What to do in Cornwall?
With white sandy beaches, mild weather, delicious local food, charming seaside towns and amazing attractions it’s not hard to see why people return time and time again for Cornwall holidays. There is so much to discover when you stay at one of our Cornwall holiday parks you will never be short of things to do.
Cornwall has the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK, making it an extremely popular place to visit for a Cornwall caravan holiday, so here is our guide of what to do in Cornwall!
Cornwall’s coastline is 422 miles long and is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With over 300 beaches in Cornwall it is hard to narrow it down and pick only a few favourites!
Here are our top beaches that are closest to our Cornwall holiday parks.
Porthmeor Beach – Porthmeor is a truly magical beach just a few miles from St Ives Holiday Village. This golden coastline is a haven for surfers and a definite favourite with families on a Cornwall lodge holiday who are looking for a fun day out by the sea.
Hayle Towans – The size of this beach is what makes up the majority of up most of Hayle's '3 miles of golden sand'. Just a couple of minutes from Tolroy Manor Holiday Park, this beach rarely feels crowded and perfect for swimming and surfing.
Talland Bay - Talland Bay is a small and quiet place midway between Killigarth Manor Holiday Park and Trelawne Manor Holiday Park with two principle beaches. One of the small beaches has sand both at high tide and low tide and is the perfect swimming spot with lots of rock pools to be explored. The second beach is less sandy but has small coves and beautiful natural tidal pools to swim in.
Perranporth Beach – Just round the corner from Perran View Holiday Park is Perranporth Beach which has 3 miles of golden sands, it is the perfect playground for the whole family. Perranporth Beach is blessed with some of the best waves in the country and it attracts surfers all year around looking for clear waters and striking waves.
Widemouth Bay Beach – This Blue Flag Beach is simply stunning and is just a stone’s throw away from our Widemouth Bay Caravan Park. When you are on your Cornwall caravan holidays you will wake up to the views of this popular beach and have your whole holiday to explore the hundreds of rock pools and local delights.
Cornwall is home to some of the UK's most iconic attractions and hidden treasures that make the perfect day out for all of the family. Here is some of our favourite attractions around our Cornwall holiday sites.
Home to the famous Doc Martin, this small attractive fishing village is one of Cornwall’s most popular destinations. The coastline and countryside of Port Isaac is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coastline.
The castle is an English Heritage site, set on a cliff edge on Cornwall’s rugged north coast. It is a wonderful day out for all of the family, engross yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery.
There is something to do for all of the family on your visit to Cornwall Gold you can explore; Tolgus Tin Mill, Pick a Pearl in Cornwall Pearl, jewellery workshop and collection, award winning The Cornish Pantry, Krazy Golf and Create and Paint Pottery. This all weather attraction is open all year round and has free admission and free parking for everyone.
Some call it the Eighth Wonder of the World, the dramatic garden in tropical biomes is an amazing place to visit whilst on your Cornwall holidays. The world wide attraction is nestled in a crater the size of 30 football pitches and houses the world’s largest indoor rainforest.
This fantastic family day out in Cornwall has plenty of great things to do come rain or shine. You can brave sky-high thrill rides, enjoy the soft play area, explore the life size Victorian Village, experience Britain in the Blitz and discover dinosaurs in the Jurassic Journey.
This legendary Cornish attraction has inspired visitors since ancient Greek times and is a must see during your Cornwall caravan holiday. After taking in the remarkable views you can enjoy a range of food and drink, browse a selection of gifts and souvenirs and explore a range of attractions including Greeb Farm, 4D film experience and Aardman’s interactive experience.
Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen 29 years ago and after an award-winning restoration project you can now explore 200 acres of ancient woodlands, tropical gardens and a jungle of plants and trees.
Carved into a granite cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre. This multi award-winning attraction puts on a whole programme of drama, opera and musicals every summer between May-September. You can enjoy these spectacular shows or just wander round and take in the beautiful surroundings.
This Cornwall wildlife sanctuary has over 650 birds and animals and is the home of the World Parrot Trust. With the Jungle Barn indoor play centre, fun farm, Otter Pool Cafe and variety of events throughout the year there is plenty to do for all of the family.
The National Trust’s St Michael’s Mount, is a rocky island topped by a medieval church and castle. Discover the myth and the legend with a castle and gardens tour or enjoy live music whilst tucking in to fresh local food in the village.
With loads of indoor entertainment and outdoor adventure play Camel Creek is a must for children of all ages. There is a variety of wild rides, 5D theatre, amazing animals and an abundance of exciting events throughout the year.
Based in Newquay, Pirate’s Quest is an interactive walk through experience which combines special effects and talented actors who lead you through a voyage into the history of pirates! Journey back 300 years and escape a shipwreck with a real life pirate – something the whole family can enjoy together.
Screech Owl Sanctuary has the largest collection of owls in the South West with over 40 different species. The sanctuary is a haven for sick and injured owls has been involved in many conservation projects of endangered species. You can also enjoy a series of daily activities including; flying display, close owl encounters, play area and encounters with some of the other animals.
When you are on your caravan holidays Cornwall you will be surrounded by the beauty of the South West Coast Path. You can walk along 630 miles of superb coastline on the path which is the longest National Trail in the UK. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll or an intense hike along the coast path from any of our caravan parks in Cornwall. The wildlife, heritage and breathtaking scenery that you see along the way is truly inspirational. We have guests that return to our holiday parks Cornwall year after year to keep exploring parts of this fantastic attraction.