Cornwall has the longest and one of the most spectacular coastlines in Great Britain.
Here are some of the nearest beaches to Lavender cottage being only a short car drive away.
Portreath beach is just 5 minutes away by car. Popular with families and the surfing fraternity.
A short drive along the road will take you to Porthtowan, another popular beach for surfing. The golden sands bordered by dunes with the backdrop of dramatic cliffs.Early in the morning, at low tide walk to Chapel Porth across the beach. Feel the Atlantic spray on your face and hear the roar of the wild ocean crashing onto the rocks. Sure to blow the cobwebs away.
At high tide when the beach at Chapel Porth disappears, call at the National Trust café, a popular venue (especially in the winter after a bracing cliff top walk) for hot chocolate or one of their famous hedgehog ice creams!
The beach is overlooked by the dramatic ruins of the Wheal Coates tin mine perched high above on the cliffs; from where you can walk to St Agnes along the coastal path enjoying stunning views as you go.
Gwithian Towans is a magnificent stretch of golden sands bordered by dunes. Beachside cafes and bars overlook the beach. A favourite destination for surfers with the rolling Atlantic waves providing consistent, quality conditions all year round for all surfing abilities.
Godrevy, owned by the National Trust with its iconic lighthouse is one of the more exposed beaches of the North Coast. Fabulous for walking! From the nearby clifftop spot the common seals basking in the sun.