when it is safe to do so.
January and February are always a bit depressing, and this year it is harder with the Covid Pandemic and a third national lockdown. We find ourselves dreaming of the spring and summer, even more than we usually would right now!
Cornwall is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy with so many places close by to Hendra. The sea is always guaranteed to lift your spirits and make you smile. Here is our list of things we can’t wait to do once things improve
1.Enjoy a Cornish beach
The best thing about Cornwall’s the beaches. Spring brings longer and warmer days and we can’t wait to spend them on the beach! Newquay has 7 glorious beaches to choose from, all within easy reach from Hendra. A beach offers so much for all of the family and there is nowhere better for children to burn all that pent up energy than running free on a beach. Rock pools will offer hours of fun for curious eyes and minds, and kids always love making sandcastles and digging holes. Adventuress types can try surfing and bodyboarding, stand-up paddle boarding or windsurfing with rentals and lessons available on some Cornish beaches.
Or if you just want to chill-out then a beach is the best place to do it. Sit back relax, take a picnic, or barbecue and enjoy – bliss!
2.Eat out at one of Newquay’s restaurants
Eating out has been something that we haven’t been able to do much of last year. The restrictions and lockdowns mean we have all been at home where you can feel as if you are preparing meals all day! Eating out will feel like a real treat, when it is safe to do so again, and it is great to support some of Newquay’s local businesses.
There’s so much to offer in the town with something to suit any taste, Kahuna is very popular with pan-Asian cuisine or try The Fish House, next to Fistral; a very popular restaurant with a vibrant menu offering beautifully cooked food with awesome views.
3. Going on a road trip around Cornwall.
We have all had to stay local during lockdowns. A road trip is something that we haven’t been able to do for while, and there is nothing that makes you feel freer than going on a road trip! So after your road trip to Cornwall it is time to go on a more scenic, and less lengthy, trip.
There’s plenty to see and do close by to you at Hendra, but there’s also so much to see in the whole of Cornwall. Heading along Cornwall’s north coast, along the coastal road, you will pass some breath-taking Cornish beaches and view points, including Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth, Bedruthan Steps, Trevose Head and Padstow. Head further up the coast and you will find Rock, Port Issaac and Tintagel.
Head through the Moors if you fancy some wild scenery like, Colliford Lake, a reservoir, Golitha Falls, a picturesque waterfall, and some ancient stones and stone circles.
The south coast also offers some beautiful spots, driving around the Fal river and stopping off places along the way, you will see a very different Cornwall to the north coast, with sailing instead of surfing, you will find calmer seas and pebbled beaches.
4. Visiting one of Cornwall’s Picturesque Fishing town
There is nothing that we love doing more than meandering around one of Cornwall’s fishing towns, taking in the sights, browsing the different boutiques, and sitting down for a pasty or ice cream whilst watching the fishing boats.
It is something that we hope we can do in the not-so-distant future. Whiling away at day in Padstow, Mevagissey (a village) or St Ives is a day well spent in Cornwall.
Don’t forget to treat yourself to some Cornish fudge to eat when you get home!
5. Being with our friends and family
Being with our friends and family is something that many people have missed most this year, and hopefully it will soon be safe enough to reunite and spend some overdue quality time together, whether it is at home or away.
Stay safe everyone and we hope to see you soon!