What makes Cornwall perfect for a future staycation?
With recent global events causing us all to take a longer look at holidays right here in the UK, Cornwall is certainly leaping out at many as the perfect future staycation option. From spending time sunning on its beautiful beaches to enjoying family time at Cornwall caravan parks, this pearl of the south-west has so much to offer. Cornwall has even been revealed as the UK’s most searched for staycation location in 2020. If you have never visited, perhaps you are curious why people go nuts for Cornwall. Well, to help introduce you to the delights on offer, we have put together this guide to what makes Cornwall perfect for a future staycation, hopefully tempting you once a visit is possible.
The beautiful beaches
When it comes to amazing UK beaches, Cornwall instantly comes to mind. There are over 300 beaches to be found in the county, with great variety, from long stretches of sand to intimate sheltered coves. So, no matter if you are looking to spend a day playing on the beach with kids or want to find a more secluded spot for a bit of peace, Cornwall has you covered.
Lifestyle blogger Monica Lucy has spent time in Cornwall and is a big fan. She told us that the county’s beaches are what makes it such an appealing destination in the UK: “It’s the closest thing to being abroad we get in the UK! We go abroad for lovely beaches and nice weather. Cornwall definitely has the beaches and often has the best weather in the country.”
Cornwall is also known for its amazing surfing scene, so if you are keen to get back out on the waves or perhaps fancy picking up a board for the first time, Cornwall is a great option. If you won’t consider a holiday location without an epic beach scene, fear not and come to Cornwall.
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The laid-back atmosphere
When searching for the ideal staycation, many of us want to find somewhere that can act as an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you are someone who works in a city or busy town, a location that can offer a refreshing change of pace will be most appealing. Well, this is exactly what Cornwall can offer. The laid-back atmosphere of the south-west will certainly help you relax, with the wide-open spaces and less hectic way of life encouraging you to unwind in scenic surroundings. The locals certainly play their part in Cornwall’s winning atmosphere, with friendly faces and a welcoming sensibility.
Monica Lucy also loves this aspect of Cornwall and told us that the local vibe was her favourite thing about visiting: “It was the friendly locals and amazing atmosphere that made it really special. We were in a pub one night and there was a flash mob band, and it was so much fun. An entire brass band had been casually sitting around the pub and about 25 people gradually stood up and started playing. It was little things you can’t plan but they all made it amazing.”
It’s the perfect place for a caravan or camping holiday
One of the best ways to enjoy a UK staycation is via caravan or camping holiday. So many of us love heading off in our own caravans or booking a stay in a static caravan but if you haven’t done so in Cornwall, you are really missing out. Surrounded by beautiful scenery with the coast, cliffs, and picturesque country fields that Cornwall is known for, you can be assured of a great backdrop for your caravan park holiday. It’s also a top location for those who are new to caravan or camping holidays, as you can enjoy the best of nature while still having comforts of a nearby town or an escape to a local beach. Cornwall is also home to many things to see and do (as we will discuss in a moment), so boredom is never a worry.
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There’s lots to see and do
When it comes to Cornwall holidays, there is no shortage of fun and interesting things to see and do. You can spend plenty of afternoons relaxing on the beach, you can enjoy some epic coastal walks, explore local towns and villages, or even visit one of its many top attractions such as the famous Eden Project.
Jenny, from travel blog The Crave Traveler, knows full well about the delights Cornwall has to offer, having visited the county since childhood. Speaking to us about the epic walks available, she told us: “I love hiking and with 630 miles of coastal paths, it’s safe to say I have A LOT of hiking options. The teal waters sparkle in the sun as the waves crash into the rugged coastline. You feel like you’re in another country in Cornwall, you can get your Caribbean island vacation without the long flights and expensive all-inclusive hotels!”
Jenny also shared with us what else she likes to see and do when in Cornwall: “I love visiting the filming locations of Poldark, Alice in Wonderland and Doc Martin and there are so many fishing villages, but every single one is different! To top it all off, Cornwall has some of the best seafood in the country! Looe and Padstow are my favourite foodie places with local restaurants serving fish caught that morning!
In Cornwall, “there’s something for everyone,” continues Jenny. “If you’re a family, the kids will love all the outdoor activities and beaches. If you’re a dog owner then there’s plenty of places to play with your pupster. If you’re a solo adventurer then there’s plenty of hidden coves to explore and if you’re a history buff then you can dive into the legend of King Arthur at Tintagel.”
No matter if the sun is shining or the weather turns against you, there are options available. There is even a great selection of National Trust sites and gardens to enjoy in Cornwall.
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It’s super dog-friendly
For many of us, the big appeal of a UK holiday is the ability to bring our beloved dogs with us, so finding a pet-friendly option is a big deal! Not only does this help save money on kennels but our dogs can enjoy some quality time away as well. The good news is that Cornwall is super dog-friendly, with vast open spaces for them to enjoy, sandy beaches to play on, surf to swim in, and woodland walks galore. No matter how much you end up enjoying your time in Cornwall, there’s a great chance your dog will love it even more. Do you really want to treat your dog for your next holiday? Book a trip to Cornwall.
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Why book a staycation in Cornwall for a future holiday?
- The beautiful beaches
- The laid-back atmosphere
- It’s the perfect place for a caravan or camping holiday
- There’s lots to see and do
- It’s super dog-friendly
Cornwall really is the ultimate UK holiday location. We hope the above has given you a little insight into what makes it so popular and that you consider Cornwall for a future staycation.
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