Our Favourite Places
Godrevy Lighthouse & Coastal Path
This photograph was taken along the coastal footpath that skirts past our favourite lighthouse. Below, the rocks of Godrevy beach can be seen. This area is perfect for a family afternoon outing and is only a 15 minute drive from our chalets.
Further along the coastal path, traveling toward "Hell's Mouth", spectacular views can be observed.
This cove is unofficially named 'Seal Cove' due to the frequent visits made by Cornwall's Grey Seals. They are a sight to behold, being fewer in number than the African Elephant. Dophins can also be regularly spotted along this coastline.
St. Ives Beach at High Tide
St. Ives is one of the best examples of a modern Cornish Seafaring town. St. Ives has maintained it's popularity and charm over the years by remaining quaint, but modernising sufficiently by welcoming many of the nation's most popular restaurants and high street stores. The St. Ives Tate gallery is highly recommended. This wonderful town is only 25 minutes away by car, however if the weather is clear we would strongly recommend taking the train from nearby St. Erth, for the breathtaking views.
St. Ives Beach
At low tide, St. Ives enjoys the additional sandy recreational space. This is a great area for children to play, while also being perfect for having picnics, ice creams and pasties on the soft sand.
St. Ives Harbour Wall
From the St. Ives harbour wall, this fantastic bay can be seen from a totally different perspective. Both Hayle beach and Godrevy Lighthouse can be seen on a clear day.
St. Ives Harbour at Low Tide
St. Ives Harbour at High Tide
St. Michael's Mount
St. Michael's Mount Causeway
St. Michael's Mount makes for a wonderful and unique day-trip for any sized party. The location is rich in history and offers excellent views from both the causeway and the castle. The causeway is the primary method of access, which can only be used at low tide - check online for the expected access times. At high tide, boats can be taken between the mainland and the island. St. Michael's Mount is a 30 minute drive from our chalets!
St. Michael's Mount
Enjoy the beautiful and traditional village on your ascent toward the castle. The castle gardens make for a pleasant walk, with ice cream vendors and gift shops present to also enjoy.
A View From The Castle
There are several vantage points at the top of the Castle, which offer views right across the bay. In this instance, it is low tide and therefore the causeway can be seen.
Porthleven is a large fishing village that has excellent pubs, restaurants and coastal walks to offer. The atmosphere of the village is friendly, and also boasts a large sandy beach. Some of the more spectacular images taken of the 2014 storms are of large waves impacting the mighty Porthleven sea walls. Porthleven is a 30 minute drive from our chalets!
Porthleven Beach is large and spacious, which makes for a nice walk and is a great area for children to enjoy. The Porthleven sea walls boarder the beach, and protects this pretty coastline from erosion.
Low Tide at Porthleven
One of the best coastal walks in the country has to be the path linking 'The Lizzard Point' to 'Kynance Cove'. Kynance Cove boasts spectacular views, and is truly breathtaking in person. The cove is home to beaches, islands and a very nice cafe. The beaches are submerged at high tide, however the cafe can still be accessed using a footpath, which travels up and over the headland.
At the time this image was take, it was approaching high tide and access to the cafe became limited.
The Coastal Path
There are two parralel paths between the cafe and the car park. One is steeper and more direct, and the other is a longer walk which is wheelchair accessible.
Hayle Beach is an enormous area which spans 3 miles between Hayle Estuary and Godrevy Lighthouse. Lifeguards operate throughout the summer months, making this the perfect place to spend time relaxing, swimming or playing games. There is a concrete access ramp leading down to the sand, making trips with wheelchairs and buggies that much easier. The Beach is a 10 minute walk from our chalets!
The Beach From The Cliff Edge