Heading down the coast

I’m just back from a break in Cornwall.  We stayed in the far west close to Penzance.  Heading down there it was a good day weather wise so we stopped off on route to make the most of the sunshine.

First stop was the small cove of Chapel Porth.  It is a National Trust owned spot with a fairly small car park and I’d not been there before.

It is a while since I was last in Cornwall and certainly with this amount of sunshine!  It really is a beautiful part of the world.  The north coast has some wonderful beaches but also some great cliffs.  The remains of tin mining can be seen in most parts of Cornwall.  At the one here you can hear the noise of the sea coming up the old shaft.  Many mines were worked below sea level.

Surfing is something Cornwall is well known for and some surfers were making the most of the breakers.

Moving on down the coast we stopped at another National Trust car park at Godrevy (good beach cafe there!).  On a sunny Saturday the car park was fairly full but the beach is big and there was plenty of space.  Godrevy lighthouse is a well known site in the area.  I’ll post some more soon but I have quite a few images to review.