Life is made for days like this

September 24, 2014 by emily.boriosi No Comments

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If you are looking for a fantastic day trip from Falmouth then I can wholeheartedly recommend Gwenver Beach in West Cornwall. Situated next to Sennen, which is accessible at low tide also, Gwenver is a glorious, sandy beach well known for its surf. When we arrived the red flags were out (no swimming) but the kids played on the sand and in a small water pool formed at the lower reaches of the beach. We adults sat back and basked in the heat and watched the surfers bobbing about in the sea.

After lunch the friendly lifeguards opened up a small area for us all to get wet. The rips can still be pretty strong for small children though so we went in with an adult/child ratio of 1:1. There were whoops and cheers a plenty as we caught waves on our bodyboards. When hunger loomed again we were forced to leave. It is a fifteen minute, fairly steep walk back up to the car park above but breath-takingly beautiful. As we approached the summit and looked down on the spectacular setting, my friend turned to me and said ‘life is made for days like these’ and I couldn’t have agreed more.

Gwenver to Falmouth is approx an hours drive. If you visit be sure to pop into St Just for a pasty and pint on the way home. There’s a lovely feel about the village and lots of interesting shops and galleries.

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