Cornwall Off The Beaten Path

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Designerartgirl
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Designerartgirl
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Designerartgirl

Cornwall Off The Beaten Path

  • Rinsey Beach

    Rinsey beach is probably my favourite beach in Cornwall. Its close to Porthleven and not far from the more popular Praa sands beach. The difference between praa sands and Rinsey is amount of tourists... Rinsey is a much more secluded beach and means you can quite often have the beach completely to yourself. Part of the reason is because of the...

  • Port Navas, Constantine

    We took a detour while wandering around from Penzance to Hayle. We passed through Gweek and drove through Constantine, towards Port Navas. My Swedish friend would like to find the start of a river that she saw in the map given by our hotel. We did find it, it is beautiful, looks like a fjord. The road is so tiny though..How I wish I could buy a...

  • “Heaven on Earth”

    We had our holiday at Hendra for many years now care of the Sun Newspaper Holiday breaks, and always op for Hendra, or one of the other holiday parks in Newquey. we were there for the mid week break from May 9th-13th. We did pay a little extra for an upgrade, and boy was it worth it...We were allocated the Orchard holiday home, for someone who is...

  • St. Agnes Museum

    One of the purposes of our trip was to see if we could find information about my wife's family. Research by some other family members had indicated that for about 3 generations in the 18th and 19th Centuries they had been miners in St. Agnes, today a village of about 2200 people. We did a little more research at the County Records Office in Truro,...

  • Coastal Walk - Mullion Cove to Kynance...

    Park at Mullion Cove and take the path to the left which is signposted "Kynance Cove - 4 Miles".The views are breathtaking and the walking is fairly easy and flat apart from the start and the end of course - plus a section in the middle where you have to clamber down and back up the other side of a sort of inlet. There is a nice cafe at Kynance...

  • Family History sources

    If you have any interest in Cornwall family histories and genaeology, there are two places in Truro that will be of interest. My wife's family came from Cornwall, probably in the 19th Century and we had traced about 3 generations to the St. Agnes area. We went to the Cornwall Records Office even though we did not have an appointment which is...

  • King Arthur's Castle...yeah right!

    Though it is always said that King Arthur was born at Tintagel, early literary sources only ever actually say that he was conceived there. The rest is presumed or implied. But is Tintagel Castle really that old?I went for a swim in the ocean below the castle while I was was bloody cold!!

  • St Mawes, Cornwall

    A 10 minute drive and a short ferry ride brought us to the delightful little harbour town of St Mawes with the usual array of cream tea shops and fish and chip shops, art galleries displaying the talents of local artists and the usual tourist tacky shops. Needless to say it rained on the day we visited.

  • Seals in Cornwall

    The grey seal is the seal of exposed rocky coasts. In world terms they are quite uncommon, perhaps numbering about 300,000. The British population is nearly half that number, mainly in Scotland. South-west England is the southernmost limit of its breeding range in the East Atlantic. Nowhere is it found in large numbers, although about 300 may dwell...

  • The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek

    Gweek is a tiny village at the head of the Helford River and is worth a visit in itself.But it is also the home of the National Seal Sanctuary, which acts as a refuge and a hospital for seals in trouble, often baby seals abandoned on the beaches for some reason. The infant seals are nurtured always with the idea that they will return to the sea,...

  • A Very Specialized Ship

    (February, 2004 trip) - This view of the outer part of Falmouth Harbour was taken from the observation area at the top of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. At centre stage is a brand new ship, built in China, specially designed to install off-shore wind generators. The MV Mayflower Resolution is equipped with six huge jacks (visible here as...

  • Country Lanes

    (December, 2005 trip) - There is such an abundance of roads and lanes in England that it seems there are always three or four ways to reach any desired destination. One particular stretch of the A390 highway leading into Truro often becomes very congested, and it happens to be between the houses of my wife's sister and her parents. No problem, one...

  • Seaton in Devon

    Only a few miles from Sidmouth is the seaside resort of Seaton with its famous Tramway tourist attraction.Plenty to do here , check out the beach front too. 5c*5s*

  • Eden Project (XI)

    There are four palm trees and some marvellous metal sculptures in the centre of the biomes. My visit was at the end of March and there were lots of colourful tulips and other flowers inside and outside the biomes.

  • Eden Project (X)

    The Warm Temperate Biome is a nice break from the hot and steamy Humid Tropics Biome; here you can find plants with origins in Mediterranean countries, South Africa and California.

  • Eden Project (IX)

    There is artificial waterfall inside and all the paths have very informative panels showing interesting facts about plants and their use for mankind.

  • Eden Project (VIII)

    The Humid Tropic Biome is the bigger of the two biomes. Plants from Malaysia, West Africa and South America survive in this massive hot and humid greenhouse.

  • Eden Project (VII)

    The entrance to both Biomes is via the link where an enormous restaurant caters for the tired visitors.

  • Eden Project (VI)

    You can also enjoy the view of the beautiful outdoor landscape where plantations of different crops (hemps, tea, lavender, wheat, bamboo) are mixed with colourful garden flowers and both metal and wood sculptures.

  • Eden Project (V)

    The main entrance at the visitor centre is located at the top of a hill which offers an excellent view of the massive grey biomes: the Humid Tropics Biome and the Warm Temperate Biome.

  • Eden Project (IV)

    Don’t let the crowns, the restaurant, the huge souvenirs shop, toilets, cash machines put you off. It makes sense to avoid weekends and public holidays or at least to try to arrive at 10.00 am when the gates open.

  • Eden Project (III)

    You walk for about 5 minutes before arriving to the visitor centre were you have a choice of several queues to get your entrance ticket for twelve pounds.

  • Eden Project (II)

    If you are driving just follow the road signs until you arrive to one of the several cark parks (each one represented by a different fruit, ours was orange).

  • Eden Project (I)

    Eden Project, a modern five start prison for plants, shrubs and trees, was constructed on an abandoned china clay pit. It is located at about six kilometres northeast of St. Austell.

  • Cornish country lanes

    If you come to see Cornwall as a tourist for just a few days, you visit the seaside, the castles and all the major tourist attractions. What you often miss is the great Cornish countryside with its narrow lanes, lovely hills and valleys, old trees overgrown with ivy and an abundance of flowers and birds. As it was spring when I was there, my friend...

  • Crackington Haven

    Crackington Haven in North Cornwall is Cornwall's highest coastal point, offering great views of the sea and the cliffs. The village lies very close to the sea here, separated from it only by the road. With lots of parking space, it makes a good starting point for scenic walks on the coastal footpath.

  • The first radio signal across the ocean

    When in Cornwall it may be interesting to visit the place where, for the first time, radio waves were sent across the Atlantic and received in Canada.Nowadays there is just a monument there to mark the place, but for several years the premises of the very first radio station, created by Guglielmo Marconi, were there.In order to reach it you can go...

  • Mount Edgecombe

    Mount Edgecombe is a country park & a stately home built in 1547, by the Edgecombe family. It was sold to Plymouth & Cornwall Council in 1971.The House was bombed during the war & was gutted by fire, it has since been renovated. The House sits in 856 acres of beautiful coastal land, most of which is open to the public for free. This is a beautiful...

  • St Agnes

    St Agnes the only Tin streaming works in Cornwall still in operation, and has been for 100s of years. The beaches and coastline in this area are stunning. Again another are very popular with surfers. There are some wonderful cliff walks which takes you past ruined tin mines, to Perrenporth to the north and Porthtowen to the south. Ruins of old tin...

  • RNAS Coldrose

    RNAS Coldrose is a Royal Navy Air Base not far from Helson in south west Cornwall. You obviously can not walk around the air base itself, but they do have a viewing area, where this photo was taken from.

  • Priests Cove

    Priests Cove sits below the cliffs of Cape Cornwall. The headland you can see in the distance of the photo is Lands End, the most westerly point if the British mainland. This is a small, beautiful little cove, it is never very busy here, fishermen come & go, a wonderful place to get away from it all & watch the sun set. Much nicer & less commercial...

  • Geevor Museum

    Geevor Tin Mine near Penzance, was a working mine until it shut in 1990. The mine reopened again in 1993 as a museumToday you can walk through 18th century tunnels, learn how we obtain tin and the lives of the miners through the centuries. The miners showers & locker rooms are as they were left 14 years ago. They have exhibitions, and interactive...

  • St Materiana's Church

    St Materiana's Church was built in the 1000s, The church has a wonderfully atmospheric position on the cliff top above Tintagel Castle. All my churchyard sunsets photos on this page were taken here.It is believed that St Materiana's Church is the oldest surviving church in Cornwall. The old graveyard is a fantastic mix of Celtic & traditional...


    We spent a day here for the Pecorama park, but the village itself is very picturesque. Not the greatest beach in the world but perfect scenery.

  • Hell's Mouth - in a beautiful way...

    Behind Godrevy lie cliffs of dark slate and shale with enthralling names like Hell's Mouth and Deadman's Cove. Me and sisters/friend spent a lot of time mucking about in the caves, exploring and admiring it's beauty... I recall that we posed in the caves for a picture - just like Charlie's Angels - see my travelogue.

  • beaten path, there is nothing else!

    all of Cornwall is off of the beaten path except large towns such as plymouth and can walk, cycle or run to your hearts delight in the most clean raw surroundings that Cornwall has to offer.i havent been to a more beautiful place in england.....................

  • Trebarwith Strand

    This picture is of a cove call Trebarwith Strand. It can be found north of Tintagel. If you are in the area and are looking for a place to rest and eat, you couldn't find better than the pub that you can see on the right of the picture.

  • Old Post Office Tintagel

    A 14th century manor full of character. One of the most characterful buildings in Cornwall, and a house of great antiquity. Owned by the National Trust

  • There are many great coastal...

    There are many great coastal walks, and also the National cycle network, in Cornwall. These can take you to small, untouristy towns and villages. You can also discover one of my favourite things about the UK, its beautiful and varied coastline.

  • St. Michaels Mount just a...

    St. Michaels Mount just a short boat trip out to the island from Marzion, or walk across the causeway when the tide is out.Fantastic place Boat trip £1 each wayEntrance to the Castel/Abbey £4.60 Well worth it!

  • Mousehole pronounced Mousell,...

    Mousehole pronounced Mousell, is a beautiful little unspoilt harbour and village, with fishing boats landing their catch and fishermen mending their nets.There are windy little street with beautiful little cottages and their gardens lots are for rent or B&B's

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