Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Family Holiday: The part we loved

After my previous post on our family holiday it would only seem fitting to write about what happened next. If you haven't come across this post you can find it here.

So, we ended up in Cornwall, hoorah! After an early morning start and several hours travelling we arrived in the camp-site which we have stayed in for 3 years now. The camp-site is called Cambrose Touring Park and is a lovely, friendly environment. The weather was great when we arrived so it was straight off to the beach at Portreath, which as you can imagine was rather packed considering but was still a lovely place!

The Camp-site

For the evening we travelled down to St. Ives. St. Ives is a lovely little town which is very popular in the summer. It has a lovely beach on one side which is right next to the town that can be accessed via two alternative routes, one of which being along a coastal path. St. Ives is definitely a place to visit if you're ever down in Cornwall, not to forget the amount of seals that are spotted there (one evening there were four in the harbour!). 

View from the Harbour wall in St. Ives

The next day we spent in Newquay and Lizards point. Newquay is a popular town in Cornwall, it's more of a fun shopping or surfing day compared to the quaint town of St. Ives. Newquay is popular for it's surfing beach Fistral, which is usually very busy however, this year we didn't visit the beach. We spent the morning around the town and it was vibrant with street entertainers and the smell of Cornish pasties. The afternoon was spent at Lizards point which is the furthest point south in the UK. Unfortunately we did not take any photos of this place but it is most certainly a site to visit, that being it'll take your breath away. 

Looking over to Newquay town

The last full day in Cornwall was spent in the area of Tintagel and Bostcastle. Tintagel is known for the castle ruins on the cliff side which is a very popular tourist attraction. A couple of years ago we went to the castle ruins and did it again this year and the views are still amazing. Even if you have vertigo it is worth facing your fear (trust me). Then we visited Bostcastle which is unfortunately known for the flooding several years ago. The little village is mostly for the eye as there is little entertainment. Particularly if you wander down to the harbour there are wonderful views.

 
View from Tintagel Castle

Unfortunately we could only stay in Cornwall for the four days and had to return back on the Sunday. Nonetheless it was worth all the travelling around and it is probably going to be the place our family will always go on holiday to. 

Peace out!