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« on: May 31, 2017, 08:13:29 am »

With all the stuff we've had going on for the last five months, Lisa and I are looking at taking break ... asking for thoughts / opinions.   We are attracted (for some reason!) by Cornwall and want
* Train friendly
* Dog Friendly (inc beach)
* Wifi Connectivity
* Availability in early July
* Prefer open spaces to town centre

Taking a look at Hayle ... thoughts, anyone - any other ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2017, 08:47:08 am »

Really depends on your budget....I don't think you'll find many dog-friendly beaches in summer though
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 09:11:44 am »

Hayle's quite a good choice - Gwithian Towans, which is the beach nearest to Hayle, has a dog-friendly section that is open all year round, otherwise the other beaches are restricted between 8am and 7pm.

Also, Hayle is quite a good base from which to explore as there are a few destinations in all directions within relatively easy reach, i.e. St Ives, Lands End, Penzance, Lizard, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly, etc.

But most important of all, some of the county's best pasty shops are in Hayle! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 09:15:30 am »

That's looking good thanks ... I also picked up

https://www.cornwall-beaches.co.uk/north-coast/mexico-towans.htm

having just searched ... and I'm sure Billy would love to be on the beach at 6 a.m. on the hour-limited ones!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 09:26:58 am »

Plenty of dog friendly beaches in Cornwall year round, but you might struggle with accommodation! We recently booked a week in early September and there wasn't much available in the way of cottages.

Given (I think) you rescued your dogs, you might fancy a look at these cottages http://www.graceholidaycottages.co.uk/ - they sometimes have late availability at discounted rates & 10% of their rates goes to support Many Tears Animal Rescue http://www.manytearsrescue.org/. Nothing in Cornwall, but they do have a cottage in Dorset and one on the Yorkshire coast.

Also try http://www.classic.co.uk/ for Cornwall (and wider SW) - you can filter on dog friendly cottages and they always state if the garden is enclosed - we've used them 3 times now and the standard of the accommodation has been very very high. We stayed just up the road from Penzance last year and found that to be a great location for exploring the furthest reaches of Cornwall and had no issue with finding dog friendly beaches - some of the information online was a bit iffy so I'd refer to the council website for definitive info on dog access (or ask me for recommendations if you wish!)
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 09:54:20 am »

Plenty of dog friendly beaches in Cornwall year round, but you might struggle with accommodation! We recently booked a week in early September and there wasn't much available in the way of cottages.

Given (I think) you rescued your dogs, you might fancy a look at these cottages http://www.graceholidaycottages.co.uk/ - they sometimes have late availability at discounted rates & 10% of their rates goes to support Many Tears Animal Rescue http://www.manytearsrescue.org/. Nothing in Cornwall, but they do have a cottage in Dorset and one on the Yorkshire coast.

Also try http://www.classic.co.uk/ for Cornwall (and wider SW) - you can filter on dog friendly cottages and they always state if the garden is enclosed - we've used them 3 times now and the standard of the accommodation has been very very high. We stayed just up the road from Penzance last year and found that to be a great location for exploring the furthest reaches of Cornwall and had no issue with finding dog friendly beaches - some of the information online was a bit iffy so I'd refer to the council website for definitive info on dog access (or ask me for recommendations if you wish!)

Wow ... thanks for that ... knowing the availability issues I've rushed around and actually found something using the suggestions - in Hayle - that meets the criteria.   Tell you more about it later ...
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 12:21:11 pm »

Marion and I have just returned from a week in St Just in Penwith. There are some great coastal walks in the area. It has an hourly bus service from Penzance. Also lots of industrial remains along those walks. I can thoroughly recommend the walk from Geevor, through Levant, Botallack and the Kenidjack valley to St Just. The bus calls at/near the first three.
Most pubs in the area are dog friendly and the Gurnard's Head, served by the St Just to Zennor Community Bus, provides excellent food.

You should have a great time but beware of the Cornish fret and wind!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 06:53:03 pm »

I'm spending at least 5 days a month in Hayle at the moment, to keep the father in laws insurance happy as he's gone to care home, if you want anything scouting out let me know.
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 08:18:36 pm »

I'm spending at least 5 days a month in Hayle at the moment, to keep the father in laws insurance happy as he's gone to care home, if you want anything scouting out let me know.

That's lovely thanks ... I may well invite you to help us scout out the Bluff Inn one evening  Grin

Not many weeks away (before the school holidays) ... very different to today's adventure which I'll post when I get home!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 05:45:04 pm »

If you don't know it already (or even if you do), while you're in Hayle, why not whip up to Camborne on the train and take a bus to Helston. Alight at Crowntown and take a walk to Prospidnick for a trip on the Helston railway to Truthall Halt, mainland Britain's most southerly station as of 2017. The railway is open on Thursdays and Sundays.

 
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 08:41:02 pm »

Thanks for your additional suggestion, Andy.  Smiley


And, to avoid labouring the point, I won't even post my favourite link here:


If you don't know it already (or even if you do), while you're in Hayle, why not whip up to Camborne on the train ... The railway is open on Thursdays and Sundays.
 

But not on Wednesdays.  Lips sealed

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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2017, 09:40:24 am »

And, to avoid labouring the point, I won't even post my favourite link here:
 

Sorry, link not working Sad
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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 06:14:30 pm »

Erm, no, it won't, GBM.  Tongue

That was rather the point of my post: I have previously posted at least two, probably three, links in other topics to that particular youtube clip of Cornish comedian Jethro's 'this train don't stop Camborne Wednesdays' story.  I really didn't want to bore my readers by doing so yet againGrin
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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2017, 06:53:38 am »

Erm, no, it won't, GBM.  Tongue

That was rather the point of my post: I have previously posted at least two, probably three, links in other topics to that particular youtube clip of Cornish comedian Jethro's 'this train don't stop Camborne Wednesdays' story.  I really didn't want to bore my readers by doing so yet againGrin

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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2017, 11:04:59 am »

Thanks for your additional suggestion, Andy.  Smiley


And, to avoid labouring the point, I won't even post my favourite link here:


If you don't know it already (or even if you do), while you're in Hayle, why not whip up to Camborne on the train ... The railway is open on Thursdays and Sundays.
 

But not on Wednesdays.  Lips sealed



"Great"(!!) minds and all that - Jethro's joke was going through my mind as I wrote, Chris. :-)
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