Thousands of holiday makers visit Cornwall every year, attracted by the stunning beaches, the slower pace of life and to enjoy the peace and quiet. All this makes Cornwall one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and it’s so easy to see why!
Cornwall is blessed with some of the best weather of anywhere in the UK. From the relatively warm winters, to the hot and sunny summers, Cornwall has the mildest and warmest climate of anywhere in the UK. Although Cornwall is obviously in the UK and therefore prone to a little bit of rain, there are also plenty of hours of sunshine for the Cornish to enjoy – over 1540 hours of sunshine a year! If you are planning a holiday to the UK, and want some good weather, a trip to Cornwall is your best bet for some summer sun!
Over 80% of Cornwall is surrounded by sea, making the peninsular both relatively isolated from the rest of the UK and providing stunning beaches for holiday makers and locals to enjoy. From wider open beaches to small coves and even beaches only accessible by boat, Cornwall really does have it all! In recent years, beach sports have grown in popularity, especially in places like Newquay the surfing capital of the UK. Grab your surf board and give it a go!
Great value accommodation in Cornwall
Tourists are well provided for in Cornwall, with almost every type of accommodation possible on offer. From campsites and caravan parks, to hotels and holiday cottages to rent in Cornwall; there really is so much choice. So whether you want to visit the area for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or as a larger group, there is sure to be holiday accommodation that is just right. One word of warning though – Cornwall is extremely popular, especially in the summer months and the best accommodation sells out quickly, so be sure to book as soon as you can.
Fantastic local food
Being almost totally surrounded by the sea, Cornwall is one of the best places in the UK for seafood. Because of this, many famous chefs have made Cornwall the home for their restaurants, with Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver and John Torode all heading the county. As well as seafood, Cornwall is also very well known for its traditional Cornish pasty’s and great cream tea’s. Make sure you don’t miss out on trying them!