Trips to Cornwall have become an annual feature in my life. As have visits from my wonderful friend and fellow Instagrammer Andrea (you might know her as @andykate).
This year, Aaron and I had the best part of a week with Andy, who had stashed up her annual leave to travel the UK through the summer, and was to join us on the last leg of her journey. One of the few places Andy hadn’t visited was Cornwall. I had long been trying to convince Aaron that we another holiday to St. Ives, so a trip to Cornwall made perfect sense.
Visiting St. Ives last minute across the August bank holiday is easier said than done. We managed to reserve one night in a nice hotel there, and had to look elsewhere for the remainder of our trip. This forced us to do some research. From doing so we discovered a number of beautiful and unspoiled holiday spots – Cadgwith being one of them.
Cadgwith is a charming little fishing village in the South West of Cornwall. In the cove you’ll find meandering country lanes and thatched cottages dotted across the hills. I don’t know how it hasn’t become an Instagram hotspot yet.
We stayed in a cosy inn opposite the beach, called The Cadgwith Cove Inn. We loved it – we fell asleep listening to families and locals getting merry in the pub below, and awoke to the calls of seagulls that are so characteristic of Cornwall, followed by a breakfast of poached eggs and smoked haddock caught by the Cadgwith fishermen.
We also managed to catch the weekly fish BBQ. Something that every holidaymaker in Cornwall seemed to be aware of. The quiet road to the cove quickly became flooded with hungry families, music, barbecues and beers. Flooded isn’t really an exaggeration, as you’ll see from the photos below.
We had a little bit of time for walking, so we headed to Devil’s Frying Pan. We didn’t get to see how the formation earned its name – you can only tell during aggressive weather when the frying pan spits water, but probably wouldn’t have wished for such weather anyway.
Cadgwith Cove is a lovely unspoiled spot. You should definitely add it to your itinerary if you’re looking to experience authentic Cornwall.
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