Cornwall is a firm favourite for staycations, nearcations and general family holidays. The county provides a taste of seaside living and access to some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll find in the UK. In a survey by QHotels around 50 percent of 34 million people planning UK destination holiday in 2016 would be aiming to head to Cornwall. It’s no real surprise to us, as home of glorious beaches, fine food, history and Ross Poldark.
Here are few further statistics for you…
The coast of Cornwall forms around half of the South West Coast Path, which runs 600+ miles from Minehead around to Poole. Cornwall has around 330 miles of coast path to explore, with hidden gems at every turn and perfect photo moments from coast to coast. We are particularly fond of the 8 miles near to our home between Portreath and Godrevy.
Everybody has their favourite beach in Cornwall. These beaches often form the basis of annual pilgrimages to the sea, but we strongly support the idea that ‘variety is the spice of life’. Explore the county and she will reward you with hidden gems and closely guarded secrets. It is estimated that there are in the region of 400 beaches and coves in Cornwall, so you’ll be able to find your own patch of sand with a little bit of research and exploration.
Blue Flag Beaches
The holy grail of beach recognition is the Blue Flag award. This accolade means beaches are clean, safe, protected and water quality is perfect for swimming. Cornwall has seven Blue Flag beaches for the 2016 bathing season. These beaches are Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth, Porthminster and Porthmeor in St Ives, Porthtowan, Polzeath, Trevone and Widemouth near Bude.
In the British Travel Awards 2015 Cornwall picked up the gong for Best UK Holiday Destination. Although this is great, it is made fantastic by the fact that 2015 was the seventh year in a row that Cornwall had won the award. Fingers are crossed for 2016 already!
The humble Cornish Pasty is a staple of the annual Cornish holiday. Everybody will have their favourite bakery, from Portreath Bakery to Ann’s Pasties, or Philp’s to the Horse and Jockey in Porthleven. 2014 research from Cornwall Food and Drink suggests that there are over 120 million ‘Cornish’ pasties produced each year – worth a staggering £300 million to the economy!
One final stat’ that really matters…
Gwel an Mor is one of the single most awarded holiday parks in the UK, with some 19 awards under its belt. We work to create perfect moments and luxury self-catering holidays that are truly in a class of their own. Make the most of our current offer and see what the fuss is all about whilst saving £200 on any week in 2016.