Cornwall is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England for a reason. Defined by its spectacular coastline and picture perfect beaches. It is a place of mythical quests, full of magic and mystery. Whether it's surfing you are after or a glorious Cornish cream tea, this is a great family holiday destination. Here are the places I recommend.
Although technically over the border in Devon, a place we loved was Brixham, a beautiful marina that I visited a lot when younger. This lovely harbourside town is on South Devon’s beautiful English Riviera. A great place for lunch, ice creams, boat rides if you fancy, or a walk around the steep hills for fabulous views.
We recently stayed in Looe and this beautiful harbourside town is definitely one to visit.
Beautiful clear water, an island to visit or paddle around and stunning beaches. Stroll around the harbour and visit the shops and restaurants in Looe.
The gorgeous Talland Bay is well worth a look. In the summer go early to get a space on the beach and in the car park. You can hire paddleboards from the cafe here. A couple of beaches to choose from and perfect water.
Crantock Beach offers gorgeous views and surfing. Surfing equipment available to rent. The National Trust car park again gets filled up very quickly but there are overflow car parks. RNLI life guards on duty during the main season. Crantock is a broad sand-dune backed strand between the twin headlands of Pentire Point East and Pentire Point West; Pentire meaning headland.
Polperro's pretty harbour is a beautiful place to walk around and have a drink or bite to eat. There is a model village and the 14th century Crumplehorn Inn and Mill - a restored water wheel consisting of 12 tons of revolving iron and timber.
Pictured here is Tintagel Castle, Lydford Gorge and St Michael's Mount - all worth a visit. Fab places to visit with children and a great day out for all. There are lots of steps to climb at Tintagel, be warned!