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Cornwall's Best Sunset Spots!


Trevose Head, PL28 8SH

It doesn't get much better than Trevose for a spot to watch the sun go down! Sure, there's no facilities like toilets or a cafe, but there is the perfect vantage point to look out at the atlantic, fantastic views of the beautiful surrounding beaches and, of course, the incredible lighthouse with crashing waves and rugged rocks beneath it. It costs £4 to park there and that goes to the National Trust, and so, goes to protecting the wildlife and lovely views.

Widemouth Bay, EX23 0AW

About an hour further up Cornwall's north coast sits Widemouth Bay. Prepare yourself for a beautiful, sandy beach that stretches for miles! Or, if sand isn't your thing, you can watch the sunset from the comfort of your own car, just like at Trevose Head! Personally, I love this area in general because of the interesting rock formations that can be found at low tide. Just remember to bring your camera when you pay a visit

Perranporth Beach, TR6 0JN

Potentially, Perranporth is another great location for people that want to watch the sun go down from their car. The main car park points in the perfect direction and, if it's full, you can always follow the road on the left side of the beach for more parking. Perranporth is perfect for surfers that want to spend the day in the water to. The same goes for Watergate Bay and Polzeath, but Perranporth wins it for me because of the incredible rock arches in the cliffs and “the UK's only bar on the beach.”

Gwithian Towans Beach, TR27 5BT

For those that enjoy the shelter of a sand dune to watch the sun go down (perhaps with a BBQ or bonfire if it's disposed of properly), then Crantock, Constantine and Holywell Bay are all great options. However, my favourite would have to be Gwithian Towans. For me, it comes out on top because it offers so much more than the superb sand dunes, including Godrevy lighthouse out on it's very own island in the bay!

Land's End, TR19 7AA

As the saying goes “last but definitely not least” is Land's End! With it being Britain's most south-westerly point, it had to make the list. Therefore, it should also be on the bucket list of all of Britain's residents. Get a selfie next to the iconic Land's End sign, sip a cold beer or Cornish cider, or simply take in the stellar scenery, incredible cliffs and of course the sunset!

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