Saturday 3 August 2019

Newquay Cliff Tops Plus an Abundance of Sand at the Gannel Estuary, Cornwall

Cliffs Cornwall

In my previous post I mentioned that we recently stayed in Newquay for a few days. As well as enjoying Fistral Beach we also walked in the opposite direction along the Esplanade.

It wasn't what I would call a 'proper' walk, more of an easy stroll, but it was nice to relax and enjoy the views without many other people about.

There were still a few wild flowers on the cliffs as the photos above and below show.

Cliff flowers, Newquay, Cornwall

The walk / stroll was mostly along the cliff tops. Then came a view of Lewinnick Lodge on the Pentire Headland. This seemingly has 'boutique accommodation' along with being a restaurant and bar. It certainly has a fine position - when the weather is behaving itself.

Pentire Head, Newquay

We continued walking along the cliffs ...

Cliffs at Pentire Head, Cornwall

… until, that is, we reached an abundance of sand at the Gannel Estuary.

Sand at Gannel Estuary, Cornwall

If you like sand and lots of elbow room this must be paradise - but beware of the tides, this can also be a dangerous place to swim or wade.

Big expanse of sand at Gannel Estuary, Cornwall

There are also sand dunes.

Sand dunes at Gannel Estuary

As we approached the sand we noticed a fresh flower memorial had been left on the shrubbery. This must have once been someone's special place.

Flower memorial, Gannel Estuary, Cornwall

After enjoying the sand we followed the path back to where we started. All in all a very pleasant stroll.

Newquay, Cornwall

See also:
Photos of Fistral Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

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