A weekend in North Cornwall | May days

S and I are lucky to get to visit North Cornwall fairly often as his parents live there, and it’s only about an hour away, so we can sneak up there for a weekend escape or even just a one night visit. They live in walking distance of some beautiful beaches and are close to lots of lovely walks on the coast path. They also love for us to take their dog on these walks with us, so she gets a good run on the beach (which I’m sure they regret, when we bring her back covered in sand and salt water, in need of a bath!). This weekend, we went up on Friday night (I drove!) and spent the weekend watching the royal wedding and walking along the coast path, it was the first time in a long time that I had visited in sunny weather, so we soaked up the warmth, caught up with them, read books and relaxed, it was so lovely.

Sunset once we arrived on Friday night, all the wildflowers in the lanes this time of year are so pretty.

On our first morning, we set off on a drive down to the coast, to one of my favourite beaches in the area; Mawgan Porth, it’s really close to where S’s parents live, and changes so much with the tide, so I love that I never know what it will look like when we get there. We stopped briefly at Watergate Bay (but the tide was way too far in for a stroll there). Loved the lone paddleboarder in the photo above.


The road down into Mawgan Porth from Newquay is hairy, full of hairpin turns, so we are always glad to arrive and park up and get to the beach. There are lots of lovely walks you can do along the coast, from there you can walk along to the Bedruthan Steps and are greeted with amazing views, and the beautiful blue of the sea. On this morning, we just stayed on the beach with the dog, as we had a wedding to head back and watch 😉

The beach wasn’t too busy, but there were a few people walking their dogs and a few families, setting up for a day at the beach, complete with picnic baskets and bucket and spades.


We love little Gracie dog like she’s our own, she splashes in all the rockpools and runs so quick for a little westie.

The sea was chilly, but loved paddling our toes and running about in the waves.

We then headed back to S’s parents, for a bit of wedding watching and some food. It was lovely to watch and loved seeing (on tv) everyone out in Windsor lining the streets with union jacks.

For sunset, we headed to St. Agnes for a coastal walk along the cliffs to see Wheal Coates, a mine ruin. It was beautiful set in the landscape above the cliffs and the water was a magical blue and the sun shining. Such a gorgeous evening to visit it.


Til next time, North Coast.


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