Monday, 17 July 2017

MY TRIP TO CORNWALL // DAY ONE - TALLAND BAY


As many of you may know, I see Cornwall as my second home. I have been coming here on holiday since I remember and I lived down in Falmouth for three years when I studied at the university - I couldn’t have wished to live in a nicer part of the country! But, the reason I am in the county this time is because I AM GRADUATING ON THURSDAY! I am incredibly nervous but also excited to get all dressed up and celebrate completing my degree with some amazing friends. I will be posting all over social media and of course, publishing blog posts about my day so keep your eyes open for them!

Anyway, we packed up the car, jumped on the motorway and drove 250 miles to reach our destination in Looe. We are lucky enough to be staying in a gorgeous self-catering lodge in The Bay resort, which has the most stunning sea view! When walking into the house, you are met with an abundance of beach related furnishings, which fits well with the surrounding scenery. The décor allows you to feel warm, comfortable and at home with your environment – you could imagine living here permanently! This is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing and tranquil Cornish holiday, as you are only 10 minutes from the sea.

 

 


 

 

North Cornwall is an area which I have never particularly adventured around so this is the perfect excuse to find new spots! Today’s journey started at the top of a winding road, which lead down to a beautiful historic church, we walked through the gardens and took some time to read some of the headstones. We continued up the grass covered path, which is where we were greeted by The Smugglers Rest. The café is secluded but right on the edge of the water, you could join the staff for a late night BBQ, have a light lunch or even just pop in for a coffee. The white washed buildings were beautifully decorated with fresh flowers, newly painted gates and even a cute love heart which is embossed on the side of the building.

 

 


 

 

We continued on the path around the coast to Talland Bay itself which is a small secluded shingle beach with plenty of rock pools to search when the tide is low. When carefully stepping over the seaweed, I noticed small parts of the sand moving under my feet. When looking closely I was greeted by several hermit crabs. I sat and watched them burrow back under the sand and started to think how lucky I was, to be able to watch these creatures in their environments. As well as crabs, there have been many sightings of dolphins, seals and even sharks – keep your eye out, you might get lucky!



Once we had finished up on the beach, we sat down for some Cornish ice cream. The Talland Bay Café is the perfect place to sit and enjoy good food with a view. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating but what makes it more fun is you can sit in a beach hut. Three huts have been refurbished into customer seating, which will make your visit extremely unique! When we had all finished up, we then decided to walk home. If you’re looking for a lovely little beach with a café that serves amazing food, then Talland Bay is the place to visit. If you don’t want to just stay around the bay itself, you can then follow the beach path around to Polperro, which isn’t far away!

Where is your favourite place to visit in North Cornwall?

Speak tomorrow!


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