Even if Cape Cornwall England didn’t have the distinction of being England’s only cape, its rugged landscape and roaring surf would still endear it to visitors.
It feels more like Land’s End than Land’s End itself,”
is a common refrain here. The view from Porthledden explains why: The blue Atlantic, as far as the eye can see, punctuated by offshore rocks, and not much else. Romantic Holidays in Wild Coastline of Cornwall
Here’s an idea of what you can experience on a visit to Cape Cornwall.Cape Cornwall England
Cape Cornwall England is England’s Only Cape
With its mostly benign climate, swimming is popular in Cornwall, and ever year, a hardy group of athletes swim from The Brisons rock formation into Priest’s Cove. On any other day, the cove is a great place to explore tide pools and have a picnic of Cornish delicacies such as pasties and clotted cream. There is also a challenging golf course stretching along the cliffs above, and the vista from each hole more than makes up for poor scores.
Land of Fairy Tales
The Cornish claim King Arthur as their own, as well as Jack the Giant Slayer. Local lore is full of tales of pixies, giants, and mermaids, and with the misty coast, fishing huts, and moody moorlands, it’s little wonder why.
Lucky visitors may spot a very real character from many of these tales – the red-billed chough, or crow. According to Cornish legend, King Arthur did not die after his last battle but his spirit went into this bird, and thus killing them was considered unlucky. That wasn’t enough to deter hunters, and as of 1973, the bird had completely disappeared from Cornwall. It began reappearing in 2001, and there is a conservation effort in place to foster their return.
Relics from the Stone Age and onward have been discovered here, but much of Cape Cornwall’s character comes from its more recent past and the industry of tin mining. In fact, ruins of mines can be found along the area’s many walking trails, and visitors should use caution when wandering off the beaten path!
Cornwall’s coastline is notoriously dangerous for seafarers, and countless shipwrecks lie off shore. Needless to say, rescuing sailors in distress was a common occurrence, and Cornish pilot gigs were an early type of lifeboat. It’s possible to drop in and try your hand at rowing one of these historic boats at the Cape Cornwall Gig Club.Experiencing Cornwall Three Things You Must Do
Experiencing Cornwall Three Things You Must Do
If you’re visiting and experiencing Cornwall for the first time, it won’t be your last. It makes such an impression with its stunning scenery that you’ll end up never wanting to leave.
Cornwall is practically its own country, with a language, flag and dedicated dishes, it’s a beautiful area of south west England. You can’t go to Cornwall without trying the food, so take a look at the dishes you absolutely must try while you’re there.
The Cornish Pasty a Tastie Way Experiencing Cornwall
The most famous export of Cornwall has to be the Cornish pasty. A savoury dish, it traditionally consists of beef steak, onion, potato and swede encased in pastry. Locally referred to as oggies, the pasty can come with a variety of fillings.
They were traditionally given to the miners for their lunch. Easy to get hold of, a Cornish pasty is best bought from a shop where you can see them in front of you, though a big commercial company like Ginsters or the Cornish Pasty Company will do you no wrong.Stargazy Pie
As a part of England surrounded by the coast, the cuisine is heavily influenced by the sea. The most famous fish dish of Cornwall is Stargazy Pie. Fish such as pilchards, or crayfish, potatoes and eggs are placed under a pastry lid with their heads sticking out, as if looking at the stars in the sky above. You might find this pie on the menu of the more traditional seaside pub.
A Cream Tea – A must for Experiencing Cornwall
You can’t go to Cornwall without experiencing the delight of a Cornish cream tea. If the tea room or coffee shop you’re in doesn’t serve it, then get out. It’s obviously some sort of trick. A cream tea will vary from place to place, so you may need to try several.
It’ll either be a scone or a Cornish split, served with jam (usually strawberry) and clotted cream you might also be given butter too. The way you construct your cream tea is a hotly debated issue, but you are usually left to do it yourself. Do you put jam or clotted cream on first – it’s up to you. The Cornish clotted cream is a product that is terrible for you, but it tastes incredible. It can only be described as Cornish if it’s 55% fat!
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