We're dreaming of long hazy days spent behind a windbreaker with a newspaper, building sand castles, rock pooling, combing the beach for shelly souvenirs as the day stretches well into the evening with an authentic Cornish Pasty in hand.
To celebrate the great Cornish summertime in all it's glory, we've refined our ultimate wish list of West Cornish coves to a tidy top 5! Consisting of the most picturesque fishing villages, an ultimate beachy leg stretcher, an adventurers delight and a super romantic hideaway!
A real 'locals' beach, off the beaten track and tricky to find without local know how! Portheras is a lovely sandy cove located at the end of a shallow valley with sheer cliffs at the northern end. You'll often see families of seals bobbing their heads around these waters!
Secluded and romantic with an olde-world poetic feel, and once a haunt for Cornwall's best known smugglers, The Carters, a family of smugglers in the 18th century, one of whom was known as the King of Prussia. Be warned, this little beauty spot disappears completely in high tide!
Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach
Gunwalloe is a gorgeous south-west facing cove on the 'Lizard' with a stream running through the sandy beach that is ideal for paddling and building sand castles! Not only a family fave, Gunwalloe is water sporting hotspot!
Polurrian Cove lies close to the village of Mullion on The Lizard and is a southwest-facing beach with golden sand and patches of fine shingle. Polurrian provides wonderful coastal walking opportunities and more challenging routes for the seasoned adventurer!
Fortune favours the brave! South facing sheltered cove, surrounded by cliffs, you'll find a challenging route down to the beach but with serious rewards! This is for the true adventurers!
We believe the pasty is a perfect beach snack! Naturally we'd go for the Traditional - to celebrate a beachy day in the homeland of course!