Where to catch a Cornish sunset

The best things in life are free. And as the melts into the sky and creates a palette of pastels and neon, there is no better example of this adage. Whilst our rooms are luxury boutique accommodation at Lower Barns, the scenery is all natural and very beautiful. All you need is the perfect panoramic view, a blanket and a bottle and nature will do the rest.

Mike and I have been lucky enough to see some sunsets from around the world, and yet those in Cornwall are hands down some of the most dramatic sunsets we’ve seen. We’re spoilt for choice really for places to cosy under a blanket and watch the chameleon-esque sun dip into the horizon. We will become silhouettes as the light fades.

Many of us lead such hectic lives these days that we only make time to watch the sun set when we’re on holiday. We almost forget that this calming, occurrence is part of the earth’s daily spin, and enjoy them all the more in fuss free surroundings.

We’ve had a little think, Mike and I, and brought together a list of fine sunset spots near Lower Barns, where you and your loved one can huddle and hunker as the sky does the magic.

Gribbin Head

Peeking around the corner from Fowey, Gribbin Head lighthouse is one of the most dramatic and beautiful places to watch the sunset locally. A lighthouse, stunning fields and of course, our ever rolling Atlantic make this a scene of adventurous beauty for sunset.

Dodman’s Point

Just around the corner lies Dodman’s Point. Burnt sienna skies and rocky silhouettes characterise some of the best sunsets on the South Coast, just a few minutes from Lower Barns. Take a blanket and a bottle and wrap up your loved ones arms, as the sky does its thing.

Sam’s on the Beach Polkerris

A great place to relax with excellent seafood and a glass of something local, Sam’s has a fantastic chilled vibe and some gorgeous sunsets overlooking Par Docks and beyond. Again, pretty local to us, and with a variation of pinks and pastels, this is a great spot just to absorb the surroundings and ambiance of Cornwall.

Mexico Towans

A hidden gem in the locale of Cornwall, this is a top view at under an hour’s drive away. As the Hayle Estuary wanders inward, this four mile stretch of sand goes on to Godrevy. Lighthouse view and miles of golden sand. What’s not to like?

The Ps

Perranporth, Porthtowan and Portreath always get me, so I just call them the P places! A trio of paradise beaches on the North Coast all comprise the surfer’s haven surrounding Newquay. Here, you won’t find seclusion, but the locals are friendly as golden waves sparkle, studded with surfers.

At Lower Barns, we take care of the little things, leaving you to go off and relax and enjoy Cornwall in all its hues. Book your place today and feel those worries slip away. Ring Janie 01726 844881.