We started off in town, to the Marine museum, and saw the crowds at the music fundraiser and the lines for the abseiling.
It was a beautiful walk around the Pendennis castle. Then we went along the coast until we found our way to the Gyllyngvase Beach.
Shopping trip down town – naturally there is a stop at the local cafe – the coffee cake was undoubtedly baked within the last couple of hours, beautiful and fresh, just gorgeous!
I heard about St Michaels Mount well by reputation well before I saw it. I was informed that it was the one near Penzance, that you could walk to when the tide was out (low tide). We were not sure if we would reach it in time, but then we knew that if we were late we could always catch the boat instead. However, we made it in time. There are two trips that you can do there with National Trust and hence two separate ticketing offices. You can go up the stairs to and inside the castle. Alternatively (or as well as) you can go around the side of the castle in the garden walk – although this also involves stairs.
The blurb in the book for the National Trust advised people not to bring push chairs due to the uneven cobbles etcetera, however lots of people still brought their baby buggies. They appeared to be in quite a lot of discomfort as families had to carry the buggies between them, as they could not be wheeled across the cobbles. There were quite a few families who had come well prepared, and they came carrying baby back packs where the baby was carried in front. These little babies looked so adorable carried in that way!
Glendurgan gardens are another treasure of the National Trust. The house is still privately owned, but the gardens are open to the public. The entrance is located in the village of Mawnan Smith that is located above Penzance and not far from Falmouth. If you walk through the gardens, past the maze and down the slope, you will eventually find your way to the far side that opens out to the beach. Perfect for kayaking, or hopping on your yacht.