We have put together some key information to assist you when planning a visit to Cornwall.
We pride ourselves on our hospitality and all our accommodation suppliers are subject to compulsory membership of Visit Cornwall. Annual inspections are carried out and are awarded one – five stars. Alternatively, there is the local Cornwall Inspection scheme and accommodation charter. This ensures members meet minimum standards, legal, safe, green, and clean. For more information contact one of the team.
We advise everyone to check the tide times before venturing out for walks along the beaches. Many of our beaches have lifeguard cover provided by the RNLI from May to September and information can be found at each beach.
In Cornwall there are still many independent shops, as well as the chain stores, however we do not have a shopping mall. Many towns and villages across Cornwall have gifts, art & craft shops and often regular Farmers markets take place. Truro is the largest shopping town where you will find more choice and variety.
Being surrounded by coast can influence our weather patterns and climate. Cornwall has its own microclimate with temperatures usually higher than the rest of the UK and we don’t often have temperatures falling below freezing. The spring months are some of our sunniest but always carry a waterproof for those unexpected rain showers. Winters can be mild with beautiful warm sunny days.
We also recommend checking each coast, you’d be surprised just how it can be raining on the north coast but brilliant sunshine on the south coast and vice versa.
Bude, Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Issac, Padstow, Newquay, Perranporth, St Agnes, Porthtowan, Portreath.
For over seventy miles, a string of mile wide golden sand bays sweeps along a wildly beautiful coastline, pummeled by giant rollers off the Atlantic. Punctuate by gorgeous fishing villages, the area is a renowned hub for thrill seekers who love the water. With family friendly resorts, along with boutique hotels and celebrity endorsed eateries, North Cornwall combines the traditional with new trends, in stunning natural scenery.
Bodmin Moor & Tamar Valley
Experience the diversity of the Cornish landscape with the contrast between the ruggedness of Bodmin Moor and the lush Tamar Valley. In just a matter of miles the big panoramas of the high ground give way to a patchwork of ancient woodlands and meandering creeks.
Launceston, Liskeard, Bodmin, Truro & Redruth
Often overlooked, the inland towns, as well as Cornwall’s only city, Truro. They have a mix of heritage sites telling our ancient past, as well as independent shops and vibrant food scenes all framed by historic architecture.
Kingsand, Cawsand, Looe, Polperro, Fowey, St Austell Bay, Charlestown, Mevagissey, Gorran Haven, The Roseland Peninsular, St Mawes, Falmouth
Here meandering rivers head for the ocean fringed by beautiful gardens that bloom in Cornwall’s gentle climate. In coastal towns palm trees line the roads and even tea plantations thrive. Up and down the coast fresh seafood is landed at busy fishing ports and hidden among tranquil countryside you’ll discover secluded coves that are perfect for leisurely walks, family picnics and messing about on the water.
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Sennen, Porthcurno, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, Marazion, Porthleven, The Lizard Peninsular
Along the rugged coastline the sea turns turquoise in the sun and the natural light is beautifully bright. For decades West Cornwall has been home to a melting pot of artists captivated by a landscape scattered with the remnants of a long heritage, including one of Europe’s greatest concentrations of prehistoric monuments. Tiny Villages face wild ocean and Cornwall reveals its most individual and captivating side.