Not ready to surrender the calm and relaxed pace that we had adopted over the weekend of Port Eliot Festival, we opted to head south and west towards the sea, rather than heading home at the end of the weekend.
We found a campsite owned by the National Trust at Lansallos, situated just of the South West Coastal path about halfway between Fowey and Polperro. It was completely idyllic, surrounded on all sides by fields with the sea on the horizon. We spent three more magical days relaxing in the sunshine.
We walked along the path to Polruan one day, and took the ferry over to Fowey for delicious seafood salads and ice cream (complete with Cornish fudge). We headed the other way the next day to reach Polperro, for fish and chips and more of that delicious ice cream!
The path between the villages is a stunning walk, with each turn providing another breath taking vista out to sea, across beautiful sandy beaches and in to little coves in which the villages are nestled.
Fowey, Polperro and Polruan are all small, touristy villages perched on the edge of the sea, but it was undoubtedly Polperro that stole my heart. Completely car free, it has tiny winding cobbled streets around the harbour. The cottages and shops situated on either side of these streets have tiny little doors and windows, making them almost certainly frustratingly dark inside, but oh so quaint for the observer.