Summer holiday – best things to do in the water

If you are coming to Cornwall then surely top of your to do list is a dip in the water? My favourite thing in the whole world is a paddle out on my paddle board and I have to say I am pretty lucky to be going out tomorrow.

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So to help you plan your water based adventures here are our favourites:

  1. Hire a paddle board, kayak or boat from Cornwall Watersports based down at Pentewan Beach.  Beccy and her friendly team will ensure you have everything you need to have a safe, fun family adventure.  Beccy also has a beach wheelchair which you can borrow by getting in touch with them.
  2. Mevagissey to Fowey Ferry.  This is one of our favourite days out.  Hop on the ferry and relax for the journey across the bay to Fowey, it is a lovely day out for all to enjoy.
  3. Head to the North coast and learn to surf for the morning.  Dom at The Surf Sanctuary, based at Fistral Bay and his team are exceptional coaches who will have you riding the waves in no time.
  4. King Harry Ferry.  The Roseland is a special place, slightly off the beaten track so quieter than some of the busy spots.  Head on to the pennisula and take the car ferry over the River Fal to avoid all the traffic around Truro.  Trelissick, a stunning National Trust garden is just the other side of the water and well worth an explore, particularly nice on a hot day in the shad of the trees.
  5. Just fancy dipping your toes in?  Then head to Porthpean Beach.  With rockpools, toilets and a small shop you can spend the whole day dipping in and out of the water, and with it’s shallow tide it is perfect for little people to explore safely.

Do let us know if you try out any of our suggestions, we would love to know what you enjoyed the most.

Here at Little Winnick we are pretty busy this week with all schools now broken up.  Despite it stepping up a gear we do have some hard standings left which are on a special rate now, so do give us a call to see if we can squeeze you in.

Talking of booking, we are taking bookings for 2020 already.  Any bookings made now will be held at this years prices, so book to make sure you get your favourite pitch.

Caravan of Love Adventures


Well, our love for the Caravan of Love was tested to the limit last week when I caught a bug – a static caravan is no place to be marooned for a 3 days in this baking heat – I longed for my sofa and own bed!!  Once I recovered we have fallen back in love with our little baked bean can though, helped by the visiting Cocktail van who is at Little Winnick on Wednesday nights.  I had to test it for the guests and I can confirm it is GOOD!  Then my catering skills have been tested this week.  It was Jessica’s birthday party on Friday.  I like to make the girls cakes for their birthdays, but my oven, if you can call it that in the static just does mega hot or cold – not suitable for baking in despite me trying and failing many times.  Thankfully she is turning 7.  And in a moment of utter genius I realised I could turn angel cake into a 7 pretty easily and then ice it.  Brilliant!!!  And in the words of Jessica’s friend Kellen ‘This is the best cake I have ever had.’  The moral is that caravan life is good because it lowers your standards and it makes you more creative…and cocktails help too.  We are 8 weeks in and hope to complete in our house maybe in the next 6 weeks….fingers crossed.


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