Cornwall in Colours

I don’t often go to the beach during the summer, but my youngest son and family paid us a visit in early July and we met up at Godrevy for lunch and a wander on the beach. It was a beautiful day with barely a whisper of a cloud in sight.

“We’re all heading to the sea”. Gwithian Beach July 2019. Click image to enlarge

Later on in the month I was in St Ives itself having taken middle son to the GP early in the morning and we went for a short walk to the harbour and the pier then around to the pretty little Porthgwidden beach where we stopped for a coffee. Again it was a beautiful day. The water was the most gorgeous cyan colour in the clear light.

“View towards Carbis Bay”. July 2019. Click image to enlarge
“A secret beach located between the harbour and Porthgwidden beach in St Ives” Bamaluz Beach is dog friendly all year round. July 2019. Click image to enlarge
“View across St Ives Bay”  Smeaton’s Pier July 2019. Click image to enlarge
“Rockpooling  with view towards Godrevy Lighthouse”. Porthgwidden Beach July 2019. Click image to enlarge
” Harbour Beach” St Ives. July 2019. Click image to enlarge

Living where I do in West Cornwall I am practically surrounded by the sea. The downside is we get more than our fair share of foggy weather and during the school holidays a lot of visitors which mean the roads are choked and car parks full. The upside is we have soft golden sandy beaches within a 20 minute drive and the most fabulous colours of the water ranging from aquamarine “water of the sea” to ultramarine “beyond the sea” like these images show.

“Picture Postcard” St Ives. July 2019. Click image to enlarge

And when the visitors go home, we have it all to ourselves…

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Not a bad place to live 😉

  1. Looks like a divine place to live!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I have to keep reminding myself how beautiful it is during the long grey and wet winter!

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful beach and stunning sea view close to your home! Thank you for sharing these fabulous images.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you for the opportunity to show the place off!

      1. Amy says:

        💗👌 I envy you, Jude. 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    Aaah, lovely!

    1. Heyjude says:

      It can be stunning.

  4. Tina Schell says:

    I’m with you – having it all to yourself is the best part!! I loved the harbor scene especially although all are wonderful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      There are some lovely little fishing harbours down here, though not so much fishing goes on now. I really love these places that don’t have the high rise flats and hotels which spoil many seaside resorts I feel.

  5. beetleypete says:

    Only another month, and those ‘Grockles’ will be going home.
    Great shots of course, a real advertisement for living in Cornwall. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      And then the older ones arrive or those with toddlers! September is as busy as July and August! But I can’t really complain, I can see why they come here.

  6. Arkenaten says:

    My father was born in Newquay and he used to sling deckchairs as a boy for a few coppers.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I haven’t been to Newquay in years, close by, but not the actual town. It had a reputation as a stags and hens place with lots of drinking and vomiting – recently though I think it is reverting to a family resort.

  7. ah you have made me nostalgic for Cornwall and summer holidays there – popping there mid August just over the border. That St Ives shot is tremendous

    1. Heyjude says:

      St Ives is extraordinarily beautiful, no wonder it is so popular.

  8. Pit says:

    So wonderful: it could be the Mediterranean!

    1. Heyjude says:

      When the sun shines it could! The water here is lovely.

      1. Pit says:

        Even if it was a very long time ago, I still remember how lovely Cornwall can be.

  9. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    The colour of the water makes it so inviting. Beautiful Cornwall

    1. Heyjude says:

      Beautiful indeed.

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