Monday, 8 August 2016

A Snapshot of Places to Visit - South Cornwall

Happy Monday Friends!!

Firstly, I would like to thank Sandra for covering for me whilst I had my family holiday to Cornwall last week and for looking after our cat. The weather wasn't brilliant, but that is the chance you take when you holiday in the UK and to be honest we are so used to the changeable conditions that its almost expected that we will need to dig out the raincoats at some point.

Cornwall is such a beautiful place to go and we having been visiting it for the past 11 years. If you have never been or are contemplating going, here are a few places I'd recommend.

For the past two years, we have stayed just outside Looe, which is a local fishing harbour with plenty of shops and restaurants as well as a small beach.

Looe Bay

Seaton Beach

Cornwall has some amazing coves and beaches and so I had to include Seaton Beach which was five minutes away from where we stayed at Looe Country Park.

Its is great for those of you that don't like crowded beaches. Its also dog friendly and we had a lovely time chatting to dog owners and being smitten by their dogs. 

And there is a wonderful beach cafe that serves some amazing food too!

The views at Seaton beach are stunning! 


Fowey is accessible by car, but you can also get the car ferry at Boddinick, which is quicker and, to be honest, a little more exciting and you get some fantastic views across the harbour.

For the past couple of years, we have visited The Well House which happens to be the oldest house in Fowey. Its a great tea house serving lots of wonderful food and if, like me, you can't eat dairy or gluten they cater for both of these offering gluten free sandwiches, cakes and scones..... yummy!!

The Well House

Frank the labrador  who lives at The Well House is a real hit with our son too and he really loved seeing him again. In fact we had to go back twice in the week we were there.  :D

There is a museum at Fowey for those of you that like to delve into some local history as well as a small aquarium. For us, the views across the harbour are one of the main reasons to visit. Oh and there just so happens to be a Seasalt shop there so I may have made a few purchases whilst there ;) 


Polperro is an ancient fishing harbour, which you can get to by taking a local tram from the main car park. We actually like the walk down which takes about 10 minutes as its such a beautiful walk. 

Polperro is great place if your into art as there is usually exhibitions of local artists on display for sale and there is a residing artist, Gina who has a shop there too.

When the tide is out there is a small secluded beach with a cave to go and explore.

There are also local boats that take you out on a tour of the coast line.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink and we favour the Ship Inn which provides some fresh fish dishes as well as catering for families and, like most of this part of Cornwall is dog friendly.

We are going to miss this view that we woke up to every morning. So we have already booked to go again next year. Yay!! 

I could go on, as there is so much more to show and tell you about this and other parts of Cornwall we have been to. Hopefully, I have provided you with a small taste of this part of Cornwall and you might even be tempted to visit in the future.

Have a great week Friends!!

Maria xxx


  1. Oh isn't Cornwall beautiful? When I was little we went to Looe every year, I have such happy memories of all the places you mentioned. Absolutely lovely.

  2. It all looks so lovely, Cornwall is such a special place x


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