We started going to Cornwall when the Offspring was born, as it seemed easier to just lob everything into the car and go. But even though we’ve restarted our long haul trips, we still love our visits to this beautiful coastal town.
Generally, we go in the very obvious holiday time of … February. Bit odd? Maybe. But if you’re equipped for the weather, like walks in your wellies, who cares? We can always find something to do, even in the rain. And if all else fails, we can always fall back on the old family standby of staying inside and bickering. Actually, we generally ‘work’ as a family unit, so this doesn’t happen that often.
So, what do we like?
We always stay in the same place. This should mark us own as unimaginative saddos, but as the cottages are well equipped, peaceful and you can hear owls hunting at night time, we beg to differ. Distance to nice beach? 1 mile approx. Said beach also has a great cafe where you can get all the usual stuff plus fab houmous and rocket sandwiches. Scrummy. All topped off with a lovely view.
Other pleasant ways to spend your time?
– Rick Stein’s fish and chip shop.
– Jamie Oliver’s restaurant (Fifteen) over at Watergate Bay.
– Crab hunting at the National Maritime Museum.
– Pendennis Castle.
– Ships and Castles swimming pool (especially when the wave machine is on).
– Springfields (for quick horsey fix for the Offspring).
– Art galleries. Never buy, but love to browse.
– The beach. And the sea. It’s a lovely blue/green/grey. And there’s a better class of seagull. The one’s at home are right chavs. Probably due to their staple diet of chips, curry and junk leftovers from the local seafront eating establishments.
– Family time, just hanging out together.
The list goes on. And just 38 days to go.
[Picture credit: bbc.co.uk]