Cornwall has been absolutely glorious these past few weeks, so we have been spending quite a few afternoons at the beach and making the most of the Summer sun. We took a trip to Falmouth but didn’t realise that it was Falmouth Week, which attracts quite a lot of people. They have sailing events, food fairs, local theatre productions & of course fireworks so it was quite busy but we still managed to explore and the weather was perfect.
We did the park & float, which was fun – so you leave your car on the out skirts of Falmouth & take a 20 minute boat ride up the river. Its lovely to see Falmouth from the river & you pass some luxurious yachts as well as a few cruise liners. Even though it is a little more expensive than your typical parking its a lot more fun. We also stumbled upon a really nice pub called The Star & Garter which was really nicely decorated and was friendly indeed, we spent a while in there relaxing and making the most of their view over Falmouth & the river. We are excited to visit Falmouth again when it isn’t so busy, I spotted quite a few restaurants & cafes that I want to try.
The Summer holidays are nearing an end, which means Cornwall will quieten down & thats when I like it most, when the weather turns cooler and you get the coastline to yourself. Its so romantic and peaceful.
I have missed a few weeks of my Cornwall posts, since returning home from Scotland back in June we have been busy, busy with work and in all honesty until recently the weather has been pretty pants. When we do have a nice day we try and make the most of it, this Summer the nice days seem to feel few and far between.
We have kept our days out very local lately visiting Fowey, Truro, Falmouth and our local village (Charlestown). We do love a pretty harbour town and along the South Coast of Cornwall, we are quite spoilt for choice. So we tend to head out for walks along the coastal paths & end up in a harbour – wishing we lived in one of the sweet cottages that line them.
Big news (for Cornwall) a beautiful new Waitrose opened in Truro and they have a lovely separate shop dedicated to Cornish produce and its so nice, they also have a Cornish cafe serving locally sourced produce too. So we have been doing much of our shopping there and stopping for lunch too.
Cornwall is getting busy with Summer holiday visitors so every journey takes so much longer, so that is another reason we are staying closer to home. Our local beach has some cute pop-up restaurants, cafe’s and a small outdoor theatre, it feels like you are on the Mediterranean coast and we have been spending many an evening down there sipping cocktails & enjoying the sunshine. The water is still too cold for me but lots of people are getting out in the sea and I have seen people doing Yoga classes down on the beach too. I feel lucky having such a nice beach so close by & plan on spending as much time down there as possible.
I hope you’re all having a lovely Summer so far, maybe some of you are planning a visit to Cornwall this year?
We have had a busy couple of weeks trying getting out and about in Cornwall and do as much exploring as possible. We have been making an effort to visit new places and ticking things off our to do list.
We live close to Truro so we do pop over there quite a bit, its a beautiful place to do a little shopping & when we are over there we always stop off for a bite to eat in Midtown Deli which is just the most delicious place to eat – the staff are friendly and they off quite a few Vegan options, as well as some lovely Instagram worthy products for sale. Its very stylish and relaxed, so if you are ever in Truro make sure to pop in.
We always drive home from Truro through a tiny village called Grampound and I adore all the cute cottages so we made sure to stop off and have a wander along the quiet streets & I snapped so many photos of all the colourful front doors, blossom trees and daydreamed about owning my own Cornish cottage. We visited on a Sunday which meant no shops were open but we also had the streets to ourselves.
The next place we visited was the stunning Coastal town of St Agnes, I have wanted to drive over there for months but we waited until the weather was warmer so we could make the most of exploring. Its quite a small town but there is so many lovely shops, cafes and they have some stunning beaches. We discovered The Sorting Office which was one of the nicest coffee shops I have ever been too. They had a delicious selection of Vegan Cakes and I enjoyed a pot of Chai Tea. It was such a relaxing, friendly and unique place that we are already planning our next visit. If you like that modern industrial, rustic vibe then this is a cafe you need to visit.
Last week we had a day trip to St Ives which was beautiful. Let me know if you have any recomendations of places we should visit in Cornwall.