The coastal area of Cornwall is one of the most popular destinations for luxury holidays in England. There are an abundance of recreational spots and activities to partake of. Everything about the area lends itself to creating a fabulous vacation atmosphere; breathtaking landscape, temperate climate, fascinating culture, as well as lots of amusements.
Diversity of the County
Cornwall offers the best surf in all of the UK. Surfers, sailing buffs, and, of course, those who just love sunning on the beach, are sure to find Cornwall’s 300 beaches the perfect vacation spot. Fistral Beach in Newquay is especially attractive for surfers. On this beach the Atlantic Ocean pounds in some awesome waves. Inland there are rolling hills and lovely countryside for walking, trekking and hiking. In the south of Cornwall there are, tucked away in the coastline, picturesque harbour villages like Mousehole and Mevagissy. In these little villages you will find quiet beaches and harbours where fishing trawlers dock.
What’s Fun in Cornwall
Cornwall is not all about landscape and romantic villages. The quaint and picturesque aspect is there, when you want to enjoy it, but when it’s fun and excitement you’re after Cornwall has plenty to offer. For example, adventure parks are a great place to pack in the fun. Theme parks like Cornwall’s Crealy or Flambards provide the adrenaline rush that vacationers are after; rollercoaster rides, wet rides, and loads of other fun and entertaining activities are available at these theme parks.
Multi-Activity centres are a great place to try your hand at more than one activity. These places offer an array of sporting fun, surfing, archery, bush craft, canoeing and more. Adrenaline sports are also abounding, such as coasteering, wakeboarding, kite surfing and mountain boarding. For a good part of your visit to Cornwall, your feet needn’t touch the ground, literally.
The more traditional sports, such as fishing, golfing, sailing, cycling and horse riding are also favourite activities. Because Cornwall is such a hotspot for tourists, all these activities are easy to access and engage in.
One of the most enjoyed features of Cornwall is the gardens. These are quite unlike most other gardens in that the nineteenth-century Cornish gardeners who created these havens were passionate about exotic plants. They scoured the world looking for seeds and plants to bring back to their Cornwall gardens. Today, these plants have matured, creating beautiful and enchanting gardens featuring some of the most beautiful botany in the world. Be sure to visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and Terwithen gardens.
There are also a number of historical sites that are worth visiting, such as the great stone fortress of the Iron Age, Pumps Cliff Castle and Polzeath. There is also the Minack Theatre, a Greek styled amphitheatre, which features plays and operas all year round.