Ever since I was a child Cornwall has been my holiday destination of choice; its golden sands, extensive countryside and warm summer breeze call to me year after year and it would seem I’m not alone. In December, Google revealed the ‘Most Searched Holiday Destinations’ of 2014 and Cornwall came fifth, ranking above Turkey, Italy and Dubai.
Cornwall is a perfect destination for families, couples, friends… come to think of it, Cornwall is perfect for just about everyone! So if you’ve yet to experience the joys of the south west coast then keep reading as we list the best reasons to visit Cornwall in 2015.
Naturally, Cornwall’s coastline has made it to the top of our list. The warm sandy beaches and turquoise waters will transport you to a tropical paradise, whilst the sharp cliffs and spectacular scenery are taken straight form a pirate novel, with hidden coves and deep caves. It’s no secret that my favourite beach is a Cornish one; in fact, everyone here at Sykes’ HQ could tell you about my fondness for Kynance cove. This unbeatable beach mixes breath-taking views over the Cornish countryside and open ocean with golden sands, crystal clear waters and hidden caves – perfect for budding explorers and keen photographers, I would highly suggest a visit!
If you thought Cornwall was all about the coast then you couldn’t be more wrong! Venture inland and you will be so captivated by the county’s countryside, you’ll never want to leave. Spend the day exploring the Bodmin Moor and you’ll be greeted with heather covered hills stretching as far as the eye can see; ancient Bronze Age hut circles that will see children enchanted with Cornish history; and beautiful moorland ponies grazing peacefully on the hillside. Alternatively, you could plan a stopover in the Tamar Valley and delve into Cornwall’s extensive mining history before relaxing with a glass of delicious wine at the Camel Valley Vineyard.
We’ve touched on just a few of Cornwall’s natural gems, but along with these points of interest Cornwall also offers an array of manmade attractions. In Bodelva, visitors will discover the Eden Project’s Biomes dotted about the hillside. Housed within these unusual bubbles are tropical plants and gardens as well as the world’s largest captive rainforest. Over in Helston, you’ll find Flambards, Cornwall’s very own amusement park. With white knuckle rides, hands on science, and plenty of indoor fun at Flambards spectacular award winning exhibitions, you’re sure to make a few lasting memories.
Food and Drink
Cornwall is known for its steamy golden pasties, creamy smooth ice cream and bubbly sweet ciders and although these traditional delights are still widely available there is now a range of new and exciting tastes invading Cornwall. Some of the world’s top chefs have set up shop in Cornwall, drawn to the county by the fantastic selection of produce on offer. For an unforgettable foodie affair, visit Cornwall during the last weekend in September and attend The Great Cornish Food Festival. The range of 60 food and drink exhibitors, 40 chefs and food experts along with an unbeatable atmosphere make this the food festival of choice for 2015!
I’m sure by now you’re itching for a Cornish adventure and who could blame you? For more information on this intriguing destination head on over to our Discover Cornwall Guide where you’ll find a fantastic selection of posts, videos and images highlighting the best of Cornwall, alternatively to view our range of Cornwall Cottages simply click here.