I found this post on The Cornish Life that had a run down of the top Cornish beaches; in a nutshell different bloggers had sent in their top 5 beaches and the results were put together. Instead of five beaches in the final countdown there were many shared spots, which of course is understandable as people’s preferences are totally subjective. It was interesting to look at them all and nice to know there was only one I hadn’t been to. Most are long sandy beaches [no pebbles for these bloggers] and on a sunny day all could rival anywhere else in the world. Many a time I have looked down at the turquoise waters of [my absolute favourite] Porthcurno from the cliffs above at the Minack theatre and been blown away by the colours of the so so white sand and the green blue water. When teenage son was very young we spent five consecutive summer holidays in a holiday cottage along from the Minack Theatre and loved exploring the different beaches from Porthcurno along the south west coast path around Lands End to Sennen [joint third on the list]. Porthcurno, for anyone interested, came second on the list to be pipped at the post by Gyllngvase in Falmouth, known as Gylly by the locals. We happened to be there on the August bank holiday earlier this year, one of the sunniest days of the summer, and it was packed. This beach is so easy to access and there’s a choice of restaurant and cafe plus calm sea for swimming. It really did feel like the south of France when we were there. Funnily enough we had to return the following weekend for a totally unrelated reason and the weather had turned. Wet and windy with a sea mist we braved a walk along the front only passing dog walkers. Such a difference but so nice when you have the beach pretty much to yourselves.