The last 10 days have left me truly high on love for the North coast of Cornwall.
With warm weather, stunning sunsets and so many days spent by the ocean, I’ve officially lost track of how many times I’ve been in the sea. I’m keen to make all my Summer weeks just like this one!
For ages, I fell out of love with the North coast. I guess it had just become too familiar, or I’d just got fed up with the rough seas on this side of the county during Winter – being tempted across to the calmer, more Mediterranean-like seas on the South coast around Falmouth, Helford and Marazion.
But I think re-exploring all my favourite areas of this coastline over the past few weeks has definitely helped me to appreciate it more. I grew up and spent basically my whole childhood between the areas of Perranporth to Godrevy and now I’m loving it once more!
Festivals on the beach
Yes, a couple of weekends ago, Perranporth beach played host to Tunes in the Dunes, a Cornish music festival right on the sand next to the ocean. With acts including Example, Billy Ocean, Clean Bandit, KT Tunstall and John Newman, it was an epic weekend – and the weather cleared up for us on the Saturday and Sunday too! We managed to fit in plenty of dancing, tasty food & drink, and even finished off with a quick dip in the sea on Sunday night because WHY NOT.
Headlands and engine houses
I dragged my sister out of her post A-Level exam cave to walk along St. Agnes head with me and Pepper last week. It was super hot with not much wind so we didn’t go for too long with the dog, but it was beautiful as usual up there.
Olivia and I then met up on Friday for a stroll around Chapel Porth beach and the cliffs there too just to complete the St. Agnes Summer vibes.
Secret coves and epic cliffs
So if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I always seem to be out walking around Basset’s Cove (a beautiful spot to the West of Portreath on the cliffs), but this weekend I finally ticked off a bucket list item and kayaked around the coves and cliffs there.
It was a MASSIVE trek to get to a good launching point with the kayaks, and we I swear we nearly died doing it, but it was so worth it to see these stunning cliffs from a different angle, and to have the whole Basset’s Cove beach to ourselves!
Sea swims & sunset BBQs
Like I said, I’ve been in the sea so many times this week I’ve lost count, and a couple of those times were at Godrevy. Hanging out with friends, cooking up delicious food on the BBQ and jumping off the rocks into the sea obviously make for great evenings, and on Wednesday the sunset was pretty perfect too.
It’s been a great week, and I’m so excited to enjoy the rest of summer!
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