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Why Should You Visit Cornwall?

Why Should You Visit Cornwall?

Cornwall is a lucious and fantastic place to visit, especially with the amount of amazing photography there is on the internet. But besides the view, what else is there to do in Cornwall, and why should you visit?

Reasons To Visit Cornwall

There are many reasons why you NEED to visit Cornwall, even if it’s just for a day. We took our time to write this article on the biggest reasons why you should visit.


The beaches are by far, by opinion, one of the main reasons to visit Cornwall. Being able to set yourself in a photography setting is very relaxing, especially with the Cornish sea washing up nearby and the wind hitting your face, it makes it the perfect holiday setting!


Cornwall is quickly becoming known as a place for a food haven with many Michelin starred chefs scattered throughout the restaurants in Port Isaac and Padstow and further food festivals located in Padstow Rock, St. Ives and Porthleven. They showcase the finest food products within Cornwall and they happen throughout the year.

Sub-Tropical Gardens

Thanks to the luscious climate Cornwall and the Cornish sea has, Cornwall has many sub-tropical gardens that you can use as a conversation starter. There is plenty to discover within one of the largest global greenhouses known as ‘The Eden Project’. You can very easily get lost under the canopies of the ‘Lost Gardens Of Heligan’ or, if you wish, treat your eyes see Trebah and Glendurgan own secluded beaches.

Myths & Legends

Cornwall has such a rich history and many myths and legends. From mermaids to giants and saints to pesky piskies, there are more myths and legends dedicated to so. There are many attractions dedicated to these myths and legends, such as King Arthur’s tintagel, the museum of witchcraft and the magic boscastle. It’s endless, so if you’re into fantasy, you will love the legends of Cornwall.

Art & Culture

Cornwall has always been a home to creative arts and has been a natural home for creative people to get their inspiration or ideas. Since the very early 19th century, you will find no country that’s home to as many artists as Cornwall. Since this is the case, Cornwall has many art attractions you can visit, such as the Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, and the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Castles

Cornish Ice Cream

On top of all this, you can visit everything above whilst holding a fresh and gorgeous cornish ice cream. Many parlours are scattered across Cornwall, but a few have the best and most fresh ice cream you can get. We wrote an article on ice cream parlours and the ones you should visit, you may find it helpful.


Watersports has always had a place within Cornwall. Many watersport lovers come here to surf and in due time has created a huge surfing community. Since Cornwall is surrounded by ocean, it means there is a big and easy opportunity to sail, swim, surf or even take a boat trip whenever and wherever you’re based.   We hope this article suits you well and has given you many reasons why you need to visit Cornwall at some point in your life.
Best Ice Cream Parlours In Cornwall

Best Ice Cream Parlours In Cornwall

When travelling to the lovely setting of Cornwall, you have plenty of attractions, beaches and restaurants to visit, you can check out our other articles on them too. However, walking about Cornwall with a nice ice cream is very fitting for the scenery, which is why we have this article naming the best ice cream parlours.

The Top Parlours In Cornwall

Roskilly’s Organic Farm

Roskilly’s ice cream has earned a name for making ice cream with a cow to cone experience. Based within the Lizard Peninsula, the milk used in the ice cream makes the signature scrumptious cornish ice cream that is under Roskilly’s name. Since Roskilly’s is locally sourced, you can visit the Jersey cows to see exactly where it came from.   Furthermore, the luscious milk is used in other products too, such as their cream tea!

Moomaid Of Zennor

At the far west side of Cornwall, you can find an ambitious parlour full of ice cream and past stories. The milk comes fresh from the farm they own, full of friesian cows, and are able to deliver over 30 jaw dropping flavours. The perfect place to start when going on a cornwall adventure.

Callestick Farm

The great part about Cornwall is how fresh the milk used in the ice cream is as it’s just round the corner. A very small crowd of Fresian cows live on this small field of Callestick based at the north of Cornwall. The Parker family, who looks after this farm, are extremely friendly and caring towards these cows, so you can expect the most luscious ice cream ranging to 26 different flavours for you to try. 

Chapel Porth Beach

The national trust cafe is famous for running and serving many types of ice cream, but most notoriously the ‘hedgehog’ ice creams. No, it’s not made of hedgehog, rather a clever combination of Cornish ice cream drowned in clotted cream, further topped with hazelnuts, delicious!


Out of all of these ice cream parlours, one of the most pure parlours is Jelberts right at the seafront of Newlyn. There are lots of types of vanilla ice cream and it's by far the best vanilla around the entirety of Cornwall. Jelberts know their stuff, and they love to keep things simple just to simply treat themselves straight from the cows they own.


Known for the specialty, Treleavens is a Cornish ice cream parlour with it’s extra touch of finesse. It’s the ice cream served in the top restaurants across Cornwall, with many variants of flavours. Ever wondered what a vodka pink grapefruit flavour tastes like? Treleavens loves their strawberries and cream flavour, but have many others like toffee fudge, offering a new world of taste!

Mr B’s Ice Cream Parlour

If you liked the sound of Treleavens for its variety, you’re in for a treat. Travel to the centre of Hayle to see Mr B’s Ice Cream Parlour full of variety and flavour. From the early classic flavours to the jaw dropping flavours you never knew existed. Mr B has many flavours, including; pic-n-mix, gingerbread, marshmallow, pistacio and it goes on!   We hope you found this article interesting and helpful. If you ever travel to Cornwall (as we would recommend) definitely grab yourself a fresh and flavoured ice cream for your adventure.
What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer?

What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer?

Found at the north coast, St Ives is one of the most loved and well received destinations not just within Cornwall, but across the UK. When you see the scenery, the reason becomes obvious with the built in town on the narrow peninsula, surrounded by many gorgeous sandy beaches.

St Ives & Why You Need To Go

In this article, we will dissect the reasons why you need to visit; the things you can do and the sights you can see within St Ives Cornwall, UK.

Things To Do In St Ives, Cornwall

To start, we will go into depth about the things you can do within St Ives, and then we will look into the jaw-dropping views.

What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer? Tate St IvesTate St Ives

Tate is a recently built gallery within St Ives that opened its doors in 1993. During the construction stages, it was a talking point throughout Cornwall itself as many speculated this new arrival. The Tate gallery overlooks the Porthmeor beach, giving you the true Cornwall experience right at the iconic entrance of this building.   Tate provides an intriguing collection of art that you can freely roam around to see, including artists such as Alfred Wallis.

What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer? SurfingSurfing

Surfing is not as uncommon as you think within Cornwall as many love to surf upon these luscious vibrant waves.   St. Ives provides the most popular surfing destination within Cornwall, mainly because of it’s shores. During the winter, Porthmeor offers one of the most ‘challenging’ waves for surfers wanting this challenge. However, surfing doesn't end at Porthmeor, you’d be surprised at the amount of hidden areas in St Ives that also produce fantastic waves.

What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer? Seal IslandSeal Island

Cornwall is known for its wildlife and has many seal sanctuaries across the area. Seal island is just off the beaches at St Ives an d as the name suggests, the island is populated with grey seals.   You can get to this island by using the St Ives harbour that does trips on a daily basis. From this island, not only can you see the seals and their natural habitat, but you are able to soak the views of Porthmeor and surrounding beaches.

What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer? The Beaches

Sights To See

We could be here all day explaining to you what makes St Ives a great tourist destination and what you can do, but what could you see in St Ives?

The Beaches

The main attraction to see at Cornwall has to be the sea views and the glorious geology of the beaches across the coast.   The beaches are quite easily the blessing in Cornwall with 4 main beaches along the coast. Porthmeor is the best known of these main beaches as it looks out to the Atlantic ocean. There are many other signature beaches like; Porthminster Beach, Harbour Beach and Porthgwidden Beach, but I’d recommend you read our other article going into depth of the best sea views within Cornwall.

What Does St Ives Cornwall (UK) Have To Offer? Barbara Hepworth Sculpture GardenBarbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden

There is no doubt that one of the places you need to see is the Barbara Hepworth garden full of artistic sculptures.   Barbara was most well known for her abstract sculptures she had created which were placed in a museum before she was tragically killed in 1975. Her workspaces and gardens are open to the public to visit after her death.   We hope you found this list interesting and wish you luck on your future endeavours to Cornwall, we would love to see you!
Best Sea Views In Cornwall

Best Sea Views In Cornwall

Further reading:    In today’s article, we break down the best potential sea views across Cornwall, this list was very difficult to choose from.

The Best Views For The Cornwall Sea

Best Sea Views In Cornwall St. Michaels Mount

St. Michaels Mount

To start our list we thought we would choose something impressive, and these words don't come from us, they come from the tourists that have visited St. Michaels Mount.   What is less impressive than a castle, sat high upon a steep hill and this hill is surrounded by the sea, making it one of the most beautiful sea views upon the cornish coast. From any possible angle, the mount is a jaw dropping few, its gorgeous scenery makes it a staple attraction, not only in Cornwall, but within the United Kingdom.   Off the coast of the Marazion, you can book to visit St. Michael’s Mount on your adventure to Cornwall.

Porthcurno Beach

Best Sea Views In Cornwall Porthcurno Beach

No matter what coastal path you take within Cornwall, it is difficult to find a place that isn’t beautiful.   Porthcurno is a sandy beach, with a gateway to the definition of gorgeous as you look out at the sea view. Most known for its luscious turquoise waters, Porthcurno beach is a place you cannot miss when travelling to Cornwall.   Anyone can visit the coast path of Porthcurno beach and is a very dog friendly place (only in july and august).

Portwrinkle Beach

Best Sea Views In Cornwall Portwrinkle Beach

Looe is one of the places to go when looking for the best views in Cornwall, but more specifically Portwrinkle beach is a great choice to visit.   Portwrinkle Beach is off the south of Cornwall, based in Looe. Originally, it was an old fishing village in the 17th century, making it a good tourist attraction choice if you can adventure without shops! It had a car park cafe, allowing you to relax and breath the Cornish air upon Portwrinkle beach.   Like Porthcurno beach, Portwrinkle beach has a seasonal ban in place for dogs (July & August are the only exceptions), but anyone can visit Portwrinkle beach at any time.

The Lizard Peninsula

At the south of Cornwall is where the Lizard Peninsula exists. It’s looks huge when stood upon the cliff tops, giving this area a place on the “best sea views in Cornwall” list.   What makes the Lizard Peninsula special is it’s extremely rare geology and scenery, making it a beautiful place for plants to grow. Surrounding the peninsula are restaurants that specialise in freshly caught seafood that you can snack on as the peninsula’s air hits your face, a true holiday resort.   With many things to do and many places to visit, the Peninsula is arguably the best place to visit in Cornwall and even the entirety of the UK.   Here at TwiceAsNice, we hope this article has helped you pick a place you would love to visit within while staying with us in Cornwall, UK.    We would love to hear about your experiences if you have been, thank you for reading.