5 reasons to visit this Cornwall this summer

April 22nd, 2016

Cornwall has been the go to holiday destination for UK residents as well as tourists from abroad for many years. Whether it’s romantic getaways, thrill seeking groups of friends or family holidays, Cornwall has something for everyone at any time of the year. We believe the best time of year to visit our fantastic county would be the summer months (June – end of September), and below you will find out exactly why, so take a look and know where to go when staying in our luxury cottages.


The weather

Cornwall is located in the most southerly part of the UK, thus giving it a milder climate to the rest of the country. The Gulf Stream current also brings warmer temperatures from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and also warmer sea temperatures too, making a dip in the ocean during the summer a cool and pleasant experience. With the sun setting in the west, the sun lingers for what seems a good while longer down here before it melts into the horizon, making for picture perfect moments almost daily down here in The Duchy.


The Beaches

Cornwall has more than 300 miles of coastline that houses more than 150 beaches which is one of the main reasons why people flock to this county. If you are looking to bring your faithful friend with you make sure you read our article on the best beaches for your dog here. There are also some stunning coves to while away the hours too, for the best ones read here.
There are so many great beaches to visit you will have to have a few holidays down here! If you want to cool off and are feeling adventurous read our guide on wild swimming in Cornwall.



Cornwall’s thriving music and arts scene is flourishing into the mainstream with people now realising what we have known for years… Cornwall knows how to party! From tiny pop up events held on tiny harbour quaysides to the massive BoardMaster event in Newquay, you can find an event to suit all tastes. Read our guide to fantastic Cornish festivals here.


History, Art and Culture

Exploring Cornwall’s rich and vibrant culture is a must-do when you’re on your Cornish holidays, with everything from art galleries and museums to ancient historical monuments, there’s so much to see in the warm summer months, it’s hard to know where to start. Read our articles below for some great ideas that will satisfy the biggest culture vultures!

Visit these historical attractions when you’re next in Cornwall

Historic castles to visit in Cornwall

Cornish gardens you must visit

Make sure you visit these museums in Cornwall


Food and Drink

With the warmer months comes a larger selection of local fruit, vegetables and produce, making it a great time to visit Cornwall for foodies. Whether you head to a high end restaurant or are simply grilling locally caught mackerel on an open fire right on the sand in Kynance there is something for every palate. Read our articles on all things food in the Duchy below.

The best Cornish restaurants to visit this year

Five beautiful Cornish fishing villages

Cornish cider farm becomes one of the UK’s best attractions



Other articles you may also want to read:

Drone captures amazing phenomenon in Cornwall

Cornwall aiming for dark sky park status

Photo by: darylgovan