What to Pack for a Holiday to Cornwall

April 09th, 2020

Packing to visit another location can always be tricky, especially when you are unsure of what you will need to suit the new environment. Before visiting a holiday destination, you may be unsure as to how accessible shops and amenities are, where you would be able to find many essential items.


While in Cornwall, there are plenty of places that you can pick up holiday items, such as buckets and spades or surf gear. We share a few items you probably already have that you may wish to bring for a holiday to Cornwall.


Travel Snacks

The roads can be busy in the summer months in Cornwall, so it’s always a good idea to have a few snacks to hand for when you are travelling.



Whether you’re sunbathing on the beach, hiking across moorland or exploring the riverside, you’re likely to be outdoors a lot in Cornwall, so be sure to have suncream at the ready.



Beaches are one of the biggest draws for Cornwall, so pack your swimwear to enjoy swimming, surfing or paddling. If you’ve got one, pack a wetsuit too for more adventurous activities!


Beach Towel

Whether it’s used to dry off after a dip in the sea, or a spot for you to lie down and relax by the shore, a beach towel is a must for a Cornish beachside adventure.


Walking Shoes

While you may think a beach holiday calls for flip flops or sandals, you should always bring a pair of walking shoes to Cornwall – there are so many coast paths, nature trails and exciting walks to embark on.


Clothes for All Weather

While it’s often warmer and sunnier in the summer months, like the rest of the UK, Cornish weather can be quite changeable. One day you’ll be in a bikini, the next, a jumper! Bring layers so you can adapt outfits according to the weather.



There is so much natural beauty in Cornwall, you’ll definitely feel inspired to take a few snaps. The scenery in Cornwall is well worth bringing along a camera.


Waterproof Coat

Bring a light, foldable waterproof coat that you can take with you on walks or when out and about. The weather can be changeable, so it’s best to be prepared for showers!



We all love a good holiday read! Bring a book along to enjoy during your days on the beach or at a picnic in the countryside.


Reusable Bottle

While there are plenty of cafes and shops, you’ll want bottles of water to bring with you on your adventure days out. Save plastic waste by bringing along your own reusable bottle.


What Does Your Accommodation Have?

Another thing to consider is where you are staying and what will be available there. Our Truro holiday cottages are set up with self-catering in mind, so you’ll find a full range of kitchen utensils at the property, saving you the need to bring your own, as you may have to at other holiday sites. 


Whether looking for a summer getaway or planning ahead for 2021, there are plenty of reasons to visit Cornwall!