Popular Activities in Cornwall

April 16th, 2020

Cornwall is one of the best-loved holiday destinations in the UK. Find out why so many love to spend their summers in luxury Cornish cottages with our guide to some of the most popular activities you can enjoy in Cornwall.


From the stunning coast to the wild moorlands, vibrant arts and to the surfing culture, you are spoilt for choice when you visit Cornwall. Whether you want to visit bustling tourist hotspots or the more secluded natural wonders of the county, there is plenty for you to explore.


Eating Out

In Cornwall, you have to try the local delicacies of pasties, cream tea with Cornish clotted cream and the amazing locally sourced seafood from Cornish waters. Not only that, but there are also some truly gourmet restaurants to try out in the Duchy, such as Rick Stein’s restaurants in Padstow, and Nathan Outlaw’s Michelin-star restaurant in Port Isaac.


Art and Culture

Tucked away in the South West, Cornwall takes on a culture of its own. There are galleries, museums, art exhibitions, theatre and more which you can explore on your visit, where you can also discover the county’s rich history and landscape.


On the Water

Cornwall is famed for the array of water sports that are available. Surfing on the north coast attracts people from all over the world, with hotspots being Polzeath, Mawgan Porth, Widemouth, St Agnes and Newquay for anyone wanting to start out.


On the south coast, enjoy the tranquillity of the river from a kayak or sail out on the calmer waters.


On Foot, Bike or Hoof

The South West Coast Path runs the whole way along the coastline, where you can enjoy some breath-taking sights, Lizard Point being one of the walks not to miss.


But it is not the only place where you can enjoy a hike or cycle ride, or even horse riding. Bodmin Moor has a stunning landscape of granite tors, wild moors and hills where you can find remains from the Bronze Age.


Unmissable Highlights

Cornwall has so many things to see and do, but there are some things you can’t miss out on when you holiday here. Make the most of the water and take a boat ride out to sea, where you can spot some incredible wildlife, like dolphins, seals, porpoise and maybe some whales or sharks.


For something calmer, visit one of the incredible gardens around Cornwall, like Trebah, Glendurgan or the Lost Gardens of Heligan.


If you want to be adventurous, why not bypass the crowded tourist beaches and look for secret coves? They might require a bit of a hike to get to, but the views along the way and the quiet calm of the beach will be a reward.