Wish You Were Here: The Atlantic Coast at Polzeath, Cornwall
If ever you wondered why you should visit a beach destination off-season, hereís your proof.
From Easter onwards, Polzeath Beach in Cornwall, UK will be overrun by people. Surfers, swimmers, dog-walkers, hikers, the odd optimistic sunbather. Come summer, you wonít find a space to sit on the sand, let alone a parking space within sight of the Atlantic.
But this weekend, as the winds whipped the waves up against the rocks, it was almost deserted. It was also very beautiful. And, without wanting to come over all hippy dippy, thereís really something in the connection with nature you get when somewhere like this is empty. It reminded us of last year, when we went to Big Sur following a landslip, and only people staying along the coast were allowed to use the roads. Bliss.
To get to Cornwallthe southwestern tip of the UKnow thatís a whole other story. Itís expensive and itís stressful, even off-season. But when you arrive to views like this, and inhale that Atlantic air, that all just melts away.
[Photo: Juliab for Jaunted]