My goal for this day was Porthcothan but I went past to Whitestone Cove where I turned inland to find a hotel and campsite that I had found on the Ordnance Survey map. The walking was enjoyable as the weather was sunny and windy, a good combination when you are exerting yourself. It was made even more enjoyable by the views along the way of rocky coves and lots of surfing beaches.
The lifeboat station at Mother Ivey's Bay near Harlyn.
Surfing beaches near Treyarnon Bay.
When I walked up from the coast path to where I expected to find the hotel and camping site all I could see was an abandoned building surrounded by overgrown fields. Fortunately it was also the site of the Carnewas Point National Trust property with a tourist shop and information centre. It was just about to close when I went in to ask where the hotel was and the two ladies told me it had been closed for some time. When they realised that I had intended to stay in the campsite there one of the ladies offered to drive me to a campsite in Mawgan Porth where I would be able to stay for the night. The campsite was Magic Cove Touring Park, an RV park, but the owners gave me a spot on the grass in between the office building and one of the RVs. The hospitality of the other occupants was amazing - one couple invited me in the have tea and biscuits, in the morning another couple invited me in for tea and toast and a third person drove me to Holywell Bay to start the next day's walk. And in addition to all of this, the park owners donated my campsite for the night.
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