The clocks have gone back, the last golden leaves of autumn have been blown from the trees and Christmas songs are playing in every shop you visit.. it must be November! It's time to dig out the jumpers, light the fire and open a bottle of red wine and eat! Meals should be wholesome, hearty and warming, soups, stews and traditional puddings.
The Cornwall Tourism Awards took place recently with the good and great of Cornish Tourism gathering at the Headland Hotel, Newquay. Top winners on the evening were the Screech Owl Sanctuary, who picked up the prestigious Winner of Winners trophy alongside Golds for Small Attraction and Silver for Access & Inclusivity.
West Penwith is one of the quietest parts of Cornwall. It's small villages are connected by narrow and winding lanes and the coastline has high rugged cliffs which tower over the sandy beaches and coves below. Sennen is the largest beach in the area and Porthcurno attracts lots of visitors because of the iconic Minack Theatre. But where can you go to beat the crowds? Here's our guide to some of West Penwith's most secluded beaches and coves.