Everywhere in Cornwall is pretty! A lot of places are heaving in the summer but there are still plenty more to explore that let's just say don't get as much attention (which they truly deserve)!
Here are some of our favourite places to visit when we need some time away from all the hustle and bustle that the summer holidays bring.
1. Bodmin Moor - Brown Willy (snigger)
We're not being rude here, the highest point in Cornwall is actually called Brown Willy or Bronn Wennili in Cornish! There are lots of lovely walks around the Bodmin Moor. It's so vast, making it the perfect place for some tranquil experience. Don't forget to visit the Blisland Inn, once voted as one of the top 10 pubs in Britain by the Telegraph.
2. Holywell Bay
Holywell Bay is not that much of a secret location, however when the tide is out there are miles of golden sands and plenty of little coves to explore and hide in! Stop off for some lunch or a refreshing drink at the pretty thatch-roofed Treguth Inn.
3. The Roseland Peninsula
There is so much to explore around the Roseland Peninsula! From the very well known St Mawes and St Just in Roseland with its beautiful church surrounded by stunning gardens, to the not-so well known village of Portscatho.
The sloping hill down to the waters edge gives nearly all of Portscatho un-interrupted breathtaking views of the Cornish coast, wonderful! Benefiting from this high vantage point you can see the ragged and stunning coastline for miles upon miles.
Not up for a walk and fancy a quiet time away from home, then do we have the place for you! Enjoy a lovely coffee and cake or stonebaked yummy lunch at Tatams Tavern. The views are absolutely to die for, as you can see from the pictures!
Another reason why we love Portscatho, being an arty lot, are their lovely galleries. Visit the Harbour Gallery, Sandrift or the New Gallery and check out some beautiful local art.
4. Coastal Drive from St. Ives to St. Just
We just love venturing out on this beautiful coastal drive! The views are simply breathtaking, and there are plenty of spots where you can stop and admire the beauty you're surrounded by.
Stop at Botallack: a former tin mine and a filming location of Poldark. Do we need to elaborate on Poldark? (snigger)
After you've finished admiring the beauty of Botallack (and day-dreaming about Mr Poldark), carry on driving to St Just, where you’ll find a lovely quirky cafe called Dog and Rabbit. They do amazing coffee, cakes and lovely food. The friendly atmosphere and staff make you feel very welcome!
St Just is also the home to Kurt Jackson
, a contemporary British painter who's work is inspired by the Cornish landscapes around Penwith, but also other places around Britain, and the rest of the world. Do check out his work, it is fabulous!
Have you discovered any hidden places on your travels around Cornwall. Do share with us in the comments below... ;)