This idyllic beach is near Padstow, but a thousand miles from the busy streets and tourists filling the fishing village. It’s a treasured local spot, on the mouth of the estuary of the river Camel, just 10 minutes from Music Water.
It’s not the spot if you fancy a surf, as the infamous Doom Bar creates a break out in the estuary. However, if you’re looking for a quiet beach with next to no people and gentle surf, it’s the perfect spot for …
Hawker’s CoveRead More
The beaches in Cornwall are pretty fantastic, no denying that (Harlyn,Trevone and Treyarnon being our faves!!) but there is nothing that can spoil a good holiday like a scary sea experience.
The lifeguards do an excellent job all summer long, but there are things we can do to help make their lives a bit easier when it comes to beach safety. Here’s our easy guide to understanding the beach flags.
Red and Yellow
This flag is the best!! The red and yellow stripe flag means …Read More
A proper stove and cooksetRead More
Let’s face it; no one has ever cooked a masterpiece on one of those little disposable bbqs.
A decent kitchen knife
Luxury campers do not eat out of tins, and with all the gorgeous Cornish produce available, you’re going to feel inspired to cook from scratch!
Don’t kid yourself that just taking a penknife is good idea. Take a decent chefs knife that’s fit for pretty much any purpose, and it’s going to make chopping veg and meat (or cake!) …
The Royal Cornwall show is the cream of the crop when it comes to showing just what is on offer in the region.
For three days every year the Show brings a fascinating glimpse into rural life in Cornwall, from farming demonstrations to Health and Beauty, Cornish Heritage to local food and drink.
This year the Show is held Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th June and it attracts up to 120,000 people!
Personally I love to mingle around the many hundreds of stalls looking …Read More
If you happen to be in Padstow at the beginning of May you will notice that something special is going on. The May Day celebration is a long standing tradition that has occurred in Padstow for as long as can be remembered and something that the Padstonians cherish each year.
The thought is that the celebrations may have first started back in ancient Celtic times and is a pagan festival to symbolise fertility and to welcome in summer.
Today May Day and the ‘Obby Oss’ …Read More
You can’t come to Cornwall and not have a Cornish pasty, it’s just not done!!
Luckily in Cornwall as you would expect we have plenty of wonderful places that sell a wide range of Cornish Pasties but if you fancy having a go at making your own look no further!
The Traditional Cornish pasty
500g Strong Bread Flour
120g White Shortening
25g Cake Margarine
175g Cold Water
450g Beef Skirt
200g Onion…Read More
These are our top five walks in and around Padstow and North Cornwall and can be walked at any time of the year.
1. Padstow Harbour to Harlyn Bay – 6.9miles
This is perfect in autumn when the dramatic coastal views are at their best. A challenging walk at times, this route is worth its occasional rugged terrain with highlights including a collapsed sea cave at Roundhole Point, sandy beaches and an opportunity to sea some great marine birds.
More details here: http://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/74/
2. …Read More
Cornwall is a great place to visit on holiday, thousands of people do every year. It’s also a pretty awesome place to live, so here is what we love about Cornwall!
1. The beaches – golden sand perfect for sandcastle building, rock pools to explore and great surf to do water sports.
2. The rugged coastline – with over 300 miles of coastline which provides plenty of walks along the cliff tops. The Cornish coast boasts some spectacular views that have inspired many romantic novels, …Read More
Cornwall has it all! Great beaches, stunning coastal views, rugged moorland, quaint villages and harbours, mystical creatures – the Cornish Pisky!!!
What is really great about Cornwall for me though, is the amazing vast range of local Cornish produce, from pasties to scones and clotted cream, to wine beers and ales. Our unique rich soils and warm maritime climate means Cornwall can produce a varied and bountiful supply of veg, fruit, meat and fish. Traditions, knowledge and skill in the kitchen are passed down through …Read More
I’m not going to lie, I was VERY excited to see the return of the cast and crew of Poldark to Cornwall because it meant the filming of series 2 had begun! This of course, meant I wasn’t going to have to wait too long before I get another weekly dose of romance, drama and good old period drama costumes…and a certain Ross Poldark to admire!
The Poldark series is based on Winston Graham’s Novels and follow the life and loves of Mine Owner Ross …Read More