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The harbour at Padstow, North Cornwall

Things to do

Cornwall is packed full of things to do and the cottages are located in the middle of it all.

Family Days Out

Cornwall boasts an array of family friendly, fun packed, educational and historical attractions to suit visitors of all ages.

Here are just a few:

Lappa Valley
Lappa Stream Railway
Eden Project
The Eden Project


Because of its unique position on the south west peninsula, Cornwall has some of the finest beaches in the United Kingdom. The North Cornish coast boasts golden sandy beaches that offer perfect conditions for surfing and bodyboarding, plus its secluded bays and coves with many rock pools.

Here are just a few of Cornwall's finest beaches, just a short car journey away:

Polzeath Beach
Polzeath beach

The seven bays either side of Trevose Head:

Bedruthan Steps and Beach
Bedruthan Steps

Newquay beaches:

Dog friendly beaches


Cornwall is renowned for its surfing with the North Cornish coast offering some superb beaches.

Polzeath beach
Surfers at Polzeath beach


Cornwall offers the cyclist an enormous variety of cycling from quiet country lanes which meander through picturesque villages and ancient harbours to the off road Camel Trail and Cardinham Woods. Why not bring your own bikes?


Cornwall is a walkers' paradise offering some of the most scenic stretches of coast and countryside. A popular attraction with many visitors is the South West Coastal Footpath and the Saints Way. Also Brae Hill (between Rock and Daymer) and Bodmin Moor. Get your walking boots on and fill your lungs with fresh Cornish air!


There is no better place to play golf than in Cornwall, offering an abundance of golf courses to suit all abilities.

Kite Surfing
Kite surfing on north coast of Cornwall

Adrenalin Seekers

There are numerous ways to enjoy thrilling activities getting to see Cornwall's beautiful countryside and coastline at the same time.

Horse Riding

Explore the countryside on horseback with a riding establishment which caters for all ages and levels of ability.


Cornwall offers a wealth of fishing experiences from rock and coarse fishing, mackerel to shark fishing. Padstow harbour offers a wide range of fishing and leisure trips including wreck and reef bottom fishing and mackerel fishing as well as dolphin watching, sightseeing and puffin watching.

Mevagissey is a genuine old fishing port with its labyrinth of fascinating narrow streets and Cornish cottages where fishing trips can be taken from the harbour and there is a ferry to the nearby port of Fowey.

Gardens and Country Houses

Cornwall is blessed with some of the United Kingdom's finest gardens and country houses.

Bright red dahlias near the greenhouses at Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Here are just a few:

Eating Out

One of the advantages of eating out in Cornwall is that a large number of restaurants, pubs and cafes are situated in impressive settings where you can eat and drink whilst enjoying views overlooking golden sandy beaches, ocean waves and the rugged coastline, or the lush green fields and rolling hills of the Cornish countryside, or the quaint, picturesque village location.

Feast on the freshest produce and sip award-winning wines from the Camel Valley vineyard - why not book a meal at The Seafood Restaurant in the traditional fishing port of Padstow which has been put on the culinary map thanks to Rick Stein. Let your taste buds be treated to seasonal flavours that truly adhere to the idylls of plough to plate, field to fork and sea to seared.

A Cornish pasty and scones, photo by David Hastilow/Visit Cornwall

Few visitors leave Cornwall without indulging in one of Cornwall's most iconic symbols - the Cornish Pasty.

There are so many eating places to choose from within Cornwall - here are just a few places locally we would recommend.

Cornwall's Heritage & Culture

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