If you follow me on Instagram you won’t have been able to miss my flurry of beach scene posts and doggie selfies from my recent long weekend in Cornwall. Last Friday I travelled on down to Marazion with my Dad and his dog Poppy, Cornwall’s oldest town on the shores of Mount Bay. During our four days we explored many seaside towns and cliff facing landmarks along the coastline but staying in Marazion was the perfect base for our Cornish getaway.
Whenever I think of a trip to the British seaside, I always imagine staying in a quaint bungalow or countryside farmhouse and so with Poppy Dog for company we decided to hire a beautiful little cottage overlooking the ocean.
Greeb Rock Cottage, our home for the next few nights, was the definition of perfect home comforts. Upon arrival we were greeted with the sight of locally made gifts including a bottle of sweet apple cider and a Cornish cream tea, served with thick clotted cream… YUM. (And yes I do it the Cornish way!).
The cottage itself was surprisingly spacious and airy, complete with an outdoor terrace, an open fire and various games and DVDs for cosy nights in.
A balcony from the double bedroom and a warm conservatory at the back shared the same ocean panorama, complete with a clear view of St Michael’s Mount, Marazion’s famous historic landmark. I’ll be sharing my experience of this tiny island in a separate post along with some other beautiful seaside must sees!
Stepping out into the town, we walked along the narrow road lined with cute seaside homes and homemade craft gift shops. Running parallel to the beach, there was always a glimpse of St Michael’s in the distance. There are a small number of lovely pubs and cafes in Marazion in addition to one of the county’s top recommended restaurants, Ben’s Cornish Kitchen. Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to sample his creative dishes but instead explored some top seafood spots in the surrounding areas which I’ll share with you next week.
Of course what made Marazion such a perfect location for our getaway was the stretch of golden sand circling the mount. Each day we would walk along the shore with Poppy (all beaches are dog-friendly after September), playing fetch, swim, catch and breathing in the fresh sea air.
It was so lovely to spend some quality time with my Dad and Pops. If there’s anything I miss when living in London its country air and doggie playtime!
With such dramatic tides, it was amazing to see how much the beach changed throughout the day, from the wide sandy morning plains to the thin sliver of rock in the evening as the waters lapped against the stony pier.
Our twilight walk was perhaps my favourite. I have this thing for skies, clouds and colourful views so an ocean sunset will always give me butterflies.
As the sky darkened, I grabbed my chance to capture the waves creeping up upon the shore, ever fascinated by their ability to be so contrasting in power. Some so calm and slow looked like liquid silk whilst others crashed against the rocks with a dramatic presence.
Crafting a silhouette over St Michael’s, we sat and watching the sun sink beneath the sea as a flock of seagulls playfully flew across the horizon.
The scene was a photographer’s heaven and it was wonderful to be able to practice with my camera, something I always love to sit and do when I have the time!
I can’t wait to share more of my Cornish getaway with you, make sure to come back next week for some top seafood reviews and not-to-be-missed ‘cliffhanging’ places!
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