Surfing in Cornwall

Surfing in Cornwall. Image by ALEX GRAEME


Having as much coastline as it does, the most of any county in England, Cornwall provides exceptional opportunities to spend time by the sea. There are over 300 beaches of all shapes and sizes, and every type of water sport available. With the north coast providing some of the best surfing conditions in Europe, this pastime, in particular, is hugely popular with both locals and visitors.


Exploring the Cornish coast near Tintagel

Exploring the Cornish coast near Tintagel. Image by ALEX GRAEME


Walking the coastal path is a wonderful way to see the best of Cornwall, whether it be for a brisk hour or two, or a several-day trek. Charming coves and fishing communities await, and in themselves offer great opportunities for fun and activity.


The Minack Theatre in Cornwall

The Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Image by ALEX GRAEME


The gardens of Cornwall are world-famous, and a visit to at least one of them should be included in a holiday here. Tin mining was a major industry across the county for many centuries, its importance signified by the fact that Cornwall (and West Devon) have UNESCO World Heritage status. This heritage can be learnt about and appreciated at a variety of attractions, including mines that have been kept intact for the visitor to enjoy.


Botallack Tin Mine in Cornwall

Botallack Tin Mine in Cornwall. Image by ALEX GRAEME


Across the seasons there are all sorts of festivals taking place, celebrating all kinds of themes and traditions. There are castles and museums to visit, and plenty of family-friendly options too, including various theme parks, zoos, aquariums and playparks. All in all, there’s something for everyone in Cornwall, no matter what a person’s interests.