Crantock beach

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”

Colourful house at lizard

Feeling a bit droopy after being dragged away from Kynance Cove but I am immensely cheered up with the discovery of some colourful homesteads at Lizard. This stunning cerise joy is a vivid sight to behold! Especially when the sunlight hits it. Few things fill me with quite so much delight as a brightly colouredContinue reading “Colourful house at lizard”


The next (literal) port of call on our Cornish explorer is the beautiful little town of Charlestown. The little town has a wonderful, unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port. It was constructed between 1791 and 1801 by Charles Rashleigh who was an entrepreneur and member of a local landowning family. It was builtContinue reading “Charlestown”

Perfect Polperro

Polperro – meaning Pyra’s cove is a large village, civil parish, and fishing harbour within the Polperro Heritage Coastline in south Cornwall. It’s a steep walk down to this picture postcard perfect village but it’s well worth the effort. It’s idyllic appearance comes complete with tightly-packed ancient fishermen’s houses which survive almost untouched, a quaintContinue reading “Perfect Polperro”