Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids

In this blog post I will share our visit to Hemmick Beach in Cornwall and photos.

On our recent holiday to Cornwall with kids we visited some beaches we have never been to before in Cornwall.  That was my plan for this trip.  We’ve been to Cornwall around three or four times before and we usually go back to the same places each time: Portholland, Newquay and Perranporth.

There’s always good reason as Ben has family friends in Portholland that practically live on the tiny beach on one side, and his grandparents were from Perranporth and there’s a bench up above the beach that is dedicated to them.  I love the beaches at Newquay and there’s lots to see and do, so we tend to go there too.  Of course it’s lovely to visit these places, but as I keep saying to Ben about travelling – every time we visit the same place, we lose a chance to see somewhere new.  Life is short and I want to see as many places as possible!

Hemmick Beach, Cornwall

So on this trip I had my heart set on seeing new places, which we did.  One of the new places we visited was Hemmick Beach and I’m very glad we did.  It was gorgeous and I one of my favourite beaches I’ve been to so far.

The setting is idyllic with the tiniest narrow lanes in rolling hills to get to the beach.  By the beach is one stunning stone house which must be a dream to live in.  I bet the beach is like a private beach in the winter months.

I loved the beach so much as it had huge jagged rocks jutting out in several places.  I love looking at these rocks and walking through them to explore the different parts of the beach.

My favourite beaches are those that are less touristy, surrounded by natural landscape and not built up with houses or seaside towns.  They can be fun to visit, but I’m always secretly trying to find myself a beach to call home and it would so far be one that is a cross between this Hemmick Beach and Rhossili Bay in the Gower, Wales!  A slightly longer Hemmick Beach would be just perfect.  One I could run along in the morning for a good distance!

For a moment we had the whole beach to ourselves which was perfect.  But after one hour or so there were several people at the beach, but plenty of space for everyone.

It was super windy which made the waves more amazing as they were slightly rougher than we’d seen so far on this trip and crashing loudly on the rocks.  I don’t think I could ever get bored of living by the sea if I did.

Luckily the back of our Bongo provided a windshield for us to pop back to for a snack and hot drink!

We didn’t find anything quite as magnificent as the starfish we found in the rock pools at Pentewan Sands Beach, but the kids loved searching for sea creatures and fish.  Bella found a tooth shaped shell/rock and Reuben had a great imagination digging up a rock which was a dragon’s egg!

Ben and I had fun climbing the rocks of which there were many!  So many rocks that I can’t believe they are there naturally.  It’s as though a giant has tipped out a bag of rocks on the beach.  Maybe some were put there?  I don’t know.  There’s a lot and they are great for exploring and hopping over.

Hemmick Beach, Cornwall, photos

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Cornwall with kids: Hemmick Beach - Ben and kids eating snacks in boot of Mazda BongoCornwall with kids: Hemmick Beach rugged rocksCornwall with kids: Hemmick Beach rugged rocks

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Visiting Hemmick Beach in Cornwall with kids