Perranporth to Newquay

7/9/13 Another trip to Saltash to retrace our steps to Perranporth with a Ride Cornwall ticket. Walking across the beach, we came across what I thought would be a beach bar. However, the Watering Hole didn't make any claims about its genre, so in we went.

Pints of Proper Job (4.5%) and Tribute (4.2%) for £7 tasted nice enough in this quite large venue. On leaving, we started climbing the dunes, but were soon directed back to the beach.

Eventually we climbed back to the hills and the familiar surroundings of mine and military relics.

Holywell Bay was next.

The pub in Holywell is St Pirans Inn. Two more nice pints of Doom (4%) and Tribute (4.2%) for £6.55.

 From here, we followed the road to a grocers and purchased a couple of pleasant pasties. With a lack of coastpath signs, I asked in the shop for directions. Following her instructions, we dodged the dunes but seemed to be heading inland. Nearing the coast at West Pentire, we decided to cross Crantock Beach. We then crossed the Gannel on the tidal footbridge. We did see some signs near Fistral Beach, but soon had to start guessing again.

The Red Lion has a sign nearby. We had a Fire Raven (4.7%) and North Shore IPA (3.8%) for £5.60. The beer wasn't very nice and the pub didn't impress.

The Fort Inn is just down the road. Proper Job (4.5%) and Tribute (4.2%) for £6.60 were slightly better in this family pub.

We saw another sign down the hill that directed us to some gardens where we tried to stay near the coast and eventually found another sign pointing to a path. At the end of this path is the Griffin. We had two pints of Doom (4%) for £6.60 in another eating house.

The railway station is just across the road and we changed trains in Par and Liskeard to reach Saltash.

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