South East Cornwall is often called the " Hidden corner of Cornwall", as tourists crossing over the Tamar head further South to popular tourist destinations. For us this is a wonderful tranquil spot with beautiful vistas and villages that remind you of how quiet and simple life used to be! Would you like a peek?
The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand nestle on the sea shore with their ancient mariner's cottages, narrow streets with only space for parking the boat!
The devastating winter storms hit this area so badly and the iconic clock tower was in real danger of collapsing as the bottom half of its structure gave way. The waves slammed against the picturesque cottages. Two months later some of the damage was still evident, but visitors are now returning to give support and income to these living here.
Further along the bay is the vast sandy shore of Whitsand Bay, that stretches for miles and is always one of favourite places for a long beach walk. Where is your favourite beach walk?
|Whitsand Bay - (image taken on a previous visit.)|
This time however the tide was in so instead we enjoyed a coffee with a view at a cliff top cafe. Before walking past the chalets hugging the cliff side, and imagining a holiday in one of them with these magnificent sea views.
And finally a visit to the stunning headland of Rame Head with the remains of the 14th century chapel, where watchmen saw the first sight of the Spanish Armada. (You can see it in the distance in some of the pictures above.) Dartmoor ponies are used to keep down the grass. They did however reach the bench where we had planned to eat our picnic, before us, but we forgave them for assisting in this picture!
This is the last post from our recent holiday to Devon and Cornwall, I hope you enjoyed them - back to the shores of Dorset next time!