Secret Spot in Cornwall
Hidden gem beach in Cornwall
With all these strong winds and rainy days, it’s hard to remember what Cornwall can look like in glorious sunshine. However with all these Summer weddings fast approaching I thought it time to reminisce over Summer’s gone by and share with you one of my favourite places in our beautiful county.
Whether you live in Cornwall, planning your wedding in Cornwall or simply visiting, this is one must see hidden gem in Cornwall…
This truly stunning haven, hidden away on the North coast of Cornwall, is a real gem. Nestled under rugged coastline, the small secluded sandy beach boasts natural beauty.
After walking along the grass at the top of the cliffs, notice a wooden post peering through the greenery on the left, this subtly indicates the location. Once at the edge of the cliff peer down and prepare to be taken back by the splendour that lies before you.
After the initial pathway fades, it is a fair tricky trek down to this cove so care must be taken, although a rope half way down does lend a helping hand.
As this place is so secluded, very few are aware of it, for this reason the first time you go, as I did, you might feel like an intruder discovering a hidden island (especially if there are folk already down there). However this just adds to the experience and if respected this spot will welcome you back time and time again.
Once at the cove the day can swiftly pass in a number of ways, by enjoying a snorkel around the rocks perhaps or reading a book in the afternoon sun, even having a surf if the tide is right, or simply just lapping up the feeling of exclusivity that this spot offers you.
Of course it goes without saying, a picnic must be packed if it’s a full day your planning on, as thankfully a bustling beach café can not be found here for miles!
Even if you feel the ramble down is too much, perhaps for young children or elders, you need not miss out. The astounding view means the spot can still be appreciated from above and just a few steps down presents you with a flattened area amongst the grassy knolls, perfect to layout that picnic blanket out on.
The thing I love the most about this place is it’s sheer modesty; it’s in no tourist guides or on any postcards, it’s not commercialised in the slightest and it’s infamous innate presence makes it all the more appealing. From the old piece of weathered rope that someone once thoughtfully placed half way down the cliff, offering assistance to those select few, to the seldom swum inviting sea, this spot truly is a small slice of paradise.
Known to us as ‘the secret spot’ this place, I am sure will be enjoyed by my family generation for many years to come, perhaps it can be too by yours.