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.