Do you know your Najizel from your Porthkidney?
Published: Wednesday 9th Oct 2013
Written by: Catherine
Do you know your Najizel from your Porthkidney? … Or in fact your Pedn Vounder from your Polly Joke? … Well you may just, if you are a frequent visitor to Cornwall. As well as being stunning little beaches, they also have some outstanding names. This summer saw a very welcome return of high temperatures and long sunny days to the south west and we were given lots of opportunities to enjoy swimming in turquoise waters, off white or golden sandy beaches, whilst children played happily in the surf or amongst the rock pools. Whichever way you enjoy your day at the sea-side there are lots of different beaches to explore in Cornwall, offering quiet secluded unknown coves or miles of sand with every possible beach essential being readily available close-by. The following may just be a reminder to you of what you have enjoyed already this year and plan to re-do next year, or it could help you decide where to take a break before winter is upon us, or make sure you request a quality assured VisitEngland rated, self-catering holiday cottage in a favourite location, for your next family holiday. Marsdens Cornish cottages has a growing portfolio of hand-picked cottages for you to choose from, some of them being close to the most incredible beaches. To help our customers get the best from their stay in the West, we want to share our insider knowledge so that you too can get to know some of the beaches that are usually only the domain of locals and regular visitors “in the know”. Nanjizal Bay is just a short walk along from the famous Lands End, the most westerly part of the UK. When the tide retreats from this lovely little cove you are able to swim through a natural rock arch phenomenon known as the “song of the sea”. If you are one of the many who now enjoy wild swimming, there are jade green pools to plunge into, or caverns where you can snorkel. Pedn Vounder is another hardly heard of remote beach, close to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre. Nothing short of spectacular, the turquoise lagoons left by the tide are great to float in, or paddle through and leave you feeling you are on your own deserted island.