DIFFERENT WAYS TO GET AROUND WEST CORNWALL
Next time you’re on holiday in Cornwall, take a break from the car, too, and try a few different ways to explore the county.
The fun alternatives to four wheels include pedal power, a set of hooves or a pair of stout boots. Here’s the first instalment of Beersheba’s guide to getting around Cornwall without a car.
Pop on a bike
As you read in our previous blog, Beersheba now has two new hybrid electric bikes, which are available for our glampsite guests to hire. If you’ve never tried an electric hybrid bike before, trust us, they’re awesome. Hills have never been so easy.
If you want to make a real outing of it, try one of West Cornwall’s beautiful cycle routes, including The Cornish Way.
Take the train
The closest station to Beersheba is Carbis Bay (near the beach). From here, you can take the branch line train to the main line hub at St Erth, or go in the other direction towards St Ives.
This short stretch of rail is often voted the prettiest in Britain, and you can see why. If you embark at St Erth, it runs right along the coast, taking in Hayle estuary, the sand dunes, and the sweep of tree-fringed beaches towards St Ives. The station in St Ives is just above Porthminster Beach: you couldn’t arrive in a lovelier spot.
Taking the train into town really cuts down on the strain of parking in summertime St Ives. Find out more on the Devon & Cornwall Rail website.
Less of a practical suggestion and more of a fun idea, you can also explore the Cornish coast by sea. Pop down to Ocean Sports on Carbis Bay Beach to hire a kayak or SUP (maybe try the MegaSUP which takes the whole family), and see the bay from a whole new angle.
If you’d like to find out more, or hire a Beersheba e-bike for your stay here, please drop us a line.