PERRANUTHNOE is a small village on the South Coast of Cornwall, just East of Marazion, there is a Car Park and sloping access to a safe sandy beach and the beachside Cabin Cafe. It has The Victoria a superb multi award winning pub, which serves super food both lunchtimes & evenings, - a Church dating back as far as 1160. The Lynfield Centre which houses The Cowhouse Gallery, Kernewek Ky, Professional dog grooming The Peppercorn Cafe, a hairdressers and Linen & Clay.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Tuesday - The circular walk to Prussia Cove & Back

 Another warm but windy day, so we decided to walk across the top to Prussia Cove and back along the coast. Hoping that the wind would help to keep Tilly cool
Raking along the middle of the rows of Cauliflowers
Wooster showing off that he can jump up onto this stile whereas the rest of us struggle
They loved the walk through this patch of woodland
Wooster loved the fact he could run around
Lots of hay bales at the bottom of the hill
Lots more running

Very happy dog !
One of the bales was in the hedge - wonder if folk have been rolling them around
Not much water in the little ford as we reach the coast
Coules Cove on the left with Keneggy beach further right - sadly this wonderful beach is now only accessible via the rocks and there is a danger of being cut off by the tide. We remember when you could walk down to Keneggy Beach, but it sadly washed away in a storm

The super view down into Boat and Bessie's Coves
and from the other side as we walk on
 Busy, but we've seen it busier - possibly folk will have gone elsewhere due to the high tide
We sat on a rock to have a tea/coffee, close the the memorial to the  Royal Navy's most famous battleship HMS Warspite which after a fine record in World War II broke her tow on the way to the breakers yard and came aground off Prussia Cove - I gather she then drifted onto the beach in Marazion where she was broken up 
 Old photo of HMS Warspite aground off Prussia Cove
 Looking over to Rinsey Head
Super view
The these two Kestrels arrived
It was really magical to be able to watch them hawking right in front of us - even when people walked by they carried on

Ready for the stoop

Not often you get this view
 Heading down again

We then carried on towards Cudden Point 
Piskies Cove

 Kestrel appeared again
 Piskies Cove at high tide
Sadly only sand at low tide 
Some Heather was still flowering along the top
The lovely view of Perranuthnoe from Cudden Point
Mount's Bay looking wonderful - even with the distant haze

The access to the new diversion of the footpath
Never seen a pink Yarrow before !
The long diversion they did a couple of years ago due to erosion - sadly this is very soft and slippery and really nasty to walk down the steep part
Refreshment stop coming up - dogs look like they needed it
These are very early Autumn Squills
Think this must have been Sailing vessel Irene
We had, tea & cake or ice cream at The Cabin and then popped down to look at what was left of the beach
Lots of people still enjoying the wonderful conditions - strangely it didn't seem as windy as we had expected down there
Not sure if this chap realised that if there was a slightly larger wave and he and all his stuff would be wet and the tide was still coming in
The sun setting into layers of cloud

Someone having a barbecue up there !


  1. What a wonderful walk on a perfect day! Would love to do that one day! Oh well, I can dream:)

    1. Was a super day - windy, but it would have been too hot otherwise Sue

  2. I agree Betty...almost felt I was there ! What a feast of wonderful photo's.Seems a long walk... how far Sue ? Thanks Sue. p.s think Wooster is having his own Olympics !! macca.

    1. 13,000 steps Macca - no idea exactly how far, comically I do more than that on changeover day on Saturday - just shows what us housewives always knew ! It's not so much the distance, but the up and down nature of it - both up and down hills, but also rather steep and high stiles - really good for getting the joints mobile ! Wooster and Tilly had a lazy day today - ready for action tomorrow. Sue

  3. Another beautiful walk, sorry we missed you, by only minutes by your photo's of the tide right in on the beach, we had been sitting in the garden of the cabin having a coffee and a slice of something really yummy. Plant is possibly from the Yarrow family. Such a shame the weather has changed today. Thanks for the wonderful photo's once again.

    1. Oh no ! We were sitting in the Cabin garden - before we wandered to the ramp for the photos - obviously a near miss, such a pity, but glad you made it down here ! Not nice today and no flying to Scilly, so three RIBS have come over to Penzance in fact the posh one Falcon has been twice. The expected wind on Friday & Saturday might cause problems as well ! You're right about the Yarrow - I didn't realise they could be pink ! Sue

  4. Spectacular photos! Looks like you’ve created some incredible memories. Cornwall is such a beautiful place in the world, especially in summer – so it’s great to be making the most of it by spending time outdoors, absorbing all its natural glory.

    1. We do our best to get out and about as much as we can - it's why we came to live here, sadly it's amazing how busy we still are ! Sue

  5. In 1970, 1 year after leaving school, two friends and myself found ourselves camping at the site 100 Metres up the road from the Victoria. We were there 2 weeks in what was known as Sheffield works weeks (complete shutdown of the steel weeks) Remember the place well and brings back great memories. Looks just as quaint and relaxed after 45 years. I went back 2 years ago to see all the sand had been washed away and thought about the days spent sunbathing on that beach. Sad also that beer had gone up in the Victoria...was only 2s6p a pint when I was last there.