A couple of weekends a go we headed to Holywell Bay which is on the North coast of Cornwall near Newquay.
It is a national trust beach which is why we decided to go there. The car park is free for national trust members which is really good. The beach is so huge and vast that even in the height of summer you aren’t too close by to anyone else! The sand dunes are absolutely amazing it looks like a dessert. It has amazing waves so is fab for surfers.
Last week we headed to Polzeath beach. It was a lovely day out and the girls absolutely loved it. The only problem was that at the end of our time there, Dotty decided to pick up dog poo! It made me so angry that people let their dogs poo on the beach and don’t pick it up. It spoilt the day for us.
At Polzeath you can park right on the beach. In low season it’s not too busy but I imagine in high season it’s hard to get parked. There are plenty of other car parks further away though. There is also tonnes of facilities; cafés, restaurants and surf hire shops too. I would definitely recommend it for anyone with young kids. I’m looking forward to going back in the summer. The surf is also pretty good there if you’re that way inclined!
Last weekend we decided to head to Portwrinkle Beach on the recommendation of our friends. It’s about 35 minutes from us. To many people reading this that probably seems like a long drive… however, in Cornwall pretty much everywhere is a long drive! Especially since we live in the middle of nowhere and have to drive down windy country lanes for at least 15 minutes before we even reach a good road!
Anyway, the weather was pretty nice and not raining so we decided that after church we’d head straight there. We packed our lunch to save some pennies and off we headed.
The beach itself is perfect for a winter walk, it’s very stony so not sure what it’d be like for summer swims!
We headed up the slope to the Jolly Roger cafe which was lovely and had such a cute look and atmosphere. You could sit at the bar and look out at the sea and they also had binoculars to have a look out.