Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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 café 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!!!


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