If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that last weekend I hot footed it down to London, met one of my pals and jumped on the train to Truro. Two of our closest friends have set up home down on the coast so we planned a little girls weekend, which was just what I needed. Spending time with my oldest friends, the girls I grew up with and survived high school with is always one of my favourite things to do. We laughed until we cried, looked back on old embarrassing photos, Facebook stalked fellow ex classmates and recounted our favourite memories together.
I’d previously only visited Cornwall in the winter time when it’s dead quiet and ghost town-like so it was so lovely to see it in the summer sun looking beautiful and bustling with tourists and festival goers. We had unconsciously booked the same weekend as Boardmasters but it turned up to be quite lovely as we had a mooch around the festival which was fun. Although seeing all the 18 year olds with their glitter hair and hot pants made me feel roughly 85 years old but apart from that all good.
On our first day we headed from Newquay to Falmouth to pick up one of our friends, it was lovely to discover a new part of Cornwall which I hadn’t been to before, and wow it was just SO beautiful! It really made me think about how I need to spend more time exploring the UK – I’m working on it…
We stopped by Beerwolf Books freehouse which felt like a building out of Harry Potter, and it was an actual pub WITH A BOOK SHOP. How cool is that? Grab a beer, buy a new book. What more could you want?
Whilst in Falmouth we headed to the Maritime Museum which had a pretty cool tattoo exhibition on, I’d recommend popping down if you’re local. We stopped for delicious vegan pizzas at the Stable (more on that soon), wandered around the dock and headed down to the beach. It was a pretty perfect day and I just loved Falmouth! Whilst I probably won’t be heading out of Cambridge on a permanent basis anytime soon, I can totally see why people move to the seaside. It’s so peaceful and I could definitely get used to sunset walks on the beach.
Then it was time to jump in the car (narrowly miss a parking ticket, only to get one two hours later) and drive back to Newquay to catch a beautiful sunset at Lusty Glaze.
I think a Cornwall road trip is definitely on the cards next summer for Charlie and I, I had such a great time with my girls and would love to head back to explore more areas of our beautiful coastline. Falmouth and Newquay were equally gorgeous, and if you’re looking for a fun, chilled out weekend break Cornwall is a must-visit.
Trains from London Paddington take roughly 4h30 to get to Truro, which isn’t too bad just make sure you stock up on books, mags and bring your iPad!