If you’re only down in our beautiful county for a week then you don’t really have time for everything (sorry to say!). So we’ve come up with a quick whistle stop guide to your holiday in Cornwall with the places you should head to and what you can’t miss out on.
Don’t worry there’s relaxation time too, after all it is a holiday!
Read our Cornish Bucket List blog to get some inspiration of must do things while you’re in Cornwall, then you can swap some of these activities in.
If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet why not consider camping, it’s great fun and helps you really get into the coastal holiday vibe. We’ve stayed at Trevedra Farm near Sennen, and Trevella Park in Crantock. If you’re not sure whether to drive, bus or fly then read our how to get to Cornwall blog.
And here’s your 7 day holiday guide…
Your Holiday in Cornwall
St Micheals Mount is one of the top attractions in Cornwall, so why not start your week with one of the best. Treat yourself to a delicious Cornish cream tea when you’re there, they are tried and tested and not to be missed!
Spend the afternoon taking an easy stroll through Mousehole and out towards Lamorna Cove.
For a bit of easy entertainment in the evening book an hour at Eureka Escape rooms for a great family activity.
There are so many reasons why you should, but here are our top 10 reasons to visit St Ives while you’re spending a weeks holiday in Cornwall. Be sure you taste some of the best Cornish Ice Cream when in town, just be careful that the seagulls don’t take a fancy to your flavour!
Book a table to watch the sunset and eat Tapas at Porthmeor Beach Cafe to end your day on a high. Then take the coastal train back to Carbis Bay to pick up your car.
You may want to slightly change the order of events once you’ve checked the weather forecast, but half way though your holiday in Cornwall you definitely need a beach day. First read our Best Beaches in Cornwall blog to find the nearest to you, or to discover a potential new favourite…
If you’re a surfer, or want to take up a new hobbie on your holiday then visit one of Cornwalls top surfing spots and give it a go. We would recommend heading to Gwithian if you want a large sandy beach with lots of waves. Make sure you pop into Godrevy Cafe for your post surf snack, as well as taking a little wander around the headland seal spotting.
Maybe end your day by visiting a local Meadery for dinner, the recommended order is ‘Chicken in the Rough’ and Blackberry mead!
It’s about time you had one of the local delicacies so pick up one of the best Cornish Pasties for lunch today…
Have a relaxing evening, how about taking a picnic or BBQ down on to your favourite beach to watch the sunset.
Visit the most Westerly part of Cornwall and famous bike riding spot Land’s End. While you’re in the area take a walk to explore the secret cove of Nanjizal to really feel the remoteness of Penwith.
Finish your day by booking a show at The Minack Theatre for a unique experience, and an only in Cornwall activity!
Another beach day is needed before you head home, and Crantock offers everything you need. For those looking to expell some energy, head surfing or take a walk along the banks of the River Gannel.
There’s a little boat that takes you across the river to Newquays Pentire Headland if you wanted to walk along the coast path, or take a trip into Newquay easily within 5 minutes by car. If you head to Fistral Beach then Rick Steins offers some great fish and chips, or curry!
Even if you have to check out at 10am, there’s still plenty of time to fit in some activities before you head home.
Burn some last minute energy before you embark on your journey by stopping off at The Camel Trail and exploring Padstow. Or for something a little less energetic and right on the A30 visit the Screech Owl Sanctuary for a few hours on your way back.
All good things must come to an end and we’re sad to say that it’s now home time, but be sure to visit us again soon…
Don’t forget to pick up some Cornish treats to take home from one of our top delis and farm shops.
Do you have any other plans for your holiday in Cornwall, let us know if should be including them in this guide! We’re happy to hear about your favourite holiday activities in Cornwall!
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