Postcards From Cadgwith Cove, Cornwall
Cornwall is well known for being quaint but even I, a born and bred Cornish maid, was surprised to see just how quaint Cadgwith is. Cadgwith is a small fishing village on the Lizard peninsula which is the most Southerly point of the UK and of Cornwall. It’s made up of a cluster of beautiful thatched houses, a fishing cove and a pub. It’s not somewhere you will drive through or stumble upon which adds to its charm as it’s very untouched and unspoilt.
To find your way to Cadgwith, head to The Lizard and you’ll soon spot signs. There is a carpark at the top of the village where you need to pay to park. Note that there’s no parking in the village itself unless you’re staying there so park up here and take the scenic stroll down.
The first thing that takes your eye is the thatched cottages, with rows of chocolate box cuteness, you’ll be declaring ‘I want that one!’ before you know it.
Cadgwith is a fishing village and you’ll note all the boats and crabbing gear around the coastline. There’s a crab shop in the village and two restaurants which sell the local fresh crab and catches of the day. The two spots to eat sit down meals are Cadgwith Cove Inn and The Old Cellars, with the Crab shop offering fresh eats and an ice cream spot across the road.
The village itself is quite small, so it doesn’t take all that long to wander around. You’ll want to take it slow to appreciate all the adorable cottages and stunning gardens. You can wander down to the beach, which is separated offering two spots to dip your toes. There’s also stunning coastal walks around here, head along the South West Coast Path and find the Devils Frying Pan or wander further around to Church Cove.
As expected, there’s several Air B’n’B’s and holiday lets in the area so you can make this beautiful place home for a few days. From here, you can explore further afield within The Lizard and see a lot in a short space of time. You’re not far from The Lizard village, the beautiful Church Cove and only across the peninsula from Kynance Cove.