Cornwall LivingIssue #62
Make a day of it!
We discover Caerhays Beach Café and learn that a trip to Porthluney is more than just a day on the beach!
Beautifully positioned between the magical Caerhays castle and Porthluney beach, with its stretches of golden sand and undulating waters – turquoise in the summer sun – Caerhays Beach Café is much more than an ice-cream stop on a hot summer’s day, rated the sixth best beach café in the UK by the Sunday Telegraph!
“During the summer, Caerhays offers all kinds of live entertainment, including a fantastic drive-in cinema…”
On the menu, while you’ll find the usual beach-day suspects such as speciality hot dogs, giant fish fingers and fries, you’ll also find delights that include fishcakes and eight-hour slow-roasted pork, as well as vegetarian favourites such as homity pie, falafel burgers and cauliflower gratin tarts!
Recently, the team fired up the wood-fired oven, offering Tuscan roast pork, feeding hungry beach-goers to the tune of live music from Jeanne Naylor and her band.
During the summer, Caerhays offers all kinds of live entertainment, including a fantastic drive-in cinema – a real throwback to the ‘30s – and this season, you can expect performances from Stone Roots on Tuesday 1st August and Daisey Clark in the beach meadow, overlooking Porthluney cove, on Saturday 2nd September.
Throughout the holidays, Sallie, Simon and the team will be celebrating their third season at the beach café, putting on a whole host of themed foodie nights to match the entertainment diary, as well as various children’s activities during the day, meaning you can really make the most of your bucket and spade family day on Porthluney!
So, if you’re near St Austell this summer and looking for a stunning beach on which to spend the day, with a café that has all the foodie options and entertainment you need to make a day of it, pay a visit to Porthluney and pop into Caerhays Beach Café!
"During the summer, Caerhays offers all kinds of live entertainment, including a fantastic drive-in cinema..."