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Things to do in Cornwall in Summer

Things to do in Cornwall in Summer


Things to do in Cornwall Summer 2019


Have you made your holiday plans for Summer?

There are just so many lovely things to do in Cornwall this summer that it has to be right at the top of any UK  holiday wishlist, it is certainly on our list this year.

Are you thinking about your summer holidays yet or are your plans firmly made? I am deep in the thinking planning /stage. Planning holidays is absolutely one of my favourite things to do. I love to think about holidays, planning our trips and scouting out the areas of where we are planning to stay for fabulous things to do.


So many things to do in Cornwall in Summer

Some of my very best UK holidays have been spent in Cornwall. I always think of it with a smile and the happiest of memories.

I have been 4 times and each trip was completely different because there are so many wonderful things to see and do in this amazing place. One visit I spent absorbed in the art in St Ives. Another trip I spent learning to body brad in Newquay, A different, more  cultural trip saw us exploring Tintagel (oh so amazing!) Another holiday saw us visiting family friendly beaches with the kids playing pirates in the comes and even finding treasure on the beach (yes really!)   Cornwall absolutely has something for every visitor.

I feel I could go back many many more times and see something different every time. A good friend of mine spent a month holidaying in Cornwall with her children last year. She is going back again because she says there is still so much for them to explore.



Outdoor fun in Cornwall

Outdoor activities in Cornwall abound and oh how we love to be outside!  Cornwall has a good climate, amazing, diverse scenery and it absolutely lends itself to outdoor fun.

These are my top 10 favourite things to do and see outdoors in Cornwall.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Heligan is a stunning restored garden once lost in decades of undergrowth. There are 200 acres to explore with garden schemes from around the world and there are tearooms and it is dog-friendly too. A beautiful place to spend a sunny day and lots to entertain the kids too!


Porfell Wildlife Park

Porfell wildlife park gives sanctuary to more than 250 exotic animals from around the world. It is situated near Looe in South East Cornwall. It is nothing like a zoo, the animals are taken in because they are unwanted or old or neglected and they are dearly cherished.   There are zebra, capybara, owls and coatis. This is a highly respected sanctuary with conservation at its heart.



Fistral beach surfing

We have visited the beautiful sandy Fistral beach and marvelled at the surfers and the waves here. It has its own surf school and lessons are available for families or individual. A stunning beach!



Visit the Isles of Scilly

You can take the ferry from Penzance over to the Isles of Scilly  – There are 145 islands in total with only 5 being inhabited. The islands are covered in heathland, and have stunning sandy beaches they are a sight to behold – an awesome trip to take.


The Minack Theatre

This is a super special outdoor theatre perched on top of cliffs in Penzance. During the summer it has a packed programme of drama, musicals and opera, comedy and story-telling. How magical!


Tintagel Castle

I mentioned earlier our visit to this beautiful ruined castle steeped in history and mystery and said to have once been home to King Arthur. You can even visit Merlin’s cave. It is situated in rugged North Cornwall coast, which is dramatic and exciting and there are fabulous walks in the area. Definitely, a place to stir the imagination.


Trevibban Mill Vineyard & Orchards

Something a bit different, Trevibban is a working vineyard which you can tour and taste. It would make a lovely day out!


Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

In Truro, there’s a working cyder farm too which you can visit to taste one of  40 varieties of cyder – a Cornish delicacy!


A visit to St. Micheals Mount

With a population of just 35 people, this tiny little island is a really interesting place to visit. It is located in  Mount’s Bay and linked to the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite sett. It has a church and a castle and is a quirky, fascinating place.



Lanhydrock is a spectacular Victorian country house in Bodmin with a huge garden and wooded estate. It also has loads of brilliant bike trails through the woodlands.


So many fabulous outdoor things to do In Cornwall and honestly I could have made this list 5x as long! There are bike trails, beaches, moors and beaches, places to canoe, surf and sails and stunning countryside everywhere. There is the Eden Project, Family Theme parks, stunning art, preserved mines and stately homes. Cornwall is a rich and diverse place and it is exquisitely beautiful. You really will be spoilt for choice on your visit with just so many fun things to do.


Where to stay in Cornwall in Summer

Cornish Horizons Holidays Cottages are a lovely option if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Cornwall in 2019. They have country cottages, beach cottages, new cottages, large cottages and they even have dog-friendly cottages and apartments. Basically, Cornish Horizons have any kind of cottage in any kind of location that would meet your needs.  They have over 700 quality graded self-catering holiday cottages for you to choose from. And, if you give them a call and talk through your requirements you will get friendly advice from someone full of local knowledge. That always so helpful isn’t it!
Take a look below a teeny selection of their fabulous cottages.


Hellfire Jack’s Portreath, West Coast



Farriers Cottage, St Ives

Trevalley House, Tintagel

I  do hope you have enjoyed this post on things to do in Cornwall Summer 2019. It really is the most lovely place and I absolutely know you will fall in love with it if you do decide to take a trip there.



Things to do in Cornwall Summer 2019


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