Carne Beach, Roseland

Summer is here and there’s only one place to be –  the beach. And if you’re from Eldest’s school then Carne was the beach of choice of Sunday it seemed.

Facing south and sheltered by Nare Head rising to 300 feet over the bay, Carne Beach is situated on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and is a favourite haunt for walkers and those seeking a more sedate pace of life.

We walked some of the footpaths around here years ago (pre children) possibly this circular walk. I remember getting wet and lost and finally reaching The New Inn at Veryan for a Sunday lunch which made us forget all that.

Today however, the sun shone and the fun was all on the beach; splashing, swimming, digging, kayaking, body boarding, boules, as well as a spot of ‘water badminton’. We went with friends and the kids played happily all day. We had a go in their kayak and were won over.

There is a National Trust car park behind the beach and toilets. In season you can find the ‘Tea by the Sea‘ van serving local homemade food, drinks and icecreams. The beach is wide and sandy with a small stream. Dogs on leads are allowed all year round. Today there was seaweed and jelly fish in the shallows, but I’m told that’s unusual. It didn’t stop us though; even I had a swim (that’s an indication of how hot it was) and Eldest loved his first proper sea swim. Youngest absolutely adores running and splashing in the surf, it’s a delight to watch. Here are a few photos, not many as we were too busy enjoying ourselves!

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