Thursday, 13 July 2017

Caerhays Castle Coastal Walk In Cornwall

When was the last time you woke up on a Saturday morning with nothing to do?
We, like many couples live rather hectic lives with a whole host of activities that keep me and my fiance busy, renovating our house, planning a wedding, training for half marathons and both working full time. All this means we are very rarely able to spend time together, but sometimes you just have to take some time to be a couple and especially when living in Cornwall enjoy the county that we work so hard to live in.

With a few hours to spare we decided to explore some of the south coast of Cornwall and picked a place name that we had never heard of before and headed to Portholland.

What a beautiful place! Why had we never been here before??? It's so easy, when you don't get much time off to head straight to the classic tourist destinations when you get the opportunity to get out and enjoy the area. For us this usually means a trip to Falmouth, Padstow or St Ives.
But during the summer months most of these popular towns are swarming with people and they feel more like London's Piccadilly circus than quiet quaint Cornwall.
Portholland Beach Cornwall
Portholland Beach Cornwall
Portholland Beach Cornwall 
Portholland Beach Cornwall
Portholland Beach Cornwall
Portholland Beach CornwallPortholland Beach Cornwall
 Sheltering from the wind at Portholland Beach Cornwall
 Stunning views out to sea on the south coast of CornwallStunning views out to sea on the south coast of Cornwall
Cool little lizardy newt chap on a bench on our walk
Cool little lizardy newt chap on a bench on our walk
 
Picking place names off a map that we haven't heard of usually suggests that the location isn't that popular and well know and will hopefully not be too busy! When we arrived and parked the car on the front we were stunned with how beautiful the little beach was. There is barley anything in this little village, a small post office and cafe in one property and a few holiday lets but other than this the little cove was unspoilt.

We took a walk across the beach and decided as it was such a lovely day that we would head on up to the coast path and walked to Caerhays Beach and back. There was a gorgeous little cafe here overlooking the beach and stopped for a bite of lunch before walking back along the coast path back to the car.
 
 
It's only a short walk across coast path and fields, and although it is steep in some places it wasn't too far and made a really pleasant couple of hours out of the house.