Many people do not realize that Cornwall has tropical islands. They are a bit further away, 28 miles away from Land’s End, but the Isles of Scilly can be easily reached from the mainland. In all, there are 140 islands but the smallest are just a bit bigger than a rock and the biggest is not more than three by two miles.
A ferry is available daily at 8 am, leaving from Penzance Docks and crossing the Atlantic for 3 hours before arriving at St. Mary’s, which is the largest island. It is also possible to fly from Newquay, Exeter, and Land’s End and take 15 to 30 minutes.… Read the rest
There is no other way to celebrate the history and tradition of Cornwall than sailing the coast. While the county is now popular for being the ultimate summer destination, it used to be known for the fishing industry.
While catching some fish is not the purpose of getting on board, it does allow you to see experience Cornwall from the sea. These sailboats have bunk beds for longer trips, although there are shorter voyages for those who just want a taste of sailing in Cornwall.
A Full Cornish Experience
Everything about the trip has been well planned to be the ultimate Cornish experience.… Read the rest
One of the highlights of a trip to Cornwall is the chance to try out the local cuisine. This is truly an experience which also features the ingredients grown or found in the area. Because the land in the area is not very suitable for agriculture, you can expect most of these dishes are made with seafood caught by the locals or dairy from local farms.
While these dishes have never crossed over to become the next food fad, they are still incredibly tasty and worth a try. The best thing about it is, you can try them out where they originated from, following the same original recipes.… Read the rest
Getting your family to go on a Cornish holiday can bring a host of benefits not only to you and your partner but also to your kids, if you have any. Cornwall makes the perfect destination for families to renew their ties and strengthen the bonds that keep them together. Towns such as Padstow make a great base for family holidays in Cornwall. This pretty fishing harbour town on Cornwall's north coast is famous for its superb seafood, thanks in part to celebrity chef Rick Sten who has several restaurants here. Padstow is a delight to visit for families as there is a wide choice of cafes and restaurants where kids are most welcome. Read the full post for other holiday ideas for families.
The first thing which comes to your head when you think of England is endless rain and the cold. So when you think of summer vacations, it really is not the first place that would first go through your head. Spain, the South of France and the Mediterranean countries are the usual options because of the warm temperatures and always sunny climate.
But don’t disregard this historic European island nation completely. It has its share of great beaches too. Fowey, for instance, is a great destination if you are looking for beaches.This tiny fishing village located in the southern tip of Cornwall in England has been a famous trading port back in the middle ages.… Read the rest
Falmouth’s well-known coastal culture and maritime legacy is the key to understanding the rich cultural heritage of the English. Strategically located at the mouth of the Fal River, Falmouth has been the bastion of England’s independence from continental Europe paving the way for England’s rise as a major world power.
Today, visitors are not only treated to the rich history of the town, they are also given the opportunity to enjoy its many award-winning attractions, beautifully-landscaped and well-maintained parks and gardens, miles of water activity-filled beaches, and breathtaking nature trails. As well as amazing sights and adventures, Falmouth welcomes holidaymakers with some extraordinary places to stay ranging from scenic cottages in Falmouth through to boutique hotels right on the beach.… Read the rest
Cornwall is well known as a major holiday destination. Millions of people flock here each year to visit the beaches and explore the countryside. But some people may have missed the fact that it is also an amazing location for fantastic restaurants and eateries. Many of these are located on or very close to the beach, meaning you can maximise your time on the beach or in the sea and then feed on fantastic food without having to travel too far. These beach Café’s offer a great choice for hassle-free dining while on holiday in Cornwall.
Blue Bay Café, Hayle
Located at Sandy Acres in Hayle, Blue Bay Café cannot even begin to compete with its rivals as far as size and capacity is concerned; however the café provide views that are simply to die for.… Read the rest
Tourism is incredibly important to the UK economy. It is one of the most popular countries in the world for visiting tourists. And this does not come as a surprise because the UK has a rich and varied history, with plenty to see and do from its historic monuments and fine museums, to its modern attractions and thriving nightlife scene. The sheer variety of tourism opportunities in the UK is sure to satisfy different people from all walks of life. It’s also no surprise, that within the UK the region of Cornwall is the most popular for visitors and holidaymakers. But Cornwall is also very big and not easy to do everything in one short holiday, therefore it’s recommended to focus on one particular area.… Read the rest
With so many great places to stay in Cornwall, it’s sometimes difficult to choose something unique and exciting for your holiday. If you’ve already visited the major towns and resorts, or you want to get far from the maddening crowds, you need to start looking above and beyond the usual choice of holiday destinations like Newquay, Polzeath and Looe. Here I try to do my Debased best to recommend some truly unique places to stay and hidden gems you may never have discovered before.
Mullion – Way down on the Lizard peninsula, this is a beautiful holiday destination that rarely gets overrun with tourists.… Read the rest
The first week of 2014 was a stormy one in Cornwall. The New Year got off to a riotous start with a holy trilogy of strong winds, high tides and enormous swell generated by storms in the Atlantic.
Crashing waves engulfed headlands, rock formations tumbled, sand-dunes were swept away and may buildings on beaches were damaged. it was quite a spectacle and images of the storm of the decade were relayed around the world.
In Cornwall we are often the first to get battered by storms. Storms are just a fact of life in this extreme South West corner of the country. But this storm surge was big by anyone’s standards.
Check this video to see footage of Cornwall’s storm battered coast.