Cornwall is a wonderful destination for a family holiday this summer. Think stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and the best weather in Britain and you are sure to have a winning combination!
One of my favourite things about visiting anywhere is the opportunity to sample the local food and drink of the area. Cornwall has long been associated with high quality food and many chefs have chosen Cornwall as the primary location for their restaurants. If you love seafood, a trip to Rick Stein’s well established restaurant in Padstow will be right up your street, benefitting from fantastic local produce almost coming straight out of the sea and onto the your plate.
No trip to Cornwall would be complete without sampling a traditional Cornish pasty, now protected so the only place you can get a traditional Cornish pasty is Cornwall itself. Also, you absolutely must tuck into a cream tea with jam and clotted cream, just make sure that you prepare it the Cornish way – the jam spread onto the scone first, followed by the cream!
The beaches of Cornwall are often thought to be some of the best in the world and it’s easy to see why. There are many different types of beach in the area including the fine golden sandy beaches like those at Bude, Watergate Bay and St Ives. In other areas the beaches are made up of courser sand and shingle, but many also be home to interesting cliffs, rocks and caves.
It is possible to follow a complete circuit of the coast of Cornwall along the South West Coast Path which follows both coasts. Of if you fancy getting wet, head to Newquay – the Surf capital of the UK to head out onto the waves.
Wonderful whatever the weather!
Fingers crossed the weather will be perfect and you have a good chance! Cornwall is said to be one of the warmest and sunniest places in the UK because of its position on the western coast of the country. It is estimated that the county gets 1540 hours of sunshine every year! So get out on the beach, take a trip to Newquay Zoo or take a coastal walk to make the most of it!
If and when the weather takes a turn for the worst, take refuge in a trip to one of the many spectacular churches in the area or visit the fascinating Eden Project or the Tate gallery at St Ives.