The Rumps, Near Polzeath

The Rumps, Near Polzeath, North Cornwall

The Rumps, Near Polzeath, North Cornwall

The Rumps, near Polzeath is an iconic Cornish location and this time of year is the perfect time to visit. You’re going to have to do some walking though to get to it as access can only be gained by walking the coastal footpath from Polzeath via Pentire Point. Alternatively you can park at Pentire Farm (a National Trust owned Farm) and walk up though the fields via the public footpath.

The best time of day is in the evening as the sun will illuminate the cliffs on the right of this picture. You should probably start from the point where this image was made and work along the footpath, refining yyur compositions as you go. If the weather and light is just right you should end up with memorable picture. Click Here for another view from this location

You can follow me on Twitter at @magiccornwall or subscribe to my RSS feed

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.

Follow me on Twitter at @magiccornwall