I knew that taking photos of every beach in Cornwall was not going to be easy, but I didn't expect it to become such a challenge on the second beach!
Hemmick Beach is a gorgeous, but tucked away beach about 9 miles away from the town of St Austell, and when I say it's tucked away, I'm not kidding. It's not easy to find, and once you find it, it's not easy to access either!
After navigating the terrifying Cornish roads, you come to a National Trust Car Park and you need to park here and walk from there. Don't be tempted to drive it, you're not really supposed to and your car will get ruined by the branches. It's not the ideal beach for someone with mobility issues, because it is so steep, but if someone is willing to drive you down then take advantage of that because it is worth going onto the beach.
It's a steep, but stunning walk down and you can see the perfect cottages and sea view houses that you can be really jealous of. There might be a few cows there, depending on when you go, but try not to make too much noise around them, they get scared really easily.
It is surprising how big the beach is, because at first glance it looks quite small, but through the rocks and past the caves, you will find some hidden areas and loads of space to explore.
The beach is brimming with life, from the rock pools to the seagulls, there's loads to see. It's a really popular place for dog walkers and I am told the fishing is great.
It's one of those beaches you can spend ages on, because every time you turn, you find something different.
(Found this little guy in a rock pool)
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