Catch a show at the Minack
The Minack is an open-air theatre carved into the cliffs above Porthcurno beach in South Cornwall providing an awesome backdrop for a variety of plays and musicals. The brainchild of Rowena Cade, this most magical of settings seats up to 750 guests (be sure to book well in advance) and plays host to everything from opera to Shakespearian plays. Resembling something out of Greek Mythology the theater was actually only built about 80 years ago and is a must see for anyone seeking out a slice of culture during their holiday in the South West.
Take a surfing lesson
From Polzeath to Newquay in Cornwall there are several well-reputed Surf Schools designed for beginners of all ages. Whether you just want to learn the basics or you’re already a skilled board rider looking to take it to the next level, the quality and expertise on offer is refreshingly top notch. Choose from a couple of basic lessons to get you started or sign up for a surfing camp which will allow you to immerse yourself in the culture of surfing as you slowly hone your skills. The quality of wave on offer in Cornwall ensures a safe transition from dry land to the glassy face of a gentle roller, an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Rent a beachfront cottage
With so many gorgeous coves, long sandy beaches and the general seafront buzz your holiday will undoubtedly be enhanced if you rent a beachfront cottage. Uninterrupted sea views, the lull of the ocean, the invigorating smell of fresh sea air and the obvious advantages of direct beach access, make staying in beachfront accommodation well worth the extra expense. Try this website which specialises in Cornwall beachfront cottages listing a comprehensive selection from apartments for couples right up to beach houses for large groups.
Visit the Eden Project
Just up the road from St Austell in the South West of England you’ll find one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions, the Eden Project. The two artificial biomes that have been created to simulate Mediterranean and Tropical conditions to allow thousands of plant species to thrive are massive and dominate the landscape. The project is not just about successfully growing plants indoor but also about environmental education and the interdependence between humans and plants. The site utilises recycled rainwater and electricity produced by one of the first wind turbines to be installed in Europe.
Visit Lands Ends
It’s well worth making the journey down to Cornwall’s (and England’s) most Westerly point known as Lands End to experience its un-spoilt beauty and incredible sea views. The famous Lands End signpost is sure adorn the many pictures you’ll feel compelled to take as you stand aloft majestic cliffs, spotting the odd dolphin, basking shark or seal if you’re lucky. Take in some sea air whilst walking along the family friendly coastal paths, a sure way to work up an appetite, which can be ably accommodated in one of the restaurants nearby. For those travelling with pets, dogs are allowed as long as they are kept on a lead, however they are not allowed in the local shops or restaurants.