Beautiful beaches? Check. Fantastic coastlines of all varieties? Check. Unspoilt countryside with interesting walks, exciting activities, and a relaxed pace of life? Absolutely. It’s all everyone ever wants from a holiday, right? And it’s all available to you when you take a trip out west and head to the incredible, beautiful county of Cornwall. Here’s a rundown of everything you can expect from a Cornish holiday, and a few reasons why it’s one of the best places to enjoy a relaxing – or adventurous – holiday in the UK.
Cornwall is a picturesque county that recalls times gone by. It’s full to the brim with picturesque villages and and small, working harbour towns, and the pace of life is unique from the rest of the country. As a holiday destination, this all makes Cornwall an exceptional place for relaxing and kicking back. That’s not to say it’s dull, however – far from it. There is plenty to see and do, from exciting, adventurous activities through to some stunning, contemporary art galleries. It’s perfect for families, youngsters – and oldsters – couples and singletons alike.
Love to surf? If so, there is nowhere better for it in the UK than Cornwall. Newquay is always popular with the kids and young adults, but head to Watergate Bay for a little more room and spectacular waves. Porthleven is another popular spot, as is Godrevy. Porthtowan and Sennen also come highly recommended for surfers of all ages and stages.
It’s not all about the surf, however. Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches in the country by far. Whether you want to enjoy the thrill of watersports or just take it easy and relax in seclusion, there is something on Cornwall’s beaches for everyone. Check out Perranporth, Charlestown Beach, and the coastlines and sandy dunes of Porthgwarra.
The North Cornish coast
If you want to explore the best Cornwall has on offer, head the northern coastline. It’s a heady mix of spectacular, craggy coastlines and wonderful, sandy beaches. You can enjoy walks over rocky cliffs, before stopping off at a Porthcothan shop for a traditional pasty and a drink, and make your way down to the beautiful, sandy bay to enjoy sun, fun, and so much more. Head into Padstow for some incredible fish and chips in the early evening, and then retire back at one of the many comfortable hotels and B&Bs that are magnets for tourists.
The South Cornish coast
Whereas the northern coast of Cornwall is stark, exciting, and rugged, the southern part of the county offers something a little different. There is a vastly different landscape to enjoy – think rolling hills and sand dunes rather than craggy rocks – and there is definitely a different, calmer atmosphere about the place. Visitors can enjoy sheltered beaches, tree-lined estuaries, and an almost Mediterranean feel during the height of the summer.
So, there you have it – why not put Cornwall in your bucket list if you haven’t been there yet? It is truly one of the ges of UK tourism, and a couple of weeks ‘down west’ will leave your batteries recharged in the best possible way. Enjoy!