Missing my home by the sea

Sunday, 5 November 2017

When I first started university in Bath I didn't feel overly homesick. The campus is surrounded by farms and animals which actually made it feel quite homely. However, I really started to feel homesick after Christmas, when the weather started to improve and it started to actually get quite warm. Living in Cornwall, when it's hot you simply go to the beach. It's a no-brainer! Therefore, living more than half an hour away from the nearest beach proved quite the challenge. When the temperatures were reaching 20+ degrees I had no idea what to do with myself. It seemed so strange that going to the beach just wasn't an option.

Therefore, in the summer I went to the beach as much as possible and really enjoyed it. Being far away made me realise how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place, and that I should appreciate it more when I'm home. Now that I've been back at university for about a month and a half, I'm starting to miss it again. So I decided to make this post, kind of as a homage to Cornwall!

Carlyon Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to. There are only a small amount of buildings surrounding the area so the beach seems quite isolated and cosy. Did I mention how beautiful it is? It's even more beautiful in the evening. Due to the cliffs surrounding the beach, as the sun begins to set it creates beautiful shadows on the sand and the sea. It's so calm and relaxing. Next time I'm home I'm definitely going to grab whatever book I'm reading and a blanket and just sit there for a few hours and have an amazing self-care evening!

Towan beach is a classic. Everyone in Cornwall is familiar with Towan due to it being the closest to the town in Newquay. I spent a lot of my childhood at beaches in Newquay, specifically Towan. Although it's not as pretty as Fistral beach, I love it due to the memories I have there. I remember spending a lot of time with my sister and my gran here.

There are so many more beautiful places in Cornwall such as Falmouth and St Ives, but sadly I didn't visit either of them during the summer. As soon as I pass my driving test I plan on taking my gran on a little trip to St Ives as it's her favourite place in the entire world. I can't wait to go home for Christmas next week. Although it might be a bit chilly, I'm still going to make sure I make time for a beach trip. I can always count on my gran to tag along!

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