Amazing Things To Do In Cornwall This Year
Summer holidays are always an exciting time for everyone – with the kids out of school and adventures to be had, picking the right one for everyone’s tastes can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. If you find yourself going on the same holidays year in, year out, it can get a bit tiresome, even if you are a fan of tradition. So if you’re looking for something new and exciting to try for your summer holidays this year, why not check out this short rundown of the best things to do in Cornwall to help get your holiday planning started.
Coastal walks are almost Cornwall’s calling card. With the rugged cliffs that are edged by the Atlantic, sea breezes and stretches of secluded beaches, it’s no wonder so many people love to hike along some of Cornwall’s coastal paths. Head to Cape Cornwall for some of the best views, challenging bits of hiking and old copper mine chimneys to explore. If you aren’t up for that, consider some of the flatter bits of coastline near Godrevy or St Ives.
Speaking of Godrevy and St Ives, these are two spots where you can while away the hours on the beach. Porthmeor in St Ives is probably one of the best, with a long stretch of sand right in the heart of the downtown area. With shops and cafes nearby to get drinks or snacks, it’s easily one of the best spots to spend the day. Head to Godrevy when the tide is out to spend some time beach combing and rockpooling – two hugely popular activities that everyone of every age can enjoy!
The history of Cornwall cannot be beat. With special sites like Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor having been the site of many smuggling rings and other seedy activity, to the ancient and mystical history of Tintagel Castle’s own legendary King Arthur, Cornwall has a bit of deep history that visitors can really sink their teeth into by visiting these unique and interesting heritage sites. Travelling around the area is easiest if you stay at one of the best campsites in Cornwall, Perran Springs which is centrally located, making everything an easy drive for visitors wanting to experience the entire area.
So whether you’re a newcomer to Cornwall or you’ve been coming for awhile, these ideas may or may not be new to you. Whatever tickles your fancy, hopefully you will find something of interest in this list of great Cornish ideas for this summer and beyond.