12th June 2020

Explore Cornwall with confidence

With lots of changes happening within the tourism industry, we've produced a top guide so that  you can explore Cornwall with confidence during your stay with us. 

However, we do always recommend double checking you are happy with the procedures in place at each destination - please follow the links directly to their websites for more information on covid-19 prevention procedures.


Porthleven is the most southerly working port in the UK and boasts a picturesque harbour, with some interesting picturesque buildings. Situated on the coast path, it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking to stretch your legs on a coastal walk. 


Set at the far end of St Ives Bay, the National Trust's Godrevy beach is popular with surfers, families and walkers. Stretch your legs over coastal grasslands and heathland and watch birds soaring over secret coves along the North Cliffs.

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St Ives 

Visit this picturesque fishing harbour and seaside town and wander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets, independent shops and fisherman’s cottages in the heart of St Ives. Surf at the blue flag-rated Porthmeor beach and feel the soft sand between your toes, or set off on an inspiring walk along the coastal path towards Land’s End. 

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National Trust

Our many National Trust properties and car parks are beginning to reopen gradually. Our favourites include the gorgeous gardens at Trelissick, and Glendurgan, stunning beaches at Gunwalloe and Godrevy and historic sites such as Wheal Coates & Levant Mine.Have a look at their website for full details of open sites and procedures. 

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AK Cruises Falmouth 

Join AK Cruises in search of some of the fantastic marine wildlife to be found around Falmouth, such as seabirds, dolphins, seals and basking sharks! Their 3, 4 and 7 hour wildlife cruises are a superb way to see the spectacular coastline and surrounding waters, and are popular with all ages.

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Pendennis Castle 

For a great value day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle. Set on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea, Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. The picturesque castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role during the two World Wars. Today, you can experience the sights and sounds of battle, meet costumed characters from Pendennis’ past, look out for enemies, and witness the daily firing of a historic gun.

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The Lizard 

Lizard Point with its lighthouse is the most southerly point in Great Britain. There are numerous beaches nearby and lots of centres for water sports such as windsurfing at Coverack. Dolphins can sometimes be spotted frolicking in the water close to shore.

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Camel Trail (Padstow to Wenfordbridge)

For a lovely day trip hire a bike at Padstow and ride the route of the Camel Trail, stop off for tea and cake or lunch in Wadebridge and take the time to browse a wide range of independent shops throughout the town. Continue on to Bodmin to enjoy the full trail passing Camel Valley Vineyard and the Bodmin and Wenford Steam railway as you pass. Return to Padstow and explore this well known town. Bike hire is also available in Wadebridge and Bodmin.

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