Our beautiful home is the undisputed champion of UK staycations. All year round our county has enough to offer to keep young and old and couples and families happy. From beautiful beaches and coastal paths, to historic trails and fabulous visitor attractions, Cornwall really has it all.
So, here are a few ‘musts’ for a perfect holiday here in
A Food Festival
Cornwall is somewhat of a destination for foodies, we have
some of the finest restaurants in the country, especially when considering our
fresh seafood. As such there are numerous food festivals in the county each
year. We highly recommend Porthleven Food Festival which also includes evening entertainment
in the beer tent, St Ives Food Festival on the beautiful Porthminster beach and
the always awesome Great Cornish Food Festival in the heart of Truro on the
Lemon Quay. Each festival has chef demos and plenty of opportunity to try and
buy fabulous Cornish produce from awesome producers.
Much like the rest of the UK you will find plenty of music
festivals throughout Spring and Summer in Cornwall. If you aren’t feeling up to
camping then a stay in a luxury lodge might be the perfect end to the day after
visiting the famous Boardmaster’s Festival in Newquay. If you fancy something a
little smaller then there is the ‘Don’t Wake the Fish‘ festival at The
Gurnard’s Head n Zennor, or Looe Music Festival on the beach in Looe, South
East Cornwall. All these festivals sell out, so make sure you book early to
avoid missing out.
Beaches and Hidden Coves
The ‘jewels’ in Cornwall’s crown really are its incredible
beaches, coves and coastal paths. There are firm favourites for the essential
family beach days such as Godrevy, Perranporth and Sennen. We also advise you
to get off the beaten track a little and visit smaller off-grid coves. Some of
our favourites include Prussia Cove near Praa Sands, Lansallos at Lantic Bay
and Bassett’s Cove near our home in Portreath. Many of these coves are home to
local legends like Ralph the Giant…you’ll need to do a little research to find
your own secret!
Cornwall is home to plenty of local history and culture,
from mining heritage and historic houses to stories like Poldark and local
folklore such as St Michael’s Mount’s giant. More modern culture can be taken
in the form of shows and famous art galleries. Take in a magical performance in
the woods from Rogue Theatre, explore mining heritage and see art at the Tate
Gallery on Porthmeor beach, St Ives which re-opens after development in 2017.
Sport in Cornwall
Many people lead a pretty active and outdoors lifestyle here
in Cornwall. When you are on holiday try your hand at some of the pastimes you
may not be able to do at home. Rides the waves and have a surfing lesson, play
golf at Gwel an Mor later in the year on our new par-3 9-hole course or try sea
fishing – if that isn’t possible then we have a fishing lake opening later in