Did you know that seaweed grows on rocks – of which there are an abundance on the south coast – hence a spectacular storm can dump tons of seaweed on the beach (great for gardening but not a pretty sight!) The north coast just does not get the seaweed so you always have vast sandy beaches to walk on. We have had some stunning but destructive storms over the years that have taken the sand completely away from a beach, and rock formations changed after being there for centuries. The downside of the north coast if you are on a cliff or overlooking the sea is that you will get a battering in the winter months so maintaining your home may be more expensive. Do have respect for the sea, beware of tides so you don’t get cut off and when swimming watch out for rip tides particularly on the North Coast – go where the lifeguards are.
Whether relocating to a new life in Cornwall, or buying a gorgeous little holiday home, also consider what the nearest town has to offer. Would you want to eat lunch there?
Look out for towns that thrive throughout the whole year and that have good restaurants offering good local fare. Cornwall has become a renowned foodie place, with many a famous chef opening interesting restaurants such as Jamie Olivers ‘Fifteen’ at Watergate Bay and Rick Steins in Padstow, Falmouth and more recently Porthleven. Property prices rise the minute a celeb chef is in town!
Would you rather be in the country? Look out for nearest local amenities such as a pub or post office and explore the surrounding areas for noisy working farms or light industry going on in someones barn.
Local knowledge and expertise is needed to help you make the right decision and that is where a property search agent is worth their weight in gold.
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