In August Phil and his family had the opportunity to visit one of their most loved UK destinations, Cornwall. A firm favourite with the whole family they decided to head to the South West for a ‘staycation’ and much needed refresh. Opting to stay overnight in Exeter on the way down they chose the Quayside area of the city with its maritime connections and excellent selection of Bars & Restaurants. Whilst the weather may have been typically ‘British’ they were able to explore the picturesque quay, before stopping for a well-deserved Pizza!
Next day was an early start, deciding to make the most of the revised breakfast offerings & set-up of the hotel they collected their fabulous ‘breakfast to go’ which included a great selection of hot & cold items, heading further south to their first stop in Cornwall, Looe. Up at the quieter part of town, breakfast was on the beach in the sun, with stunning views across to Looe Island. A view that never disappoints and one of which they never get bored.
After a few hours taking in the view and dipping their toes in the water they made the short drive from Looe to Polperro, the base for the next few nights. After a relaxed walk around the historic village more food was of course the order of the day, opting for some ‘al fresco’ dining at one of the harbourside pubs in their newly created outside seating area. A nightcap back at the hotel and off to bed ready for the next day, which was to be another busy day exploring the beautiful coastline the area is so famous for.
They drove from Polperro to Lizard Point. Parking in the village taking the walk down to Lizard Point, an area they have not previously visited, with a quick pit stop at Fat Jacks for some pasties to go, well, when in Cornwall….
Wow, what an absolutely stunning spot! they decided to descend all the way down to the small beach area before the tide came in and managed a picnic on the beach, yes, there’s a theme building here! What an absolutely stunning place, so well maintained and managed by the National Trust, there was a small selection of gift shops and although busy, social distancing was not an issue. The biggest problem was getting Phil to stop taking pictures of the glorious rugged coastline. They even spotted a few seals out at sea, perfect.
Heading back dinner that evening was to be another al fresco affair, at a family favourite, a fantastic BBQ/Cafe nestled in one of the local bays, offering outdoor undercover dining with simply stunning views out to sea.
Safe to say this staycation was one to remember, stunning scenery, fabulous food and a desire to return once again.