We were very lucky with the weather, it had been miserable for weeks but we had blue skies for the entirety!
|Port Isaac - where Doc Martin is filmed|
|Fresh shellfish at Port Isaac Harbour|
|A beautiful cove outside of Newquay called Lusty Glaze!|
|St Michael's Mount near Penzance|
|People walking along the causeway at St Michaels Mount - we got the boat!|
We stayed at a uber child friendly hotel called Sands just outside of Newquay. I had been so worried about the weather I wanted somewhere with things for kids to do just in case. It's a friendly, welcoming, great value hotel with loads of facilities and can see why it's won it's many tripadvisor awards. Their outside space for kids was amazing with zipwires, bouncy castle, swimming pool, tennis courts etc.
We've decided though that next time we want to try the Watergate Bay Hotel a few further miles up the coast. It's had a major revamp and the new decor is gorgeous - fun and fresh with lots of bold striped wallpaper, floor boards and a hit of nautical. I think it gets the balance of child friendly and chic just right.
It's right on the beach at Watergate Bay (obvs!) and across the road from Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant where we had an amazing dinner one night watching the surfers until it grew dark.
|The balcony bar at Watergate Bay Hotel|
|Dinner at Watergate Bay Hotel|
|Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall|
|Lusty Glaze at sunset|
|Our last supper at Lusty Glaze, steak and seafish on hot stones|