Stretching an impressive 1086km, Cornwall has the longest coastline in the UK
Cornwall is a tourist hotspot, especially during the summer, and attracts around 5 million visitors each year! With waves reaching up to an incredible height of 30 feet on some beaches, Cornwall is a surfer’s paradise.
Cornwall is one of the most picturesque, idyllic counties in the UK, making it the perfect holiday destination you’ll want to go back to time and time again. Whether you’re a keen surfer, avid rambler, or simply want enjoy some sunshine and culture, Cornwall is full of opportunities for you and your loved ones to make some lasting memories together, whatever the time of year.
Some of our favourite hotspots include the beautiful and diverse Eden Project in St Blazey, the Cornish World Heritage Sites like the Port of Hayle and St Agnes Mining District, and of course the iconic photo opportunity at Land’s End with its famous signpost – just to name a few. For those who fancy something a little more action-packed, there’s a wide range activities to choose from both on and off the 300+ beaches across Cornwall; between body-boarding at Gwithian Towans and dolphin-spotting near Padstow, or maybe even a ride on the Giant Swing at Adrenalin Quarry if you’re feeling daring enough, you’ll find plenty to fill your days before returning to the comfort of our hotel for the night.
Of course, no trip to Cornwall would be complete without sampling the county’s famed culinary delights, and what better way to spend your downtime between sight-seeing and adrenaline-seeking than enjoying some local food and drink? No matter whether you’re a pair of seafood lovers that can’t resist a fresh catch of the day or a family with a sweet tooth to satisfy, there’s something for everyone here, and we’ve highlighted our absolute must-tries below:
Once a humble staple of miners’ lunchboxes, the Cornish Pasty is arguably the most well-known of Cornwall’s offerings, and while the recipe may vary from town to town (and indeed bakery to bakery), its distinctive D-shape and well-packed filling make it the perfect choice for lunch or dinner, whatever the weather.
If something sweet is more up your street, you’ll find plenty of places to grab a traditional Cornish ice cream while you’re out and about, made with rich clotted cream from the 75,000+ cows across the county. Nothing can beat a traditional Cornish cream tea, though, so it’s well worth stopping by a local tearoom for a light afternoon meal – just remember to spread the jam on first!