Five fantastic beaches to visit in Cornwall

I’m a self-confessed beach bum and spring is nearly here… Soon I will be on the beach at any available moment: picnics, BBQ’s, body boarding, sun bathing with a book, or just a walk and a paddle after a day at the office. I can’t wait to feel that almost forgotten summer breeze…. Cornwall has…

5 of the best beaches in South East Cornwall

Now that we’re in February, all I can think about is how long it will be until Spring arrives; I’m looking forward to the lighter mornings and evenings and warmer weather! When it hasn’t been absolutely tipping it down outside (yesterday we had a week’s worth of rainfall in one day), I’ve been making the…

Cornish Maids were not made for pebble beaches!

At the weekend I went on an exciting little adventure to Axmouth in South East Devon, to see a friend. The drive took about an hour and forty minutes from where I live in South East Cornwall and I drove through some pretty Devonshire towns and villages, such as Newton Poppleford and Sidford. The countyside…

Sunny Sundays by the Sea

After a very slow start to January, things have really started looking up. When I haven’t been busy with my proofreading work, I have found time to catch up with some of my wonderful friends Β and have also been on some lovely outings to Totnes, Looe and Polperro with someone a bit special; possibly more…

Gorgeous Godrevy and winter beach strolls that kept me sane

December was a quiet month. I found myself single in November, after realising that it just wasn’t meant to be, so the past month or so has been all about getting myself into the right head space: figuring out what I want from life and from 2017, in all aspects of my world. My second…

Top 5 family activities around the Fal River in Winter

Cornwall is renowned for its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery and is of course a popular summer destination. However, winter in Cornwall is magical too and there are plenty of events, activities and attractions to keep all of the family entertained. There’s so much to choose from but we’ve come up with our top 5…

My birthday weekend at Tremerth Cottage

It feels a little bit odd writing this now because the lovely birthday weekend I am about to describe Β was with my boyfriend, but we’ve since broken up. It’s been once of those strange weeks where I’ve had to make tough decisions and, consequently, my relationship has come to an end and so has one…

The stunning seaside town of St Ives

On a beautiful and crisp spring day, mum and I decided to go and spend a day in the stunning seaside town of St Ives. This was before I started my Captain Cornwall blog but, looking back, it was one of the best days which marked the beginning of summer. Initially we had planned to…

Glamping Review: Our log pod experience at Tollgate Farm

My boyfriend and I ended the summer in style with a weekend spent in a Log Pod on Tollgate Farm campsite in Perranporth. I had been longing to go camping in that area all summer as for me it’s full of childhood memories and an area I would love to move back to one day….

Hello September!

Having spent 18 years in education followed by three and a half years working as a teacher, the concept of ‘new term, new start’ is fully ingrained in my mindset. It might feel like summer is over because the evenings are pulling in fast and Christmas seems to be hurtling towards us at an unstoppable…