Our beautiful home is famed for its beaches and coastline,
with hundreds of coves and stretches of sand to explore and enjoy. There are a
large number of more well-known beaches such as Fistral, Sennen, Godrevy and Perranporth,
as well as smaller fishing villages like Padstow, St Ives and Fowey. What we
really like is getting well and truly off the beaten track and enjoying a
secluded cove all to ourselves, accompanied by friends, family and a good old
fashioned picnic. We like to swim in crystal clear water and sit in picturesque
If this sounds like your idea of heaven too then read on….we
are going to share a few choice secret gems with you….ssssshhhhhhhh!
This beach is situated in the far West of Cornwall, and is
always quiet due to its relatively tricky access. Mostly you’ll find those
frequenting this breath-taking beach are walking the coast path rather than
making a day of it. It’s a perfect spot for watching seals too.
Just 5-miles from Newquay you’d be forgiven for overlooking
the locally named ‘Polly Joke’. This sandy beach is quiet all year round,
despite being a stone’s throw from Holywell Bay and Crantock. This lovely
narrow stretch of sand is great for swimming and exploring rock pools and
Although Lantic Bay is a bit of a trek from our home in
Portreath we highly recommend it. The bay itself has multiple secluded coves
that can be all yours for some leg-work. The most obvious is Lansallos, which
is perfect little cove with crystal clear water, great for swimming and
A little cove (well actually a collection of little patches
of sand and rock pools) not too far from us on the South coast of Cornwall.
Near Praa sands you take a winding country road to the privately owned estate
and house, there you’ll find a car park and a path down to this beautiful spot.
Reached from the same starting point as Prussia Cove, but
with a little detour around the coast path. This really is the one of those
quintessential swimming and relaxing coves. Although there isn’t much sand you
can make camp on the rocks and marvel at the beauty of this cove.
In the far West of Cornwall you’ll find Porthgwarra, owned
and managed by St Aubyn Estates and made famous by Ross and Demelza. Despite
its television fame it remains quiet as it is quite a place to get to. Once
here you can enjoy a cream tea from the small, traditional café before
exploring caves and spotting seals in the water of this ever calm cove.