With its remarkable beaches, fascinating eats, deep cultural heritage, and plenty of stories to listen to, it is not surprising why people flock to Cornwall during the summer. We’ve curated some of the region’s best activities for you and the rest of your family in case you’re looking for the best ways to enjoy a Cornish summer.
Cross the Sea on Foot
No, you’re not the Man from Galilee but you’ll be a little close to that. You see, there is a causeway that bridges St. Michael’s Mount to the mainland. Unfortunately, during high tide the causeway gets gobbled up by the waters of Mount’s Bay. And if you’re looking for a memorable summer, then you have to muster your courage to walk the submerged causeway. And once you’re on the Mount, get ready to be mesmerised by stunning views. Learn more about the colourful history of the place, including folk tales and legends.
Marvel at the Mediterranean in Cornwall
When it comes to beaches, very few can match the turquoise waters and white sands of the Mediterranean. Who would have thought that there is a small stretch of beach in Cornwall that can offer you the same exact experience? Porthcurno beach is not that well-known among tourists and visitors. But ask any local and they can tell you fabulous stories about this isolated beach. They will also tell you of hidden slipways, tunnels, and caves that lie on the adjacent bay. Now, you have the option of telling your friends you’ve been to the Mediterranean or explored the pirate dens of the Caribbean.
Stay in Luxury Accommodation
As the UK’s most popular holiday destination, there is a wealth of quality tourist accommodation to choose from. There are upmarket hotels, boutique B&Bs, picturesque glamping sites and luxury holiday homes to rent by the week. These types of accommodation are located all over Cornwall but popular tourist destinations include Mylor, Padstow, Bude, Falmouth, Newquay, Penzance , Looe and St Ives.
Learn to Surf
What’s a summer holiday in Cornwall without trying the waves at any of the famous beaches of this UK holiday destination? If you do not mind sharing the beach and the waters with throngs of beach-loving folks and surfers, then your best bet is Newquay. However, if you are an absolute beginner and would like some privacy of your own, then Sennen Cove is the place to be. This Land’s End destination is not a famous tourist destination. That is why it is one of the best places to go in Cornwall. At least, you will be learning to surf and sharing the waves with the locals who love the pastime.
Cornwall is famous for its fishermen. Many of its small villages also have their own share of remarkable pirate and smuggler stories. What better way to enjoy a Cornish summer than setting sail along the Helford River? From here, ask the boatman to take you to the secluded Frenchman’s Creek. You’ll feast your eyes on the most succulent oysters on the planet plus a wide range of other local seafood. If this is not your idea of a Cornish summer, then you can always bask in the sun right on the deck of your boat.
From secluded beaches to fascinating stories of a glorious past, there are a lot of things one can do in Cornwall during the summer. And it’s waiting for you to discover what it can offer.