Top ten things to do in Cornwall
With half term
rapidly approaching and Cornwall being the very best place to be, or at least we reckon so, we thought we'd put together our top ten things to do in Cornwall, just for you. We'd love to hear if you agree or if we've missed one of your favourites. 1. Walk a stretch of coast path.
With over 250 miles to choose from and boasting some of the absolute best views in Cornwall, the coast path
is the perfect way to get out, blow the cobwebs away and work up an appetite! Top tips
: Take snacks, swimming things and keep an eye out for dolphins! 2. Eat! Or at least take tea by the sea!
How better to finish a coast path stomp than with a hearty meal or tea and cake. We've got a few favourite coastal cafes we can heartily recommend. The Poldhu beach cafe
at Poldhu cove, Mullion, the Rockpool cafe
at Mousehole - almost as if you're in the sea, and for an extra special meal how about the Porthgwidden Cafe
, St Ives - you may recognise the latter 2 as locations from our previous catalogue shoots
! Top tip:
Grab a newlyn crab sandwich
at the Rockpool cafe. 3. Spend a day at the Tremenheere Sculpture gardens.
A lush dramatic landscape, stream and large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting make Tremenheere
(just around the corner from our studio) a great place for a day out. Discover the ever-changing art installations and have lunch at the Tremenheere kitchens
. Top Tip:
Make sure you leave time to visit 'artisan', the beautifully curated onsite shop with crafts by local and regional makers. 4. Take a trip and a dip to the Jubilee Pool.
Re-opening in May 2016 after 2 years of closure forced by severe damage sustained during winter storms, the beautiful art deco lido
in Penzance is an absolute must for any visitor to Cornwall. You'll soon understand why residents have fought so hard to save the lido
. Top tip:
10% of sales from any of our bathing beauties
range goes directly to the 'save our lido' appeal for the Jubilee pool
, so treat yourself! 5. Discover Cornwall's communications legacy at the Porthcurno Telegraph museum.
Whilst this might not seem the most obvious day out, it's actually loads of fun! Great displays and appealing to all ages, it's worth a visit just to explore the world war two tunnels
. Top Tip:
After your visit make sure you head to the nearby beach which is bootiful (!) and the Minack theatre
, perched on the cliffs nearby. 6. Take the Silly onion (or Scillonian!) to the Isles of Scilly
We weren't sure whether it was allowed to add this but in the end we thought 'what the hell, we love the Scilly Isles
!' You can take a day trip to the islands on the wonderful Scillonian ferry
(or by air if your sea legs aren't quite ready!) from Penzance, watching out for dolphins, seals and other marine life as you go. Once there you can island hop or just explore St Mary's, the main island. Top tip:
If you have the time then our favourite island is St Agnes
, make sure you find sticky toffee pudding whilst you're there! 7. Learn a new skill on a range of courses.
If you find inspiration strikes in Cornwall then there's lots of great courses going on where you can learn all sorts of new skills, including cooking fish and making jewellery (not together!). Our favourites are courses at Bedruthan hotel
, Cowslip Workshops
and Fat Hen
, for wild cooking! Top tip:
If you attend a course at Bedruthan try and swing a visit to their sister hotel, the Scarlet
, just to soak up the view (and perhaps a cocktail!) 8. Find mysterious goings on in the woods!
Step into a magical land in the lovely setting of Tehidy Woods
. Rogue theatre
have been bringing the woods to life with a unique blend of storytelling and theatre, all served up with humour and hot chocolate! It's a great day or night out and suitable for lots of ages. We always enjoy it! 9. Fill your lungs with Cornish air on an open top bus tour.
Recommended by Gilly from the team, the open top bus is a brilliant way to explore west Cornwall
and see sights you might not normally notice from a car. Top Tips:
Gilly says hop off for a walk and lunch at the Tinners
, discover some Cornish history at Geevor mine
and take time for a wander in St Just, finishing up with cake at the Cook book cafe
. We like her style! 10. And of course no trip to Cornwall is complete without a trip to St Ives and a visit to the Poppy Treffry shop!
Some days you'll even find Poppy in the shop manning the counter and the shop is currently the only place in the world where you can see the full Poppy Treffry range in all it's glory. Perfect for souvenirs, gifts and memento's
from your stay, plus you can let us know if you've ticked everything off the list above, and give us your own suggestions too!
So there you have it, that's the Poppy Treffry
, top ten things to do in Cornwall
. We hope you find it useful and a little bit inspiring and please do let us know in the comments what you think and what you might have added, we hate to miss out on good stuff!