Dutch surnames. At the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of theContinue reading “Brixham bday”
One of the many lovely beaches around Newquay is Crantock Beach. The impressive stretch of sand was voted Best British Beach by BBC Coast 2013. Crantock offers a large expanse of golden sands backed by dunes between the Pentire Headland to the west and the Gannel river to the east. The dunes rise steeply toContinue reading “Crantock beach”
We can’t visit Cornwall without a flying visit to our old haunt Newquay. From girly holidays to the early days of the hubby and I, it’s played a big part in our history. From the long sweep of Fistral, to the smaller coves of Tolcarne and Towan – there are beaches galore for the sandContinue reading “Newquay sands”
The small vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is one of Cornwall’s most well known and popular holiday destinations. Port Isaac was a busy coastal port from the Middle Ages to the mid 19th century when it was an active harbour where stone, coal, timber and pottery were loaded. Most of the old centre ofContinue reading “Port Isaac”
Next on our Cornish trip is the pretty little harbour village of Mevagissey. Old Mevagissey has a distinctive twin harbour that provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch. Named after two Irish saints, St Meva and St Issey, the quaint village dates back to at least 1313. AlthoughContinue reading “Mevagissey”
We’re staying in a lovely caravan park close to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and it’s an ideal base for our Cornish exploration. Nothing quite makes it feel like a proper holiday than a pool! All sparkly and blue under the scorching sunshine. But we can’t relax for too long – it’s off to theContinue reading “Feels like a real holiday!”
As a keen gardener I have wanted to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan for several years now and back in 2021 we finally made it! The gardens have a long and distinguished history with a manor house first being built on the site in the 1200s and acres of formal gardens being laid outContinue reading “Lost gardens of Heligan”
Another day, another stunning Cornish beach – this time it is Coverack that is in our sights. Coverack is a picturesque fishing village on the eastern coast of the Lizard peninsula. Enjoy this glorious photo dump of blue water and blue skies!