The warm winter has sparked a surge in holiday bookings

February 23rd, 2016

The warm weather over the last few winter months has sparked a mini boost in tourism for Cornwall.

This has followed on followed the positive statistics last which showed visitors taking short breaks had soared by almost 90% in the South West, with a rise of people taking holidays in early 2016.

This increase of holiday makers is probably due to the warm weather throughout December last year, which was one of the warmest and wettest months on record and the higher than average temperatures in the last two months.

Despite the stormy weather in January and February there has been a growing trend for taking off-peak breaks, where people can enjoy the beaches and coastal walks, often with their dogs.

Short stays during off-peak season are up by 87% in Cornwall, and also make up an estimated £1 billion for the local economy.

Winter and early spring is a great time to visit Cornwall, and there are always lots of things to see and do. If you want to take a short or long break this spring, take a look at our luxury Cornish cottages that also welcome families with dogs.

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Photo by: Thomas Tolkien