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Relaxed Restrictions for Dogs on Cornwall’s Beaches

We’re delighted to bring you news today that Cornwall Council has decided to relax their dog restrictions on many Cornish beaches after a public consultation where the public voted overwhelmingly to reduce the bans. This means that dogs will now be allowed unrestricted access on all beaches (apart from Blue Flag beaches), all year, apart […]

Castle Drogo and Fingle Bridge

Our latest autumnal day out was a visit to the National Trust owned, Castle Drogo, on Dartmoor. It’s around a 40-mile drive from the Beach Haven. Castle Drogo is not actually a castle; it was built as a family home built between 1911 and 1930, however, it was built as if it were a castle […]

Lydford Gorge – A Gorge-ous Day Out!

While the Beach Haven is a mere 10-minute walk to the beaches and coast path, Bude is actually a wonderful base to explore not just Cornwall but Devon too. We’re only about 5 miles from the border! One of our favourite spots when we venture ‘abroad’ is Lydford Gorge, on the edge of Dartmoor. It’s […]

August Bank Holiday – Lifeboat Day in Bude

If you had pick just one day to be in Bude, I suspect many people would choose ‘Lifeboat Day’ on August bank holiday. The RNLI are always blessed with good weather and the town, beaches and downs are a-buzz with events and activities that range from crabbing competitions at the sea lock to fun runs, […]

It’s a Dog’s Life.

We had an uplifting day yesterday. To be honest, living here in Cornwall, most days are good for Finlay but yesterday was a very good day! We took a short trip over the border into Devon to meet up with some amazing golden retrievers; Marley, and his buddies Poppy and Harry. Marley and Poppy have both recently […]