Five sunsets and night walks
At dusk wrap up and prepare for stargazing or go on a moonlit night walk. Leave when it’s still light and let your eyes adjust to the dark.
Holywell Bay The place to go for summer sunsets, with the silhouette of Carter's Rocks just off the beach. Park in the National Trust carpark and walk out across the dunes. More info here
Godolphin Hill, Helston
This conical hill offers amazing 360 degree views with no artificial light, making it perfect for stargazing on a clear night or a good place to enjoy the sunset before heading down the hill on a moonlit night walk. On a clear day you can see both coasts, from Mounts Bay and the iconic St Michaels Mount and to St Ives Bay on the north coast. More info here
Cape Cornwall Forget Land's End, head a few miles up the coast and enjoy the night sky from England's only cape. Gaze out over the Atlantic from the summit, crowned by a tall chimney, as General De Gaulle sleeps in his bath off-shore and then walk down to the cove to see if there are any seals about? More info here
Minions, Bodmin Moor On the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, the first area of Cornwall to achieve Dark Skies status, there are several tracks leading away from the village which allow east access to the moor. Not only can you get fantastic sunsets, you can also see them from inside Bronze Age stone circles, just as our ancestors did 3000 years ago. More info here
Duckpool Beach This wild and untamed beach to the north of Bude is a great place to see the famous ‘green flash’ that occurs seconds before the sun sets. Walk down from the carpark and get comfortable as the sun is beginning to set, and just enjoy the free show! More info here
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