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?

If you’re heading to the beach this summer, be sure to check out my ‘Beach Survival Guide: Toddler Edition‘ and ‘10 beach essentials‘.

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  1. July 31, 2015 / 8:37 am

    We’ve never been to Cornwall but will bear this in mind when we visit! Thanks for sharing this great list #TheList x

    • August 2, 2015 / 4:19 pm

      It’s well worth a visit if you’ve got little ones. There is so much to explore. 🙂 x

  2. Anna
    July 31, 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Great list! I love the Fal River cruise – can’t remember the last time I did it but would love to do it again soon 🙂 x

    • August 3, 2015 / 10:37 pm

      Thank you Anna. It’s great isn’t it! We’re going to do it again this summer. 🙂 x

  3. August 2, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Sounds like lovely things to do. Never have I thought about visiting there though! I will have to look more into it . xx

    • August 2, 2015 / 4:33 pm

      It’s brilliant with little ones. Well worth a visit. There is so much to explore. x

  4. Lisa (mummascribbles)
    August 4, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Ooo a play under the stars sounds delightful. When we were in Norfolk a couple of weeks ago I looked up at the sky one night and was amazed at the sheer amount of stars i the sky! We get more in Hertfordshire now than we did in East London but it’s still nowhere near as impressive as the countryside! If Cornwall was a bit closer, I’d be straight down there! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    • August 5, 2015 / 3:39 pm

      I went to Uni just outside of London and the thing I missed the most was the stars. Well and the sea of course. But there is something calmingly magical about stars. Especially near the end of the august when there is usually a few days of shooting stars. Such a spectacle! If you ever come down to Cornwall, honestly look it up! Sometimes you’re lucky enough to spot dolphins playing in the sea when the sun is setting. Although they do distract you from watching the performances a little bit! 🙂 x

  5. You Baby Me Mummy
    August 5, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    Ooh we didn’t do any if this! Must head back! 😉 Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  6. August 6, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    Love cornwall I used to go every year to stay with my grandparents we used to go for ragatta week and its something I would love to take the girls to one day – head over to polruan and watch the red arrows! Thanks for linking up to #sundaystars

    • August 7, 2015 / 10:36 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment and for hosting. I hope you get to take your girls one day. It’s so lovely taking your children to somewhere you have so many fun memories of and watching them experience things like you did. 🙂 x

  7. August 7, 2015 / 6:57 am

    Cornwall is on my bucket list for next year so I’ll have to keep these in mind.Fab x #picknmix

    • August 7, 2015 / 10:38 pm

      I’ll be doing a 5 places you must visit post soon. Honestly you’ll love Cornwall. It’s so family friendly down here, I think it’s a great place for a holiday. x

  8. August 7, 2015 / 7:42 am

    I love the Southwest coast path, my favourite bit is the stretch with Wheal Coates on though as you may have guessed from my blog header 😉 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely,

    Stevie xx

    • August 7, 2015 / 10:38 pm

      I do love your header. I’ve never been to that stretch. I really must! It looks stunning. x

  9. mummyofboygirltwins
    August 9, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Do you know I have never been but I know I must. My parents love this part of the world and it always seems so beautiful. Thanks for linking up sharing. Jess x #SundayStars

    • August 10, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      It really is beautiful. It’s so great for kids as well. There is so much to do especially in summer. I hope you get to visit one day! 🙂 x

  10. August 12, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I can still remember going to minnack theatre as a kid. Some great ideas here. I love Cornwall so many things to do there. Thanks for linking to #picknmix

    • August 13, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      It’s so beautiful isn’t it. I hope you can visit sometime soon with your little monkeys 🙂 xx

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