I'm of Cornish origins and so this beautiful county is very special to me, rugged cliffs, charming little fishing towns and villages, busy ports and gardens that seem to belong so much further south - possible due to Cornwall's mild climate.
This exploration of Cornwall runs from west to east along first the south coast then the north coast.
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Land's End - the rugged cliffs at the end of the country, next land America!
Penzance has views of this busy harbour with a dry dock, the Trinity House base as well as fishing and leisure craft.
Trebah Garden between Helston and Falmouth, a lovely place to explore, with something the children as well.
Falmouth has photos of this bustling port and of Pendennis Castle, a fascinating place.
St Mawes across the river from Falmouth has views of this lovely village and harbour as well as of its castle.
Trewithen is another garden near Truro which is well worth a visit, a bit of tranquility in the high season bustle - and a camera obscura to fascinate children!
The Eden Project inland from St. Austell is a renowned garden project with its iconic biomes housing plants from widely different climatic zones.
Charlestown Harbour near St Austell is home to several sailing ships.
Looe possibly needs no introduction as an attractive old fishing port in South East Cornwall.
Moving now to the north coast, St. Agnes has a surfing beach overlooked by an old mine engine house, Cornwall's new and old industries.
Newquay has a few photos of this popular holiday resort and surfing centre.
Watergate Bay north of Newquay is a popular surfing beach.
Padstow on the North Cornwall coast at the mouth of the River Camel is an attractive and very busy fishing port and tourist destination.
Tintagel Castle is fascinating, the ruins of two ancient castles, where King Arthur is reputed to have been conceived. Well worth a visit!
Boscastle on the north coast is now rebuilt after severe summer flooding and is once again a charming Cornish fishing village
Crackington Haven has a selection of views of this stunning little place on the North Cornwall coast.
Bude has a selection of photos of the river, beach and canal in this small Cornish town.
Well, that's it for now part from a little tail piece of photos from Cornish Goldsmiths, which is a sort of jewellery superstore near Redruth.
Amongst other things they have the car from the film "Back to the Future"...
...and James Bond's Aston Martin from "Goldfinger".
Ever wondered what a million pounds worth of gold looks like?
Or how about a million in fivers?
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This site was last updated 15/07/2012