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Top 10 reasons to visit Cornwall this summer

30th April 2018

Moody sunrise at Swanpool Falmouth Cornwall England UK

With beautiful beaches, cliff top walks and much more waiting to be explored, there’s so much to see and do in Cornwall during the summer months. Here are our top ten reasons to visit.

The Beaches

With over 300 beaches to choose from, whether you’re looking for wide expanses of sand, pebbled coves or dog friendly beaches to enjoy during the summer – there’s sure to be something for everyone. Just a short drive away from our own Glasney Rooms and Glasney Flats, you’ll find Gyllyngvase Beach, Castle Beach, Swanpool Beach and Maenporth Beach.

The Food & Drink

From the pasties, clotted cream and saffron cake for which Cornwall is famous, to Michelin starred restaurants offering fine dining, Cornwall has firmly taken its place on the gastronomical map.

The Walks

Whether you choose to head off and explore the miles of coastal paths, go inland to discover the many idyllic woodland walks or wander on the moor, the stunning scenery you pass along the way won’t disappoint.

The Activities

Looking to hit the surf, try your hand at sailing or fancy heading off on a jet ski safari? Summer offers the perfect opportunity to take to the water. Heading inland you’ll find fantastic mountain bike trails, horse riding adventures and even the opportunity to have a go at climbing and abseiling.

The Gardens

Thanks to warmth from the Gulf Stream, Cornwall is home to a great many beautiful gardens.

Our own gardens here on the Penryn Campus are exceptional and other horticultural gems like Glendurgan, Trebah, Enys and Penjerrick are an easy drive away. Further afield you can explore Trelissick, head over to the Lost Gardens of Heligan or enjoy a day out at the Eden Project.

The Festivals

Cornwall comes alive with festivals and events during the summer. From Falmouth Week to the Porthleven Food and Music Festival, the Fal River Festival to Boardmasters in Newquay, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Picture Perfect Towns & Villages

From picturesque fishing hamlets, to seaside towns and an historic industrial heartland, the towns and villages of Cornwall are well worth exploring. Why not discover some of the filming locations from your favourite Cornish TV programmes too? Charlestown, Port Isaac and St Michael’s Mount are all well worth a visit if you’re looking to walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite characters…

The Arts

From iconic theatre venues like The Minack, popular theatre touring companies like Miracle Theatre and Knee High, to the many fantastic art galleries and exhibitions across the county, Cornwall’s rich cultural and artistic heritage is a joy to discover.

The History

With an intriguing, varied past there are plenty of hidden gems to find when exploring Cornwall. Find out the history behind Cornwall’s famous landmarks, including the castles built to defend the coast and the mines that were once alive and busy with production.

The Scenery

Spectacular seascapes, rolling hills, towering cliffs and rugged moorland – what more could you ask for? Cornwall’s dramatic landscapes are breathtaking – as is the ever-changing light that brings them to life.

Looking for affordable accommodation Cornwall during the peak season? Our Glasney Rooms and Glasney Flats offer the perfect base from which to explore all that the county has to offer. If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch.