Cornwall Snapshots

During opportunities week, instead of reading, I got an “opportunity” to travel to Cornwall for the weekend. It is just 2 hours away from Exeter by car, however, the atmosphere is very different: it is calm, peaceful and the nature is especially stunning. We left Exeter on Friday night to head down to Cornwall with great hopes that the weather would be nice and sunny. The next morning, we woke up early to travel to Land’s End, which is the most westerly point of Cornwall and also of England. It was not the best day for outdoor activities, but we decided to take every chance to see all the places that we wanted. Here are some snapshots of Cornwall through my lens.


We didn’t get to spend much time here because after all these photos were taken, it started hailing, soaking us from head to toe. Luckily, when we got to the next destination, the Minack Theatre, the sun opened up on the prettiest view of the bluest ocean I have ever seen. For all the Shakespeare lovers, this is a spot worth coming to as many plays are performed here in the summer period.

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We started the day with The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the place I was most excited about visiting. It had an amazing atmosphere with beautiful botanical gardens and very Instagram-worthy scenes. The sculptures were my favourite part, creating a more ‘artsy’ aspect to the natural gardens here in Heligan. However, the locals told us to visit Cornwall in the summer when everything is in full bloom. It was a shame that some parts of the gardens were not fully grown due the season, but for me it was definitely a must-see in all weathers.

We next went to Port Isaac. Along the way, we stopped by many different beaches to take a moment to appreciate their beauty and calm. Those were moments to admire our surroundings and just breathe, really. And, also to eat ice cream.

Initially, Port Isaac was a spontaneous decision for us, but it was also my personal favourite out of all the spots that we went to. It is a charming little fishing village in the North of Cornwall, with the signature smell of seafood that you recognised right away when you walk into the centre. There was something very comforting and peaceful about Port Isaac, with astonishing views that made us gasp.  I took the most pictures here because every corner had something special about it.



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-Khanh Nguyen


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