Essential Guide To Cornwall

Cornwall is arguably one of the most picturesque areas of the UK. Millions flock there every year to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the seaside resorts. It’s home to some of the most popular films and TV shows including Poldark, which was a huge last year. There are so many things to see and do if you do decide to go there for a break in the UK. Here is just a snippet of essentials to add to your list when planning your trip to Cornwall.

Indulge in Cornish cream tea

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One tip we can give you for your trip to Cornwall is you need to have a cream tea. Cornwall has some of the most beautiful little tea shops where you can get a traditional cream tea that you will love. That comprises of a traditional earl grey tea with a delicious scone which is served with clotted cream and jam. Read more here about a traditional Cornish tea and where you can get a good one in Cornwall. You will definitely be rushing to buy some clotted cream to take home with you. You could also go for a British afternoon tea which is served on a three tier stand in one of the many coffee shops in Cornwall.

Experience surfing in Newquay

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If you’re big on sports, watersports or just fancy trying something new, you’ll definitely need to try surfing. Newquay is the perfect spot for this. The seaside town is often voted one of the best seaside towns in the UK. There are arcades on every corner and a ton of fish and chip restaurants to enjoy. Thousands of surfers head to Newquay as it’s the king of the surf scene. In the summer months, you will find surfers there from around the world. Watergate Bay is the best place to catch a good wave and is great for novices. You can find many surfing schools who will teach you some beginner surfing moves.

Visit beautiful Looe

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If you’re looking for traditional Cornish surroundings, you should visit the beautiful area of Looe. It has a stunning fishing port and many small unique shops you can buy knick knacks from. You can also visit Looe island which has plenty of history. There are many small b&b’s here such as The Old Bridge House which has stunning views over the harbour.

Spend a day at the Eden Project

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Another sight you need to experience when visiting Cornwall is the Eden Project. It’s one of the top visitor attractions in the area. These two domes house plants from around the world and there is also a botanical garden which is home to unique plants and wildlife. The Eden Project often appears in TV shows and films, including James Bond movie Die Another Day.

Don’t forget also to visit Lands End, which is Britain’s most southwesterly point. It’s one of the most well-known landmarks in the UK. Everyone wants a picture with the famous Lands End signpost!

Have you ever visited Cornwall or is it on your Summer travel list? I’d love to know so leave a comment.

  • Love this post; I have wanted to visit Cornwall for ages! This has definitely given me some ideas, especially the Looe area!

    • It really is beautiful! I used to live there so let me know if you’d like any recommendations 🙂 x

  • Jennifer

    Lovely ideas, you’ve given me massive cravings for a cream tea now! Cornwall is so pretty, it almost feels like you’re stepping back in time a little (like the Isle of Wight) and I like that slow pace of life, very restful


    • I love the Isle of Wight! Both so picturesque and quaint! Don’t get me started on cream tea, I crave making scones all the time but they’re never as good as in a proper tea room! xx

  • Oh now I just want to go to Cornwall. I haven’t been in years but I think a visit to St Ives would be first on my list – that place is just so beautiful!

    • I absolutely love St Ives! There are so many beautiful places in Cornwall xx

  • I have never been to Cornwall before but really want to go and try surfing! The Eden Project also sounds amazing.

    • You really should go! There are some great surf spots all over, even in North Devon too 🙂

  • motherofteenagers

    We visited Cornwall for the first time five years ago and stayed near the Eden Project which was without doubt our favourite destination. The beaches were also fantastic and I have to agree with you on the Cream Tea. My eldest teenager is heading down to Watergate Bay for a stay in August, he has never surfed but maybe tempted to get some lessons whilst he is there. Thanks for sharing your tips. #PickNMix

  • Mess and Merlot

    Oooh I love Cornwall so much – especially St Ives, I just wish it wasn’t so far away from Bedfordshire! I haven’t been since before I got married so about 10 years but would love to take the kids on a family holiday and do the Eden Project. #picknmix

  • Obviously I love Cornwall 😉 Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix, next time though can you please remember to link an actual post not just the homepage? 😉 Thanks, Stevie x

  • oh i miss cornwall so much. we went there for our summer holiday last year and it was perfect. a good cream tea is a must and newquay is just beautiful. i also loved trebah garden and basically all the beautiful beaches.

  • This is such a cute post! I love cornwall xoxo

  • I’ve never been to cornwall but it looks so beautiful! I love a good cream tea, I can imagine they’re a cut above here! Eden project is also one of my dream places to visit 🙂 This is a really lovely post!

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  • mummyofboygirltwins

    I have never been *gasps*…! How terrible! But it looks and sounds amazing 🙂 Definitely on my to do list xx

  • MJ.✨

    The eden project is so beautiful!❤️

  • My favourite place in Cornwall is St Agnes! The tea room there does the biggest scones I’ve ever seen!