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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.

Aidan Turner in Porthgwarra

On the Poldark set in Porthgwarra

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.

Beaucliffes cream tea

The Cornish scone-jam-cream- method is the only way with a cream tea

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 Jamie Oliver mean the praises of Cornish fresh local food are never far from our thoughts. And then there’s surfing…

The amazing Wheal Coates, perched on the north Cornish coast

The amazing Wheal Coates, perched on the north Cornish coast

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 week, Cornwall will deliver in golden sandy spades. Then there’s the quaint little fishing villages and the relics of ancient mines perched precariously on cliff tops.


A beach for every day of the year!

There is definitely something visceral about beaches. An almost instinctive yet mesmerizing 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.

Mud Maid

The Mud Maid at The Lost Gardens of Heligan

And perhaps that’s just it. Cornwall offers simplicity and wonderful natural landscapes. From the wild’s 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.


Quaint little fishing ports like Mevagissy


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Posted by Christina

Christina manages the Travelsmith websites and social media and loves writing about all aspects of Cornwall. Contact her through the Breaks in Cornwall social media sites or email: