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Winter Activities In Cornwall

People think of many things when they hear about Cornwall: surfing, hot weather, too much ice cream, and beaches. Summertime has a mad rush of tourists and locals since everyone wants to get out to enjoy the weather.

Therefore, it may seem that there isn’t much to do when winter arrives. It is not surprising that few people understand and acknowledge the fun they can get in the UK during the winter.

Don’t worry; I got you! I will give you great winter inspiration since Cornwall is one of the greatest places to visit all year round. Actually, winter is just as nice as summertime in Cornwall. Below are some of the amazing things you can enjoy doing in the winter.

1. Have a tour to the Cornish seal sanctuary

Tell me, what a better way to start your day than by visiting the greatest Cornish seal sanctuary? This seal sanctuary is the home to the only seal hospital available in Cornwall. You get to see injured, distressed and malnourished seals and other marine life like Humboldt and sea lions being rescued and treated before being allowed back into the world.

The marine experts nature the animals and release them to their natural surroundings. If they cannot return the animals, they offer a permanent home to ensure a happy life. Attend the talks of each seal (every seal has a story). You can meet individual seals in the convalescence pool.

2. Exploring Pendennis castle

This is one of the famous Henry VIII’s fortresses. It has protected the entrance of river Fal for over 500 years now. The fort's initial purpose was to protect the region against the Roman and French empires' invasion. The height of the fort is a good lookout for basking sharks and dolphins as it offers 360-degree panoramic views

It is open to the public, and you can take your children any time of the year to explore everything from the cannons to the keeps. You can get in action during the fire demonstration if you take your family between April and October.

3. Visit the beach

If you’ve been to Cornwall, you will know a little change in weather (from good to bad) does not stop them. Shorts and flip flops are all-year-round attire, come shine, rain, or snow. You might hear of people wearing shorts while in the French Alps.

Therefore, take a leaf out of the Cornish book and visit one of the many exciting beaches. Since the weather is not that good, beaches are much more peaceful and quieter, except for odd sea swimmers and dog walkers. You can warm up in the beach cafes with a pasty and hot chocolate: they are always open if people start to feel cold.

4. Visit the Trebah garden

Just because you visited Cornwall in winter doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the beauty of the land. One of the greatest and most famous things to do while in Cornwall in winter is taking a stroll in the Trebah garden.

It is a sub-tropical environment that contains a wide array of plant life. Make an effort to see all pools and ponds, which are among the best and most beautiful of any garden you visit in the UK. Take an example of a Koi pool; the feeling is from a fairy tale.

Trebah beach is the same as other Cornish beaches: different. It is hidden and sheltered at the bottom of the Trebah garden. You will enjoy the peace of the garden and the nice waves.

In a nutshell

As it is evident, there is no shortage of activities to do in Cornwall. You will always get something that suits your needs and desires and a few are free. You can enjoy Cornwall in winter as much as in the summer!


The Most Romantic Spots in Cornwall


Want to surprise your partner or do you have a special romantic occasion? Cornwall has some stunning countryside and sea views for you and your partner to enjoy. Indeed Cornwall is a perfect place for a romantic getaway for couples. Apart from the beautiful sites there are to watch, you’ll find accommodation in luxury cottages. It could be on Valentine’s day, your anniversary, or your partner’s birthday, Cornwall will give you a romantic scenery to get intimate with your partner. If you are planning to visit Cornwall for a romantic getaway, here are some of the most romantic places you should definitely visit.

Minack Theatre

If at all you love watching some movies then Minack theatre should be your number one place to visit. An ideal date is having dinner and going to the movies. It’s an open-air theatre that’s carved into granite cliffs. It’s home to some of the most interesting live performances around. So why not grab a blanket and go down to the Minack theatre for an evening show with the sea before you and stars above you. For sure this theatre will give you a movie night that’s twice as nice as what regular movie theatres offer.

St Nectan’s Glen

For people interested in some magic, St Nectan’s Glen in North Cornwall will be the ideal romantic spot. The place has a stunning waterfall with sparkling waters, surrounded by ivy-clad trees. It’s a great hideaway for a fairytale-like moment. At times you might even spot some piskies or faeries hiding out in the trees.

St Michael’s Mount

For engaged couples or newlywed couples, climbing St Michael’s Mount is the perfect way to spend time in Cornwall. Climb all the way up and find the highest point of this bedrock which is visible at the side of the ancient church. It’s known to be a romantic place and you could probably make a romantic wish while touching the stone. It’s especially best for people who are about to get married.

Frenchman’s Creek

It’s on the Helford Estuary and it was the honeymoon location for Daphne and her husband. It’s also where the famous Du Maurier was inspired to write her romance novel about love and pirates. Frenchman's Creek offers a lot of intimacy and serenity thanks to the footpath that runs beside the Creek. The area is filled with water birds whistling, giving you perfect nature walk scenery.

Porthgwarra Cove

For fans of Ross Poldark, head to Porthgwarra Cove that’s in West Cornwall. Here you get to recreate a lust-filled scene from this BBC One Series. It is the infamous spot where Ross Poldark goes swimming in the crystal clear water as Demelza Porthgwarra watches from the cliff tops. You can recreate that scene or go swimming with your partner. There’s even a Corner Cottage for rent that’s a perfect hideaway for lovely couples.

The Scarlet Hotel

Nothing is as romantic as watching the sunset together with your loved one. In Cornwall, you can enjoy this by visiting the Scarlet Hotel in Mawgan Porth. Indulge yourself in the spectacle of the sunset on a clifftop hot tub at the hotel. Make it even more interesting by sipping a bubbly drink with your loved one beside you.

Land’s End

If you’re looking for some beautiful scenery, then take the road down the coastal roads from St Ives to the popular Land’s End. With wind blowing in your hair, some good music on the stereo and stunning views on the way, you’ll definitely have the most romantic time in Cornwall. This drive is guaranteed to set the mood for love, which is what every couple wants.

Hopefully this list of romantic places in Cornwall will help you find the perfect place for your romantic getaway. All the best!