Tuesday was such a lovely sunshine day that we didn't want to miss, so we went for an easy walk to the small cove in the photo above. We started at the Pentewan Trail, Cornwall by the bridge. There is a pull-in nearby for a few cars.
The trail, or path is for walkers and cyclists and it winds it's way alongside a small river and then through the trees.
The trail ends at the small village of Pentewan. The harbour is now land locked. A hundred years ago it would have been a hive of activity - see photo from 1900 here.
There is a beach at Pentewan, but it wasn't too busy.
Behind the beach there is the popular Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. This has static caravans, and also lots of room for touring caravans, motor homes and camping. It gets very busy in the main summer season.
We walked through Par Sands to make our way to the coast path. It starts out quite steep as it meanders its way to Mevagissey. Looking back from the path are views of Pentewan and beyond - notice how the road from Pentewan climbs to the top of the hill!
The coastal path goes up and down ...
... as can be seen from the photo below ...
... and also the next photo.
We decided not to walk too far along the coastal path and made our way to a small cove.
The cove was perfect as there was no one else in sight! We sat on the rocks and had our lunch - a Cornish pasty for my wife and a vegetable pasty for me, plus a Danish pastry each - and tea, of course. Could life get any better!
We sat and watched the tide gradually going out.
We decided to walk back via the sand that was now visible. There were a few rocks to scramble over but then the sand was soft to walk.
Cliffs and rocks are always interesting.
We soon reached Pentewan Beach - much quicker than the ups and downs of the coastal path. From here it was retracing our steps until we reached the bridge (as in the 2nd photo) and our car.
It's days like this that make me realise how lucky I am to live in Cornwall.