Enjoy the Sea with The Hoxton Special, Marazion

By |2019-03-27T17:34:24+00:00August 13th, 2018|Sport and Exercise, Summer Holiday|

If you're looking for somewhere to hire SUPs, kayaks, learn to kitesurf or just chill and drink coffee then The Hoxton Special has it all. Perched on the edge of the beach at Marazion the guys of The Hoxton Special have made the old lifeguard hut their home. Offering an awesome spot to grab a [...]

Our favourite Cornish SUP spots!

By |2019-07-30T14:36:29+01:00July 9th, 2018|Sport and Exercise, Summer Holiday|

This year has been the year we have learnt to SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard!) It started at Christmas when we got two inflatable SUPs and took them to the Algarve in February to begin the adventures... This Spring our SUPs have followed us around many Cornish locations so we'd thought it best to share [...]

The Best Places for a Sea Swim in Cornwall

By |2019-06-27T12:40:44+01:00June 22nd, 2018|Sport and Exercise, Summer Holiday|

We love being able to Sea Swim in Cornwall. Being by the coast on a sunny day makes you want to jump into the turquoise waters. PLEASE NOTE If you can, then always swim at a lifeguarded beach and between the red and yellow flags. You are responsible for your own safety so be aware [...]

The Best Cycle Trails in Cornwall

By |2019-03-27T17:36:22+00:00June 6th, 2018|Sport and Exercise, Summer Holiday|

Did you know we have some amazing cycle trails in Cornwall? I have always just assumed that we only had The Camel Trail, but since recently getting my first proper mountain bike I have discovered a whole new side to Cornwall! There are cycleways, bridleways and disused railways everywhere! Here are a few of the [...]

Helford and Frenchman’s Creek walk

By |2018-06-05T12:24:01+01:00January 22nd, 2018|Cornish Walks|

Helford village is set on the banks of the tranquil Helford River, a popular spot for wildlife and boating enthusiasts. With quiet woodland valleys and Frenchman's Creek, made famous by Daphne Du Maurier this is a very peaceful walk. Although you are out in the countryside here there are still things to do close [...]

Porthtowan to Chapel Porth walk

By |2018-06-20T11:28:05+01:00September 18th, 2017|Cornish Walks, Summer Holiday|

This Porthtowan to Chapel Porth walk takes in the turquoise waters, golden sandy beaches and dramatic cliffs with a lot of mining history thrown in. It's one of our favourite stretches of the Cornish coast, so make sure you take a stroll along this wonderful part of Cornwall. It's just over 2.5 miles there and [...]

Walk around Padstow and The Camel River

By |2018-06-05T16:33:46+01:00July 17th, 2017|Cornish Walks|

Padstow and The Camel River are so idyllic, quaint and typically Cornish. With a fishing harbour, lots of outside space and beaches this area of North Cornwall is wonderful. Take a walk around Padstow to explore all that the coast and countryside have to offer. From the hustle and bustle of a summers day in [...]

Walking from Perranuthnoe to Marazion

By |2017-10-06T18:25:51+01:00April 11th, 2017|Cornish Walks|

If you're a lover of the Cornish Coast Path then you may have walked a fair few miles along the South Coast but ever been to Perranuthnoe, or walked from Perranuthnoe to Marazion. This easy two mile (one way) walk takes you along the cliff tops from the sandy cove passing along the fields into [...]

The Cornish Coast Path from Carbis Bay to St Ives

By |2018-05-15T12:03:49+01:00February 15th, 2017|Cornish Walks|

The walk from Carbis Bay to St Ives has got to be one of our favourite stretches of the coast path in Cornwall. St Ives is world famous with visitors who return year after year, but its neighbour nestled in just beyond Porthminster Headland boasts a beach just as wonderful as Porthminster and Porthmeor. Carbis [...]

A walk around the quaint fishing cove of Cadgwith

By |2017-10-06T18:28:10+01:00January 30th, 2017|Cornish Walks|

Cadgwith is one of those must visit Cornish Coves. With chocolate box style thatched cottages, a working fishing harbour and small rocky beach cove it is very popular with visitors to Cornwall and is the feature on many Cornish postcards. This circular cornish walk takes you past the rocky cliffside feature of The Devil's Frying [...]

A circular walk through Porthcurno, Treen and Porth Chapel

By |2017-12-11T15:22:41+00:00August 10th, 2016|Cornish Walks|

Porthcurno is one of Cornwall's best beaches, with turquoise waters, sandy beach and regular summer sightings of basking sharks. Treen and Porth Chapel also fully embrace the Cornish beauty found in West Cornwall, so this walk really showcases some of the best sights in Cornwall. Walk Statistics Distance – 4 miles Time – 3 hour [...]

Perranuthnoe to Prussia Cove walk

By |2017-10-07T13:42:36+01:00July 28th, 2016|Cornish Walks|

Perranuthnoe is a wonderful little South Coast village with beautiful walks to the East and West, with the turquoise waters of Prussia Cove within easy reach. This area used to be a famous smuggling location due to the rugged coastline and plentiful coves and caves. This Prussia Cove walk is a great way to explore [...]

The Pandora Inn and Mylor Bridge Walk

By |2017-10-19T16:11:32+01:00June 7th, 2016|Autumn Inspiration, Cornish Walks|

Mylor Bridge is perched on the creekside of the Restronguet Passage and Mylor Creek. It's a stunningly beautiful and peaceful part of the Fal River estuary. From the village we took a walk along the creek to the famous Pandora Inn for lunch, here's where we went... Walk Statistics Distance - 4.5 miles Time - [...]

The benefits of taking up Running

By |2018-11-06T16:09:21+00:00April 26th, 2016|Sport and Exercise|

Running is good for you. That's what I'm trying to tell myself anyway! I've always had a bit of a love-hate relationship with running which started when I joined the local running club during my college years trying to increase my fitness for my job lifeguarding on the beach. Once I moved away to [...]

Levant and Botallack mine walk

By |2018-10-05T13:07:09+01:00April 15th, 2016|Autumn Inspiration, Cornish Walks|

Levant and Botallack mine were two of the most famous of Cornwall's mines even before Poldark hit our screens. Levant is the oldest Cornish mining beam engine house and the Botallack mine houses are probably the most photographed! Here's a great circular walk to take in some of our mining heritage. Walk Statistics Distance – [...]

Mousehole and Lamorna Cove Walk

By |2018-11-02T15:51:53+00:00March 19th, 2016|Cornish Walks|

Mousehole and Lamorna Cove are picturesque fishing villages drawing lots of visitors throughout the year. This walk will take you through the village and along both the coast path and the farming bridleways and farm tracks. Walk Statistics Distance - 4 miles Time - 3 hours Difficulty - Moderate, climbing over boulders at times [...]

Cornwall’s Best Surfing Spots!

By |2017-12-07T15:01:52+00:00February 12th, 2016|Activities and Days Out, Sport and Exercise, Summer Holiday|

You cannot visit Cornwall without appreciating the surfing culture here, whether you're on one of the many beaches watching the surf schools or locals, or walking down a high street browsing the surf shops, it's hard to ignore! There are some awesome surf schools out there just waiting to get you in a wetsuit [...]

Men-an-tol and Nine Maidens Walk

By |2017-10-07T08:54:04+01:00February 9th, 2016|Cornish Walks|

Men-an-tol and the Nine Maidens make up part of Cornwall's rich stone circle, standing stones and hill fortification history. Dating back to ancient times these stones give us an understanding as to how ancient civilisations lived in Penwith. Walk Statistics Distance – 3 miles Time – 2 hours Difficulty – Easy Facilities – None Parking [...]

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