We made our way on the coast path from Gorran Haven to Vault Beach - sometimes also referred to as Bow Beach. Getting to the actual beach is a bit of a chore as it is a long way down a wiggly path from on high. But it's nice and sheltered when you finally get to the sand. Needless to say that there are no facilities - no toilets, lifeguards, gift shops, refreshments etc. which is quite relaxing!
At times the sea around Cornwall can have such lovely shades of blue - but it can also get quite murky at times. It's all down to the weather! While we were there it was a magical colour - at least for a while.
Ah yes, before I forget, I'd better mention that the far end of the beach is a naturist or nudist area. On sunshine days there may well be a selection of bodies in the altogether splashing about in the water or laying prone on the sand. Not always a pretty sight!
From the top of the cliffs the view looks different when looking west. While we were there a dark cloud started to form and down came the rain! This doesn't always happen, of course.
So, instead of walking back along the coast path we walked to the top of the hill and meandered down the very narrow road to Gorran Haven.