The county of Cornwall can be found in the south-west peninsula of the UK. Almost 300 miles of coastline encases Cornwall’s moorlands and towns. Cornwall is unique with it’s beaches, rugged cliffs and cobbled towns. You can find the UK’s most southerly point as well as sample a number of local ciders and ales. Take a look at the different reasons why you should visit the home of Cornish pasties and cream tea!
Cornwall plays home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. From stunning beaches, many of which are made up of golden sand, while others are full of rock pools, shells and caves to go exploring. You will be treated with dramatic cliffs and gorgeous turquoise water. Kynance Cove is one of the most beautiful and interesting beaches I have ever visited. Serpentine rock shines a bright red/orange colour when wet, making for an amazing place to go explore during low tide. For tide times see here.
Cornwall is renowned for it’s surfing. The Cornish coastline is battered by Atlantic low pressure systems that create strong eastward swells making for perfect surfing conditions. Newquay has become a popular place amongst surfers but other awesome locations include: Sennon Cove, Polzeath and St. Ives.
Due to warmer weather, cliffs and crags, climbing is another popular sport in the county with over 2000 mapped climbs. Famous climbs include: Bosigran on the Penwith peninsula, Chair Ladder, Lower Sharpnose Point north of Bude and Bass Point. There’s also excellent indoor climbing facilities including: Granite Planet, The Barn Climbing Centre and Indoor Active.
Small Town Wandering
Cornwall is known for its beaches but it is also home to a number of beautiful little towns. You can wander small, cobbled streets, check out art galleries and craft shops as well as enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty. Awesome towns include: St Ives, Falmouth, Porthleven and Cadgwith.
Cider and Beer
There’s a number of local ciders and beers you must try when in Cornwall. Starting with Cider if you have a bit of a sweet tooth Rattler Cyder is a must try. You can also visit their farm shop and Orchards in Penhallow. If you enjoy ales there’s Sharp’s Doom Bar Amble Ale, St Austell Tribute and good old Betty Stogs!
There’s a number of famous Cornish ice creams such as Kelly’s of Cornwall and Callestick Farm Cornish Ice Cream. My personal favourite is Roskilly’s Ice Cream. You can even visit their farm, see the different animals and visit their ice cream parlour. Favourite flavours include: Cornish Golden Fudge, Cream Tea, Salted Caramel and Wild Cherry Chocolate.
So there you have it, a short list of reasons why Cornwall should be your next holiday destination. But remember it is still part of the UK so be prepared for all types of weather!
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