5 reasons to visit Cornwall in summer 2024

Located on the southwest coast of England, Cornwall has long been known as one of the UK’s most sun-drenched locations in summer. But it’s not just the weather that sees visitors flock to this glorious county year after year.

In this blog, we’ll share 5 reasons you should plan a trip to Cornwall in summer 2024!

Beautiful beaches

Porthcurno BeachIf you’ve considered booking plane tickets and escaping to dreamy European coastlines this summer, you no longer need to. Cornwall is home to some of the UK’s best beaches, mimicking the Pinterest-ready aesthetic of sought-after abroad destinations. Fistral Beach is one of our top picks, located in the famous seaside town of Newquay.

Considered a ‘surfer’s paradise’, rolling waves kiss the surface of its turquoise waters all day long. And with a large stretch of golden sand, it’s the ideal place for a picnic finished with an ice cream. Cadgwith Cove is another hotspot you simply can’t miss out on. Situated in a quaint fishing village, its pebbly beach is lined with colourful fishing boats. Get your snorkel – it’s one of the best spots to admire in sea life!

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History and culture

The Eden ProjectThose who enjoy immersing in an abundance of history and culture wherever they go will have plenty to do in Cornwall. The Lost Gardens of Heligan are a must-visit, giving you a chance to explore over 200 acres of spellbinding gardens, breathtaking woodland, and expansive farmland. The world-famous Eden Project makes for another fantastic day out, too.

Explore the incredible Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes, enjoy a wander around beautiful outdoor gardens, and take part in activities such as zip lining while you’re there. Tintagel Castle is another historical hotspot in the county, giving visitors a chance to unearth stories from the ruins. With breathtaking coastal views, you’ll certainly want your camera at the ready for your trip!

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Family entertainment

Without a doubt, Cornwall is a great place to take the entire family – even the kids! If they need to burn some energy, why not head to Flambards Theme Park in Helston? This is the ultimate day out for adrenaline seekers as the park is well-loved for its rollercoaster rides. But there’s so much more to see and do, including the Victorian Village, Jurassic Journey, and a giant indoor soft play.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay is another great option for families, transporting you to a world of fun. There are boat rides to enjoy, plenty of outdoor spaces, and a soft play area with a cosy cafe. And we can’t forget about Camel Creek Family Theme Park! This exciting Tredinnick escape has rides for all to enjoy, as well as restaurants, shops, and junior keeper experiences.

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Outdoors and wildlife

The Monkey Sanctuary CornwallWith beaches galore, it’s no surprise that Cornwall is also home to some of the most incredible wildlife in beautiful outdoor spaces. You can fully immerse in this wonderful corner of the UK with Cornish Rock Tors. A knowledgeable sports company specialising in activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and coasteering, they help you explore the waters of the southwestern coast.

If you adore animals, a trip to Dairyland Farm Park is essential. Here you can see donkeys, alpacas, llamas, pigs, and more, whilst also letting off some steam in the trampoline park, the zip wires, or on a tractor ride. But if you want a more chilled out day, the Monkey Sanctuary in St Martin is an experience you cannot miss. With 40 primates in their care, you’ll learn all about the work they do to protect these incredible animals.

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Food and drink

Healeys Cyder Farm CornwallNo trip to Cornwall would be complete without tasting the finest food and drinks in the area. And there’s one place that instantly springs to mind – Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm! This fantastic Truro adventure is perfect for those who love a tipple in the sunshine. But it’s not just the distillery and tasting room that makes the farm one-of-a-kind. You can also see plenty of animals, mosey around the car and cyder museum, and stop off for a Cornish Cream Tea.

If you’re heading further south near St Keverne, you must go to Roskilly’s, a working Cornish dairy farm. The on-site Croust House Restaurant is well worth a visit. Tuck into homemade dishes from pizza to burgers, cakes and pies, then check out the on-site animals!

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