Holidaying in Glorious Cornwall - My Top 5 Hotspots!

Until two weeks ago Hubby and the monkeys had never been to Cornwall. I had but a long time ago. My family and I used to go there a lot on holiday when my twin and I were young children. We had a caravan and would pitch up all over Cornwall. 
I'd forgotten exactly how beautiful it is. So many gorgeous coves and beaches. We spent a week just outside Newquay this August and spent most of that week at various beaches. One because the weather was mostly kind, 2 the cost and 3, they are so blooming lovely! 

Here's MY top 5 hotspots of our trip to Cornwall.

1. Cream Tea at Hendra Croft Farm
An epic find outside Newquay. We first spotted the sign for Cream Tea on our way back from the beach one day. A secluded farm, west of Newquay, they offer cream teas and more, either in the barn or in their orchard. The most delicious cream tea I've ever tasted which was (locally sourced), with freshly baked scones. The setting was just amazing, amongst dappled sunshine, apple tree's and the farm's dog, chickens and geese. They catered for children too.

2. Holywell Bay
Again to the west of Newquay, this bay has something for everyone. A Stream runs all the way down to the sea. An ideal place for kiddies to play more safely. The huge sand dunes are a source of great fun for children and adults alike who use them to body board down! Lots of golden sand and of course the opportunity to surf or body board. There are toilets and a couple of shops just up from the beach plus a beach kiosk selling drinks and ice creams. Lots of beauty there and fun for the family too.

3. Perranporth Sands 
I loved Perranporth as there were amenities right on the beach and plenty of shops and eatery's close by too. If the beach gets too much, there's plenty to browse. I loved the hustle of bustle of the beach and the high street equally.

4. Coombe Mill
I've wanted to holiday at Coombe Mill or visit for sometime now and being just 20 miles from there, a visit was a must! Luckily we were invited to visit by Fiona, the owner and another blogger who was staying there. The day we arranged to go there was a wet one, but that didn't stop us joining the feed run or having a BBQ as they have an impressive indoor BBQ hut! I will say the very narrow and very steep roads in and out of Coombe Mill gave me kittens somewhat but we had a great day. I'm so glad we finally got to go there! 

5. Bedruthan Steps
A stunning spot on the north coast of Cornwall, north of Newquay. The sea is a gorgeous turquoise blue and the view amazing from the top of the cliffs. You can walk down the path and steps but the whole walk takes over an hour and a half there and back! If the gates are closed you are not permitted to go onto the beach. The National Trust owned car park at the top also houses a tearoom which we sadly didn't try. I've heard its fab though! A must see place for it's amazing views.

We loved Cornwall so much (and the holiday park we stayed at) that we are going back next year! We'll be making another trip to Hendra Croft Farm for cream tea for sure! I think we'll go to Holywell Bay again too but will be trying out some of the beaches on the South coast next time as well. I was so sad to leave! 


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