Surf, sand, seagulls, and seaside villages

Cornwall: Gorran Haven beach and coastlineCornwall: fisherman Rob

On stepping onto the platform at Paddington station earlier today, London was a complete assault on the senses; I see now that I didn’t truly appreciate the quiet of Cornwall, where the most frequently-heard sounds are lapping waves and the calls of (very fat) seagulls.

My window at the Llawnroc hotel (again, post coming soon) looked out over the picture-perfect village of Gorran Haven, which is made up of not much more than a tiny cove and a cluster of cottages seemingly unaffected by time: surely the epitome of peace.

Yesterday morning our little group strolled down to Gorran Haven’s teeny harbour to meet the Llawnroc’s fisherman, Rob, who is passionate about his trade and was more than happy to chat about it. He’d recently caught some lobsters and that night they appeared on the hotel’s specials menu in the form of a lobster risotto.

The latter part of our afternoon was spent exploring the north-coast village of Padstow and munching on traditional Cornish pasties. I might have also made time for a cheeky cider… Oh yes, Cornwall, you are rather perfect.

Thanks for all of the lovely comments on my post about the Lost Gardens of Heligan - I hope you enjoyed this one too! I have 2 more Cornwall-related posts to come next week, until then have a wonderful weekend!

Cornwall: boats in Gorran Haven harbourCornwall: beach-front shop in Gorran HavenCornwall: "Caution - slippery rocks" sign in Gorran HavenCornwall: seagulls fighting on Gorran Haven beachCornwall: a narrow street in Gorran HavenCornwall: Gorran Haven coastlineCornwall: brightly-painted cottages in PadstowCornwall: pub food sign in PadstowCornwall: boats in the harbour in PadstowCornwall: Padstow beach shopCornwall: Cornish plain scones, The Chough bakery in PadstowCornwall: flowers outside a pub in PadstowCornwall: huge seagull in Padstow

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  • NRC

    Cornwall looks awesome

    NRC ♥

  • The Style Box

    Looks absolutely beautiful! I love Cornwall but have never been to this particular part. Will have to pay a visit again soon :)

  • Rosie

    It made me so happy seeing these photos, I was born in Cornwall and it just feels like home to me whenever I go back so it’s made me feel all warm inside seeing the familiar sights of seagulls, harbours and narrow lanes. You’ve captured it beautifully! I’m going to North Cornwall next week (near Newquay-ish) and I hope we get some sunshine like you have, I’d like to see a blue sky! Glad you enjoyed Lost Gardens of Heligan, I went for my birthday last year and loved it :) xxx

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  • Kylie

    What an incredible thing to be asked to do, looks like they treated you very well on your trip. Gorgeous photos as per. Cornwall is so pretty and remote from London life. I used to go every year as a child. Really hope to visit again soon xx

  • Ashley

    It all looks so quaint and beautiful! I really do need to take a trip there, especially after these beauties :)

  • Je ne suis pas blog

    Beautiful pictures… seems a very nice trip :-)

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  • Anna

    Looks amazing, has made me miss my (half) home in South Wales. If you enjoyed this I absolutely recommend that you try out Pembrokeshire – those photos could have been there. I miss it, need to get back there ASAP. xxx

    South Molton St Style

  • Elle Croft

    Oh, it just looks idyllic! I have been to Cornwall once but it was many years ago; I think I’m due for another visit!

  • Stephanie / FAIIINT

    Oh, so gorgeous! I haven’t been in soo long now… & it even looks like you even got a little sunshine! :) I cannot wait to get away now, 5 wees can’t come quickly enough!

  • Sarah Betty

    Gorgeous! Looks like you had an amazing time and the photos are just beautiful.

    Sarah Betty xx

  • Rachael C

    These photos are beautiful. I haven’t been to Cornwall in such a long time and I miss it! x

  • Ria

    Cornwall has always been a dream destination for me, and you’re making it even dreamier! There’s nothing better in the world than living by the sea, and having such amazing nature all around you. Thank you for sharing this beauty! :D

  • Constance

    GOD! This pictures are to die for!

  • Claire

    Great pictures as always can’t wait for the next 2 blogs

    • Lisa

      very nice pic.

  • Amy

    These are so pretty. What lovely photos! The slippery rocks one is definitely my favourite.

  • the style crusader

    It looks so beautiful! I love the wall covered in flowers! The British sea side is so enchanting. xx

  • Ria

    Feel a little ashamed as a Brit that I haven’t visited Cornwall yet! It’s such a gorgeous place and I love all of your photos, hopefully I’ll head down at some point this Summer xoxo

  • steph

    the english coast has such a specific charm to it – really enjoying your photos becky! my favourite one is the mermaid cafe – beautiful!

  • chiaweb

    it IS beautiful. It’s like a mix between Spain and Greece, I must say.
    Maybe the weather is a bit different but who cares, the views are lovely.
    How is the food???

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  • Julie Price

    Im getting married in Gorran Haven next March – it is the most perfect place! You have captured its essence brilliantly – looking forwrad to hearing about the Llawnroc, my reception venue X