Summer in Cornwall is bursting with activities. Whether you’re a local or on holiday, it’s quite easy to be overwhelmed with the amount on offer. There are some amazing outdoor activities available, such as watching a play on a cliff top or enjoying a walk along the infamous South West Coast Path. Here are the top 5 things you must do in Cornwall in Summer:
1. Fal River Cruise – starting at their port in Malpas Truro, take the Fal River cruise straight to Falmouth. While here, enjoy exploring the many restaurants and little boutiques Falmouth has to offer. Make your visit more memorable by visiting Pendennis Castle or the National Maritime Museum. Even better, why not treat yourself to lunch halfway down the river in the infamous and stunning Pandora Inn.
2. Go to the beach – probably the most obvious of all but with hundreds of stunning beaches to choose from, it can be quite overwhelming. If you’re coming on holiday with your family have a look at the Top 5 Family Friendly Beaches in Cornwall.
3. Walk the south west coast path – Stretching 630 miles, the South West Coast Path is a must visit. The coast path website is bursting with walks and even has a walk finder where you can easily choose family friendly walks, discovery walks or even a ‘pub’ walk, so you have a great excuse to stop off for a drink along the way. My favourite stretch is between Hayle and St. Ives. Just don’t forget your camera!
4. Do the Camel Trail – Starting in Wadebridge, hire a few bikes and cycle the scenic Camel Trail to Padstow, stopping off for a delicious ice cream and a browse around this famous Cornish town. If you aren’t bringing your own bikes, I’d recommend hiring some in advance. There are lots of bikes available; from child bikes, adult bikes, tandems and tag alongs for children.
5. Watch a play under the stars – Watch a production in the most jaw-dropping place you’ll ever see: The Minack Theatre. Etched into the cliff tops along the Cornish coast, the world famous, open-air theatre is a must see. Just don’t forget to take a picnic, lots of blankets and wear lots of layers.
Are you visiting Cornwall this summer? Is there anywhere you’d add to this list?