Paxo’s Picturesque Places for a Picnic in West Cornwall
Lighter evenings and the smell of freshly cut grass can only mean one thing – we’re approaching picnic season!
Holiday parks in the South West offer an ideal base to explore the area’s diverse coastal and countryside picnic spots, and you shouldn’t need a second invitation to swap your caravan kitchen for a cliff top location.
I’ve put together my favourite picturesque places for a picnic in West Cornwall. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to pack up some food and a blanket and enjoy the beautiful outdoors from your holiday parks in the UK this summer...
The Minack Theatre
The Minack Theatre is a world famous open-air theatre. It’s not only West Cornwall’s, but one of the UK’s most dramatic spots to enjoy a picnic.
During the summer it could easily be mistaken for a Greek setting and when the sun is shining the panoramic views are some of the best in Cornwall.
The theatre is very popular with locals and visitors to nearby holiday parks UK. Shows run from May to September, offering a variety of musicals, opera and drama. Freddy and Trixie like to show off their acting skills in front of an imaginary full audience!
Day visitors are welcome to enjoy picnics on the lawned rows and ladies, you’ll be left inspired after taking in the story of Rowena Cade.
Just along the coast from The Minack Theatre is Porthchapel – the smaller beach next to the busier Porthcurno.
From the car park past the church it’s a half-mile walk through a beautiful wooded valley. I like to walk up to the cliffs and setup my picnic overlooking the beach. From there you’re greeted with the most spectacular views of the surrounding coastline and it’s magical when the sun is setting.
Often described as one of the most romantic places in the UK, Porthchapel has become a popular setting for picnic marriage proposals.
The Lizard peninsula’s Kynance Cove was recently voted as the best picnic spot in the South West by readers of the Western Morning News, and I can’t disagree!
It’s one of those places that always pull on you and the magical setting still takes my breath away, it’s simply stunning.
You can take in Kynance Cove with a picnic on the beach or on the cliff tops overlooking the turquoise sea and rugged rock formations.
St Michael’s Mount
St Michael’s Mount is a castle-topped island in Marazion, West Cornwall.
Sat proud in Mount’s Bay, you may recognise St Michael’s Mount even if you haven’t visited it before - it’s one of a few iconic sights associated with Cornwall.
Billed as a perfect day out for the whole family, the kids can spend time exploring the fairytale castle as you take in the wonderful Marazion and Mount’s Bay with a delightful picnic.
At low tide, the Mount can be reached on foot using the cobbled causeway. During high tide it’s all aboard the ‘St Michael’ ferry for a short trip over.
John Fowler Holiday Parks
If mobility and transport are an issue, or you just fancy spending time on park, John Fowler’s West Cornwall holiday parks offer great spots for an afternoon or evening picnic.
From the acres of woodland at St Ives Holiday Village to the grounds of a manor house at Tolroy, there will never be a shortage of places to roll out your picnic blanket and take in the beautiful sunset.