My partner and I recently had a mini break in the Cornish town of Padstow and it was absolutely perfect.
We were incredibly lucky with the weather as we managed to get away in a pocket of beautiful sunshine. As we were there midweek it wasn’t too busy either which was a bonus, I’ve heard that it gets a bit unbearable in the summer.
On the first day I managed to tick off two of my ‘to do’s’ - I ate a pasty on the beach and drank a nice pint of ale in the sun in the harbour (yes, I am easily pleased). Our first day was mostly just mooching around the town and local area.
There is so much to do nearby I would definitely recommend it as a place to go. On our second day we visited Bedruthan Hotel & Spa and ate lunch looking out over the bay, followed by a coastal walk and visiting the National Trust Bedruthan Steps – really steep steps down to the beach. When the weather is nice, some of the Cornish beaches really do rival going abroad; they are absolutely beautiful with pure sand and crystal-clear waters.
In anticipation of some sea breeze and also for ease following our spa visit I wore my all seasons bandana while on the walk. I found it very cool in the warm sun and also useful to be able to tie the tails looser at the bottom to give my neck some protection from the sun. I love the pattern on this one – I am a big fan of autumnal reds and oranges and I love the contrast of the band with the summer colours on the scarf part.
Just to finish off, (and to provide you with the best three-day itinerary if you’re ever visiting Padstow!) on our last day we hired bikes and cycled the Camel Trail to Bodmin – a flat and traffic free path. We stopped off for a cream tea at a cute little picturesque garden café en route which was the perfect end to a wonderful break.