Life’s a Beach in Cornwall
Do you crave a bit of Cornwall?
Pinterest says ‘Cornwall getaways are among top life goals’ as ‘Craving Cornwall’ became the most sought-after travel term on the popular site last year. With Doc Martin, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None airing over Christmas and Poldark due to return to our screens this year, Cornwall has become a bit of a screen star.
So what is it that attracts us to Cornwall? The British Travel Awards voted the Eden Project ‘Best UK Leisure Attraction’ in 2015, for the 5th consecutive year with The Lost Gardens of Heligan scooping a very respectable Bronze in the ‘Large Visitor Attraction of the Year’ category at VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2015. These were amongst just a few of the accolades Cornish attractions received last year.
The cuisine also merits its own category and not just because pasties are the best eco-friendly takeaway food ever and the scone, jam, cream method of a Cornish cream tea is the only correct way. Top chefs such as Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw, and Paul Ainsworth, mean the praises of Cornish fresh local food are never far from our thoughts. And then there’s surfing…
Perhaps the very best thing about this ancient Celtic kingdom is the feeling that you can truly get away from it all. Whether you crave some beautiful Cornish countryside or a beach for every day of the year, never mind the week, Cornwall will deliver in golden sandy spades. Then there are the quaint little fishing villages and the relics of ancient mines perched precariously on cliff tops.
There is definitely something visceral about beaches. An almost instinctive yet mesmerising call to the inner soul. Water is after all a basic element of human life and team it with sand and you have fun! Even if summer beach bathing isn’t your thing, a brisk winter walk splashing in the lapping waves in your wellies does wonders for the spirit.
And perhaps that’s just it. Cornwall offers simplicity and wonderful natural landscapes. From the wilds of Bodmin to the sheltered coves and wide expanses of sand around its coast Cornwall doesn’t fail to unwind and relax with plenty to visit, see, do and taste on the way.