Situated on a long peninsula with no inland area more than 20 miles from the sea, and with a coastline of over 400 miles, it’s no surprise that Cornwall is so highly regarded by those that love being by the sea. Over 300 beaches of great variety, from wonderful sandy beaches to cosy sheltered coves, provide endless opportunities for fun and activity. Hikers can spend weeks exploring the South West coast path that runs the entire length of Cornwall’s coast, stopping at one gorgeous community after another, some small, some large, and nearly all of them with accommodations, places to eat at, and plenty to see and do.

For history and culture lovers, Cornwall’s tin mining past has UNESCO World Heritage status, and both on the clifftops and inland there are many opportunities to discover more about this important aspect of the county’s past. The world of art and craft is very much alive throughout the county, and for families there are attractions aimed at every age.

Garden lovers will be in their element, with fabulous visits available to the likes of The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock, along with many others.

It’s just a case of choosing from one of the many appealing areas in which to base oneself, and then it’s time to start exploring this magnificent region.