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Forgotten Cornwall

Posted by Jody on September 23, 2013

Today’s Featured Guest Writer is Ruth Mitchell.

On the South East tip of Cornwall, just across the Devon, Cornwall border, you will find what is affectionately known as Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner. Whitsand Bay is a four mile stretch of white sand (when the tide is out) starting from Rame Head in the East and finishing at Portwrinkle, although on clear days you can see all the way down the coastline as far as the Lizard. It’s a fantastic holiday spot for families as it really harks back to a time when there was nothing but good old seaside fun, rockpools to play in, soft rolling waves for swimming and at low tide miles of sand for those castles. When the tide comes in, it creates lots of small coves where you can stay and barbeque your supper and watch the amazing sunsets.

Cornwall's Forgotten Corner by Ruth Mitchell

Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner by Ruth Mitchell

The bay has three old fortifications, one is still used by the Ministry of Defence and towers over the beach like a fairytale castle, another is now a wedding venue with awesome views and the last, a holiday village with chalets and camping. Beyond Rame Head are the small smugglers villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, Whitsand was a prime location to land the cargo, as it was so cut off. Today divers can explore two local wrecks that are in the bay the HMS Scylla and the James Egan Layne and with a golf course on the cliffs at Portwrinkle there really is something for everyone here on the forgotten corner.

About the Author: Sea Field View is a chalet that belongs to me, Ruth Mitchell, Performer and Theatre Maker. When my partner got a job at the Theatre Royal Plymouth, we moved down to the South West and bought the chalet three years ago. My blog tells people about life on a Cornish Cliff. As well as using it for ourselves, which we love, we sometimes rent it out as a holiday let, here is the link which tells you all about it. Sea Field View

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7 Responses to “Forgotten Cornwall”

  1. Jody said

    Ruth, thank you so much for sharing your very special corner of the world with us. A four mile stretch of white sand beach sounds like heaven to me! It looks so beautiful, empty, and serene. You already know that Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner is on my bucket list 🙂 & I can’t wait to visit!

  2. […] and Treasure Beaches posted my piece on ‘Forgotten Cornwall’ and you can find it here. They also have a great Facebook page which you can ‘like’ and you will see my […]

  3. Wow! That sounds lovely. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  4. The Fountain said

    What a wonderful photo, and what a beautiful coastline. Here’s a walk should be a pleasure. I like to ride on the North Sea coast of North Holland. There I sometimes find such beautiful empty beaches, especially in winter. Thank you for this evocative portrait.

    • Jody said

      Ooooh, feel free to share a guest post with us! We just love to share and learn about beaches! Winter beaches can be the most special, serene escapes.

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