Beaches and Coves in West Cornwall
St Loy’s Cove
Is a very peaceful rocky cove just below our farm and can be reached from the farm lane through a wooded valley and down to the cove. This walk is one of my favourites a very special time for me is when the bluebells carpet the floor and the sun is shining through the new green leaves on the trees.
A very popular beach with all guests an oasis of stunning natural beauty golden white sand aqua blue/ green sea a perfect place to relax and unwind and very close to Minack Theatre and Porthcurno telegraph Museum.
Well known for its surfing for all abilities there is a surf school located on the beach for those who are more adventurous. A wide open beach with beautiful golden sand slowly flattening out to the sea, great to take walk when the tide is out, just beyond is the smaller but less busy Gwenver beach, accessed via the coastal footpath from Sennen Cove.
Nanjizal bay also known as Mill Bay is a small beach and cove reached via the South West Coast Footpath from Lands End in the North and Pothgwarra to the South you may even see a Cornish Chough or two on your travels. A very peaceful unspoilt location to stop and enjoy the scenery have a swim or just relax and sunbathe.
The beach at Marazion is a stunning sandy forshore that forms the Eastern side of Mounts Bay and is therefore both sheltered and safe. and enjoys wonderful views across to St Michael’s Mount! At low tide you can walk across the causeway to the mount; when the tide is in, a small boat takes passengers to and fro high tide. Several water sports are available on this beach, including windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing and sailing. There is a large car park beside the beach as well as some roadside parking. The beach has toilets, shops and cafes.
Cape Cornwall is one of only two capes in Britain and marks the spot were the Atlantic currents divide. The chimney stacks dates back to 1894 when Cape Cornwall mine was in operation extracting tin and copper from out under the sea. A fantastic place to take a walk along the coast path or sit and watch the sun setting into the sea on a warm summers evening. St,Just town is just a mile away with some lovely art galleries great shops and pubs.
Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast between Newlyn and Lamorna, with its cobbled streets full of bistro’s and art galleries.
It is re nouned for it’s fantastic display of festive lights over the Christmas and New Year period throughout the village. This little place is a real gem and worth a visit.
Situated a few miles south of Newlyn the valley and cove of Lamorna first attracted the attention of artists in the 19th century including Alfred Munning and Lamorna Birch who named himself after the beauty spot, some of his paintings can be found at the Penlee House Gallery in Penzance. Lamorna is it said is at the heart of what purists insist is the real Cornwall. A timeless countryside bound at it’s edges by rocky coves desolate beaches and massive rock formations.