Are you currently planning a trip to Cornwall, or thinking about booking a break away for summer 2023 already?
Cornwall is one destination many consider when booking a break away with family, a romantic getaway destination for some quality time as a couple or the perfect place to meet up with friends for an adventure-filled trip away.
So, if you’re thinking of planning one of your best holidays in Cornwall for 2023, or have booked your trip to the Cornish coast already, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things that could make your trip to the Cornish lands one to remember.
Read on to find out more.
- The Beaches
With over 300 beaches to be found within the coastline of Cornwall, there really is a lot to discover. Some of the beaches along the coastline are regarded as not only the best in the UK, but in the entire world. This is no surprise, with their crystal-clear waters and golden white sandy stretches of beach, holding the power to enchant you into thinking you’re somewhere exotic – especially if the sun is shining!
- Cornish Pasties
No trip to Cornwall is complete without a bite of a traditional Cornish pasty. With a rich history, the Cornish pasty is as popular today as it was in the 13th century, with the famous history behind the iconic pastry stemming from the 17th and 18th centuries. This was when miner and farmer wives filled the pasties with a meal for their loved ones to enjoy whilst out at work, so they had an easy, tasty and sustainable meal at lunch.
Today the filling of the Cornish pasty varies, with the traditional steak and vegetables still available, as well as a variety of tasty fillings such as minted lamb, chicken tikka, vegetables, and steak and ale – just to name a few.
With lands stooped in history, there are a few castles and ancestral houses waiting to be explored within Cornwall. Some of the historical sites include Tintagel, St Michael Mount, St Mawes, Caerhays Castle and Pendennis Castle.
If you’re a history buff or just love to explore places with historical significance, these places are well worth a visit.
Cornwall’s vibrant festival calendar is always adding new dates and festivals each year, whether that be a festival celebrating food, boats, art, ales, music or water sports – there really is a festival for everyone to choose from!
- Riding Waves
It’s no secret that Cornwall is one of the best places in the world for water sports such as surfing, thanks to the Atlantic waves that roll towards its shores. However, the Atlantic Sea is also good for those that wish to take part in sailing, paddle boarding, bodyboarding, kayaking and so many more coastal sports – Which one will you try?
- TV Locations
Cornwall is known to play the backdrop in many of our favourite TV shows such as Poldark and Doc Martin. With these locations open to all, you have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the surroundings of your favourite show.
- Sub-Tropical Gardens
Believe it or not, there are a few sub-tropical gardens you can immerse yourself in when you visit Cornwall. If it’s a sub-tropical greenhouse you wish to explore – The Eden Project is the place to go. If you wish to get lost in the magic found within the Lost Gardens of Heligan, or fall in love with the paradise hidden within the Trebah and Glendurgan gardens, there are many places for you to explore.
- The Foodie Scene
If you’re a self-confessed foodie, there are a few places you may wish to dine, as some well-known chefs have been charmed by the Cornish way of life to open their own restaurants here. Chefs such as Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth are just some of the many celebrity chef restaurant owners in Cornwall.
- Fresh Seafood
If you love seafood, you can’t get fresher than here in Cornwall. There are dedicated fishermen that go out first thing in the morning to catch an array of seafood to deliver to the restaurants and stalls around Cornwall – so your plate is full of something freshly caught that day!
- Hidden Spots
There’s always something new to discover when you visit Cornwall, even if you’ve been coming for years. There’s always something undiscovered around every narrow lane, secluded creek or footprint-free stretch of beach – what will you discover next?
Kenneth is a proud native of sydney, born and raised there. However, he pursued his education abroad and studied in Australia. Kenneth has worked as a journalist for almost a decade, making valuable contributions to prominent publications such as Yahoo News and The Verge. Currently, he serves as a journalist for The Hear Up, where he focuses on covering climate and science news. You can reach Kenneth at [email protected].