Cornwall LivingIssue #99

Secret autumn escape

Enjoy all the perks of an autumn stay at Port Gaverne, with help from the Cornish holiday experts at Forever Cornwall.

Seclusion can be found in the most surprising places. Just a five minute walk from bustling Port Isaac lies its little known but very tranquil sister cove, Port Gaverne. This peaceful coastal hamlet is a testament to Cornwall’s fishing history and makes the perfect location for a self-contained autumn escape, and Forever Cornwall has ten stunning cottages and apartments to choose from.

Explore a quiet coastal path

As summer crowds ebb away, there’s nothing like walking a stretch of the South West Coast Path without a soul in sight. The coast around Port Gaverne has lots to explore, such as Port Isaac itself, the hidden waterfalls of St. Nectan’s Glen, or even Tintagel if you want a challenging ramble!

Seek out beaches all to yourself

Polzeath is great for surf swell, Daymer Bay looks across the Camel Estuary to Padstow, and Port Gaverne has its own sheltered cove, popular for wild swimming and dog friendly all year round!

Hunt for food, glorious food

This area is blessed with some of the best food in Cornwall. Port Gaverne has an award-winning pub, ideal for a quick G&T by the fire or a quality seafood meal. If this doesn’t tickle your fancy, why not take the short jaunt into Port Isaac and experience the menu of Michelin-starred chef, Nathan Outlaw, whose offering includes a first-class tasting menu and fine wine flight.

Hunker down, snuggle up

A quiet holiday in the colder months wouldn’t be complete without a cosy place in which to nest, and most of Forever Cornwall’s retreats here are equipped with woodburners, creating ambiance and providing you with blissful warmth after a blustery walk on the coast.

So, if Port Gaverne sounds like your perfect autumn escape, be sure to visit the Forever Cornwall website and start searching for your holiday home from home!


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