Cornwall is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year. Perhaps you want to explore the county in winter when there are fewer people around, or enjoy early Spring sunshine in the gardens and walk the south west coast path. Summer is great for warmer seas, ample beach time, water sports and outdoor dining. And, Autumn brings with it warm days and quieter beaches. Whatever your favourite season, Cornwall has plenty to offer.
Enjoy a long weekend in a cosy cottage in Porthleven this winter. There is so much you can fit into your stay or just relax and go as the mood takes you! Long wintery walks on empty beaches, followed by a meal in a cosy pub or a fine restaurant or enjoy the county’s attractions taking advantage of the quieter season. Take a look here for inspiration: A long weekend break in Porthleven.
Plan your holiday to get some Spring sunshine in the May half term.
Cornwall’s temperate climate allows the first of the summer blooms to appear earlier than the rest of the country, include seeing the famous Cornish gardens in full bloom into your itinerary!
Most of Cornwall’s beaches are dog friendly until Easter, so it’s the perfect time for a beach walk to a lovely café. Here’s our insiders guide to the best beachside cafes.
Easter brings with it lots of activities for families. Set little imaginations alight with Easter Egg hunts in some of Cornwall’s loveliest outdoor spaces. And, be sure to see the outdoor theatre spectacular that Rogue Theatre (www.roguetheatre.co.uk) provide each year in Tehidy Woods.
From June to September Cornwall is lovely and warm. Porthleven is the perfect place to visit because you can ditch the car for a week and spend your time walking, swimming, eating and enjoying the natural surroundings at a slower pace. Have a look at our Porthleven Summer Bucketlist for inspiration.
There are also inspiring family friendly attractions to visit if you want to travel a little. Here are our top 9 tried and tested!
We would argue this is the best time of year in Cornwall. As the summer holidays come to an end it is a little quieter in the county and there are still long, warm days to enjoy. It is a popular time to walk the South West Coast path.
Plan your holiday around the St Ives September Festival or the Falmouth Oyster Festival in October. Enjoy a week with the family over half term to coincide with Halloween festivities.
If you need a bit more inspiration here are some reasons to visit Cornwall in Autumn.