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Cornwall - Want lovely beaches, bit of a town for pub food etc... where would you suggest?

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mummatotwo Thu 10-Jan-13 13:08:04

us and DS age 8, want somewhere that is:

Close by to nice beaches (beaches with a cafe, perhaps)
Near a little town or village where some nights we can go for pub tea
Near a larger town - incase it rains we can do the cinema, bowling etc...

St Ives, Padstowe, Newquay all look nice BUT it will be heaving in those areas in summer months

where would you recommend?

D0G Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:28

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strumpetpumpkin Thu 10-Jan-13 13:12:30

I love penzance. We used to stay in a cottage in newlyn when i was little. It was a fishing village rather than a beach, although youre right near st Michaels Mount. Short driving distance of Porthcurno, sennen cove, pedn vounder, mousehole. Could still do St Ives or Lizard as a day trip

Cheryllou Thu 10-Jan-13 14:18:48

Best holiday park in the best area. EBER

loulou4 Thu 10-Jan-13 19:22:41

CARBIS BAY. very near to St Ives. got a beautiful beach, perfect for children, with watersports available, so perfect for grown ups too!

not a huge amount in carbis bay, but enough - shop, cafe, hotel, pub, italian, fish & chips .... and a 2 minute train journey and you'll be in St Ives, or you can walk along the coastal path and it takes about 20 minutes - beautiful walk, amazing views ........

IAmLouisWalsh Sat 12-Jan-13 20:49:11


Heaven on earth.

Iheartcrunchiebars Wed 23-Jan-13 20:45:30

Somewhere around Penzance? Beautiful beaches at portcurno. Or stay near marazion?

darcieboo Wed 23-Jan-13 22:17:02 surrounded in lush countryside, 15 mins walk to Mawgan Porth Beach - a stunning sandy beach, 5 mins drive to Watergate Bay, 15 mins drive to Padstow & Newquay. We go every year and love it !

UniPsychle Tue 29-Jan-13 10:58:03

Marazion. Pubs, cafes, little galleries, little post office for basics etc. Town is next to beach, no steep cliffside walk. Very near to penzance for supermarkets etc. It will still be busy (all of cornwall is) but as its a long way down, it will be quieter than newquay etc.

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