In addition, there are several other lesser-known beaches and stunning coastal paths from where you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Dotted with pretty villages and offering breathtaking vistas at almost every turn, Cornwall is one of the most picturesque regions of the UK. Located in southwestern England, Cornwall is also home to some of the nicest coastal areas in the country, giving part of the region the name of the English Riviera. This traditional fishing village has a minute centre laced with skinny streets and a small but perfect harbour. You might recognise it from TV series including Doc Martin and Poldark too.
Widemouth Bay is more or less an extension of Bude, with a beachside cafe and a caravan park. But in Widemouth, the surf’s always up, and when the sun’s shining you’ll feel like you’re on the East Coast of Australia. There are also plenty of world-famous attractions to visit in Cornwall, both by the sea and inland. The UK’s longest national trail, the South West Coast Path is also one of the longest walks in the world.
This open-air venue gives you exceptional views of the Bay, right across to the Lizard, and hosts live performances from May to September. When there is no show, you can explore this open-air theatre to the fullest. At the moment, advance bookings are essential; see their website for more information. Land’s End is an iconic Cornish attraction, marking Cornwall’s westernmost point and offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean.
The beach also has a super nice feature, a shallow river that flows directly into the sea. Paddle away, keep your feet cool, and worry about how you are going to get back to the car without getting sand in between your toes. It’s also a great place to go surfing and this is supposedly one of the best surfing beaches in North Cornwall Media. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Mediterranean is the only place you can enjoy eating locally caught fresh fish beside the sea.
All of a sudden, holidays in Spain were swapped for beach breaks in Cornish villages, and many discovered just how amazing this region is for travel. Rowans Luxury glamping pod is a truly stunning accommodation located in Triwithen farm, Launceston. The aesthetics will blow you away with views of the countryside and mountain landscape. The interior and exterior of the pod is beautifully designed, small yet big on comfort. Enjoy cooking on your own barbeque, star gazing at night on the patio and enjoying your own safe and quiet haven for the perfect luxury stay.
Discover this real-life Secret Garden between April and October for the best blooms. The seaside retreat in Carbis Bay contains spa facilities and oceanic terrace views, amazing for winding down. Bask in the refreshing natural open light this hotel has to offer, and relax in the comfortable and stylish bedrooms. Kerryanna Country House B&B is in a picturesque location, nearby to Mevagissey Harbour, where there are lots of great things to do, and Cornwall’s most famous attraction -The Eden Project. As well as being amazingly located, it’s filled with great facilities featuring a sun terrace, flat screen, and free shuttle service. Sustainable tourism is the most important factor in ensuring a future in the travel industry.
If you’re on the Fowey side of the water, head down river to Golant to hire kayaks. Or, if you drive onto the Bodinnick Ferry, steer on to the popular fishing village of Polperro; impossibly pretty, especially at night as lights from the fish-cellared cottages twinkle on the harbour waters. For the more adventurous, the entire thing can be done on foot by following the southwest coastal path.
A rocky, tidal island topped with an ancient castle and steeped with Cornish folklore, St Michael’s Mount is one of the most famous places to visit in Cornwall. I’ve only ever been to Cornwall once and did find it a very relaxing and beautiful location. With all these places it is clear that I’d need many trips to really understand this part of the country which is a long drive away for me (c. 6 hours+). The village itself is home to tasty restaurants as well as spectacular views of Looe Island, Rame Head and on clear days, Eddystone Lighthouse blinking in the distance.