Places to visit
If Cornwall's beautiful coastline, top family attractions and action-packed activities aren't enough then you can always spend your days exploring the county's many picturesque destinations.
Wander around the cobbled streets of Cornwall's only city, visit the beautiful harbour town of Padstow, follow in the footsteps of Ross Poldark by visiting the many film locations of the popular drama or grab a bite to eat at one of the many award-winning restaurants that Cornwall has become so famous for of late.
To help inspire you ahead of your stay with us, we've put together a mini guide of just some (and there are many more!) places you should visit in Cornwall...
Well worth a visit...
Just a few miles from our park is the busy resort of Newquay. It is home to seven magnificent beaches (including the surfing hotspot that is Fistral), many great attractions and a busy town centre full of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and amenities including supermarkets and even a cinema.
Just a short drive up the north coast of Cornwall is Padstow. This picturesque harbour town is a must-visit. Here you can spend hours exploring the streets, buying gifts in the many independent shops or grabbing a bite to eat in the famous restaurants owned by Rick Stein and Paul Ainsworth.
Truro is a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture right in the heart of Cornwall. At its centre is an impressive cathedral and in its shadow is a warren of compact streets full of independent traders, leading national chains, cafes, bars and restaurants.
On the north coast...
Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in north Cornwall. Known by some for its on-screen name of Portwen, it’s the home to the TV series Doc Martin starring Martin Clunes. It’s a stunning location with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages.
One of Cornwall’s most romantic places, Boscastle is at the bottom of a steep valley that runs down to the sea. It is a place steeped in history, associated with authors and artists who have been inspired by its remoteness and rugged beauty, but its also still a busy working harbour.
St Ives is a busy coastal resort on the north coast. It combines a busy retail offering and cafe culture with an artistic feel and beautiful beaches. It’s a great place to spend the day (you can even travel by train) and is one of the 10 best European beach destinations, as compiled by TripAdvisor.
On the south coast...
Fowey sits in the heart of an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty and hangs off the side of a deep, natural estuary. It’s a picturesque town, with narrow streets and and is packed full of independent shops selling unusual gifts, artwork, clothing and books plus top cafes and restaurants.
A popular place to visit, Looe keeps visitors entertained all year round whilst still retaining a working fishing port. The town prides itself on it’s fresh fish, and is home to award winning fish and chip shops near the river and top class restaurants overlooking the harbour. A great place to spend the day.
The Lizard is the UK’s most southerly land mass and is well worth a visit. Sparsely populated and boasting a spectacular coastline, with picturesque fishing villages, the Lizard has a completely different feel to just about anywhere else in Cornwall. It’s also a great place for walks on the coast.