Posted 29 June 2018 by Beverley Fuller
How do you like your views in Cornwall? The Roseland Peninsula is full of gentle hills with gorgeous outlooks and one of the great attractions here is that you can see Cornwall on any scale, so your favourite view might just as easily be be green fields or wooded coves as a panoramic sea view. Whether you walk our local stretches of the South West Coast Path, drive to local beauty spots for a picnic or gaze dreamily through the window of your holiday cottage, the beautiful coast and countryside are a constant draw.
But how about looking up at the land from the sea? Lazing on a yacht is the first thing that comes to mind - I'm thinking posh picnic, maybe a glass of fizz, sunglasses and floppy hat style while someone else does the actual sailing. Or is that rather lazy of me? Sailing is fabulous fun and there are plenty of opportunities here, but when you're doing the work you don't always get time to admire the view, especially if you're handling a dinghy or paddling a kayak. Coastal kayaking is brilliant though, and I love to pause a moment and look up at the cliffs from below. The sense of scale it gives you is awesome.
On a summer day at the beach check the tides, pick your spot and you'll find plenty of safe swimming. For confident, strong swimmers striking out in a calm sea round little headlands into adjoining coves is a great delight, and has the advantage that you don't need to swim too far out. Another great delight is floating on your back in the turquoise sea, bobbing gently over rippling wavelets and gazing inland. This is perfect if you're less confident in the water as you don't have to be far from the shore (top tip: you can float in the shallows with your hands on the ground - no one will know!).
Remember to protect yourself from the sun even if it's a bit overcast, and check the tide tables before you take to the water, then enjoy the glorious Roseland views from whichever angle you choose!