Balmy summer beach evenings

Posted on July 14th, 2018

 I’ve said it before but in beautiful weather Cornwall takes some beating; from the stark beauty of Bodmin Moor to the sandy beaches and clear blue sea of the coast. During the recent heat wave I couldn’t resist popping down to the beach after supper one evening. I had planned to take some stunning photos with my DSLR but arrived to discover I’d made that rookie error of forgetting to put the battery in the camera! I braved the heat on a mountainous coastal walk and was rewarded with breathtaking views and a slowing setting sun. With only my smart phone to capture the scene the quality may not be right up there, but it still captures a little of the holiday vibe present on balmy summer beach evenings here in Cornwall.

Cornish coastline from the Coast path

Coast path from Polzeath

Secluded bays waiting to be discovered

Secluded Baby Bay at Sunset

 

Campfires and friends watching the sun set over Polzeath

Sunset at Polzeath

 

A Golden Glow on a balmy summer beach evening

Cornish Sunset on a balmy summer beach evening

 

I had such a lovely couple of hours I returned with one of my boys the following day. Again it was so hot we both went for a swim without wetsuits. I can’t remember the last time I did this in the UK. After the initial shock it was refreshing and a lovely rest bite from the searing day time temperatures.

 

Soaking up the Cornish sunshine the following afternoon.

Coast Path Polzeath to Daymer Bay

 

Driving home in my soft top with salty hair and skin felt so uplifting. I know the heat doesn’t suit everyone but I just love it and it makes me appreciate the beauty of where we live. I will try to remember the feeling of balmy summer beach evenings in the middle of winter when we are all tucked up indoors by 3.30pm in the afternoon against the outdoor chill and darkness.