CornwallIf you are looking for a short break this summer, look no further than Cornwall on England’s southwestern tip.
Things to see and do
Cornwall forms a peninsula encompassing wild moorland and hundreds of stunning sandy beaches. The south coast has been dubbed the Cornish Riviera due to its beauty, and is home to picturesque harbour villages, while the north coast is lined with rugged, towering cliffs and seaside resorts. There is so much to see and do in Cornwall for the entire family, whether it’s to soak up the sun on one of the counties beaches, or explore the historical side of its towns, you won’t be left stuck for choice.
The Minack is a unique outdoor theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean, and it is one of the most famous outdoor theatres in the world. Visitors can come to simply have a look around and enjoy the views, learn all about the history or, of course, catch a show.
If you are after a relaxing beach holiday, then you will not be stuck for choice. Cornwall has some of the most amazing sandy beaches in the whole country, and even the world. Kynance Cove is one of those beaches that is regarded as one of the best in the world, and looks as though it has been plucked straight out of a children’s fairytale. Mossy stacks rise from deep turquoise waters, the sand is astonishingly white, and magical serpentine rocks shimmer in the sunlight. This beach was a favourite of Lord Alfred Tennyson who would come to sit and watch the ‘glorious grass-green monsters of waves’ colliding against the craggy cliffs. When high tide cuts off the beach in the afternoon, retreat to the hillside National Trust café for tea and scones over a rosy sunset.
If you fancy a spot of kayaking, then Porthpean Beach is just the spot due to its calm waters and well equipped outdoor centre. You can kayak past the arches and caves near the seafront, before walking up to the historic village of Charlestown – its harbour and picturesque cobbled streets were recently the setting for costume drama Poldark. If you want to witness one of the most scenic spots on the coast, then head to Sennen Cove at Land’s End. It boasts white shores, rolling hills and an astoundingly blue sea.
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