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Sumer Staycation

We all dream about the perfect summer holiday, even more so in the past year, but with uncertainty still preventing us from booking far flung destinations, we've re-discovered some the top spots in the South West… Read More

We might not always have the great British weather on our side but isn’t that part of the fun – trying to pitch a tent in the pouring rain only to be woken at 5am by a glorious sunrise. We love a fly and flop holiday as much as the next person, however considering personal budgets took a battering thanks to furlough, we are keen to explore a little closer to home.

The best part of a staycation is the not waking up at 3am to bundle the kids in the car, only to arrive at the airport and realise the other half didn’t prebook the parking you thought they had. It’s about a slower pace of life, taking the scenic route, enjoying the journey, not manically panting as you fumble through your slightly oversized flight bag for everyone’s passports, after ushering the entire family to gate 299 (slight exaggeration).

You will definitely find us taking more daytrips to some of our childhood favourite beaches, foraging through rockpools – ok, perhaps not quite for our dinner, but you never know what exciting exhibit you might come across – all you need is a bucket, net and google (to figure out what on earth you caught), don’t forget to put them back where you found them for others to enjoy!

Here are just a few of our favourite spots we’ll be enjoying this summer around the South West Peninsula:

Wembury Beach – Low tide rockpools are the best

Fistral Bay, Newquay – If you cannot surf, you can guarantee spotting someone who can

St Ives – they have a Tate gallery and a beach

The Lizard Point – Breath-taking views, best enjoyed in the slightly less windy summer months

Padstow – fish and chips

Bigbury-on-sea – at high tide it becomes a magical island, perfect for paddle-boarding round

Marazion – Nothing beats walking the majestic causeway to St Michael’s Mount

Salcombe – Fantastic for people watching and the best ice cream.



Image: Cornwall Living