We walked through Marazion and out onto the low cliffs. There were stunning views, being able to see the steep southern side of St Michael's Mount and then on across Mount's Bay towards Newlyn and beyond.
There had been a heavy dew and earlier rainshowers and the plants were glistening with water droplets.
This pic doesn't really capture it but the fronds were covered with gems :-)
One of the lovely little surprises was rounding a corner and finding a superb little beach, with a lovely swell rolling in and numerous surfers riding the waves.
I hadn't realised there were two Perran Sands (maybe there are more?) but this little beach by Perranuthnoe was a treasure and the waves perfect!
From here we walked out towards Cudden Point, by now the sun was warm and it was a beautiful day. This was like walking around a miniature version of Land's End, so pretty but with a touch of wildness about it.
Looking towards Cudden Point.
Looking back at Cudden Point
From Cudden Point we passed Bessy's Cove also known as Prussia Cove, renowned for its smuggling. Bessy used to run a kiddlywink selling 'duty free' liquor!
Beyond that, another surprise...
What a lovely walk we were having! We were in need of refreshment by this time and found another perfect stopping place. Sydney Cove is the western end of Praa Sands and here sits a wonderful cafe, clean and bright and welcoming...The Cove. Here, I had a fabulous bacon and egg bap, Tim a pot of tea and I ordered a piece of boiled fruit cake - asking them if they'd wrap up half of it for later,
From here we walked across the beach passing surfers and sunbathers, We also had wonderful glimpses of old tin mines which have been carefully restored,
and had been told by the lovely lady in the cafe to look out for the Meerkat...
and great rock strata!
which has a tight inner harbour.
We wandered around the shops and sat in the warm sunshine along with many others. We caught the bus back to Marazion.
We also had wonderful glimpses of old tin mines which have been carefully restored,