But when it is a blue sky day…

I don’t think I willย ever tire of this view. The colours of Cornwall evident in the harbour and island. White cottages, orange lichen on the roofs, pale golden sand, and layers and layers of blues.


Where the turquoise water invites you to take off your shoes and dip your toes into the sea as the water slowly retreats.


The fog did finally lift and so we ventured into our nearest town to do the usual chores; library, butcher etc. stopping off to have a fish ‘n chip lunch followed by a paddle in the crystal clear waters around on Porthgwidden beach. A tiny ‘Blue Flag’ beautiful protected beach nestled between the islands grassy knoll and a rocky headland on the tip of the harbour.


And if all this walking is too tiring then you can hire a deckchair and just take in the view.



35 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh, Jude, you are in heaven. These photos represent an amazing place. Almost makes me miss the beach.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I must admit this does almost make up for me not getting into Australia. The colour of the water and the sandy beaches are very similar to Aussie beaches on a much smaller scale. You are luckier though as most of your beaches are a lot less crowded than these. And of course the sun shines more often!

  2. Oh WOW, how gorgeous. And that header is absolutely fabulous ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not quite Long Beach or Muizenberg, but I think I can live with this ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Oh I so could live with that big time ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sue says:

    Oh, how gorgeous, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I can see why people flock to St Ives.

      1. Sue says:

        Scenery and light to die for!

        1. Heyjude says:

          The light is spectacular. It was that light which drew us so far west. Every time we arrived in Penzance and saw Mount’s Bay our spirits lifted. I never realised just how wonderful St Ives bay is either, though knew that both areas attracted artists. Now I know why.

        2. Sue says:


  4. Pit says:

    You make me envious! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well it would be nice if there were MORE blue sky days than there are, but I will happily take those we get.

  5. How lovely – I want to be there right now!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Today was grey again…

      1. Booooo to grey weather, I say.

        1. Heyjude says:

          Makes you appreciate the sunshine ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. jennypellett says:

    Who needs to get on a grotty flight to Europe. We’ve got it all and more right here!

    1. Heyjude says:

      When the sun shines I think this country can beat a lot of places for scenery and views, it is a shame that the weather chases people abroad. I’m lucky though because now I don’t have to worry about getting out every day, I can wait for the sun to shine knowing this is practically on my doorstep.

  7. Looks like a veritable paradise, Jude. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is a pretty place. I shall avoid it in July and August though ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Very wise indeed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Happy wine o’clock Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Gilly. I was tempted, but I fear that I may not be able to get out of a deckchair these days!

  9. Beautywhizz says:

    Beautiful place.

  10. goannasnake says:

    Sigh! How I’d love to be there now.

  11. Oh Jude, how beautiful is this landscape. I am so looking forward to visiting this area in September. I hope the weather is kind to us then so my photos are as wonderful as yours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Let’s hope so!

  12. beetleypete says:

    We were at Hunstanton yesterday. Huge beach, big skies, and a breezy, cloudy day. Doesn’t compare to your little paradise though, Jude.
    Regards as always, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, but there is something to be said for those big Norfolk skies.

  13. pommepal says:

    These photos are like a tourist brochure they are SO inviting. I’d love to pop over, pity it is so far away, but I can enjoy it in your posts. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You have your own beautiful coast and I am more than a little envious of it! It is nice to have the coast nearby again, and this is a very pretty area.

  14. Chillbrook says:

    Nowhere better when the sun shines! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      That’s very true.

  15. joannesisco says:

    That first photo shows just a perfect little postcard seaside town. Beautiful!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I rather think St Ives is. Horribly overcrowded in the school holidays, but the rest of the year, pretty perfect ๐Ÿ™‚

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