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Cornwall Location Suggestions

MeanGreeny Plus
12 3.7k England
19 Mar 2007 9:33AM
Off to Cornwall for a few days holiday and could do with :

1) Sunrise/sunset locations within 30 mins of Mousehole

2) Any other places of note for landscapes.

I know it's absolutely overflowing with them but have not been down that far before and won't have too much time for recce.

I've heard of the famous ones like St Michaels Mount, Sennen Bay and Porth Nanven Cove but don't know of too many others.

I've looked in the photo locations section but it's pretty bare.


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CathyT Plus
11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 9:38AM
Paul Frost and Geoffphoto are based in Cornwall, not that you'd want to meet them......LOL :0)

I'm sure they can give you some good advice...
ZenTog Plus
16 7.9k 1 England
19 Mar 2007 10:00AM
ahh cathy T I thought you were one of my fan club!!!!!
anyway I am much better looking than geoff just not as rich!!

all the way from penzance round the coast to st ives is chock a block with good locations
porthcurno etc sennen cove , zennor the zennor moors are superb with several stone circles and standing stones
st ives is good for sunsets as well
Hayle river mouth is really good for the blue water yellow sand abstract landscapes
CathyT Plus
11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 10:03AM

Quote:anyway I am much better looking than geoff

did you hear that Geoff....
diphoto Plus
10 10 England
19 Mar 2007 10:06AM
Hi Simon

My favourite part of the country, I recommend the Crown mines, near St Just, awesome coastline along with ruins of the old tin mine engine houses....enjoy

joolsb Plus
13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
19 Mar 2007 11:00AM
When are you going to be there, Simon?
CathyI Plus
13 344 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 12:37PM
I second all of the above! Personal faves between Penzance and St. Ives are Treen, Porthgwarra, Porth Nanven (obviously!) and St. Ives itself. For something a bit different near St. Ives, head up to Knills monument (literally just "up the hill" from Carbis Bay village) for an excellent view over the bay...

You can also find some great places down the W side of the Lizard peninsula - can personally recommend Porthleven, particularly if the weather's rough - v. spectacular! (also has a great pasty shop and pub!). Rinsey Head is also good. Kynance Cove is another favourite and I also had a bit of a recce at Gunwalloe last time I was down that way and noted it as a place to go back to - however, the last 2 are probably getting a bit further away than your 30 mins.

Hope that helps!
19 Mar 2007 1:07PM
Not wanting to hijack the thread but I'm off to the North coast (Polzeath) in a few weeks, any tips for some local frame fillers? - I'll have the family in tow so need to be selective!

CathyI Plus
13 344 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 1:14PM
With respect to what I've already said about locations near Mousehole, I forgot to add Loe Pool/Bar (near Porthleven).

As far as Polzeath is concerned: N of, for starters I would suggest Boscastle, Port Isaac and Port Quin; S of - Padstow, Trevose Head and around there...
ZenTog Plus
16 7.9k 1 England
19 Mar 2007 1:26PM
north cornwall devon boarders , try tintagel allright for all the family ,try sT necterns glen waterfall (really good location), rocky valley , boscastle and its execellent witch craft museum , and the camel trail on push bikes a great ride with great scenary , bikes are avialable at either wadebridge bodmin or padstowe
diphoto Plus
10 10 England
19 Mar 2007 1:32PM
Simon, I forgot this one..
If the weather is good, take a scenic flight from Penzance Heliport to the Scilly ilses, the views from the chopper are amazing especially on the return leg as it covers Lands end to Penzance.

MeanGreeny Plus
12 3.7k England
19 Mar 2007 6:19PM
Some great suggestions there.

Thanks to everybody so far

Looked at the Penzance Heli flights but they're about 125 return for 15 min either way!!
diphoto Plus
10 10 England
19 Mar 2007 7:20PM
Hi Simon, 2007 prices - Scenic flight (you stay on the chopper ready for return) 44 each, only bookable on the day. Recommend a decent lens, I only had a 18-70mm, still got some good shots though.

Have fun.
rossd 14 1.1k England
19 Mar 2007 8:53PM
30 mins from Mousehole?? Try Porthgwarras cove (head for St Buryan from Mousehole and pick up the B3315 - its the next accessible cove after Porthcurno).From the carpark follow the footpath up over the cliff tops, past the coastguard station, and you get stunning sunsets across Lands End. Also towering cliffs, huge rock formations and open wild moorland. Get an Ordance Survey map (Explorer 7, Lands End) and you will see where I mean. Also, as previously suggested, the road from St Just to St Ives, the B3306, is IMO the most scenic coast road in England. The sea on your left and large expanses of wild moors on your right. One point, check the tides as the coves,beaches are best photographed at low water (especially Porthcurno, best early morning at low tide).
Lived in Cornwall for 15 years so I'm envious!!

Good luck.
MeanGreeny Plus
12 3.7k England
20 Mar 2007 10:33AM
Lots of great stuff there for me. Thanks very much

joolsb - We go down on Sunday. Stopping at the Bedruthan Steps Hotel for 1 night and then down to Mousehole for the rest of the week

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