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This small village makes a beautiful place to stay if you are visiting Cornwall and is less than 20 minutes away from one of the UK’s most popular seaside towns.

Phillack is a village set among the sand dunes which stretch from the town of Hayle that is a short walk away. It is noted as a Site of Special Scientific Importance thanks to its array of wildlife and ecosystems. And it’s located just nine miles from St Ives – one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting the Cornish coast.

But thanks to its lesser known amenities, there are far less tourists staying in this village just a stone’s throw away. As well as the nearby beaches, there are numerous activities nearby for the whole family.

The famous Cornwall Coast Path walk that takes you from Portreath to St Ives and it can be reached from this village. It is a stretch of around 18 miles that covers the great curve of St Ives bay.

For those looking to spend a day at the beach, Hayle Beach is a short walk away and has large spans of golden sand that rarely gets crowded. Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary is also nearby and is home to numerous species, including the Cornish Chough, Otters, Owls, and Red Squirrels.

It is also home to rare and endangered parrots, carrying out conservation work in the local area. With St Ives in such close proximity, the town is a must visit while staying in Phillack.

The beautiful town is home to hundreds of independent shops, cafes and restaurants and has beautiful coastal walks that take you past its numerous beaches.

In Phillack itself, there is a cafe called The Edge that serves up full English breakfasts, as well as sweet treats and teas and coffee throughout the day.

In the evening, why not head to The Bucket of Blood pub which holds significant historic value in the village. With a name unlike any other, this pub isn’t for the faint hearted thanks to its numerous paranormal experiences tales.

There are several stories surrounding the origin of the pub’s unusual name, which to passersby may not immediately draw them in. The first relates to a former landlord who pulled the bucket from his well expecting water but instead found it full of blood. On investigation, it was said that the well contained the mutilated corpse of a local smuggler.

It’s a popular spot for paranormal investigators, or for those looking for a drink and a home-cooked meal after a long day of exploring Cornwall.

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