Cornish beaches: Porthmeor

One of four spectacular white sand beaches in St Ives, Porthmeor is the southern-most beach protected by the ‘island’ (which is not an island) with St Nicholas Chapel on top and opposite the Tate Modern art museum. The area is famous for the loft studios still used by the many artists which St Ives draws…

Porthtowan

Looking north towards St Agnes Beacon This is the view in the opposite direction to the photos I recently posted from the same beach  Silver Sand and Shooting into the Sun.

Cornish beaches: Porthkidney

Porthkidney Sands is a north-facing beach at the mouth of the Hayle Estuary that lies just two miles from the picturesque harbour town of St Ives. Backed by sand dunes and the golf course the beach is dog friendly all year: however dogs are required to be kept on a lead on the footpath leading from St Uny…

Readymoney Cove to Fowey

We’ve been to Fowey before, but parked in the main car park at the top of the hill which can be a bit of a schlep. On this visit we had arranged to meet up with the Aussie family at Readymoney Cove so parked in that car park and walked down a pathway known as…

Cornish beaches: Portreath

Portreath is another sandy beach on the north coast of the county. Not too far from the towns of Redruth and Camborne it was once a busy port, importing coal and exporting copper to south Wales during the 18th and 19th centuries. Those days are long gone and now it is a quiet resort with…

Cornish beaches: Perranporth

According to legend, St Piran, the Patron Saint of Cornwall was washed up on the sandy shores of Cornwall at Perranporth beach. Piran decided to build an oratory here in Perranporth to promote Christianity and it is now preserved in the sand dunes at Perran Sands. On St Piran’s Day (5 March) hundreds of people make a pilgrimage…

Cornish beaches: Porthtowan

The draw of the coast entices old and young to the county with the result that in the school holidays (Easter and the spring half-term and especially summer) the roads are choked, the car-parks full to capacity and the beaches brimming with human life. So it was with great pleasure that my Australian family came to visit during…

Silver Sand

Shooting into the sun helped to create this liquid silky-silver reflective effect. The hint of peachy-pink in the sky above the horizon, a bonus.