Top 5 holiday spots in Cornwall
Cornwall is a firm favourite with holidaymakers in the UK. It has everything one could possibly want from a great holiday spot with stunning scenery, great attractions and cultural hotspots and brilliant places to eat. For accommodation, there are also many very reasonable last minute self-catering cottages in Cornwall, which you can find if you have a look on line. Here we give you our top 5 holiday spots in the county, so that you know where to go for the best time on holiday, if you haven’t yet discovered lovely Cornwall yourself.
Nowhere is quite as picturesque as Falmouth, particularly when you see if from the water, so we recommend you take advantage of one of the many boat trips, or fishing tours available if when you stay there. The town is fun and lively, with a great high street for shopping and you will certainly not be short of great places to eat. For dinner our favourite is Wheel House; a tiny restaurant, tucked down an alley by the harbour, which is always packed, so be sure to book. They serve delicious fresh seafood and nothing else. But really when you are by the sea what more could you want!? Check out late cottage deals if you are looking for somewhere to stay last minute, and you’ll still have a host of wonderful places to choose from.
This pretty seaside town is a must for arts and crafts lovers. Home to the Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and Museum, St Ives is a haven for all things arty. There are countless little galleries and craft shops in its narrow and winding streets and today many artists still live and work in the town, enjoying the famous quality of light. St Ives has some lovely pubs, great cafes, good restaurants and a cinema to keep you entertained too.
Polzeath itself is a lovely village and better than that it just rolls out on to the beach. The sand is clean, the waves are good and beside for the temperature of the sea (you pretty much always need a wetsuit in Cornwall) this place is pretty much perfect. Kids and active adults will be kept entertained with endless water sports from surfing to kite-boarding, to sea-canoeing, whilst those who like to take things a little slower on holiday will never be bored with endless easy coastal walks, that hand out exceptional views.
This is a chocolate-box seaside fishing village where almost all of the cottages and houses still standing are from the 18th and 19th Centuries. It is a wonderful place to escape to if you are looking to get away from the pressures of modern life and slip into a more relaxed pace for a day or two. There is great walking nearby, wonderful views wherever you look and plenty of opportunities for relaxing opportunities like golf and cycling in the area.
If you are into sailing then St Mawes has to be the holiday spot for you. Boasting three boatyards and numerous mooring and anchorages, St Mawes is a hotspot for the local yachting and boating community. There are also many fabulous restaurants to be found in St Mawes and on the surrounding Roseland Peninsula, so you can guarantee some fine and tasty eats after an exciting day on the ocean waves. Being positioned within the Gulf Stream, the temperatures are often on par with Mediterranean climes here, and whatever the weather this is always a very picturesque spot with plenty to do.
These are our top 5 spots to Holiday in Cornwall, but the county is big and bountiful and holds many other hidden gems. So get out there and discover these and maybe a few new ones of your own too!