I love being beside the seaside in the winter. The way that the cool salty breeze whips through your hair, that the clouds darken as the sea fog rolls in and the beaches are deserted and make you feel like you have the whole place to yourself. S & I spent a glorious 5 days in Cornwall just before Christmas, as has become our tradition, we chose one morning to open presents and treat ourselves to a roast as well, and celebrate the festive season, as we always spend Christmas day separately with our families.
We finished up (most of) our work before we left, and had a complete social media/internet/phone switch off (partly because there is no wifi/phone signal which is such a blessing!). It was a blissful few days; I read multiple books, we swam most mornings (the campsite has a pool), we took long walks together and explored some new places, as well as having a few meals out (not like us at all – we eat out about 5 times a year!). and there’s nothing like the beach in the winter; it’s so wild and rugged while being peaceful too. I just love walking across the sand and then coming back inside to get warm and cosy at the end of the day.
We packed sandwiches for the day and spent our time walking amongst the cornish cliffs, to Watergate bay, Padstow (though we drove there first) and Newquay itself! The atlantic coast is so gorgeous and there are so many places to explore!
Walking above the cliffs near Watergate Bay at Dusk. The views are stunning and as it gets dark, the water turns a beautiful milky shade of blue.
The Christmas lights at Padstow were so pretty, with so many of them being reflected onto the water from where they hung on the boats.
We wandered down to the beach in Padstow, stopping to admire the yellow flowers dotted all over the coast path.
I love all the colourful fishing boats bobbing about in the harbour. The town is really pretty too, with lots of very quaint little bakeries and shops, definitely worth a stop if you are passing through!
Have you ever visited cornwall in the winter?