Despite the ominous clouds and occasional shower we decided a day at the beach was the kind of therapy we needed on Sunday and headed for Gorran Haven. We met Grandma and Grandad and stayed and played all day.
Sitting in a valley, well off the beaten track, Gorran Haven is an unspoilt coastal village at the heart of which is a cluster of fishermen’s cottages, nestling around a secluded cove which remains much the same as in years gone by.
Once you’ve wound your way through the Cornish lanes, you’ll find everything you need here for a family day on the beach. There is a car park a short walk from the beach (£3 all day), a small shop in the village, toilets, kayaks for hire, safe and clean sea water, a cafe on the beach and a stream perfect for damming.
The conveniences are looked after by volunteers from the village (thank you!) so don’t forget to donate when you spend a penny. And if you need something to read, visit the book exchange in the old telephone box. There is a list of local events (including the annual New Years’ Day swim) on the very informative website for Gorran Haven.
I’ll leave you with our pictures which speak for themselves.