We packed up camp near Plymouth and drove on down, almost to Lands End, to the tiny fishing village, Mousehole. It's a popular, picturesque village just west of Penzance. With narrow streets and traditional fishermen's cottages. The harbour dries out, revealing a sandy beach for young families to play on. It's a stunning location and a great base for a family holiday with rock pooling, window shopping and coastal walks.
It's a short drive from this sheltered harbour over to the wilds of the north coast, perfect for surfing. After a morning of splashing about, we checked the kids into the Sennen surf school.
Dogs aren't allowed on the Sennen beach, so we left the kids in safe hands and headed over to Gwynver beach. We did this several days in a row. Basil loved playing in the surf, never going further than his elbows and then retiring to a viewing point from his PACMAT.
After the day out we would return to enjoy the gentle hum of holiday makers in Mousehole and relax at our airbnb. We love this area of Cornwall.