We have enjoyed a few trips to Cornwall as a family and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. Those beaches. And the hot chocolates and scones!!! I needed to take some annual leave and searched around for where to go, before deciding on heading back to Cornwall.
We stayed at The Park in Mawgan Porth. The beach at Mawgan Porth is a lovely one. It’s a good size for little legs, and has little caves for exploring so staying in walking distance to this was brilliant! The Park was a great place to stay too. The houses are lovely, and well equipped. There is an indoor swimming pool which has a shallow pool for the kids…. and then if you are staying in the summer there is an outdoor pool which looks like lots of fun!!! There are play parks on site as well as a trampoline, which went down really well with Woody!
Due to visiting in March, a lot of the traditional tourist attractions were closed. The majority looked like they were opening up for Easter. The beaches weren’t shut though so we bought a bucket and spade and build castles!!!!
We visited Perrenporth Beach which was lovely. Good castles were built. We even managed to get the bugaboo onto the sand and push it for a walk which was good! Woody spent a lot of time running away from waves which was fun… all until the wave caught me out and I got my trainers and jeans wet (my wellies were in the car, I should have put them on!).
We also spent a bit of time on the Mawgan Porth beach. We are slightly Highway Rat obsessed in our house at the moment, where towards the end a duck tricks the rat with some echos from a cave. We therefore spent a lot of time walking between little caves and shouting into them!! Good castles were also built on this beach!
Eating & Drinking
This area of Cornwall has some great places to eat, and this is maybe why we enjoy it so much!!! A few of our favs…
The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay. We do enjoy it here- sitting watching the waves, whatever the weather! They are child and dog friendly. We visited twice during the week, first for hot chocolate and scones- the hot chocolates came with cream, marshmallows and chocolate buttons, so delicious!!! And scones with jam and clotted cream, a must when visiting Cornwall. The second time was for lunch when my parents turned up. A relaxing long lunch whilst watching the rain, crazy waves and crazier surfers!! Really lovely food.
We also headed to Padstow for food a couple of times. Fish and Chips at Rick Steins fish and chip shop is a must! we have been every time we visit Cornwall and just love it here. Big benches to sit at and very child friendly! We also tried Rojano’s in the Square which is a Paul Ainsworth restaurant… the food was so lovely here! and again it was child friendly, so enjoyed by all!
Whilst my mum and I had a wonder around Padstow one day, Rob, my Dada and Woody took the little ferry over to Rock to visit Nathan Outlaw’s pub The Mariners. I only heard good things, so think I’ll need to get that one into our next Cornwall visit!
As Mother Day gifts, My mum and I took at trip to the Bedrunthan Hotel in Mawgan Porth for a full body scrub and massage. It was soooooo relaxing!!! We met everyone else in the hotel bar afterwards for drinks and watching planes come into land at Newquay airport. The Bedruthan is a lovely hotel, and has a kids area in the bar! We have stayed here before and would recommend.
Just under a week spent in Cornwall is so good for the soul… even in March when it is quiet! There are so many lovely places to explore, and finding good food is not hard!