heading to Cornwall in an hour – holiday suggestions?
Looe is very nice, Tom, and not all the way down- good beach, very pretty, very twee. Campsites up the top of the valley. Nice old men in boats providing a ferry service across the river at high tide to save you walking round to the bridge.
Walking is good along the coast- there’s some nice trails and I think you can ride them in one direction too. There’s nice road riding around there too.Posted 4 years agolastyMember
BLUE BAR – PORTHTOWAN ….
By a bizarre quirk of fate just had 3 days in mi old vw camper ON Porthowan beach – magical place, the sunsets were stunning .
Friends have just bought a beachside plot and let us kip there, left hand side, opposite the surf club. Needless to say the blue bar got some hammer …. 😆
Looks to be some good sites locally though – quiet too ..
Lots of rides within the area and saw a couple of hire shops if youre stuck .
Google it – could do a lot worse !Posted 4 years agohungry monkeyMember
so planning never happened… heading to cornwall in about an hour with the GF.
3 full days, want a beach day, a pleasant bike ride and a nice walk. also need campsite recommendations – as remote and awesome as possible. and some nice beaches to go to (pref not ALL the way down the peninsula!)
any other suggestions gratefully received as we’ve done no planning whatsoever… hopefully the campsites won’t be fully booked…Posted 4 years agobillybouldersMember
Cardinham trails are good. Short but very sweet, a couple of laps should see you get the best out of it. Don’t be put off by the blue grade it’s more than just a flat pootle through the woods loads of nice flowing swoopy bits although nothing too intimidating for the inexperienced or a beginner (kind of a blue and a half grade if you like)Posted 4 years ago
Lots of good natural stuff in the area too but a lot of it is not on the map or officially a bit cheeky – might be best to find a local to show you around if you can
If you’re into jumps and stuff The Track near Portreath is apparently excellent (too old/rubbish/scared to ride there myself!)adi66Member
Kynanace Cove if you don’t mind a busy beach, with stunning caves, rocks, and a wicked beach that is only accessable at low tide.
Forn a REALLY nice walk head out toward St Martin in Menage / Morgan in Menage and head for Tremayne Quay (In the National Trust Book) Its a bit of a walk through a bluebell (was kast month anyway) filled wood, to a stunning view of Helford River…. as a bonus you can camp there too (No facilitys, except for a rope swing, and a fire circle.
…. The view at sunrise is AMAZING, I Ran there every day whilst I was on Holiday.
Mind the lanes though, they are proper Cornish lanes, so not for the faint hearted !Posted 4 years agoPrinceJohnMember
Perranporth today – beware the nudist’s on the right…
Cardinham is great fun – running soooo fast at the moment.
Blue Bar is good, as is the Watering Hole at Perranporth, but both come with a beach front premium – in the afternoon I’d recommend Chapel Porth nr St Agnes on the North Coast, or as others have mentioned Kynance Cove, Sennen will also be lovely at the moment. Given the current weather provided you avoid Newquay you’ll be finePosted 4 years agoLenHankieMember
Just got back from there a few weeks ago:
If you’re anywhere near the North Coast…
Watergate Bay, between Newquay and Padstow for a huge and quiet, yet stunning, sandy beach. There’s a Jamie Oliver ’15’ restaurant there too, if that’s your thing.
Also, Retallack Resort near Padstow has a ‘Flowrider’ static wave – so you can practice several days worth of surfing in the space of an hour, no waiting to catch that perfect wave. Great fun for kids too (over 5).Posted 4 years ago
Good accommodation in purpose built lodges in lovely scenery there too.robbiehMember
I,m here on a site near Redruth, Surf is flat now for a few days, I had the last bits of swell on Sat, Sun, and Mon. Local beaches are Porthtowan, Portreath and Chapel Porth. Blue bar is a trendy place to eat, drink and watch awesome sunsets. Have ridden Cardinham 3 times now and the coast to coast trail from Portreath to Devoran is a gentle flat ride with a quarry along the way which could be fun. there are some more rides around near Truro but have,nt tried them yet. Looks like being calm tomorrow so am going to try snorkelling around Godrevy where the seals are… Have fun, loads to do when the weather,s like it is now.Posted 4 years ago
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