Tucked above the ebbing waves of Maenporth beach and overlooking the stunning Roseland Peninsular, our beautiful Bay View apartment awaits, for those in search of the sea, coastal walks, fine beachside dining and a splash of waterside luxury.
With its penthouse views, stylish decor and ample space to spread out with your nearest and dearest, it’s difficult to tear yourself away from this coast retreat, but for those who wish to experience the best of what’s on your doorstep, we have listed off our favourite things to do close to Bay View and Maenporth, Falmouth.
Watersports at Maenporth
The sheltered bay of Maenporth offers plenty of opportunity to dive in the deep end and experience something new and water based. The calm waters here mean SUP enthusiasts will be in their element. Snorkelers can spend hours dipping their heads below the surface in search of local marine wildlife, with tours available during the summer months.
Make the most of Falmouth Surf School and their collection of equipment and activities, from surf lessons to SUP yoga, kayak hire and wellness retreats. Guests can check which activities are on and when by looking at the regularly updated board on the beach. Be sure to keep an eye on tide times, conditions and sea temperature. Sustenance can be found at next door Life’s A Beach Cafe which is open 7 days a week and serves hot drinks, breakfast items such as bacon, sausage and egg sandwiches, lunches such as vegan mozzarella, tomato and pesto ciabatta and Friday Pizza nights during summer.
Hike the Coastal Path
A trip to the south of Cornwall isn’t complete without taking to the gorgeous coastal path which runs along the edge of the county. This has to be one of the finest ways to see local wildlife, breathe in the sea air, take photos for the family album and get your heart rate elevated. From Bay View, walk downhill towards Maenporth and follow the path beside the ocean and through wildflower meadows to Falmouth. Stop off at Swanpool to slurp on their famous clotted-cream-with-toppings ice-creams.
For the sparkling waters of the Helford River, walk from Maenporth to Mawnan Smith, making sure to stop at Awna Cafe for a slice of indulgent cake and coffee to go, before walking on to glorious Grebe beach – the perfect spot for a wild swim. A further ten-minute stroll will lead you to Durgan Beach and the subtropical flora of Glendurgan Garden.
Fine Dining at The Cove
Situated a stone’s throw from the beautiful bay and Bay View’s doorstep, with its golden long stretch of sand and turquoise water, is Michael Caines’ relaxed coastal eatery, The Cove. With views that stretch out towards Pendennis Castle and St Anthony’s lighthouse, come the evening there’s opportunity to enjoy fine dining with a spectacular view.
The Cove’s spacious terrace where diners are treated to uninterrupted views of the beach across the Roseland Heritage Coast takes full advantage of its spectacular location. Heaters, warm blankets, and a retractable roof allow guests the luxury to dine al-fresco all year round and share a glass of bubbly while soaking in the sea air. Inside, the sea views still take centre stage thanks to the eaterie’s floor-to-ceiling glass-fronted windows, which fill the space with lots of lovely natural light.
Michaels’ passion for fresh, local and seasonal produce is transformed into crowd-pleasing dishes, such as roast Cornish cod with lemon puree, sobrasada, sea herbs and freshly-caught crab. There is also a vegan and vegetarian menu, and a sumptuous signature tasting menu, which features a number of the chef’s hero dishes. This six-course seasonal feast can be paired with the team’s picks from the wine cellar for an unforgettable dining experience.
Alongside fine dining, the beachside restaurant has an informal approach to eating, meaning its friendly atmosphere is casual enough to just order traditional Cornish cod and chips and to bring along your canine companions.