I needed to escape the hustle and bustle of the city to focus and complete a report I was writing for a research project.This led me to head for one of the beautiful coastlines in the UK.

After a little research, I decided to pack my bags and make my way to Fistral Beach in Cornwall for a few days. I was hoping to get some fresh air, declutter my mind, go for long walks and maybe even a jog or two on the the beach in between writing my research report. Well that was the plan!

I took a flight from Gatwick Airport to Newquay, which was only a couple of hours compared to a five hour drive or six hours on the train from London.

Fistral beach is one of the many beaches in Cornwall. It is located on the north west coast of Cornwall and half-a-mile west of Newquay. Fistral Beach is renowned as the UK’s best surfing destinations and is recognised on the world pro surfer circuit, as a result there are a number of surfing schools, if you are interested in giving surfing a go.


You can also enjoy a number of activities which include golf, a visit to the blue reef Aquarium, Lusty Glaze Adventure Centre and Lappa Valley for children is also worth considering. There are many other opportunities in Cornwall as a whole to explore, such as the Lost gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. Other local outdoor activities also includes fishing trips, horse riding, mountain biking, sea kayaking, walking, hiking and rock climbing, Cornwall really does have a lot to offer.

I chose to stay at the gorgeous Natural Retreats Contemporary styled one bedroom apartment with a sea view. Natural Retreats Fistral Beach offer accommodation in one of the most sought after coastal areas in the UK. These apartments are located on the Pentire Peninsula, overlooking Fistral Beach. On arrival I was greeted with a food hamper, which I thought was lovely. Once a settled in I headed straight to work on my laptop.

As planned in between my report writing, I was able to take long walks on the beach and take in the great sights along the way. Here are some great shots I captured of great historic landmarks, the beach, marine life and the ocean itself.

It was interesting to see one of my favourite seafood in its natural habitat. Mussels are usually found clumping together on wave-washed rocks, each attached to the rock by its byssus. In my mind this is an artistic formation of natural beauty and makes for a delicious healthy meal.

Feeling hungry now! I enjoyed the sights and it was great being on the beach. The fresh air and long walks did me some good. As for the report, it required a few more days to finish it when I got back home:)

Are you looking to escape the city? Cornwall might be a suggestion. Have you been to Cornwall or Fistral beach? Please share and comment on your experience.

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