The Entrance to Readymoney Cove, Fowey

The Entrance to Readymoney Cove, Fowey, Mid Cornwall

The Entrance to Readymoney Cove, Fowey, Mid Cornwall

Fowey is well known for its association with the author Daphne Du Maurier, and Readymoney Cove is where she lived during the war years. This image was taken from St Catherines Castle looking up the Fowey River, the large house you can see in the bottom left is Place House, the home of comedienne and actress Dawn French.

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Daymer Bay Beach and Brea Hill

Daymer Bay Beach and Brea Hill, Daymer Bay, Near Polzeath, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Daymer Bay Beach and Brea Hill, Daymer Bay, Near Polzeath, North Cornwall (David Carvey)

Daymer Bay, which is situated on the eastern bank of the Camel Estuary just around the corner from Polzeath has always been one of my favourite places. Not that there is a great deal to the beach itself unless a bit of sunbathing and some fun with the family is what you are seeking. But if you don’t mind walking then it is an ideal spot for a bit of rambling. If you walk south along the estuary, after about half an hour you come to Rock, reputed to be one of the most expensive property locations in Cornwall. You could use the coastal path which cuts through the dunes or walk along the golf course, to which there is public access, though for obvious reasons you are asked to keep to the designated path. You can also climb Brea Hill, from where there are some fabulous views, then continue your walk down the south side to Rock. St Enodoc Church, where Sir John Betjeman is buried, is situated in the middle of the golf course and a public footpath will allow you access. If you walk north from the beach you will come to Polzeath, which is well known for the quality of its surf. So if you are planning a family day out at the beach I can highly recommend Daymer Bay as a suitable destination.

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