A Wonderful Winter Day With Plenty Of Snow


A wonderful winter day, having not seen snow for some considerable time here in the UK, I thought it just an ideal opportunity not to be missed, go for a walk and take these photos, so sorry this time my blog is not about the coast, just for a change…………….

The one thing that particularly fascinates me when it snows, is the complete silence, very special and a time for us all to just slow up and listen to nature.

A Place Called Place!


From St Mawes there is a wonderful view across to a place called Place. With the land sloping away to the estuary features of this Grade 1 listed house can be glimpsed, partially visible. Built in 1861 by Sir Thomas Spry in the style of a French Chateau. Sadly not open to the public other than on special occasions.

There is a ferry from St Mawes which crosses from the harbour and operates seven days a week during the summer months to Place Creek on the Rosalind Peninsula.

Behind the house is Place Church which has been described as the best example in Cornwall of what parish church were like in the 12th and 13th centuries. The church is opened daily so do take a look inside. ¬†Continue on and there is a lovely walk along the headland which will ultimately take you to the St Anthony’s Lighthouse.



A Blustery Day – A Great Walk!


Pendower Beach in Cornwall is one of my favourite beaches at any time of the year. Pendower is a south facing sandy beach approximately a mile long and with excellent views along the coastline. Owned by the National Trust at low tide the beach joins with Carne Beach to form a huge sandy beach stretching over a mile across Gerrans Bay.


  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing
  • Sea Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling


Dogs must be kept on a lead during the summer months and the car park is free to National Trust members. Pendower is situated on the Cornish Way Cycle Route and South West Coast Path and a popular stop to absorb the wonderful views across the bay to Nare Point.