Travel

Lands End to St Michaels Mount

We made the 90 minute drive from Mevagissey to Lands End and paid the £5 parking. It was a glorious day, perfect for a walk to the cliff edge and to have our picture taken against the famous Lands End sign. It cost us £15.50 for 3 copies of our picture and to have them posted to our home address.  

 The views were spectacular and having arrived before midday the crowds were small allowing us to take some fantastic pictures.  

  Next a quick look in the gift shop before we went back to the car and on to the beautiful beach at Porthcurno. 

Porthcurno truly is a natural beauty spot. The sea is a crystal clear turquoise and because it is flanked by the cliffs on either side, it is sheltered.  

 It is a short 5 to 10 minute walk from the car park and other facilities such as the cafe and toilets and although the amenities are not directly on the beach this place is so worth the visit. 

Our next port of call was Marazion and St Michaels Mount. Again another fabulous beach with the added bonus of having the picture postcard views of The Mount.  

 We arrived late afternoon and decided to head up the coastal road to find something to eat. We found a lovely little place called the Chapel Rock Cafe with views out across the water. By the time we had finished eating (around 5:15pm) the tide had gone out and the causeway was clear to cross over to St Michaels Mount. Unfortunately apart from a look in the small gift shop and a small wonder around the lower part of the island there wasn’t much else to do. Because we had arrived so late the cafe and castle were both closed for the day. However just to have experienced such a place was wonderful.  

     

A fabulous day was finished off with a supper, back at the cottage, of cheese and biscuits and homemade  scones, jam and cream. 😊

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