Posted 6 July 2018 by Emma Andrew
Ah, the seaside: I'll share with you a few of my favourite things about it. Just looking at a sea view or wiggling my toes in the sand is enough to make me take a big, deep, oxygen-filled breath and relax. The Roseland Peninsula's clean, fresh air is a tonic for the soul.
Sea-swimming. I love it. I am not one of those hardy folk who swim all year round; I wait till early summer, but am likely to sea-swim well into autumn. They say it's safest to swim within an hour either side of high tide, and when the sun's had a chance to warm the sand the sea will be gorgeous so an afternoon tide is ideal. I'm as happy floating on my back or snorkelling in pancake-flat sea as jumping little waves or body-surfing. Sharing your quiet Cornish cove with a seal or two is a magical holiday extra.
Sailing and windsurfing. Two great ways to enjoy the water and our Roseland seaside is perfect for both. That said, I learnt the hard way that if you hang around too much in a dinghy you can be seasick. How embarrassing.
Building sandcastles. Naturally. Who doesn't? Younger children adore making little bucket-patties while the older ones get into serious crenellations and moats. It's fun to see families being creative - I met one lot building their own Stonehenge on the beach last week - before the tide washes it all away, then you start again. A timeless seaside cycle.
I'm not a great sunbather but I love to relax on the beach for a while, perhaps reading in the shade of a rock, or quietly watching the sea. Shale is quite comfortable and you take less home on your towel, but it's hard to beat that feeling of sand between the toes.
Feeling inspired? If you'd like to be beside the seaside, check out our gorgeous Cornwall holiday cottages. The Roseland has it all.