On The Doorstep
It is a short (less than a minute) walk to the village pub, and a slightly longer, possibly even a whole 5 minute walk to the stunning beach! There are two fabulous cafés, as well as a gift shop and a gallery in the village, and a farm shop at the top of the road, which sells fruit, veg, meat, milk, and other tasty goodies, and fresh bread and eggs. If none of that takes your fancy, there is a Chinese take away/restaurant at the top of the road.
There are a further two beaches that allow dogs all year round, and they also tend to be quieter, as there is no vehicle access, but both are approximately a 15 minute shuffle away. And it is a shuffle, because you will be stopping every few paces to admire the view of St Michaels Mount. For the last couple of years, the main beach has had a lifeguard presence during the main summer season.
St Michaels mount is accessed from Marazion, which is a short drive from Perranuthnoe, or about a 4 mile Coastal Path walk. Care must be taken when using any of the coastal path, as there has been some recent erosion due to the storms.
Once in Marazion, you can walk to St Michaels Mount at low tide, or there is a boat that will ferry you across.
You probably wont be able to discover all of Cornwall in the space of one holiday, but this area is well known for its many visitor attractions, The Minack theatre, carved into the side of the cliffs at Porthcurno, quaint coastal towns, galleries, numerous beaches, award winning restaurants and ice cream parlours, and let’s not forget, Cornwalls finest – the pasty!
St Ives is close, and there are some good park and ride options that take you in by train. One favourite is from St Erth, because the views on the way in are incredible.
There are so many activities readily available, fishing, surfing, walking, crabbing, shopping, eating and drinking, that everyone, young and old, should be well catered for.