You can't go to Cornwall and not try out as many beaches as possible. So we headed along the coast to Polkerris. It felt like proper Cornwall to have to walk down a single track lane to find the sea:
Then you get a glimpse of the sea between the old lifeboat station and the pub:
It was a lovely quiet beach with sand and rock pools:
I was only brave enough to get into the water up to my ankles:
My children were dead keen to get to don their wet suits and raced into the sea:
My brother had his wet suit too so all of them enjoyed swimming in the clear water:
With water temperature around 10 degrees centigrade the children had to warm up by digging in the sand, after I had bought new buckets and spades!
Then I went off shell collecting with my son. We found quite a variety on the sand and in the rock pools:
By now we were all hungry so set about tracking down food for 8 people. As we had left it late the snack bar could only feed four of us so I headed into the restaurant to order take out pizza! They had this amazing collage made of flotsam on the wall:
Now they were warmed up the children and my brother decided it was time for the age old challenge of beat the tide:
Of course they were doomed to fail so went for a final swim instead (without wet suits brrrr!):
Once we had managed to drag the children off the beach and back to the car we headed to Megavissey in search of a fish and chip supper. It has wonderful tiny streets:
We reached the harbour just before sunset and the light on the water was so beautiful:
Then we tucked in to freshly cooked fish and chips:
I would definitely go back to both these places!