Cornwall is always a favourite when it comes to holidaying in the South West. There are many locations around the region that provide the ultimate holiday experience including exquisite coastal spots, quaint rural retreats, and pretty harbour hideaways. It's not surprising that every year Cornwall's top destinations include some of the best locations to soak up the sunshine and hit the surf and with summer to look forward to what better time to start thinking about a stay on the sunny shores of the South West.
If you're looking to plan a break in the UK's most popular holiday location, take a look at the top destinations in Cornwall to base your perfect stay.
This upcoming stunning coastal location (also shown as the main photo) is a popular choice for people looking for a variety of holiday experiences. Here you can indulge in a tranquil and relaxing stay or relish in an adventure with the plentiful selection of activities to take part in. This pretty seaside spot also has easy access to the nearby town of Redruth so you can discover a hive of independent boutiques and scrumptious eateries full of local produce.
Possibly one of Cornwall's most well-known holiday destinations, Newquay boasts the best in exciting activities, sandy beaches, and a vibrant nightlife. It is renowned for providing one of the best spots for seasoned and beginner surfers with thousands flocking to the area to catch the next wave. Newquay is a great place to take the family, with the town boasting its own zoo and exciting aquarium, also within a short drive you can enjoy a day out at Crealy Adventure Park.
For a pretty harbour hideaway, the quaint coastal town of Looe is nestled in a picturesque location providing the ideal spot for a serene holiday. Looe provides a rich culinary experience with the working harbour delivering delicious local seafood to restaurants and cafes around the bay. The town is great for family and friends with interesting festivals and events taking place throughout the year.
If you are looking for a holiday with a cultural and rich heritage experience, a visit to Tintagel is a must. Once home to King Arthur and a hive for smugglers, the area boasts a rich history with a network of caves, coves and stunning waterfall to admire. The dramatic coastline and breath-taking scenery have a mystical ambience with Tintagel Castle majestically standing on the headland. The quaint village provides a host of restaurants, pubs, and cafes offering something to suit everyone's taste.
Cornwall's only city gives you a great place to explore a wealth of entertainment and attractions. The pretty Georgian architecture and grand cathedral command the skyline, all of which you admire from the picturesque walks around the riverbank. If you love to indulge in some retail therapy, Truro offers a delightful selection of shopping facilities with the traditional Pannier Market boasting everything from scrumptious local produce to bespoke hand-crafted trinkets. Here you can also join in the fun with the many festivals and events taking place throughout the year, perfect for the whole family.
Cornwall boasts the best spots for a staycation in the UK and heads up the top destinations hotlists with an exciting variety of locations. Take a look at the selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs and holiday parks to create your perfect stay.