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Dodging April showers in Cornwall

You’ve booked your holiday to Cornwall and now the weather forecast is looking a little ‘iffy’. Don’t despair. Cornwall is beautiful and full of fun and interesting things to do come rain or shine.

Here are a few things to do if you’re planning your holiday around April showers in Cornwall.

Windy Walks

There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Embrace the weather and get out there and walk the coast path and explore the multitude of mystical forests and woods. As long as you can keep your feet dry you’ll be sure to take in some breath taking scenery. We have a few favourites near our home in Cornwall, they are available in our ‘Walks’ guide here at Gwel an Mor.


Cosy Countryside Pubs

Do you need an excuse? Probably not. At the end of every great ‘windy walk’ is a beautiful countryside pub, with open fire, local ales and fine food. Cornwall is somewhat of a real ale county of late. It has a long standing reputation for fine food.

There are a few we can recommend, including The Gurnards Head near Zennor, The Old Coastguard in Mousehole and The Victoria Inn at Perranuthanoe. In terms of warming ales…anything from the likes of the Rebel Brewing Company, Keltek, Dynamite Valley or Harbour Brewing should hit the spot quite nicely! If you’re staying here at Gwel an Mor you can eat at The Terrace and sample local ales from Keltek Brewery.


Hot Chocolate Spots

How about a sweet treat? A hot chocolate in a quaint cafe with a view is always a great reward for getting out in the weather! Here in Cornwall there are many options and locations to tuck into hot chocolates, including cream and marshmallows! Other than recommending our own restaurant, The Terrace, we’d point you in the direction of Porthmeor Beach CafeGodrevy Beach Cafe, Sunset Surf at Gwithian and Porthgwidden Cafe in St Ives. These establishments have scenery to match your spectacular hot chocolate!


Embrace it!

Sometimes it’s best to just pretend the rain isn’t even happening. When the weather is foul and you’re going to get wet anyway why not jump in the sea and try a spot of surfing? It’s a truly exhilarating thing to do and you can reward yourself with other of the above options too!  Here at Gwel an Mor we work with EBO Adventure to provide surfing lessons, kayaking and more – so if it rains we can get you out on the water to embrace it!

Attractions for all weather

Cornwall is awash (pardon the pun) with family friendly attractions, many of which make a great option for those unpredictable rainy days. Head for the Eden Project and explore the biomes, or to Tate St Ives to take in contemporary art. Perhaps you’d rather see some sea life at the Blue Reef Aquarium? Or learn about activity closer to the surface at Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum. These are tried and tested attractions that will be sure to please every member of the family, from young to old.


A scenic drive

Being surrounded by the sea means that Cornwall boasts some incredible coast roads, with spots to pull over and take in the view before jumping back in the car. Make sure you take a picnic with you and ensure the camera/phone is fully charged to capture your new discoveries. From our home in Portreath the road West to Godrevy has a few incredible spots to take in. Further West trek from Zennor to Sennen through some of the more barren parts of Cornwall, with spectacular views and hidden coves galore. In East Cornwall? Head to Whitsand Bay, here the coast road hugs the top of the cliffs for mile after mile.

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