The Most Instagrammable Spots in Cornwall
June 05th, 2020
If you’re looking for a picturesque escape in the UK, you can’t find many better than Cornwall. One of the most diverse and rugged landscapes across England, Cornwall’s beauty takes many forms, from its stunning beaches to picturesque villages hidden down winding country lanes.
From humanmade attractions to natural wonders that have been around for hundreds of years, Cornwall is full of many hidden gems to discover! Here are some of our favourite spots, particularly for those seeking breathtaking photo opportunities.
Cornwall is rightly famous for its sprawling, diverse coastline which is a seemingly neverending beauty spot in itself. However, that shouldn’t overshadow the natural beauty that can be found inland.
Bodmin Moor is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering over 200 kilometres in North-East Cornwall. The moor is known for its granite, which seemingly sprouts from the earth to create some dramatic backdrops. Cornwall’s highest point can be found here, as can many of the region’s river sources.
Arguably one of Cornwall’s most photographed locations, Kynance Cove provides a small representation of everything that is loved about the Cornish coast.
Kynance Cove is a small cove and beach at the southern tip of the Lizard Heritage Coast, just under one hour’s drive from Falmouth. The beach itself is beautiful, with crisp blue water and golden sands. However, it’s the stunning backdrop of curving, rugged rocks heading into the water that makes this place so magical.
Another of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks, this is a must-visit location, purely for its symbolic meaning.
Land’s End, situated on Cornwall’s western tip, has been a popular destination for hundreds of years. The area boasts unending views across the Atlantic Ocean, while its famous signpost is also a must-snap for anybody visiting.
Besides its beaches, Cornwall’s coast is also renowned for its quaint fishing communities and the local spirit that emanates from these humble towns. One of the most picturesque locations is Looe, which can be found in South-East Cornwall.
The town is built on the steep valley of its namesake river, with houses rising up the banks on either side of the waterway. Historically, it was a region used by smugglers bringing in goods from the sea; nowadays, it is a beautiful coastal town with plenty of tourist features and a beautiful beach.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Cornwall’s beautiful nature meets fantasy in this unique attraction just 30 minutes from Truro. Restored in the 1990s, this historical botanical garden is now one of the UK’s most popular thanks to its diverse regions and breathtaking style.
The Lost Garden’s of Heligan cover 200 acres and include many different regions with distinctive styles. From charming apple patches to the UK’s only outdoor jungle, there are plenty of unique photo opportunities throughout this park.
Looe is the quintessential fishing town for anybody visiting Cornwall. However, if you’re after somewhere a little smaller but still packed full of Cornish charm, Polperro is a wonderful choice!
Located just 11 minutes west of Looe, Polperro is a small fishing village that has been relatively unchanged throughout its history. With a population of less than 2,000, there’s a truly communal feel to everything in the village, while the cottages built across the valley are great for capturing Cornwall’s coastal beauty.
St. Michael’s Mount
Another of Cornwall’s unmissable landmarks is St. Michael’s Mount, the stunning castle complex located on an island off the coast of Marazion in West Cornwall. Remarkable in its design, it’s a truly awe-inspiring location that again toes the line between reality and fantasy.
St. Michael’s Mount is a small community island that can be walked to at low tide, but is otherwise cut off from the mainland. The location was named after the famous Mont-Saint-Michel in Northern France, which has similar characteristics. From the stone pathway that gets swallowed by the sea to the 17th-century castle that juts out from the peak, this region looks stunning from every angle.
We hope that these locations will inspire you to visit this beautiful part of the UK! At the Valley, we offer luxury hot tub cottages in Cornwall in our gated community just outside Truro. Explore our wonderful abodes today or check out more of our blog for further guides on things to do in Cornwall.
6 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Move to Cornwall Immediately
June 24th, 2018
We all know that Instagram is jam-packed full of inspirational and aspirational images for all areas of your life, but sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect accounts to follow. We’ve rounded up some of our very favourites who post about all things Cornwall. They’re bound to inspire you to book a trip to the South sometime soon!
Cornwall based travel enthusiast Lowenna posts some of the greatest seaside pictures out there. Scrolling through her Instagram, you’ll think it’s the Caribbean rather than the Cornish coast! With every image transforming the coastal county into a tropical fantasy, this is a must follow for those longing to return to the beautiful beaches.
Becca is based in Cornwall, posting beautiful pictures of St Ives and Mousehole. Her Instagram is incredibly neat, with a clear colour scheme; each picture framed by a clean white border. Here you’ll find a quaint little world of streets lined by tiny houses and picturesque bays.
A clear fan of the sea, Lee from @kernow_shots has some of the best seaside snaps there are. From idyllic, calm summer beach days to immense shots of crashing waves, every image is overflowing with beauty. He also regularly features the quaint seaside towns and picturesque villages that border these seas, showcasing some of the very best of Cornish life. Lee also runs the fantastic @explorecornwall account, which reposts some of the very best photos taken throughout the county, via the hashtag ‘#explorecornwall’.
See Cornwall from a different perspective with this incredible Instagram endeavour. Using drones, the team take stunning shots of Cornwall’s coast from above. If you love these snaps as much as we do, they’re also available for sale via their website!
With so many incredible beaches in the county of Cornwall, there are a wealth of picture-perfect moments to capture along the coast. Arguably, anyone can take a good picture of something as stunning as this coastline, but there is certainly something extra about the photos posted to this account that really highlights the beauty of the area. If you take a trip to the area, be sure to tag your posts with ‘#360beaches’ and you could find your images being shared with their followers.
Jacob is an artist and architect living in St Ives, and this is certainly apparent in his photography, making use of lines, geometry and more abstract concepts in his images. As well as posting gorgeous skyscapes, and seaside shots, he plays around with the exposure, resulting in some truly incredible imagery.
After seeing these gorgeous snaps, are you desperate to come and visit the stunning Cornish coastline? Check out the amazing luxury family holidays in Cornwall we have available here at The Valley! Be sure to take a look at the gorgeous pictures on our own Instagram too!