Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. It’s well-known for its incredible scenery, with plenty of activities for the whole family- particularly if you love getting outside and exploring nature.
Cornwall is an excellent spot to stay if you’d like a laid-back holiday in a comfortable cottage. Blue Chip Holidays have done some research so we can share the best attractions and landmarks in Cornwall. Whether you’re flying solo or taking the kids, there’s something for everyone:
Located in St. Ives, Porthmeor beach is a super popular place for families in summer. It’s right next to St. Ives’s town center, meaning it’s in a perfect spot if you love top-notch cafes, trendy restaurants, and ancient pubs.
This castle has been popular with tourists since the 19th Century. You’ll find it in North Cornwall on the incredible Atlantic coast, and the structure there today dates all the way back to the 13th Century. However, archaeologists have found even earlier buildings on this site, which date back even further to the Late Roman Period.
There is a range of exhibitions available to check out, and plenty of great sights throughout both the castle and the area surrounding it. Be sure to visit the 148-step bridge which goes to the island, home to the King Arthur Sculpture.
Quiksilver Surf School Newquay
You can’t visit Cornwall without checking out some of the county’s many excellent water sports. Swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding are just some of the most popular activities for beachgoers, but Cornwall is famous for the surfing. You’ll find the Quiksilver Surf School at the south end of Fistal Beach. Whether you’re brand new to surfing or just hoping to improve your technique, you’ll enjoy the latest surfboards and wetsuits and the fun lessons which will have you upping your skills in no time.
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm
Love cyder? This family run farm has been producing preserves, spirits, wine, and ciders for more than 30 years. As a visitor to the farm, you can explore the facility, try the local produce, and ride some of the machinery.
The guided tours will allow you to see how everything is made, and you can walk through the distillery, museum jam factory, and press house. If you’re the adventurous type, you can even climb the cider vat. This will give you an excellent view of the cider production halls.