Cornwall is the perfect place for a getaway, no matter the time of year – and whilst the breathtaking sights and sandy beaches might feel a world away from the UK, the weather can still be temperamental. Despite this, there are plenty of ways you can make the most out of your Cornwall holidays, so both the sunny days and the rainy ones feel like a blessing.
Read on to find out more.
Pick your perfect location
First, it’s important to pick the location that’s right for you. In Cornwall, you’ll want to consider which walks, beaches and activities you want to be close to, based on what you wish to get out of your holiday.
In addition, you might want to take your four-legged friend on your trip, and therefore a pet-friendly lodge or caravan might be the perfect accommodation for you.
Think about whether you want to self-cater, and if you want to stay somewhere that includes activities – like a holiday park – or if you want to spend your nights inside with some board games.
Before you embark on your Cornish holiday adventure, you’ll want to plan ahead to allow for smooth sailing and relaxation whilst you’re there. Check out what you want to do, and make sure these amenities are either close by or you’ve planned transport. You should also check the weather forecast and plan your days and activities accordingly.
Pack for all weathers
Cornwall is a beautiful place, no matter the time of year, but of course, if you want to relax on the beach then summer is the best time to go. Despite this, July and August are some of the busiest months as the kids are on school summer holidays. The cost of your holiday is sure to go up and the bustling crowds might not make for such a tranquil holiday destination, especially if this is what you were hoping for.
Although, the Cornish coast does tend to have milder winters than anywhere else in the UK, and spring pours life into the seaside a little earlier than you would expect. Autumn graces the shores for longer, but there’s a higher likelihood of storms throughout October to March.
With this in mind, packing and planning ahead your outfits and adventures can really help you make the most out of your trip.
Things to do, whatever the weather:
There are plenty of things to do in Cornwall, whatever the weather. As a place with rich history, you could visit the ancient castle of St. Michaels Mount, situated on a remote island similar to the French monument Mont Saint Michel. Or, you could embark on a scenic railway route, learn to surf, taste the very best of Cornwall on a tour around a cider farm or visit the open air Minack Theatre, where you might be able to catch a musical or play on the cliffside, perfectly orchestrated by the sea waving in the background.
That’s not all – how about visiting the Eden Project, and seeing how an old, derelict clay pit is now a living, breathing wonder? Or, you could simply enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty as the sun sets over the ocean.
There are plenty more things to explore in Cornwall, some of which include:
- Hiking trails
- Land’s End
- Pendennis Castle
- History tours
- St Ives
- Fistral beach
- Iconic television and film locations
Now you have a taste of just some of the things you can explore in Cornwall, as well as where to stay, what to pack and how to truly make the most out of your holiday. Do you think you’ll be visiting Cornwall on your next family getaway?