Top 5 Cornish Destinations to Visit This Summer!

Whether you’re thinking about visiting Cornwall to create happy childhood memories of a seaside holiday, or just to visit all that Cornwall has to offer you will be sure to achieve this in such an idyllic setting. Cornwall is known for its dramatic coastlines, fishing harbours, spectacular beaches, water sports and not to forget the iconic Cornish pasty and cream tea. Offering something for everyone Cornwall is a great place for families with children of all ages. We have gathered 5 must see places to visit in Cornwall this summer for you and your family.

1. Crantock Bay

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Crantock Bay offers a large expanse of golden sand bank dunes, as well as a wonderfully sandy cove and tranquil family beach where you can sit back and relax. A diverse bay with rock pools, caves and coastal paths offers the opportunity for the whole family to explore together. A great location for surfing and for the less experienced designated areas for body boarding with lifeguards patrolled the beach. Overall a great location for all the family!

2.Lands End

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A beautiful natural setting with loads of activities for all the family Lands End is a must see this summer. With coastal paths and walks with stunning coastal views of the most South Westerly point of England; and why not visit The First and Last Inn for some food and a drink. After admiring the views, Lands End stays open late between 25th July and 31st August with live music, entertainment and a ‘Magic in the Skies’ firework display at dusk. With loads to do Lands End is a great choice for a fun packed family day out!

3. St Ives

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A seemingly subtropical oasis with golden beaches St Ives is one of the most renowned places in Cornwall. With an enchanting array of galleries and exhibitions, St Ives has really got a lot to offer. Why not have a family day at the beach and then walk around the working harbour in the evening?

4. Mevagissey

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A breath taking harbour town Mevagissey oozes character. The harbour is home to many shops with great places to eat including the Sharksfin Bar and Restaurant serving the catch of the day and an array of other delicious foods. Mevagissey is also known for The Lost Gardens of Heligan, with the Giants Head, Mud Maid and wooden sculptures there is a lot to look at and see. With beautiful greenery and vast amounts of wildlife, it is truly a beautiful place to visit. A great way to entertain your family this summer.

5. Marazion

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Claiming to be one the oldest towns in Britain, Marazion is full of character; from the fairy tale castle perched on St Micheal’s mount to the fabulous beach that surrounds. Marazion is a great place to go to experience a rich history alongside hundreds of species of wildlife, from seals, dolphins and basking sharks to buzzards, sparrow hawks and sterlings. Visit the castle and enjoy a cream tea in its breath taking gardens, whilst overlooking the Cornish coast. So if you are looking for somewhere with a wide variety of activities and experiences Marazion is definitely somewhere that should be visited.

So when looking for a destination that is suitable for the whole family this summer Cornwall is definitely offering everything that is needed. For more inspiration on where to visit our Pinterest board ‘Inspirational coast of Cornwall‘ for more ideas!

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