We may all know and love the beaches of Cornwall such as Sennen Cove, St Ives and Fistral Beach, but there are so many hidden gems to be unearthed along the Cornish coastline. This is because the coast of Cornwall is the longest of any county in the UK, with a huge 1,086 km to be explored. Another fun fact about Cornwall is that it is home to the largest collection of plant species in the British Isles due to the stunning indoor attraction that is the Eden Project (PL24 2SG).
If water sports are more your thing, the best surfing beaches in Cornwall are arguably Porthmeor in St Ives (TR26 1JZ), Perranporth (TR6 0ER) and of course Fistral Beach in Newquay, which is also home to the famous fish and chips restaurant Rick Stein (TR7 1HY).
Beautiful Cornwall. Great beaches. Beautiful villages. Fabulous restaurants. Perfect for a long weekend, or several weeks summer holiday. It’s best to have car as there is just so much to explore here.
What to see and do in Cornwall
Lost Gardens of Heligan – Rediscovered by accident in 1990, we are so fortunate to have access to these magnificent ancient gardens. The story would make a great movie. B3273, Pentewan, Saint Austell PL26 6EN
Beaches – so many white sandy beaches, perfect for families; partake or watch surfers and windsurfers, walk your dog, throw a frisbee …… so much fun for everyone.
Minack Theatre – What one woman and a few friends created on the cliffs of Cornwall have to be seen to be believed! Hopefully you’ll be able to see a performance while you are there. The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU
Padstow – the most perfect English seaside village, bursting with bespoke shops and restaurants. Enjoy fish’n’chips while watching the fishing boats return. If you know when you’ll be visiting, book dinner at Rick Steins signature restaurant. Riverside, Padstow PL28 8BY
Eden Project – World famous eco-park and educational centre. Hours of learning for all ages, without even knowing it! Bodelva, Par PL24 2SG
Saint Michaels Mount – check tidal times and catch the small boat out to the Mount and walk back across the causeway to get the full experience of what it would have been like to live there. Touring the Castle is stepping back in time, with so much history on offer. TR17 0HS
Tintagel Castle – Camelot and Merlin fans will love this place! Walking into Merlin’s cave is quite exciting. Castle Rd, Tintagel PL34 0HE
Lands End Landmark – stand right on the very end of the coast of England with the Celtic Sea on one side and the English Chanel on the other. Line up with everyone else and have your photo taken and the signpost as proof you have been there.Land’s End, Sennen, Penzance TR19 7AA
Are you looking for support?
But if you’re not in Cornwall for a pasty and you’ve found yourself struggling to surf some tricky waves in your home life, we have compiled a list of the best family divorce solicitors along the Cornish coast:
- St Austell – Robert Waddell at Family Law in Cornwall – Saint Austell, PL25 9ES
- Truro – Peter Lamble at Coodes Solicitors – One of the oldest law firms in Cornwall – Elizabeth House, Castle Street, Truro, TR1 3AP
- Penzance – Nalders Solicitors – One of the largest law firms in Cornwall with seven offices in various locations – 104 Market Jew St, Penzance, TR18 2LE
- Newquay – Ralph & Co Solicitors – 20 Cliff Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1SG
- Bude – Paul Finn at Paul Finn Solicitors – The Strand, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8SY
The South West of England is definitely worth a visit. If you are getting divorced or separating it’s an area of good food and beautiful scenery; a place to relax.
If you are going through divorce or separation, who else can help you in this part of the world?
Ceri Griffiths covers the South West and entire UK. She is based in Newport, NP4 5LG
My Big Game is to change the face of financial services, from a number driven, product focused approach, to one in which women WANT to engage. Where they feel empowered, understood and intelligent. Where it’s not about what they know about money, but what they want money to do for them.
I love working with divorcing women because my support helps them divorce with dignity, energy and with enthusiasm about the independent life they are now facing, with a clear financial plan and expertise on their side.
Wellness and Dating in Cornwall
So, you find yourself back on the shelf. You are dating again. You are ready to meet someone new and share your life. Dating has always had its challenges; just read Romeo and Juliet. All the best novels have an element of searching for love. For most, who we meet is now down to an algorithm. We enter the data and an app creates our potential mate. We swipe left or we swipe right and it’s as simple as that.
Over the last few years dating has taken a huge turn. It was only around 10 years ago that those looking for love would have scoured the newspaper personal columns. With the introduction of smart phones and apps came online dating in the form of Tinder, Bumble and eHarmony. They all profess to be different, but most people on the dating scene say they sign up to several apps to widen the search, only to find the same people across all of them.
Of course, you could try an agency for a more professional solution to your problem. For a fee, an expert will do the searching for you; matching you to several ideal candidates. Many turn to this method after epic fails with the online scene.
One thing’s for sure, dating is huge business and the numerous TV dating shows just prove this; celebrity dating, meet a date in a restaurant and there is even a nude dating show where men and women choose their ideal partner by assessing whether they are attracted to their private parts before they see their face or get the opportunity to speak to them. Crazy.
What do you expect and what can be expected?
Are you looking for love or just sex or a combination of both? Whichever it is, it can play havoc with your mental health and wellbeing. The whole procedure can turn into a second job, rewriting your profile, changing your photos. How do you stay sane through this? Men and women are desperate to find a special connection, but over and over again we hear stories of how hard it is.
It does happen though and there are many who find online dating a success and move on to live their happily ever after. People fall in love all the time but you need to be resilient.
Many people go on a date and end up making new platonic friends. It is really important to not make a big deal of “finding love” per se. Increasing your bank of friends is always a good thing, especially if you are through a tricky relationship breakdown. It is actually quite likely that you do make some good friends along the way as you may have a lot in common with many people.