Why You Should Visit Cornwall in the Autumn

October 08th, 2018

While bigger crowds may be drawn to the Cornish coast in the summer months, Cornwall remains the ideal holiday destination year-round. With the south-west boasting a warmer and milder climate than the rest of the UK, Cornwall is the perfect place to spend autumn days, walking the coastline, seeing the leaves change colour in the gorgeous gardens, and experiencing the most popular attractions with far fewer people around!


Things to Do in Cornwall in Autumn

Although the bluebell fields of spring and the warm days on the sandy beaches in summer are considered some of the most beautiful times of the year in Cornwall, the autumn and winter also hold some incredible scenery, from vibrant sunsets to the coastal paths covered in crisp and crunchy autumn leaves.


Make the most of the gorgeous autumnal tones and head off on a countryside walk through the woods or along the coastal paths to witness a rainbow of red, orange and yellow leaves scattered across the paths. These colourful changes, paired with the stunning autumn sunshine make for some great shots for those looking to get a magical snap of Cornwall’s beauty, so make sure to bring along a camera or smartphone.


Many of the attractions in Cornwall remain open all year round, including the Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Maritime Museum, giving you plenty of options depending on the weather.


While we can’t promise that the weather will be as good as it is in the summer months, this certainly does not mean that you need to miss out on any of the incredible beach time that draws many people to Cornwall. Even when autumnal storms hit, the Cornish beaches are well worth a visit, as watching the waves crash against the shore is a sight to behold, and will make heading inside for a warming hot chocolate all the more enjoyable!


Events in Autumn

There are a number of events held in the autumn in Cornwall each year, with festivals and fairs taking place as we get closer to the festive period. One of the first major events of this time is the Falmouth Oyster Festival on the 12th to 15th October, where there will be a range of delicious seafood available from local producers. In addition, the festival will include cooking demonstrations, craft stalls and musical entertainment. From the 19th to 21st October, Falmouth will play host to a beer festival, that offers up 200 different real ales, ciders, beers and other drinks to sample. Tickets cost £10 and include the cost of 2 pints and a souvenir glass.


As we enter November, there will be a number of Bonfire Night events taking place across Cornwall. What better way to enjoy fireworks than to pair them with the breathtaking views of the Fal River or stunning seaside?! Watch the natural beauty illuminated by the colourful fireworks at one of the many bonfire events held near Truro and Falmouth. In preparation for Christmas, November will also see the start of Christmas markets popping up in towns across Cornwall, with the Truro Christmas Street Markets and the Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair both kicking off on the 29th November.


If you would like to experience Cornwall in autumn, then why not stay at our 5-star cottages in Cornwall?!