Some of the Best Beaches
Beaches to explore…remember these beaches change by the hour from sunrise to sunset, tide in tide out surfs up or millpond. So don’t go just once!
Perranporth Beach: Perfect for families, surfers + even horse riders. Miles of golden sands with café and dunes for the kids to explore
Family favourite: Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth. Sandy beach with café, volleyball, lifeguard, paddle boarding + more
We love: breathtaking views in Kynance Cove on The Lizard,definitely worth the walk down from the car park
The world famous Fistral beach, Newquay is renowned for fantastic surf… check out the Boardmasters
Family friendly: Mawgan Porth beach, Newquay for plenty of sand at high tide and shelter from the cliffs
Hidden gem of a beach: Whitsand Bay. 3 miles of golden beaches well hidden in South East Cornwall
Surf spot: Constantine Bay, Padstow. Sweeping arc of gently shelving soft pale sands. Said to be one of the best surfing beaches
For Adrenaline junkies: Watergate Bay, Newquay: 2 miles of golden sands and home to the Extreme Academy and Jamie Oliver’s 15 restaurant
Relax in Lamorna Cove, a small pebble beach beside a small harbour situated on the South West Coast Path
Diary Dates for you to enjoy
Whilst there are more than 10 things to do throughout the year in Cornwall, here’s a mix of the best. We have missed a few out, like the Christmas lights at Mousehole and Tom Bawcocks. Following below we have some of the longest running and largest events in the Cornish calendar.
Diary of Events in Cornwall
Mummers Day, formerly known as ‘Darkie Days’, is a festival that takes place in Padstow every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when locals take to the streets with blacked up faces for making merry. The festival is part of an ancient tradition of Pagan midwinter festivals that used to take place all over Cornwall during the twelve days of Christmas. The festivals centred on the practice of guise dancing (goose dancing) and usually involved the performance of a traditional play, known as a Mummers play. Recent concerns that Padstow’s ‘Darkie Days’ festival could be seen as racist have prompted it to be renamed Mummers Day.
is the patron saint of Penzance, and his festival is essentially a midsummer solstice celebration that stretches back thousands of years. Golowan (Cornish for ‘the feast of St John’) briefly died out due to nineteenth century health and safety concerns.(blazing barrels rolling down the streets) but was resurrected in 1990 and going strong ever since. The major events happen on the Saturday, known locally as Mazey Day. The streets are all closed to traffic. Instead being full with carnival like processions, many bands, produce stalls and sound systems.
What’s On this May at the Minack
More Diary Dates for you to enjoy
check out the Minack theatre a truly memorable experience
What’s on at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Major new exhibition Titanic Stories plus Pirate School in the Easter and Summer holidays. Treasure Island Play Zone – PLUS Deck Games + Ghost Ships. This is a Top day out for the family. All in your admission price! Pay once get in free for a year!
Great Scenic Railways
Make your journey part of the adventure. From St Ives to Looe, visit the best of Cornwall on the county’s scenic railways.
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