How to Spend a Weekend in Cornwall
England’s westernmost county is home to incredible beaches, excellent food, and a wonderful selection of small towns and scenic attractions. Easily accessible via road or rail from London, Cornwall might be the perfect weekend break destination.
From beaches to brunches, read on to discover the nine best things to do on your Cornwall weekend holiday, courtesy of Coast & Country.
1. Newquay Beaches
England’s surf capital is known for its wild waves, but there’s a beach to suit every visit in Newquay. Enjoy warm sun and some of the best sandy beaches in England in this charming coastal destination.
2. Bodmin Moor
Stunning scenery, incredible historical sites, and some of the best walking trails in the region make Bodmin Moor an excellent destination. Arrive early and visit King Arthur’s Hall and Dozmary Pool for a combination of history and natural beauty.
3. The Lizard
Travel to England’s southernmost point. Known as one of England’s most beautiful natural regions, The Lizard is home to beautiful coastal cliffs, open countryside, and the famous Lizard Point peninsula.
4. Bude’s Beaches
Cornwall’s northernmost town may not be as well known as nearby Newquay, but its beaches are every bit as impressive. Accessible via the A39, Bude is home to an impressive coastline covered in sandstone cliffs and beautiful sandy beaches.
5. Cornwall’s Famous Cream Tea
Cornwall and neighbouring county Devon are constantly fighting for the honour of being Britain’s cream tea capital. Cornish cream tea differs slightly from the cream tea served in Devon, but is every bit as tasty and enjoyable.
6. St. Michael’s Mount
Travel to one of England’s most impressive castles. Separated from the mainland by a shallow bay, the island of St. Michael’s Mount is accessible at low tide via a paved causeway.
7. The Eden Project
One of Cornwall’s most impressive attractions, the Eden Project contains hundreds of species of flora from around the world. The cool dual dome construction makes this attraction of interest for lovers of natural biodiversity and modern design.
8. The Tate St. Ives Gallery
The small coastal town of St. Ives is home to one of Britain’s four Tate Galleries. This charming gallery is home to hundreds of interesting modern artworks, making it an excellent day trip destination for the quirky and creative.
9. The South West Coast Path
Some of Britain’s most spectacular coastal scenery can be observed from the South West Coast Path, which runs through Cornwall. Visit remote beaches and charming coastal towns as you walk along one of England’s most famous coastal routes.