Why I want to visit Cornwall

I’ve wanted to visit Cornwall for some time. I know, it seems like a random place to want to go, but I’ve heard such good things and I just know I would have a great time.

I’m someone who loves beaches, and Cornwall has some of the best in the UK. I’ve seen photos, and the water looks like something you would see in the Caribbean. While I can’t surf, I could see myself giving it a go. It seems like everyone I know has been surfing in Cornwall, due to the Atlantic swell which makes it great for catching a wave.

I don’t take time off work often, but when I do, I love going for long walks. Cornwall has miles of beautiful coastline, with marked public paths so you can update Facebook and Instagram with photos of incredible views along the way.

I would really like to try the seven mile Lizard coastal walk, or head from Newlyn to Penzance.

One of the things I love the most about the UK is the food. One of my friends has raved about the Cornish Pasties and clotted cream, and my stomach rumbles just thinking about the delicious food. Speaking of food, it turns out that Cornwall is the place to go for fish ’n’ chips, and you’ll also find some of the best restaurants in the country. Rick Stein made Cornwall famous amongst foodies when he and his wife opened Seafood Restaurant back in 1975. I also want to try Penzance, which has two exceptional restaurants- The Shore, and Tolcarne Inn.

Something else that appeals to me about Cornwall? It really is a place for any budget. Whether you want to stay in a holiday park in Cornwall or a nice hotel, there really is something for everyone. I like how the place is attractive for families, couples, and friends, and there’s so much to do for every age group here.

I definitely plan to take my camera to Cornwall, since the photos have shown me picture-perfect towns at every turn. St Ives is appealing for arty people, and has a Tate Gallery, while Charlestown is a quaint harbour for those who love Poldark, and Penzance is more attractive to hipsters, with cool hotels, excellent restaurants, and an up-and-coming art scene.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of open-air theatre, and I try to go to Regent’s Park whenever I’m in London. The Minack is similar, only it’s set into the Cornish cliffs. Whether you’re looking for comedy, opera, musicals, or drama, you’ll find it all at the Minack.

Have you been to Cornwall? Have I missed anything that makes it so appealing to visitors? Let me know in the comments below and give me some tips for when I visit!


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