It’s safe to say, after over a year of travel being off the cards, we’re all desperate to go on holiday. There’s nothing I want more than to swim in crystal clear water and feel the sun on my skin, which made winter particularly difficult because we couldn’t escape gloomy England!
Personally, I don’t feel ready to travel right now – and I’m certainly not going to be paying those extortionate PCR tests and quarantine fees. I’m so lucky to live in Cornwall right next to the beach, and although a little busy, living down here is the best in the warmer months.
Here are some of my favourite places to visit in Cornwall, that really makes me feel like a tourist in my own county. Everywhere will likely be busy this summer but these spots may be a little quieter than Newquay, and you won’t be fighting hundreds of novice surfers.
When I was living in Australia, this is the picture I’d always bring up on Google Images, and say “This is where I live!) – which isn’t strictly true, but it’s only a short drive. Kynance Cove is a picturesque sandy beach two miles north of Lizard Point. If you want to feel like you’re on holiday in Greece or Portugal, this is somewhere you won’t want to miss.
The historic harbour village of Charlestown in Cornwall makes you feel like you have travelled back in time. Gaze up at the masts of the tall ships, walk the walk of a sailor and imagine you’re heading out to sea. If you’re a Poldark fan, you’ll definitely want to pay Charlestown Harbour a visit.
Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland, Tintagel Castle is set on the rugged North coast of Cornwall. Cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views. Packed with history, there’s so much to learn here, even for a novice history buff. You can often see seals playing in the water. It doesn’t get much dreamier than that…
This a special place, that one day, I’ll live. The Helford River is a large estuary that nestles snugly between the western edge of Falmouth Bay and the eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula. Completely unspoilt with deep sheltered valleys and ancient oak forests and hidden creeks, the Helford remains one of Cornwall’s most cherished wild places.