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16 January 2014

The Valley’s top five Cornish beauty spots

In the wake of news the Cornwall Wildlife Trust has spent £340,000 to create two new nature reserves we’ve decided to take a look at the top five Cornish beauty spots to visit on your next luxury holiday cottage break in the county.

Bostraze Bog and Bartinney Downs

We thought we’d start with these two sites, which are set to become the newest nature reserves in Cornwall once the Trust’s work is completed.  

Bostraze Bog, near St Just, is a magnificent stretch of moor which includes ancient ruins while Bartinney Downs offers amazing views out to sea.

Gwithian and Godrevy

This pair of beaches offer stunning views and are also two of the cleanest in Cornwall.

Considering they were once stained red by the tin mining waste carried along the Red River, that’s no mean feat.

Views from the beach include a vista of St Ives Bay and the Godrevy Island lighthouse, which was the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse.

Sennen Cove

We’ve mentioned Sennen before because it’s one of our favourite places in the county – and we probably will again.

The cove, with its lifeguarded beach, is home to the last village before Land’s End and a busy lifeboat station.

Its beauty lies in its isolated location in deepest darkest Cornwall and it’s hard not to get caught up in romantic visions of years gone by when you visit.


Coverack is a picturesque fishing village that conforms to all the postcard stereotypes that immediately come to mind when someone says “picturesque fishing village”.

Visiting the village can feel like stepping back in time so it’s a perfect place to visit on a family holiday in Cornwall if you want to take the kids imaginations off to the past.

The Eden Project

Ok, so it’s not a natural beauty spot, but it’s hard to deny that Eden is filled with natural wonders.

The way the twin biomes and thousands of genus of plants and flowers sit in the crater formed by a long redundant mine has a strange beauty all of its own and no visit to Cornwall is complete without a trip to the project. 

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