Being in Cornwall seems like a lifetime ago now. Since our easter weekend break it’s been a busy few weeks. The house renovation has been in full swing and it has been some of my busiest weeks of the year at work! I’m ready for another break again already.
There is nothing better than going away to the beautiful English countryside to escape the stresses of everyday life. As this week comes to an end, I can’t help but look back at our time in St Merryn as a reminder of less stressed times.
Staying in St Merryn was the perfect location, just outside Padstow and in an area that is named Seven Bays’. It’s renowned for many things – beautiful beaches, afternoon tea and Rick Stein restaurants but I was most excited about strolling from beach to beach with nothing more to think about.
On the first day we visited the closest bay to us – Constantine bay which has lovely sand dunes to take a stroll onto the beach. This was closely followed by the neighbouring bay – Treyarnon Bay.
We took a stroll across the coastal path to Treyarnon Bay as it was a warm day. After a morning of beach wondering we went into Padstow for your classic fish and chips. While we were there we wondered into several lovely local shops also and had a mooch about.
The next day we continued our tour of the bays, starting with Booby’s Bay, yes that’s right, Booby’s Bay. Although it may have a peculiar and slightly giggle worthy name, it’s a gorgeous beach with beautiful white sand. Lots of good rock pools also to keep the kids entertained if they want to go crabbing.
To make the break a little varied on Saturday we drove into Newquay and grabbed a pasty and ice cream. No visit to the Cornish coast is complete until those two things are ticked off the list.
Later on in the day we had a stroll from our house to one of Rick Steins establishments – The Cornish Arms Pub. I’d highly recommend this for a pit stop, it’s easy to get nestled in and tuck into some delicious food while sipping on good wine or beer. Needless to say we got settled in for the evening and may have had 1 or 2 tipples.
We woke up on Sunday a little weary but were keen to make the most of our last full day by the coast, so we went to another one of the 7 bays – Trevone Bay and enjoyed glorious sunshine while attempting to tan some white winter bodies!
After a short nap on the beach we ventured to a nearby pub for some lunch and went to our last Bay – Porthcothan Bay for more relaxation.
One final thing to tick off our list before leaving for home was a cream tea! No one quite does a cream tea like the Cornish. We went to a cute local tea room in St Merryn before our countryside venture came to a close.
I do love London but this was the perfect getaway from all the overcrowding. Until next time Cornwall!
Have you been to Cornwall? What did you think?