Top 5 Things to Do in Cornwall

We are so lucky to have such a beautiful County on our doorstep, yes it does take a long time to get there (we’ve all sat on the A30 not going anywhere) but once you are there it is an amazing place for a family holiday. There is something to do for everyone so here is my personal Top 5 things not to be missed:

Top 5 Things to Do in Cornwall

body boarding cornwall

Body Boarding is such good fun for all the family. Guaranteed laughs and a good night’s sleep after a day body boarding. I particularly love the North coast beaches.  Hayle has 6 beaches over 3 miles of golden sand which all connect at low tide which rival any Mediterranean beach. Constantine Bay and surrounding small beaches near Padstow are treasure troves of golden sand and rock pools to explore. 


Sea kayaking Lizard Adventures CornwallSea Kayaking 

is a great way to see the coastline from a different perspective.  We were complete novices and went with Lizard Adventure (highly recommended and  very informative).  It’s suitable for all the family (children over 8 years). We had 3 hours of exploring caves, seeing stunning views you can’t see elsewhere and lots of laughs – I even stroked a jellyfish!


Poldark Hunting – Unfortunately we didn’t come across him but had a fabulous day walking between Botallack and Levant, World Heritage Sites.  Stunning views, picnic at the top overlooking the crashing waves and old mines to explore.  Pokémon gyms and stops were there too to keep the teenager amongst us happy!  There are plenty of mining heritage sites throughout Cornwall so you will never be too far from a site.  The whole family was refreshed with a huge cake and cuppa at the National Trust café. 

Levant Mines Cornwall Poldark

Hire Bikes and spend the day exploring the local area on one of the many cycle trails around Cornwall.  We cycled the stunning Penrose estate from Helston and carried on through to Portleven where we stopped for a pub lunch.  Breath-taking views across to the Lizard with uninterrupted sea views as far as you can see.  Portleven is a picturesque small harbour with a market on set days featuring local crafts.  Visit local tourist information points for recommended local cycle routes.


Fly A Kite – simple but don’t forget to pack your kite.  There is nowhere better than flying your kite close to the sea with breath-taking views.  Go down to the beach early evening and you see lots of kites dancing in the evening sky.

kite flying beach


Tess Bradshaw, Little Surfers. August 2016 Google+


Topic: Beach Holidays

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