Friday, 31 March 2023


We had been gifted a Sunday lunch overlooking the sea at Lewinnick Lodge, Newquay. We decided to make a day of it and also have a very breezy walk. I snapped a few quick photos.

The next three pics were taken while walking towards Lewinnick Lodge. In the first of the three we can see the imposing Headland Hotel and Fistral Beach. I have a post of this  see: Fistral Beach - One of Newquay's Finest For Surfing

We then had a slow lunch overlooking the sea at the Lewinnick Lodge. It was a lovely meal, with a vegetarian choice for me. My wife said her traditional beef choice was excellent.

It was then time to get walking again and we headed towards the Gannel, which has a large stretch of sand when the tide is out.
The photo below shows a cliff formation seen on the walk.

Walking over a headland we reached the Gannel.  If you like sand and lots of elbow room this must be paradise - but a warning: you have to be aware of the tides as this can also be a dangerous place to swim or wade.

There are a couple of seats overlooking the sea.

The tide was beginning to be on the turn.

We slowly made our way back to our car. There is a large public car park by the Lewinnick Lodge.

Moving on: Changing the subject to flowers. I spotted this mature magnolia when out and about, I always think of these as being something special.

And magically there was a nearby second magnolia.

To finish today's blog a bunch, sorry a bouquet, of flowers my wife received on her birthday.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a good weekend and week ahead ~ Mike.

P.S. I have no connection with Lewinnick Lodge!


  1. Hello Mike, how weird, I woke up this morning thinking about Baker's Folly. Half asleep I imagined how serene it looks on a summer's day, but in the winter, the waves crash over the house and sea pool. So lovely to see pictures of Newquay. Looks like you had a good day. The magnolias are just beautiful aren't they! Happy birthday to your wife xXx

    1. How strange for you to think of Baker's Folly - on a sunshine day would be ideal. Love to see the magnolias when at their prime. My wife had a good birthday, thanks, but they seem to come round so quickly nowadays. Enjoy your week.

  2. Lovely photos Mike, you have such a wide choice of walks and beaches to choose from. Regarding the tides and danger, we have an area where a deep creek runs in close to the shore and then backfills further out to sea. People walk out allow tide and by the time they realise what's happening the creek has filled and cuts them off from retreating back to shore! Our Inshore RNLI team have to patrol the area to advise people it's time to return and often to rescue them.

    1. Thanks David - yes, there are many beaches to choose from in Cornwall and all with their own style. We mostly seem to visit the the beaches on the south coast as opposed to the Atlantic coast - always nice though to see the beaches in Newquay on our day out and about. Some beaches have RNLI patrolling. The sea has to be respected. Take care.

  3. Having just found your blog it’s extraordinary because we are doing or have recently done your walks, and have also been gifted 2 days at Lewinnick Lodge. Spooky!!

    1. Very mysterious! Strange things happen in Cornwall. Enjoy your stay at Lewinnick Lodge, I'm sure you will.



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