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?
St Ives is only one hour from where we live in Cornwall and although we visited a little over 5 years ago we haven’t been back since, so we thought it was about time we paid it another visit.
I don’t think I can describe just how beautiful this Cornish coastal town is, it feels slightly magical and so laid back. The sea is an incredible colour and it looks more tropical than Cornish, St Ives is also home to some of the most beautiful golden sandy beaches I have ever seen.
We spent the day walking all through the narrow cobbled back streets which are lined with traditional white fishermen’s cottages & I love it when they have pretty coloured front doors & window frames. The weather was bright and warm the day we went which meant we could took our time wandering the lanes and also sitting on the harbour wall watching people swimming and the fishermen landing their catch of the day.
You are quite spoilt for choice for cafes & restaurants and if you just venture off the main streets a little you will find so many sweet places to stop for tea & cake. There is even a Vegan chocolate shop! If you get the chance I highly recommend making the trip to St Ives, its friendly, beautiful and when the sun is out it feels like you’re in the South of France not England.
We are starting to get in to our groove in Cornwall, and have found our perfect spot for coffee everyday and favourite evening walk (we are creatures of habit). This week I also turned 37, because we had just spent a fortune on the move we kept celebrations low key and took a trip to Polkerris and Fowey. We have been before a couple of years ago and it is so close to where we live so it was nice just to pop there for a couple of hours. It started off a little cloudy but turned into such a beautiful sunny morning it was so nice to spend some time by the river and relax.
I don’t think I will ever get tired of seeing the sea or the beautiful white wash cottages.