We set off after midday and drove for two hours, before arriving in to Dunraven. Being greeted by a gorgeous sea view made the arrival all that sweeter too!
Dunraven Bay is the ideal spot to spend a day – or afternoon in our case! It has everything one could possibly need! A huge beach with dramatic cliffs, rockpools to search for sea creatures, crumbling castle ruins and stunning sea views from the coast.
The weather was glorious, with bright sunshine, blue skies and funky cloud formations. But it was very windy and slightly chilly; therefore, we donned wellies and jumpers and set off for the beach.
Being like big kids, Jodie and I proceeded to spend the best part of the next hour scouring the rockpools. We hopped from rock to rock, peering in to the tiny pools of water with hopes of spotting a crab or starfish. Despite our best efforts, we failed to find any wildlife other than Limpets and small fish. But we had fun all the same!
Conscious of time, our next mission was to visit the castle ruins located a short walk from the seafront. Originally an Iron Age Fort, the Dunraven Castle was built in 1803 but was demolished in 1963. However, it’s still a popular spot to visit! We enjoyed wandering inside the walls and learning some of the castle’s history via the information boards.
Following the path through the grounds, we soon stumbled upon a viewpoint with the most incredible view. I’m sure the photos below speak for themselves, but we were definitely in awe!
After taking a few minutes to drink in the scene, we consulted a map and went on the hunt for Witches Point. Unfortunately, it was too difficult to get to in the time we had. But there were still very impressive – albeit blustery! – sights along the way!
Back at the car park situated at the top of the beach, Jodie and I relaxed on the wall and reflected on our lovely time in Dunraven. We also agreed that we’d have to revisit next summer with our boyfriends, it’s definitely worth it!
All the adventuring made us rather peckish and so we instantly started searching for a pub once we drove away from the car park. Luckily, only up to the road, was The Three Golden Cups; a typical, cosy country pub. We were seated in the restaurant by a lovely waitress and both ordered lasagne. It was wonderful! The meal was incredibly tasty and the perfect way to end our afternoon adventure.
I’m lucky to have friends that want to explore as much as I do and I had the best time with Jodie! I wonder where we’ll end up next…