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If I had to pick a place that fills me up, after home, more than anywhere- it’s likely I’d say Cornwall. It’s somewhere that holds such treasured memories for me; of sunny family holidays in St Ives, train journeys pattering in from St Erth and autumns spent with the cobwebs being blown away on Praa Sands; it’s so different to home and yet so familiar.
Although I’ve only scratched the surface of it’s entirety, there’s something so special about being there. So, when my pal Carrie mentioned a little October getaway to a special little place called Three Mile Beach it took all of half a second (and naturally, in true Liv fashion, a quick flick through my paper diary) to know we’d be there with bells on.
There’s something special about the coast as it gets cooler, plus with little A having not yet visited that part of the world; when better than to introduce him to one of my most treasured parts of the U.K.?
And Three Mile Beach, just next to Hayle is just that and more. Situated a stones throw from the breathtaking Gwithian beach on St. Ives Bay, it feels like a perfect balance of being away from the hustle and bustle and footfall of a seaside town, whilst conveniently being so close to everything too. With the drive through the dunes leading to their rainbow beach houses (and literal moments away from the most scenic walk onto the shore), it ticks every box in being the perfect summer-to-winter beachside staycation.
Arriving just as the day was ending, a couple of lovely locals we met on the train down pre-empted us about how beautiful sunsets were here if the day had been nice, so we made a beeline for the car park and along to the sea- where the views span all the way across to sparkly St. Ives and back again. It felt like a total treat having this as a bit of a front garden, and somewhere to escape to just before settling in for the night. The sky felt vast, serene and was magical it turn from a clear blue to a hazy purple, speckled with the moon and the lights from camper vans above us in the car park- who knew such joy could be found enjoying outdoors when I’d normally be tucked inside watching Pointless? Ahem…
The rest of the weekend was equally as spoiling as the moment we arrived. Three Mile Beach truly goes the extra mile (is that a pun? If so, pun absolutely intended)- and everything is truly considered to make your stay as seamless, stress free and enjoyable as possible. From travelling down with a baby- we were able to pre-book their baby pack; which meant a cot, high chair, baby bath, steriliser, bottle warmer and blender were all ready and waiting for us- making the luggage load a little lighter; which is never a bad thing (especially when you travel with as much as us)!
They also offer a whole range of experiences; from hire bikes, surf lessons and the offer of a private chef to cook dinner one evening (yes, really); meaning whether you’re down for a special occasion or family holiday- everything can be as taken care of as much as you like. They also offer a pizza making kit and oven, do takeaway and eat-in roasts on a Sunday from their food truck (with every evening offering a different menu and cuisine) and make sure the fridge is stocked with a handful of delicious local goodies to get you started when you arrive.
Honestly, I was completely blown away by the amenities and how taken care of you are here; even when we ran out of milk it wasn’t too much trouble to pick up a pint or two. Plus with a hot tub and sauna in the garden (I know, I KNOW)- you could quite merrily stay inside all weekend and still feel like you’ve had a true holiday, which- when you’re staying somewhere this gorgeous, is certainly saying something.
Although most trips away come with me planning a full squeeze-everything-in-itinerary, it was so lovely to slowly take in everything on our doorstep; from the coastline, cycle routes and seal pups (!) but more on that tomorrow…