Our reasons why Cornwall is the best in winter

November 08th, 2016

The cold weather has truly set in, and it is now the perfect time to organise a winter getaway. Cornwall offers a true slice of heaven. Here, the land meets the sea in the form of rugged cliffs and quaint harbour villages. Most people would associate Cornwall with a sunny seaside holiday, but there is still so much to do in the winter months.


Cornish beaches are particularly quiet when the temperature dips. Bikinis and flipflops are swapped for winter coats and wellies. The beaches are peacefully bare and there are over 300 of them to explore. You may have to share the beach with the odd kite buggy or brave surfer, but they’ll be few and far between. With some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, a winter beach walk should be on your list of things to do.

The seasonal dog beach ban has been lifted, so that means you and your pooch can enjoy long walks on the beach too!

Comforting Cornish Food

Cornish pasties, fish and chips and cream teas are all on offer throughout the winter! We know this sounds delicious and it’s not exactly light, but there is something about the cold weather that just makes you want to eat comforting food!

Rick Stein’s Fish famous restaurants can be found in Padstow, Falmouth, St Merryn and Porthleven. These restaurants are famous for their fresh fish and shellfish.

Winter Walks

Cornwall is renowned for its coastal paths, and rightfully so. There are over 130 coastal walks throughout Cornwall to enjoy. With so many different routes to take and beautiful coast line views to admire, you will never get tired of the views. Just make sure you wrap warm, pack a flask and then hit the hills.


There are always tons of events on in Cornwall throughout the festive period and they have become an established part of the Cornish Christmas calendar. In our last post we picked our favourite Cornwall Christmas markets. They can be a great family day out and can be a good hunting ground for the perfect present.

The Eden Project will be holding their annual festival of light and sound. As darkness falls, you will be amazed as the winter landscape changes with light projections, music and colour. This event will be held from 25th of November to the 30th of December.

What could be better than getting into the Christmas spirit, whilst admiring what Cornwall has to offer?

Storm Watching

The Cornish coastline is Mother Nature’s playground. You can watch her whip up the elements and throw waves into the cliff sides at one of Cornwall’s waterside hangouts. Indulge in a mug of hot chocolate whilst watching the waves crash onto the beaches.

Cosy Nights

Whilst the waves are battering the coastline, the air is cold and you can hear rain is tapping on the window. Enjoy a perfect Cornish winter evening at a local pub, and relax next to a warm open fire.


Many of the coastal carparks are free at this time of year! You can find some in Falmouth, Lizard, Porthtowan and more!

With so much to do, Cornwall is the perfect place for a winter holiday! So now is the perfect time to start looking at breaks in Cornwall.

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