A five hour drive in a car crammed full of camping equipment, beach kit, food, a happy dog and excited children meant that after the trailer tent was finally erected the tribe were very ready to explore their new Cornish home.
The beautiful beach glowed in the sunset, the waves crashed against the sand and our little group of weary campers began to feel relaxed as we drank in the sea air. We camped with friends who had made an excellent choice of the campsite, a short walk over the sand dunes and we were on the secluded beach. The lighthouse in the distance watching over all our frolics.
For those of you literary types this was the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf's famous novel and what an inspiration this part of the world is. The grassy dunes were planted last century to stop the local village from being covered in sand as the beautiful breeze which creates the surf is fairly strong.
The beach was almost as deserted the next morning and we spent many happy hours here whilst we were away.
Coco loved the freedom of the beach and the sea, although had to wait until the evening to be allowed to explore.
The weather was the usual british summer mix of glorious and drizzle but we don't let that stop us having fun.
A flask and a raincoat are pretty much camping necessities!
If you are ever in the area I really recommend visiting this beautiful unspoilt beach near Gwithian; super for surfing, sandcastle building, rock pooling and feeling relaxed.
I know we will be returning.
What is your favourite family beach?