It's been a few weeks since we reopened, and it's been great to see all your faces again! We feel like the Resort is alive again, and it's so lovely to see families and having fun on our beach and to see friends meeting at our Millendreath Beach Bar. We would also like to thank everyone for sticking to the remaining social distancing rules and for treating all the staff respectfully, together we can get back on track to more normality, and smash this road map out of lockdown.
So, now that you're allowed to go on UK Holidays, what is there to do in Cornwall? Below is a list of 5 things to do while visiting us at Millendreath Beach Resort that make the most of the great outdoors, because don't forget that fresh air is great for avoiding Coronavirus. But don't forget to check before you go to make sure places you are planning to visit are open and don't have any additional measures in place so you don't get caught out.
You can check at www.visitengland.com
1. Millendreath Beach Resort, near Looe
Millendreath Beach is a firm family favourite for locals and tourists, as it's a small cove which is sheltered from the wind, has a lagoon which washes out and refills with the tide daily, and has some of the safest bathing waters around. We have been bathing water champions for years due to the cleanliness of our waters. In fact, did you know, we have one of only 2 species of Seahorse in the UK living just off our shore? Seahorses will only make a home where the water is very clean and safe to do so. This is why Millendreath Beach Resort's logo is the Seahorse! We have onsite toilets and parking (pay & display), our Beach Bar and the Bistro on the Beach. Check out our apartments to rent here.
Millendreath beach is dog friendly year round, with restricted times in the summer months when it's too hot for dogs anyway and the beach is busy with humans. We like to ensure that everyone can enjoy the beach safely, so we allow dogs on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April to September, but not during the day. Between October and March, dogs can go on the beach any time, we just ask that you always pick up after your dog when it messes and dispose of it properly, keep them under control and be respectful of other beach users. We also have 65 acres of woodland you can use, and dog friendly beaches to either side of us. Plaidy beach towards Looe is only a 10 minute walk up the South West Coast Path, and Seaton beach which is either a 5/7 minute drive or a 50 minute walk along the South West Coast Path. When the tide is out at Millendreath, you can actually walk all the way along to Seaton beach, and then back along the coast path to get back. The beach to the left of ours is dog friendly but only accessible at low tide.
Looe is only a 25 minute walk along the coast path from Millendreath and is a firm family favourite as it has so much to offer for such a busy little fishing village. Looe Beach is a lovely, large sandy beach with loads of rock pools for those who love exploring. In the summer there are rides, face painters and hair braiders along the front by the beach itself and there are some great toy and gift shops in town, like the Old Mill Gift Centre. You can take a range of boat rides out from the quay, and even visit Looe Island when it is permitted.
Like ice cream? Looe has plenty, and you must try the bubble waffle cones at the Dog and Waffle, they are incredible! They are unlike any you've had before, are huge, and taste great! They have a great range of flavours and also do amazing milkshakes! On the bridge is a big arcade, perfect for spending those 2p coins and winning prizes to take home as a souvenir! There is a large play park by the Millpool car park, and some pretty woodland walks too. Be careful not to disturb wild life and marine life if you take a walk by the river, but see how many different birds you can spot.
Perranporth is a great beach for a full day out, as Perranporth town has plenty of places to eat and drink, and there is a great cafe on the beach itself called The Watering Hole, which not only offers great food, drinks and cakes, but also events and live music when it's allowed. There is an incredible ice cream parlour by the beach car park, which also sells doggy ice cream! It's another large beach with plenty of caves to explore and a stream running through the beach which is great for paddling. At low tide, you can walk for miles along the beach, just be sure not to get stuck when the tide comes in again. This beach is dog friendly, with leads needed during summer months.
4. Eden Project
Mentioned in my previous blog, but such a great place to take the kids. The Eden Project is a famous attraction that brings something different to the table. It's perfect for kiddies or grown ups, and is accessible for all. You can spend hours wandering around the Biomes which are absolutely fascinating, and on a nice day meander through the outside gardens. There is an ice-skating rink (possibly seasonal) and an amazing food hall which serves all kinds of delicious delights. There's even a zip wire which descends across the whole site for the brave among us!
5. Lost Gardens of Heligan
Until only 30 years ago, no one knew of the wonders of Heligan. A small door discovered in some ruins led the estate to it's restoration, and today it is a beautifully maintained attraction steeped in history. Great for all ages, Heligan has beautiful gardens to explore, a bakery and kitchen, and some great events throughout the year. There's farm animals, a play park, and plenty for little ones to see and do. Take a look at their website link here.
Make the most of the outdoor space Cornwall has to offer this summer by visiting some of these amazing places, and keep an eye out for more blogs to come with more great ideas for days out this year!
Stay safe everyone, and welcome back!
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