Traditionally we've packed up the kids, put our spades and wetsuits in  the back of the car and travelled on down to the North coast of Cornwall for a quick getaway with the kids.  Last year we failed to do this until the late Autumn school break !  Good job too, I had been looking forward to those naughty cream teas with extra cream , the long walks through the country to the craggy cliffs and the fresh sea breeze :)

From our arrival through to the last day, to our delighted amazement we were bathed in the most beautiful autumn sunshine. We still managed the stunning walks around the coastline of Polzeath, relaxing on the beach and our attempts to surf. Admittedly the attempt to surf was just referring to the kids !  Definitely not moi !  The water was far too cold even with a wet suit on. 

It turned out to be a lovely time of the year to visit. It may have to become a new tradition.

If you do make your way down to Polzeath I recommend the walk to the Rumps around Pentire Point. Just stunning with amazing views of Port Isaac Bay along the way. 

We also love to visit places close to Polzeath,  Rock, Padstow and Port Isaac are but a few.  Padstow is fantastic for the fresh fish. Port Isaac as the name suggests has a striking little port and  lovely quaint coffee shops serving the most amazing cream teas made with Cornish cream and locally produced jam. As a big fan of cream teas it would be rude not to indulge whilst in Port Isaac. 

If you would like to suggest any coastal walks around Polzeath that you have done, please feel free to leave a comment. I'd like to hear from you. Walking along the coast is my favourite part of Cornish holidays.

Here is a little video I have only just had the chance to put together of our short but relaxing time in Cornwall. No footage of me enjoying a cream tea I'm afraid. Sorry! I was too busy revelling in the delights of it! x