One of those hidden gems in Cornwall

Saturday 12th May, 2012

Nestled under rugged coastline, this small secluded sandy beach on the North coast of Cornwall boasts natural beauty, it's one of those secret spots in Cornwall that never fails to impress.

Once at the edge of the cliff peer down and prepare to be taken back by the splendour that lies before you. After the initial pathway fades, it is a fair tricky trek down to this secret cove so care must be taken, although a rope half way down does lend a helping hand.

As this place is so secluded, very few are aware of it, for this reason the first time you go, as I did, you might feel like an intruder discovering a hidden island (especially if there are folk already down there). However this just adds to the experience and if respected this spot will welcome you back time and time again.

The day can swiftly pass in a number of ways here by enjoying a snorkel around the rocks, reading a book in the afternoon sun, having a surf if the tide is right, or simply just by lapping up the feeling of exclusivity that this spot offers you

Of course it goes without saying, a picnic must be packed if it's a full day your planning on, as thankfully a bustling beach café can not be found here for miles!

Even if you feel the ramble down is too much, you need not miss out. The astounding view of this secret spot in Cornwall means it can still be appreciated from above. Just a few steps down presents you with a flattened area amongst the grassy knolls, perfect to layout that picnic blanket out on and take it all in.

The thing I love the most about this place is its sheer modesty; it's in no tourist guides or on any postcards, it's not commercialised in the slightest and its infamous innate presence makes it all the more appealing.

From the old piece of weathered rope that someone once thoughtfully placed half way down the cliff, offering assistance to those select few, to the seldom swum inviting sea, this spot truly is a small slice of paradise.

Known to us as 'the secret spot' this place, I am sure will be enjoyed by my family generation for many years to come, perhaps it can be too by yours.

We think it's these secret places in Cornwall, these hidden gems in Cornwall, these effortlessly stunning places in Cornwall that really make it a truly beautiful county.

Where is special to you and your family in Cornwall? We would love to hear about it – and if you're luck I may just tell you where my hidden gem is…

Other “Hidden” Cornwall Gems:

  • Golitha Falls
  • Luxulyan valley
  • Polridmouth Beach
  • Chapel Porth Beach
  • Zennor Church
  • Caerhays Castle
  • The Hurlers
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