A Short Break in Newquay - Cornish Landscapes

09th September 2017
As a rule I try to visit Newquay at least once a year and managed to squeeze in a long weekend at the start of September in between other work commitments. We spent two nights in a B&B overlooking Newquay harbour enjoying the seafood in the many restaurants and spending time walking on the beautiful Atlantic coastal beaches.

A highlight of the trip was a walk along Pentire head overlooking the beautiful blue waters of the Gannel Estuary all the way out to the headland overlooking Crantock Beach. At high tide the water completely covers the beach and fills the sandy estuary creating a tropical glow to the waters. On our visit it was a windy day and the kite surfers were making full use of the conditions at Crantock Beach.



Gannel Estuary & Crantock Beach - Cornwall





Gannel Estuary at High Tide - Newquay - Cornwall




Kite Surfers at Crantock Beach - Newquay - Cornall




On the way back to Yorkshire we stopped at Charlestown to visit the tall ships and have a look around the many antiques and art galleries. Charlestown is used extensively in the filming of the BBC series Poldark and the familiar backdrop and uniquely preserved harbour was a fascinating place to visit.



Tall Ships in Charlestown Harbour near St Austell - Cornwall





Entrance to Charlestown Harbour

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