South and West to Cornwall – Part 1   10 comments

Our second holiday of the summer and just the family this time. We’d not been to Cornwall for a few years so time to re-aquaint ourselves and get some more use out of the camper. To beat the traffic of the Bank Holiday weekend we travelled down few days early and stayed a few nights near Bude as we’d never done that part of the coast. Bude was a bit down-market to be honest. Our impression not helped by a full tide and lots of scum floating in the water sea, washed from the farmers fields in recent heavy rains

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

We stayed just south of Widemouth Bay, itself a few miles south of the main town. Very nice it was too. We stayed on the very welcoming and friendly Penhalt Farm campsite, high above the sea with some fine views.

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

A quiet, uneventful yet very enjoyable stay. We took a stroll along the coast down to, and across, Widemouth Bay itself

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

We also took in some body boarding while TJS went for a solo stroll from Crackington Haven back to the campsite along the spectacular coast path. The cliffs here are some of the highest in the SW

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

In the afternoon we took a family stroll down to Boscastle (via an Ice Cream shop) and had a very fine early evening on the cliffs above the harbour after all the tourists had gone home

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

Crackington Haven was revisited. Another fine spot for an evening with a cafe doing freshly baked pizzas and a BBQ – perfect for an al-fresco meal if we’d not had a BBQ ourselves at lunchtime. Noted for a return visit

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

Our stay was completed with a magnificent sunset from the campsite

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

penhalt farm, bude, cornwall, crackington haven, boscastle, widemouth bay

Short post for a short but enjoyable stay before we moved on further South and West for the rest of the week

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10 responses to “South and West to Cornwall – Part 1

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  1. By, your daughter’s growing up!

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  2. That stream flowing onto a beach looks really familiar – I think I must have been there. I’ve been to the Bude area a few times so it’s at least feasible that I have. Looking forward to more Cornish news.

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    beatingthebounds
    • That’s Crackington Haven, only spent an hour there so it needs a further more detailed exploration. Just as well you want more Cornwall news. I went mental with the camera so there are another four Cornwall posts to come

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  3. What kind of flowers are those? I don’t know if I’ve seen any like those before.

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    • I’ve no idea now you come to mention it! 🙂
      They did look rather nice. That part of Cornwall has a very mild climate – well normally anyway – so you do some slightly more exotic plants. There are several large gardens in Cornwall that make for every interesting walks if you are in to botany and horticulture

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