5 Best Picnic Spots in Cornwall

August 16th, 2021

If you’re planning on spending your holiday at one of our holiday cottages in Truro, then why not make the most of the stunning countryside with a lovely al-fresco lunch?

We’ve picked some of the best picnic spots in Cornwall for you to enjoy, so, pack up your favourite finger foods and let’s get going!

The view of Godrevy Lighthouse from the dunes

1. Gwithian Beach

Whether you want to sit among the wild grass atop the dunes or set yourself up on the golden sands to watch the windsurfers go by, Gwithian Beach makes the perfect spot for a seaside picnic.

Tuck into your favourite sandwiches with a fantastic view of the Godrevy Lighthouse, looking out over St. Ives Bay.

A large tree in a clearing at Tehidy Woods

2. Tehidy Woods

With over 250 acres of peaceful woodland, Tehidy Woods offers some fantastic picnic spots no matter your preference. With over 9 miles worth of walking trails, you can even make a day of it!

Be it lakeside, in the woods or in a meadow clearing with space for the dogs to run free; you’ll find your perfect picnic spot in Tehidy Woods.

3. Carn Marth

Southeast of the town of Redruth, you’ll find Carn Marth, one of the highest points in Cornwall.

At 771 ft tall, it’s not Cornwall’s highest point (that honour goes to the Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor), but it still delivers spectacular views of the surrounding area, including St Agnes beacon, the St Austell area, Falmouth and Stithians lake on a clear day.

St Mawes Castle on a clear day

4. Castle Cove, St. Mawes

Castle Cove is the perfect secluded spot to hide away for an hour or two with some of your favourite goodies!

Whether you drive or hop on the ferry from Falmouth, you’ll find this beach just a stone’s throw from the astounding St. Mawes Castle. And if you haven’t brought a picnic with you, don’t worry. You’ll be close enough to all the amenities that St Mawes has to offer, including local shops and the castle’s car park.

5. Trelissick Gardens

With astounding panoramic views over the Fal estuary, the National Trust owned Trelissick offers some of the most perfect picnic spots near Truro.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly day out, then why not check out their onsite gallery to see some authentic, local art or take a wander through the colourful garden paths.

Grab yourself some refreshments or a light lunch from the onsite cafe, and then just pick your favourite spot to settle down!

Now you know some of the best picnic spots in Cornwall, it’s time to pack your basket and get on down!

If you want to see more of the great outdoors while on your holidays, why not check out these top outdoor attractions in Cornwall?

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Image Credit: Visit Cornwall