The many attractions of England’s south west

South West England is known for having about 40% of the blue flag beaches in the UK as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty, national parks, and even a wonderful countryside. The area is found between the Bristol Channel and the English Channel and is the actual largest coastline within the UK.

In Cornwall you can find some of the best moorlands, beaches, woodlands, mighty cliffs, fishing villages, local food, heritage, and even more. One of the most astounding facts is that 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by the sea which is one reason why it has such a large coastline. In the immediate area there are over 300 different beaches that you can choose from during the holidays with plenty of spots to surf, sail, and go scuba diving. Of course, you can always just lie on the sand as well.

For the best surfing you might want to head towards the beach and reefs that are located near the Cornish coasts. You also might want to try out the South West Coast Path that stretches over 300 miles and offers some great scenic views regardless of where you jump onto it. Within Cornwall you will also find the Eden project which is a grand tropical garden that offers a great peak into the relationship between nature and man. Here you will also find the largest greenhouse in the world, the Humid Tropics Biome.

The third largest county in the UK is Devon, and it offers river valleys, the Jurassic coast, rolling hills, moors, and is the only UK natural World Heritage Site. It offers some stunning cliff-top walks and some great surf sports for those who love water sports. White water rafting is also popular in the area as are the great ship wrecks and reefs that draw thousands of divers to them every year.