CORNWALL’S FORGOTTEN CORNER
PUBLISHED: 17:12 17 June 2014 | UPDATED: 13:19 30 August 2017
Tucked away in the far south east of Cornwall is an area commonly known as the “forgotten corner”. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Rame is off the beaten track and as such has retained a true authentic Cornwall atmosphere.
Think wooden chalets built into the sides of the cliffs, mile long stretches of unspoilt beaches and vast open space – some people even proclaim it to have healing properties, a place to clear the mind. Yet most visitors who whistle through from Plymouth to Cornwall completely miss Rame.
To illustrate its beauty, Visit Cornwall has produced a video on the area that captures the tranquillity of this undiscovered coastline. In this film - Heaven is a Beach Hut - owners of Whitsand Bay’s iconic chalets, perched on the cliffs of Cornwall's most unsung peninsula, share their stories. You can view the video here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNGFlE0-RY4&feature=share&list=UUdONN1MGn8mluSGDhszZguw&index=11
Rob, a chalet owner in Whitsand Bay, who was interviewed for the film explains: “You have to be staunch to stay in one of these chalets. Some haven’t got any electricity, and most offer a kind of stripped down living…but with an astonishing view.”
The song overlaying the film is Lifeline written by the Cornish singer, Gareth Lee. Gareth explains the meaning behind the lyrics: “It's about second chances and not giving up on trying to find the things that make you happy and settled.”
Rob continues: “For me, Whitsand Bay is a spiritual place. On a day you can play and swim on the beach, from the cliff you can watch the dolphins swim past and to top it off enjoy a good glass of wine while watching the sunset. It is in fact heaven.”