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Spring Time Activities in Cornwall

Cornwall is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. With stunning scenery, delicious food, and supportive people, it's the perfect place for a spring break. But what about the weather? With winter over, it gets lighter as it is the onset of spring. The temperate climate and scenery are perfect for a day of exploration. Here are the most exciting and fun things to do in Cornwall during spring.

1. Try a Cornish Lardon Pasty

Cornwall is famous for having some of the best pasties in England. If one of these is on your bucket list, you should try one while in Cornwall, preferably from the village of Lanteglos-by-Fowey. It is famous for delicious pastries. Other areas you should try are Padstow and St Austell (both in Cornwall), as well as Maryport and Workington in Cumbria.

2. Visit St Ives

Nestled in between Porthcurno beach and Land's End, St Ives boasts some of Cornwall's most stunning beaches. It is also home to great places to eat as well as independent boutiques and galleries which make it an ideal destination if you're looking for some culture as well as breathtaking views. St Ives also hosts an annual arts festival which showcases some wonderful exhibitions.

3. Watch the Sunrise at Minack Theatre

This famous theatre was founded by Rowena Cade in 1927 when she bought land with her husband at the edge of Porthcurno beach in Cornwall. As well as praising the amazing views of the ocean, she fell in love with the natural rock amphitheatre which led to her creating a theatre here.

The theatre has a capacity of 200 and is situated against the backdrop of a 50ft high cliff, so be careful when you're sitting down. Minack Theatre is open throughout the summer months and plays host to a range of performances from musicals, comedy to dance.

4. Watch the Wildlife

When the weather warms up, the wildlife awakens and can be seen more often. Hens lay their eggs in the spring as they have just been hatched in the springtime. It is a great time to watch birds and animals in Cornwall.

If you are lucky you can see Ospreys, Red Kites and Seagulls playing above your head or even a kestrel flying overhead. It is a great experience for nature lovers and those who want to spot some of Europe's most stunning wildlife.

5. Take a Stroll in the Countryside

Spring is when everything comes alive, which means it's a great time to visit Cornwall's country parks where you can walk on beautiful footpaths and admire the rolling hills and quaint villages. If you’re looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of St Michael’s Mount, situated between Marazion and Penzance; it boasts idyllic Cornish beaches and is home to the ruins of a historic castle.

If you don't stay here, take a short ferry ride across the A30 to walk up Mount's cobbled streets and spend an hour exploring its beautiful gardens.

6. Explore Newquay's beaches on horseback

One of the most beautiful places in Cornwall, Newquay has stunning sandy beaches lining its coastline. You may also be familiar with this area due to its lively nightlife during the summer months.

The weather is great during spring and there are several activities here as well such as surfing, rock climbing, and zip lines. You can also explore at nighttime as Newquay has a vibrant nightlife.


Cornwall is one of the most genuinely beautiful places in Europe that provides an excellent sample of the English countryside and a different experience that you should enjoy at least once in a lifetime. With the onset of the spring season, it is time to plan your Cornwall vacation.


Fun Activities In Cornwall That Don’t Involve The Sea

Enough cannot be said about the beaches in Cornwall; they are exquisite, with beautiful shorelines and plenty to do. However, they are not the only sources of fun in the county. You can explore Cornwall and indulge in an array of activities that don't involve the sea but are just as fun. Engaging in something a little uncommon allows you to discover what else the southwest has in store.

The Eden Project

Cornwall is known for its love of flowers, and the Eden Project is proof of that. It is a perfect stop when on a family outing. Eden house features large domes with an impressive variety of plants. If you like flowers and would like to discover a few unique species, then the Eden Project should be at the top of your to-do list. The place holds attractions and exhibitions that attract huge crowds, especially early in the day. A leisurely walk around the biomes promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Camel Trail

Do you want to marvel at the Cornish countryside? Then cycling the Camel Trail is one of the most interesting ways to do it. The multi-level trail stretches 18 miles along a disused railway line. It runs from Padstow to Wadebridge to Bodmin through the Camel Estuary and Camel Valley. The trail exposes you to the magnificent countryside, with its sandbanks, creeks and moors. Expect contrasting scenery that reflects some of the best about Cornwall. You can hire bikes and cycle through part of the trail. If you want a free activity for the whole family and an opportunity to enjoy nature, then try the Camel Trail.

The Royal Cornwall Museum

Whether you are a history buff or not, a visit to the Royal Museum is a must-have on your list of things to do in Cornwall. Located in Truro, the museum houses some of the most fascinating artefacts in the southwest. It also holds many archaeological finds that tell the region's history going back to the prehistoric era. Children can enter the museum for free and choose from a range of fun activities.

Carnglaze Caverns

Still in history, the Carnglaze Caverns are part of Cornwall's industrial heritage. A tour of the underground caverns teaches guests of the area's slate industry and the significant role the mine played. As you meander through the caverns, the tour takes you 60 metres underground and ends at a lake reflecting all the vibrant colours in the cave.

Trelissick Gallery

For art and culture, the Trelissick Gallery is one of the go-to's in Cornwall. The place exhibits works from local artists. You can find pieces from emerging and established sculptors and painters. While at the gallery, you can visit the surrounding estate, which is a breath of fresh air.

Apart from the Trelissick Gallery, Cornwall has several other art and culture attractions, including the Newlyn Gallery, Penlee House, Tate St Ives and The Exchange.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Cornwall has more than a few AONBs, where tourists can appreciate the county's magnificence. The Tamar Valley, sitting on the Cornwall-Devon border, is one of the AONBs located away from the sea. It boasts stunning scenery and is a habitat for some wildlife like the little egret.

Brown Willy

If you are looking to get your heart pumping, then consider climbing Brown Willy, Cornwall's highest point at 1,378 feet above sea level. A walk to the hilltop lets you drink in the surrounding sights, which are gorgeous. Rough Tor provides particularly breathtaking vistas at sunset. If you are into nature photography, this is one activity you shouldn't miss.

Although the striking Cornish coastline is the region's biggest selling point, the county has much more to offer. If you want to stay away from the sea, then the list above gives you a few ideas.