half term holidays upon us we had planned a family holiday to the beautiful
county of Cornwall. Our accommodation was a large static caravan on a popular
family campsite in Perran Porth and we couldn’t have chosen a more scenic British
beach location for such a lovely week of weather; we had sun, sun, sun from the
start of the holiday to the end!
After a 5 hour drive from Manchester we
arrived in Perran Porth on Saturday evening – it was a bit chilly so the kids
donned their Regatta layers and we went in search of the beach. Just metres
away from our caravan we came across our first glimpse of the stunning beach
location with the sun setting over the coastline. We couldn’t wait to head down
there the next day and explore the famous ‘pirate’ caves.
following morning we woke up to blue skies and headed straight to Perran Porth beach
for a walk before breakfast. Whilst paddling it didn’t take long for the waves to out run Sophie and
she ended up having an early morning dip in the sea...much to her dislike!
At 3 miles
long apparently this is the best beach in Cornwall for dog walking and running
as when the tides out it’s an amazingly scenic flat walk into Perran Porth Bay.
Check out www.goodcornwallguide.co.uk for the top ten of beaches to visit
week we made the most of the unexpected heat wave and explored the beautiful
surrounding areas. We visited other local beaches, including Holywell Bay in
Newquay . This
was perfect for the kids with its rolling dunes and soft sand. We explored hidden coves and played rounders
until our legs were tired of running in the deep sand. We also
got to park for free in the National Trust car park being members, which saved
us a few quid to spend on ice creams instead!
Another scorcher of a day was spent on Fistral Beach, aka
the surf capital of Britain. We watched the surfers catching some waves and the
kids got to have a go too! Wet suits at the ready my eldest Nathan braved the
chilly waters to attempt body boarding, which it turns out he is quite good at!
The presence of the RNLI did reassure me of the kids safety
in the waters and it was clearly marked where was safe for them to surf. Later
the boys explored the rock pools whilst I barbequed sausages and burgers for
lunch and Sophie soaked up the sun!
Towards the end of the week and all beached out we spent a
day out at Crealy Adventure Park. Voted Best Family Day Out, it was a fun
packed day for kids and adults. It had plenty of outdoor play areas, slides,
zip wires and more importantly for Oscar…pirate ships! With an animal Realm too
and Pony riding for Sophie, the kids were wiped out when it came to the drive
back to site and a well earned nap was in order for all. www.crealy.co.uk
On our final day we spent some time on the sand dunes
soaking up the amazing view which we had lived with for the past week.
very lucky with the weather during our week in Cornwall but it is a beautiful
place regardless and we will definitely be going back again next year. Thanks Cornwall we had a blast!