So I’ve ticked off my first beach since starting the Cornish Beach Challenge. Nathan and I went to Gwithian Towans Beach for a nice Sunday stroll. We parked up and walked through the grassy sand dunes until we found the sea. We found a spot high on the dunes to have our picnic. From here we could see the entire beach, stretching as far as the town of St Ives and along the other way to Godrevy with its lighthouse.
After finishing our picnic it started to rain a little but we ventured further down the dunes to the beach and walked along for a good mile. It was quite amusing as everyone else was walking in the opposite direction to leave the beach due to the rain but it wasn’t stopping us! The rain steadily got heavier and before we realised it we were really rather wet. This sums up the great British Bank Holiday weather pretty well I think! We managed to find an opening in the cliffs and clambered up off the beach onto the dunes. We walked back away from the beach, with no real sense of where we going, and eventually came back to the car. Drowned rats springs to mind!!
I thought this beach was really lovely; miles of sand to walk across and it appeared a popular place for surfers and people body boarding. I’d like to go back and visit when it wasn’t so rainy and cloudy though!
Tip: park in the parking pays on the road before you turn to follow the sign for Gwithian parking. It’s a bit of a walk over the dunes but its saves you paying parking charges.