In the West, from the tip of Cornwall you will find world-renowned landmarks such as St Michael''''s Mount and Land’s
End, the last point on the UK mainland before the Isles of Scilly and New York meaning that you won’t be able to go much further without getting a bit wet!
There is a vast array of wildlife in the county and many traditional fishing villages that still work in old-fashioned ways, bringing in their catch to the
narrow streets of the harbour for locals and visitors. Taste the fresh crab, lobster or sole at one of the harbour restaurants or pubs. Also, St Ives is often referred to as the cultural hub of Cornwall.
If you want the sea breeze and the salt water head to the north where the Atlantic rolls in and creates great
swell. Bude and Newquay are two great places to surf. TheSouth of the county is carved out with small, traditional fishing villages such as Polperro and Lizard Point on the Lizard Peninsula. The Carrick Roads looked over by
Pendennis Castle is great for some wildlife watching, diving and dolphin spotting. For a foodie break, there is no better location than a holiday in Padstow! Check out our guide to Cornwall food.
Why not take time to visit the brilliant remains of the tin-mining industry at Camborne in the middle of the county which
forms part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The beaches of Cornwall are some of the best renowned in the UK, and the world. Newquay is widely regarded as the
surfing capital of the UK, and you will find many references to the sport in this area. As well as Newquay, the beaches at Mawgan Porth and Bude are extremely popular with families, but there are also the small coves and inlets such as
Kynance Cove which are great for a quiet moment with someone special.
Keeping yourself occupied in the county is easy too as there is a wealth of fantastic visitor attractions, events, and other things to do while enjoying a holiday in Cornwall. Close to St. Austell is where
you will find the Eden Project, an educational and fun day out in the heart of the county. At the most westerly point in the UK is the World Famous Land’s
End visitor attraction, and a little further along the coast is where you will find the unique Minack Theatre.
As well as Newquay, the beaches at Mawgan Porth and Bude are extremely popular with families, but there are also the small coves and inlets such as Kynance Cove which are great for a quiet moment with someone special.
For the perfect holiday in the county, check out our selection of Cornwall cottages, Cornwall hotels, Cornwall holiday parks, and Cornwall B&Bs. Also, to see where in the county you wish to holiday, view our map of Cornwall.