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Coastal Holidays in Cornwall

Cornwall is a very popular holiday destination visited by people from all over the world, it is 90 miles long and because of its shape you are never more than 20 miles from a glorious sandy beach.

Cornwall is located on the South West of the UK, and boasts a very mild climate due to the predominant winds from the South West and the Gulf Stream bringing warm air from the Caribbean.

Cornwall has roughly 200 miles of coastline and you’re bound to stumble across little coves that you can enjoy for the day, and as you can imagine the sea has had a huge influence on Cornwall’s history, including fishing, smuggling and trading.

The old fishing ports and beaches that surround them have now become much visited and desired holiday destinations.

Cornwall is home to the country’s largest natural harbour that is Falmouth.
Cornwall is packed full of history, charm and character, with plenty of pretty little villages and towns to explore.

Newquay is the largest and most popular destination in Cornwall, Newquay boasts a bustling town, fantastic night life, excellent restaurants and how could we forget the 11 stunning sandy beaches.

There are many excellent restaurants around Cornwall and many celebrity chefs have opened restaurants here, including Jamie Oliver and Rick Stein.

Rick Stein has four restaurants in Padstow including the sea food restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Cafe and Stein’s fish and chips.
Rick Stein also owns a pub in St Merryn called The Cornish Arms and he also owns Rick Stein’s fish and chips in Falmouth.

Jamie Oliver has a restaurant in Watergate Bay a few miles from Newquay.
There is something for everyone in Cornwall, young and old will appreciate what is on offer here, with stunning beaches, coastal walks, bustling towns, top quality restaurants suitable for all tastes,  excellent night life, many art galleries, museums, Iron age monuments and many family attractions, what more could you want?

If your into your sports then Cornwall won’t let you down, here you can go surfing, body boarding, traction kiting, paddle surfing, kite surfing, wave skiing,  abseiling, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, jet skiing and you can also go diving and go out to sea on pleasure trips (tiring stuff).

There have been many sightings of basking sharks off the Cornish coast, so keep watching and you might spot one.

Why not take your bike with you and take in the sights while you’re cycling?

Not only will you be keeping fit you will be experiencing what Cornwall has to offer in the fresh air. There are many cycle tracks around Cornwall so you can cycle all around the coast.

There are many opportunities to go fishing in Cornwall there are hundreds of shore fishing locations around Cornwall choose from beaches, rock or headland.
If you love gardens and plants you will absolutely love the Eden project where you will find plants from all over the world, the Eden project has many attractions including, the rainforest biome, Mediterranean biome and outdoor gardens.
Bird watching is very popular in Cornwall, so don’t forget your binoculars.
There are many places to stay in Cornwall, whether you want to be pampered in a luxury hotel, or stay in a bed and breakfast or maybe take the whole family including the family pooch ( dogs are more than welcome in Cornwall)and go self catering in a cottage or holiday park, Cornwall has it all, the choice is yours!

Many films and television programmes have been filmed in Cornwall, mainly because of the beauty of this special place, Doc Martin and Saving Grace starring Martin Clunes were both filmed in Port Isaac, a charming coastal fishing village in North Cornwall and is very picturesque ,charming and  full of character.

Cornwall is one of those places that you will never forget once you have visited and will always want to return to again and again.

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