With Covid-19 still causing problems all over the globe, Cornwall is very appealing for many reasons. From the food to the landscapes and bundles of different activities, whether you are planning a couples retreat or a family holiday, Cornwall is perfect for everyone, and here are the reasons why.
One of the reasons why Cornwall is so popular among Brits for staycations is the delicious food the coast has to offer. They have incredible fish and chips that come straight from the ocean in front of you. They have an abundance of fresh seafood such as prawns, king crabs and fresh lobsters, which you can enjoy in one of the 41 Michelin-star holding restaurants in Cornwall.Of course, not everyone enjoys fish so why not try a traditional cornish pasty that Cornwall is famous for, crisp golden pastry typically filled with juicy beef, swede and potato. And the perfect dessert is of course a scone with fresh clotted cornish cream and jam.
Another reason you should take a staycation to visit Cornwall is the extraordinary beaches along the coast. The golden sands and clear waters would make you think that you’re in the Caribbean. Since the climate in Cornwall is perfect for tropical plants such as palm trees, bamboo trees and giant hibiscus flowers, you really will feel like you’re abroad. There are also some beaches hidden in steep cliff coves with crashing waves perfect for water sports.
For thrill-seekers looking for an adrenaline rush during their holiday, the high waves on the beaches provide the perfect setting for various different water sports. Cornwall is famous for surfing, and along the coast, you will find many surf shops as well as businesses offering surfing lessons for people of all ages so the entire family can get involved.
If you are looking for even more of a thrill, there are an abundance of beautiful cliff diving spots all over the coast, which are also perfect areas to go rock hopping and cave exploring with some very picturesque scenery. If you aren’t one for taking such a big risk, there are many different boat trips available so you can experience the views and sea breeze comfortably.
Nighttime Cornish Sky
After a busy day of activities and eating, why not visit one of the parts of Cornwall that have been awarded the Night Sky Status. This means that there is very little amount of light pollution in these areas that you are able to stargaze with the naked eye.You can keep a lookout for shooting stars whilst listening to the calming sounds of the waves hitting the shore. It would be the perfect end for a romantic evening on a couples retreat or a memorable moment to have with the kids running around chasing the stars.
The History Behind Cornwall
Cornwall also has an extensive history with remains that you can still go and visit. You can visit Tintagel Castle which has many links to the stories of King Arthur and over 1500 years of history. Located just below the castle is Merlin’s cave, which is believed to be where Merlin lived, you will have to go early though as the caves can quickly fill with water at a high tide.You could also visit the shipwreck treasure museum which is in the town where the hit BBC drama series Poldark was filmed. For something a bit more gritty, why not go exploring in Bodmin jail. This is the site where the crown jewels were hidden during World War II. So with excellent food, thrilling activities, romantic nights and historical sights, there truly is something to keep the whole family happy in Cornwall. With Coronavirus restrictions still making it difficult to go on holiday abroad, Cornwall is the perfect answer for your summer getaway.