Day 4 . Got up early and spent the morning driving around touring the various beaches around Newquay while the carparks were still empty. Our particular favourites were Fistral, Crantock, Lusty Glaze, Porth, Mawgan Porth , Bedruthan Steps and Watergate Bay. Then it was on to Falmouth.
Falmouth has a very large harbour and docks and there were cruise ships and ferries coming in and out. We parked in a very smart looking development called Discovery Quay with flash shops , restaurants and waterside appartments being built -it gave the impression of being quite an upmarket resort with smart looking hotels, lovely gardens and palm trees. I would think this would be a very good place to spend a holiday and use as a base. We enjoyed the National Maritime museum very much and had lunch at a small restaurant on Discovery Quay. We visited the Castle and enjoyed some time on the lovely Gyllyngvase Beach.
Day 5 We had a very busy last day - First St Ives which was simply fabulous and then onto breathtaking Porthcurno to the Minack theatre. (see separate thread for detail) We returned to Newquay via the very attractive liitle villages of Mousehole and Newlyn and caught our flight home back to London in the evening.
We had such glorious weather and cant wait to go back to explore more of Cornwall next summer!