Polgwidden Cove @ Trebah Gardens – Falmouth

Polgwidden Cove @ Trebah Gardens – Falmouth – Polgwidden Cove @ Trebah Gardens – Falmouth

Polgwidden Cove is situated at the foot of the valley in which Trebah Gardens lie. The beach is privately owned but open to the public. However, access is somewhat convoluted unless entering through Trebah Gardens.

It is a small shingle beach with a cafe at the top. There are still some reminders of Polgwidden’s role during World War II in the form of concrete structures. It was from here that boats were launched to attack Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day.

Being on the Helford River close to Helford Passage, it is an ideal place for boating or exploring the coastal scenery.

Sat nav: TR11 5JZ

https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/helston-lizard-falmouth/polgwidden.htm

Carn Brea Castle Restaurant

Carn Brea Castle Restaurant

Tasty kebabs, steaks , pilafs and lots of little nibbles greet you at Carn Brea Castle Restaurant a one of a kind dining experience.

Carn Brea Castle, where your Jordanian host Mr. Sawalha and his family treat you to an evening of tasty middle eastern food and music where the sounds of the Levant echo through these granite walls and after the chef serenades you and plays on the traditional Tavla (a drum).

An evening you wont soon forget.

Once you make the decision to dine at Carn Brea you are in for an true adventure.

You head for Carnkie a village on the back of the castle at over 700 feet its a climb and its easy to get lost even when you see the sign! Just follow the dirt track, you will come to a fork in the track.

You must take the LEFT track, until you hit the front door of the restaurant, there’s parking right in front.

If you are smart you will pre-order a mezze for your whole table.

This will allow you a speedy immersion into the cuisine of the middle east where the table is laden with treats of every description.

Veggies are well catered for here many of the dishes are meat free.

The area is small and this a bookings only venue so you will need to plan ahead.

When you arrive the combination of the historic building , the smells of the kitchen and the sounds on the music player will guarantee you an experience unmatched anywhere else in the county.

The Castle itself can be traced back to 1379.

It is a stone twin towered fortress, built by the Bassett family and is inside the ramparts of the Iron Age hillfort.

It was probably built has a hunting lodge, or as a chapel to St Michael.

It has been restored and extended over the years, and today has the look of a modern folly, rather than a medieval fort.

The views from this spot are splendid, and you can see for miles on a bright evening.

Truly something different for the whole family.

www.eatoutcornwall.com/restaurants/redruth/carn-brea-castle-restaurant/

Contact: 01209 218358   TR16 6SL

The Croust House Restaurant @ Roskilly’s

The Croust House Restaurant @ Roskilly’s – The Croust House Restaurant @ Roskilly’s

The Croust House serves breakfast and lunch.

Come to The Croust House and enjoy delicious homemade food either inside by a roaring log fire or out in the sunshine in the old farmyard.

Pretty much everything is homemade at the farm and includes soups, pizzas, pasties and a variety of fresh salads as well as lots of cakes, yummy pies!

An extensive range of hot and cold dishes appear on the menus, using fresh, locally caught fish and our home reared beef, pork & lamb.

The Croust House is open all year (apart from Christmas)with lots of events and musical evenings.

Visit the farm for FREE and meet the animals, stroll around the meadows, enjoy the tranquility by the ponds and of course, sample Roskilly’s award winning ice cream!

Daily Milking starts approx 4pm.

DOGS ON THE FARM

Your four legged doggy friends are also welcome on the farm. We just ask that you keep them on leads around the animals.They are also more than welcome on leads, in the outside courtyard area of our Croust House Restaurant. With plenty of undercover outside seating available, our farm is perfect to visit in all weathers for a good old stomp around!

https://www.roskillys.co.uk/

Contact: 01326 280479   TR12 6NX

Sail Loft Restaurant St Michael’s Mount

Sail Loft Restaurant St Michael’s Mount – Sail Loft Restaurant St Michael’s Mount

Licking ice-cream off sticky fingers. Spooning clotted cream onto freshly baked scones. Tucking into a flaky Cornish pasty – supplied by Ann’s Pasties. Whether it’s a summer treat or a winter warmer, the Sail Loft and Island Cafe cater for all tastes and occasions.

From handpicked crab landed fresh across the bay, to local cheeses and homemade chutneys, we scour the county to bring you the best local, seasonal produce in both our island eateries.

Sail Loft

Set in the island’s old sail loft on the fringe of the village, in proximity to the ticket office, that looks out over our ancient harbour. The Sail Loft, with the influence of head chef and avid forager, Gregory Milne, has embraced the local, seasonal and sustainable ethos of St Michael’s Mount’s food and beverage offerings.

The Sail Loft serves a wide selection of light lunches, home-made breads and cakes, as well as daily specials, using the best local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Enjoy tucking into a dish of fresh, locally landed fish, seasoned with herbs from our very own Kitchen Garden. Or treat yourself to our Cornish sharing platter and enjoy a variety of produce that our area has to offer, from home baked ham, local cheese, mackeral pate, homemade chutney, salad and crusty bread.

And how could we forget – Cream Teas! It is not a proper visit to Cornwall without sampling the county’s delicacies. Our scones are baked fresh every day and are served with delicious clotted cream and locally made soft-set strawberry jam.

https://www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk/plan-your-visit/shopping-eating

Contact: 01736 710265   TR17 0HS

Planters Cafe @ Trebah Gardens Falmouth

Planters Cafe @ Trebah Gardens Falmouth

We serve Breakfast between 10am and 11.30am, Lunch from Noon until 2.30pm.

Coffee, Tea and Cakes etc are available everyday from 10am until 4.30pm.

View Our Set Menu by clicking the ”Eat” tab above

Sunday Roasts return on the 1st of October

We use only the best locally sourced seasonal ingredients, making our roasts incredibly popular, so it is always best to book.
Please give us a call on 01326 252200 to reserve your table.
Full fixed menu also available.

Wednesday Set Lunch

Our popular set lunches are available between Noon and 2.30pm
2 Courses
3 Courses
Full fixed menu also available

Fish Fridays

Head Chef Daniel Gvalda serves up some very special fishy treats every Friday using the best of the days catch!
The menu will vary weekly but always include the option of having the catch of the day in a crisp batter with homemade chips.
Full fixed menu also available

http://www.trebahgarden.co.uk/eat/kitchen

Contact: 01326 252200    TR11 5JZ

Seaton

Seaton

A friendly place with a big heart, Seaton welcomes thousands of visitors each year who come for it’s beautiful coastline, peaceful landscapes, traditional seaside activities; shops and businesses and more adventurous endeavours such as steep coastal walks, kayaking and of course the annual Grizzly run!

A unique seaside town in East Devon, Seaton sits on the Jurassic Coast and Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site. It offers natural wonders, family adventures, sporting opportunities and a large variety of places to eat, drink and relax. The famous South West Coast Path – one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world- is easily accessible as well as the spectacular River Axe and Axe Valley wetlands.

The Seaton Tourist Information is now nestled in the New Seaton Jurassic Centre. Please take a look at the ’Visitor Information’ page for more information on our services and we look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends to Seaton soon!

http://www.seatontic.co.uk/

Sat Nav: EX12 2WD

Holywell Bay

Holywell Bay

First impressions of Holywell Bay can be deceptive as the main beach is obscured by sand dunes as you approach. It is only upon scaling or walking around these dunes that the expanse of golden sand stretching almost a mile to the north-east becomes apparent.
Being located close enough, but not too close to Newquay is a big factor in Holywell’s popularity. Whilst it does get busy in the summer, it has a family friendly feel about it and an unspoilt rural backdrop. With seasonal lifeguards on hand, sand dunes to explore, rockpools and a small stream meandering down the beach Holywell Bay is great for kids. There are plenty of facilities close to the beach in the small village including ample car-parking. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole golf course overlooking the beach.
The name Holywell is derived from holy well and it is believed this refers to a cave at the northern end of the beach. Only accessible at low tide (so take care) the cave contains an unusual rock formation which creates a series of basins.
One of Holywell Bay’s most distinctive features are the twin rocks just of the coast. These two huge rocks are known as Gull Rocks or Carter’s Rocks.

https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/north-coast/holywell-bay.htm

Sat Nav: TR8 5DD

Newquay

Newquay

Looking for things to do in Newquay whilst you are on holiday or just visiting for the day then you have come to the right place!

Here you will find some of the things we think you might like from attractionsactivitiesbeaches and places to visit.

If you are looking for something a little different then take a look on the events page to see what is happening when you are here – who knows it could be when Boardmasters, Polo on the Beach or the Newquay Fish Festival is on!

Attractions

In Newquay you will find many action packed attractions to keep all the family happy both in the town and the surrounding area – each one a great day out.

Newquay being family friendly has lots of attractions to keep everyone entertained. Newquay is very lucky to have Cornwall’s largest zoo and Cornwall’s largest aquarium along with the interactive pirates at Pirate’s Quest. Just outside of Newquay are two enjoyable small theme parks Flambards and Camel Creek, which are both all-weather attractions.

Looking for a relaxing day admiring beautiful homes and gardens? Then just outside of Newquay you will find the National Trust property – Trerice Manor, an Elizabethan house which has some very pretty gardens and a very good tea room! Throughout the year Trerice Manor hosts many events for adults and children so be sure to check out their entry on here to see what is going on.

Activities

Newquay is known as the surf capital of England and with the incredible beaches here it is no wonder that surfing is the main activity. There are numerous surf schools, surf hire and surf shops on the beaches and in the town to get you kitted out and ready to hit the waves. It is not just surfing though Newquay has much more to offer and has all kinds of water sports for you to try.

Newquay activities do not just start and end on the beach, there are plenty more in and around the town including go karts, bike riding, sea safaris, fishing, golf, day tours – exploring some of the other towns and coastline that Cornwall has to offer and Newquay’s very own Cornwall Zorbing if you fancy something a little different!

Whatever your age, fitness level, ability or experience there will be something to suit you and you will be in safe hands with some of the UK’s top coaches and instructors that we are lucky to have here making sure you will enjoy every minute of the fun.

Beaches

Here in Newquay we are very proud of the beaches and when you see them you will see why! It is not just us who think they are the best around. Fistral Beach, Porth Beach and Crantock Beach have all been voted in the Top 25 Beaches on Trip Advisor.

Wherever you are in Newquay or the surrounding areas, you are guaranteed not to be far from one of these stunning beaches – all of them with golden sand and Atlantic breakers, each of the beaches offer a different beach experience for every day of your stay.

https://www.visitnewquay.org/

Sat Nav: TR7 1BU

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

Our flagship visitor centre reopened in 2009 with interactives, bright displays, historical artefacts and a shop with gifts for all ages

With the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trinity House renovated the Engine Room at Lizard Lighthouse, retaining some of the old engines. It now also features new exhibition material, an audio visual room and a number of interactive displays. The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2009 by HRH The Princess Royal.

The distinctive twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. See displays depicting Trinity House’s history, housed in the original engine room. It was commissioned in 1752. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Tours of Lizard Lighthouse are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

Lizard Lighthouse was built by private entrepreneur Thomas Fonnereau in 1751, marking the most southerly point of mainland Britain

Many stories are told of the activities of wreckers around our coasts, most of which are grossly exaggerated, but small communities occasionally and sometimes officially benefited from the spoils of shipwrecks, and petitions for lighthouses were, in certain cases, rejected on the strength of local opinion; this was particularly true in the South West of England.

The distinctive twin towers of the Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain, the lighthouse is a landfall and coastal mark giving a guide to vessels in passage along the English Channel and warning of the hazardous waters off Lizard Point.

https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouses-and-lightvessels/lizard-lighthouse

Contact: 01326 290202  TR12 7NT

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery is in the centre of Falmouth and is easily accessible by all forms of transport. You will find us on The Moor, in the
upper floor of the Municipal Buildings.

Falmouth Art Gallery has a vibrant exhibition and event programme. We change exhibitions regularly and hang works from our permanent collection alongside major museum loans, work from local artists, community groups, school children and students. Our events cater for all ages, from babies upwards. There will be something for everyone.

Our art collection is large and eclectic for a small museum. The works are rotated regularly in our entrance and main galleries and we work to variety of themes.

The staircase gallery is used for community displays. Groups such as Falcare, Age Concern, local schools and Falmouth University visit on a regular basis and create art in response to current exhibitions.

Our limelight wall within the entrance gallery, is open to all aspiring and professional artists. To achieve a dynamic turnaround the space is changed weekly.

http://www.falmouthartgallery.com/Gallery/Home

TR11 2RT  Contact: 01326 313863