For decades, Cornwall has been a go-to location for summer holidays. Here, we round up the top five places to visit for a super-fun family holiday!
With a plethora of sandy beaches, miles of stunning coastline, and quaint seaside villages, it’s easy to see why. Located at the foot of England, the Cornish peninsula boasts its own sense of identity, and in the summer months, it feels almost like an exotic country – a holiday in Cornwall is the perfect staycation destination.
For a dreamy summer holiday, spend days at the beach relaxing as the kids enjoy splashing in the gentle waves, rock pooling, and building sandcastles. Visit a range of attractions and landmarks, such as the mystic St Michael’s Mount and the famous Eden Project. Try your hand at new activities, from surfing and paddle boarding to pottery and painting. However you choose to spend your time, you’re guaranteed to make memories to last a lifetime.
Top 5 Destinations for a Family Summer Holiday in Cornwall
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Arguably one of the most popular destinations in Cornwall, St Ives is the epitome of Cornish charm. Popular with families, this seaside town has everything you could need for a summer holiday. Discover several sandy beaches, a large selection of independent shops and eateries, surf schools, boat trips, galleries, and more!
Wherever you stay in St Ives, you’ll be within walking distance of the shops, beaches, and cafes, so it’s easy to pop back to your home from home with the kids to break up the day.
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If you’re seeking a beach holiday, then Perranporth is the place for you! Three miles of glorious golden sand and turquoise waters provide the perfect base for a family holiday. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll never be far from the beach, town, and facilities.
There’s lots to do in Perranporth; you can experience activities such as surfing and horse riding along the beach. This seaside town is perfect for families and is also incredibly dog-friendly, so your much-loved pooch can join you on holiday too.
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One of the benefits of choosing a holiday in Bude is its location, situated in North Cornwall, it’s closer to visit than the more southern parts of the county. With an abundance of things to do, the whole family will enjoy a holiday in Bude.
Experience a mixture of time spent at the beach, exploring the town, visiting local attractions, swimming in the historic sea pool, and discovering walks in the area. As evening approaches, why not indulge in fish and chips on the beach or head back to your holiday home for a family barbeque?
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There’s so much to entertain families in the seaside town of Newquay. As well as several beaches, visitors can also try out a range of activities, including surfing, paddle boarding, horse riding, golf, and pottery. Newquay also boasts a zoo, an aquarium, a trampoline park, and other attractions ideal for a family; there’s always plenty to keep everyone busy.
Be sure to visit the town to try out a range of local food (think pasties, fudge, ice cream, and Cornish liqueur!) and to pick up some gifts of course! Newquay is also an incredibly dog-friendly place, so your pooch can join in on the holiday fun too!
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Located on the south coast, this maritime town offers more than a typical beachside holiday. With a rich history and culture, there’s much to discover. As well as spending time at the beach, be sure to visit Pendennis Castle and the Maritime Museum to learn about the past of this special town. Why not take a gentle boat trip along the river Fal, taking in the sights from an alternative angle?
Of course, don’t forget to explore the wonderful town, filled with an array of independent shops and cafes. If you want to venture slightly further afield, discoverone of the many tropical gardens in the area, where the balmy south coast climate allows exotic plants to thrive.
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