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Exploring Caerhays & Vault beach

On what started out as quite a miserable windy and rainy day……

We decided to explore the South Coast of Cornwall. The South Coast is far more protected in the winters months from the prevailing Westerly storms.

We loaded the dogs into the car and off we went for our day of adventure, targeting the delightful beaches of Caerhays and Vault.

After travelling for around 40 minutes through the small winding roads we arrived at a gravelled car park which over looks Caerhays beach (also known as Porthluney Cove).

The car park does charge between the months of May and September (8am – 15.00pm £4 and 15.00pm – 17.00pm £2). This is a good recent to get and about during the off-season.

Within minutes of being on the beach, we stumbled across lots of seaglass, which I adore, so I was completely in my eliminate.

Caerhays allows dogs all year round but they do need to be on the lead between the months of June and September. Caerhays beach is just a part of the Caerhays estate, which, boasts a very picturesque castle. The castle is open to visitors for a charge of £14.00. Due to the time of year they were not open for visitation but this may be something I will return for at some point.

Caerhays is located 4 miles from Mevagissey and is a lovely vast South facing beach. There are loads of little rock pools and caves to explore. It is protected on both sides (West and East) by the landmass creating an ideal surfing spot for those seeking shelter from the winds. This place can produce a lovely shaped wave on Southwesterly swells with a Northwest to Northeasterly wind.

We then decided to head on to Vault beach……..

Which, I have to say is just so stunning. After arriving in the National Trust car park (Lamledra) you head down a small lane which opens up to amazing views of Vault beach.

With its stunning curved sweep of sand and shingle that gently slopes into the sea, and its dramatic cliffs sheltering you from the wind, this is a truly magical beach. Do be warned, the top end of this beach is popular with nudists in the Summer.

The majority of the time the sea is very calm as it is guarded by Dodman Point to the west. This makes it a perfect bathing beach.

Also, it is dog friendly all year round.

Every now and again, with a sizey South Westerly swell, Vault beach can provide very fun, clean surf. So for those adventurous surf riding explorers bear this place in mind.

Our day of adventuring ended with the most spectacular sunset. Cornwall is blessed with some incredible sunsets. You can see some of the ones I have captured on my instagram. It impresses me every time, so I will undoubtedly be posting more throughout the year.

If you have been here before I would love to hear about your experience, so drop a comment in the box below.

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