At EKO we ♡ weekend adventures exploring the Cornish coast.
Below we share our favourite beaches for blustery dog walks and nature strolls, with some of the best views in Cornwall. We also give you the low down on the best cafes and things to do close by.
Walk – Start at Cot Valley and walk the coastal path to Gwenver. A good 1-2 hours walk depending on your pace and stops along the way. Plan you walk here
Cafe – Walk around to Sennen Cove and enjoy the lovely Crab Soup and view at The Old Success
♡ A quiet beach that is dog friendly all year round (although Sennen isn’t, so take the top coastal path from Gwenver to Sennen).
Low Tide Walk – Park in the free car park on the road down to Gwithian. But get there early in the summer as these two little car parks fill up fast. Head down to the main car park, down the steps, then turn left onto the beach. A good 45 minute beach walk to the Blue Bay Cafe along the beach, which is hidden along the towans.
Cafe – In Spring and Summer you will see a flag on the beach to direct you up the dunes to the Blue Bay Cafe . Great coffee, friendly faces and beautiful home made cakes.
♡ a hidden spot which never gets too busy. Grab a takeaway latte and enjoy on the beach!
Walk – Park in the C-Bay cafe car park with beautiful view across to Crantock Bay. Walk up the hill and take the coastal path along to Polly Joke. Stop off for a swim or paddle in the stream then loop back to the C-Bay cafe for Brunch.
Cafe – Great brunch menu including fresh crab sandwiches at the C-Bay cafe. A good place for brunch and afternoon tea. C-Bay Cafe
♡ A good spot in summer to see the beautiful poppies on the headland.
Walk – Park in the National Trust car park and head up the stack for the best views towards Lands End and Botallack. Stop off at the coastguard look out point for spectacular views and a breather. Another short walk is up to Carn Gloose, which is another steep climb but a great vantage point at sunset. Get the low down via Trip Advisor here
Cafe – Head to the mobile pop up Apple Kitchen van for a good cuppa and refreshing ice cream. Based in the National Trust car park with simple benches to rest tired feet.
♡ Penwith is still a little underdiscovered and can be super sheltered when nestled in between the dark rocks just off the slipway.