Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Cornwall - May 2017 - Porth & Newquay

Again we had not booked the next (and last) 2 nights but knew we wanted to head towards home so decided to try one of our very regular sites, Porth Beach near Newquay.  They had a C&CC rally on but still had plenty of room and we chose a large grass pitch that backed onto the river.  The weather (as it always seems to be in Newquay!) was fantastic.  Warm, dry and sunny for both days, although someone not too far away was getting a soaking! 

We walked into Newquay both days, via the beach and coastal path the first day and round by the boating lake and gardens the second day.  We had a picnic lunch sat overlooking Newquay harbour on the Friday, whilst being watched by the local seagulls!

Our friends arrived on site on Friday so we spent the evening with them at the pub on the beach (the Mermaid) before heading home on Saturday morning. 

Yes, the weather was a bit hit and miss but it never stopped us doing what we had planned. 

Another great trip and another one coming up in the not too distant future!

Cornwall - May 2017 - Gwithian, near Hayle

On Tuesday morning it was time to move on again and it was tipping down!  We had pre-booked a pitch on Gwithian Farm campsite so knew we'd get on this one and when we arrived it was very quiet.  We had a lovely hard standing pitch in a small section, tucked away amongst the palm trees with a view over the church and thatched farmhouse.

We spent most of Tuesday in Bessy reading and relaxing as the weather wasn't great.  There was a fantastic pub just outside the site so we spent the evening there!

On Wednesday we got up to cloudy skies but it was dry so walking boots and waterproofs were the order of the day.  We walked straight from the site onto Gwithian Towans and down onto the beach.  We headed towards Godrevy where we had coffee in the little National Trust cafĂ© just off the beach.

After coffee we headed up the coast path on the headland to Mutton Cove, where we hoped to see the seal colony that reside there.  We were so lucky there were around 60 seals down in the cove, and some with pups.

From Mutton Cove we walked back along the coastal path, with stunning views of Godrevy lighthouse and across to St Ives Bay, and then on through the local nature reserve back to the campsite.  We saw, and heard, so many skylarks singing their hearts out.


The rest of the day and evening were stunning.  The sun finally made an appearance and we had a lovely sunset on site.  We spent the evening in the pub again!!!