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Cornwall Holidays

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by: Paul J Stevenson

The county of Cornwall is perhaps one of the most scenic and beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. Nestled on the far South West tip of the British Isles, Cornwall has beaches both on the Atlantic coastline and the English Channel. away from the coast there are also some great places to visit including the famous Bodmin Moor, will you be able to spot the ‘Beast'?

When planning your trip there are literally hundreds of great activities you can plan during your time away, from the numerous water sports like surfing or sea kayaking to a more relaxing time at one of the many secluded Health Spa's across the county.

There are a huge array of beaches to choose from whilst enjoying your Cornwall holidays, around 4/5th's of the county has a coastline. As a single county it boasts a longer coastline than any other county in England. During time enjoying Cornwall holidays you would be hard pushed no matter where you stay, to be more than a 10-15 miles away from the sea.

For lovers of life on the beach during Cornwall holidays you will have a choice of over 300 beaches to visit, each one unique and just a beautiful as the last. Many of the beaches carry the ‘Blue Flag' award for cleanliness. Also the majority of the beaches have excellent facilities to cater for all ages and groups. Some beached operate a seasonal ban on pets during the summer months, however there are plenty of beaches that are open to pets all year round for people visiting on Cornwall holidays.

Cornwall due to it's position on the coast has always held a strong tradition for fishing. There are small fishing communities dotted all over its coastline, and visitors during their Cornwall holidays flock to sample some of the old Cornish traditions. Some of the most popular fishing villages for tourists are Fowey, Mevagissey and Port Isaac. Cornwall is a deeply proud community when it comes to it's Maritime heritage and a many people during their Cornwall holidays choose to visit the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth where they can learn a lot more about Cornwall's rich fishing history.

One of the biggest draws to Cornwall in the last 30 years has been it's reputation as the Surfing capital of the UK. Thousands and thousands of people travel for Cornwall holidays with the sole intention of spending their time on their surfboard, negotiating some of the best breaks the UK has to offer. Newquay on the Atlantic coast is known as ‘Surf Central' and the world famous Fistral beach holds surfing competitions every summer which attracts some of the worlds best wave riders. Even people who travel for their Cornwall holidays who have never been surfing, often grab a board and a wetsuit from a local hire shop and head out into the white stuff.

Other popular surf spots for visitors on their Cornwall holidays include Watergate Bay, St Ives, Mawgan Porth and Crantock Bay. Many Surfers often choose to travel around the county in Camper Vans in order to get to the best waves every day.

Cornwall has a number of holiday parks that the whole family can enjoy whatever the weather. The Crealy Adventure Park and Flambards offer some thrilling rides and can often be very busy in July and August with visitors on their Cornwall Holidays. For the children the Dairyland Farm World near Newquay is always hugely popular, visitors during Cornwall holidays can get up close to the animals and see how a farm operates on a day to say basis.

Newquay Zoo has grown over recent years and houses a fantastic collection of creatures including the ever fascinating but deadly African Lion. The Zoo is a place where the whole day can easily be spent by people on their Cornwall holidays enjoying the wildlife exhibits, and then sitting back and relaxing in one of the many refreshment areas.

Cornwall has evidence of it's rich and varied history spread out all over the county. There are stunning castles to visit such as Tintagel castle in North Cornwall where it is believed that the legendary King Arthur was born. Another popular castle which people visit during their Cornwall holidays is Pendennis Castle. Constructed by Henry VIII as a fortress on the South coast, it has played a major part as a sea defensive position over the centuries. Most recently during World War II when it was used a command position for defending merchant vessels heading to and from the North Atlantic.

Cornwall is a county that also has a great Tin Mining tradition. The area during the 19 Century has hundreds of Tin Mines and there was hardly a male who did not grow up learning his trade down one. The area has recently been declared a World Heritage site, and at places like the Geevor Tin Mine, which is the largest preserved mining site in the UK, tourists on Cornwall holidays can put on a hard hat and see what life was like down a mine.

The Minack Theatre on the cliffs at Porthcurno is most famous open air theatre in the UK. It has been carved into the cliffs, and provides a truly memorable experience for people enjoying their Cornwall holidays.


To find out more about Cornwall holidays pay a visit to the Cornwall holiday website today where you will discover all you need to know about Cornwall holidays.

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