Over the last 3 months I’ve been lucky to visit one of my favourite places on earth, Cornwall, 3 times.
For our first jolly Andy and I went to my all time top Cornish town, St Ives. On a friend’s recommendation we booked into a shepherd hut situated on the top of a hill overlooking the bay. Thank you Air bnb you absolute dreamboat you.
*pasty eating mandatory.
These huts were FULLY kitted out. I expected a couple of plates, a light and a bed, but these had double super comfy beds, electricity, speakers, a kettle, a toaster, all your mod cons! There was a super clean little shower block and even a little kitchen for when it decided to shower outside.
The view wasn’t too shabby either.
In the evening, we toasted marshmallows around our fire. And tried to stop it from going out in the August winds…
By day, it was all about hunting for the best beach.. and fish and chips.
The beach winner for me was glorious Godrevy, just down the coast.
But St Ives is pretty beautiful too.
Especially when the seals come out to play. Andy called him Seal-O Green.
One of the favourite places we ate at was Porthmeor Cafe. Great food (I had a great seafood paella, Andy had the crab spaghetti) and an amazing view over the beach. Definitely check it out if you’re headed this way. We managed to squeeze in without a booking.
On our last day we visited St Michael’s Mount, an island first built on in the 12th century. It can be reached only by boat or by foot on the causeway – when the tide is on your side!
We waited to see the causeway be uncovered.
There’s the causeway.
The views from the top of the island are astronomical.
The best fish and chips? I’m still undecided. I’ll have to go back and try them all again.