Following the unprecedented heat wave in June the weather has now settled to more normal temperatures here in Cornwall. With schools now finished for the summer the tourists are flooding to the resorts and the season is in full swing.
The real beauty about the Rame Peninsular is that tourists, on the whole, simply don’t find us and so the glorious beaches of Whitsand Bay are never overcrowded like those closer to the big-name towns further South.
The beaches at Whitsand Bay are spectacular, certainly some of the best in Cornwall and probably the UK as a whole. They are in the main very safe wife RNLIlifeguards on many of them during the peak season, they are also incredibly clean the only slight down side is the access to some of them which requires a walk and often the use of steep steps. If you are able bodied then it wont be a problem, just take your time and wear suitable footwear.
All of the beaches are great for building sand castles and playing ball games with the family. Remember to bathe within the flags if you want the lifeguards to keep an eye on you whilst swimming.
There is a café on the beach below the Cliff top Café but no facilities at the other beaches along the Bay.
A word of Warning, be careful where you park. Some of the roads are designated as freeways with no on road parking allowed and they do police this in the peakseason. If you wish to park on the roadside then make sure that all your wheels are on the verge and not on the tarmac. Most of the beaches have a pay and display parking meter if your not sure.
If you prefer easy access beaches, then head for either Port Winkle or Cawsand both locations have good facilities for food, drink and toilets.
For a different experience the beaches at Mount Edgecumbe estate are very sheltered and easily accessible without steep steps but they are pebbly so not very good for building sand castles but excellent forskimming stones.
At Ancarva we provide games to take to the beach and a cool bag for your sandwiches and refreshments, there are also some rugs if you thinkyou might need them.
Ancarva is just a short drive to all these amazing beaches and we encourage you to visit them all to see the differences each has to offer.
If it’s simply too hot for the beach then head to Mount Edgecumbe and take a stroll through the woodland in the shade of the trees and enjoy the different routes through the park and explore this beautiful gem of a garden and nature reserve and its completely free, quite unbelievable that such a magnificent garden has open access to all. If you are feeling energetic take one of the longer walks over theheadland for breath-taking views over Plymouth sound.
As the sun goes down you can head back to Ancarva for drinks on the terrace before dinner. Happy Holidays!