Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cornwall Holiday - Kennegy Cove

Peter loves Cornwall.  I'd never been until he took me to a camp site near St Just in August 2009.  That week we packed two fantastic weeks worth of holiday into five days.  And it was during those five days that the background picture (the turquoise blue water and rocky shoreline) to this blog was taken.  How could we not go back?

So we both arranged our time off, loaded up the car, and set off on the seven hour drive that would take us to the wonderful little camp site Kennegy Cove.  With views of the sea, and being minutes away from the South West Coastal path this site was perfect for us.  The shower/loo block was clean and new having just been refurbished. There was no-one else camping, so we were the only tent and we could pitch and spread out whichever way we wanted.  And the biggest bonus was that the weather was sunny and dry most of the time we were there.  Just wonderful. 

We arrived about 6 pm Saturday night, and after setting up the tent, the first thing we wanted was food.  We found a chinese all you can eat buffet style place, which was cheap n cheerful enough and more importantly, meant we didn't take long filling our stomachs, because we wanted to get back to the camp site then go on for a walk down to the beach at Kennegy Sands.  As we put our boots on, I felt like a kid going out to play.  
As we approached Keneggy Cliff, we could see The Enys (far left) and the tiny Kings Cove just between the Enys and the buildings.  We thought the buildings were abandoned, but no, a light came on.  Later we found out that collectively those buildings make up a rather grand house and grounds. But we never found out what it was called.   
We made our way to the cliff just above the beach, but sadly, the path down to it was closed, from what we could see, the cliff had fallen away, and despite our hopeful efforts, there wasn't a way down.  
Looking West over from Kennegy Cliff over Kennegy Sands.  There looks to be a cave.  Now how can we get there?

Looking East over Kennegy Sands, Hoe Point just ahead and Trewavas Head in the distance.  The beach looks so inviting. 
It was beginning to get dark, but "just five more minutes" found us making our way West along the Coastal Path to a point where we could make our way down to the rocky shore near Kings Cove .  We could see that when the tide was out, we would be able to make our way across the rocks to Kenneggy Sand, and explore the beach properly.  But not tonight.  We had to get back to the campsite before it got really dark.  We saved this place for another day .

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