Reasons to visit Cornwall this Autumn

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Reasons to visit Cornwall this Autumn

Posted: October 24, 2019

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As summer gently fades and the hues of Autumn settle on the land, we embrace a different side of Cornwall. It is a special time of year when the county takes a deep breath in and slows down – a great time to take advantage of a more relaxed atmosphere. We are looking forward to the nights drawing in which makes cosying up around the woodburner a regular occurrence.

There are many reasons to visit Porthleven this Autumn. Here are a few of them..

1. Quieter beaches

The most popular beaches are much quieter in Autumn and in October you may still encounter a few days warm enough for a dip in the ocean. Dogs are allowed back on the beaches from the 1st October. Our local beaches of Porthleven, Praa Sands, Perranuthnoe and Kynance Cove are fabulous for a visit in Autumn.

2. Entertainment and festivals

The Autumn months are anything but quiet when it comes to entertainment. There are are plenty of outdoor and indoor events for your to enjoy.

Porthleven Christmas Fair, 16-17th November

Enjoy around 40 stalls selling lovely locally made and produced goodies, plus local hot food and entertainment. Be sure to visit the independent shops and restaurants in Porthleven too.

Truro City of Lights – 20th November

Each year the this light show spectacular see the streets of Truro are lit up with lanterns and full of dance and music. Starts at 7pm.

Etsy Makers Christmas Fair, Cornwall – 17-19 November 

In their new location at the Penryn Campus you will find over 70 stalls of talented designers and illustrators who will be gathering in the sports hall to sell handmade treasure, for cool, original Christmas presents.


Minack Theatre

3. Weather

We usually enjoy lovely weather in Cornwall well into October. As we head into October and November there is always the possibility of a storm rolling in off the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacle that brings many from around Cornwall to see the waves in Porthleven.

Porthleven Storm watching

4. Visit Poldark film locations

Poldark fans tell us they love Autumn! With fewer people around in Autumn is it a great opportunity to take to the road and visit the film locations. There are plenty within a short distance of Porthleven. Come and explore!

Find locations here. 

5. Walking holidays

A short stay is the perfect way to explore the coast path this Autumn. Stay at The Artist Loft Bed and Breakfast or take a three night or more break in one of our lovely self-catering cottages.

The South West Coast Path runs past Porthleven, so it is easy to take a walk to Loe Bar or Helston via the Penrose Estate. To the West the coast path heads towards the beautiful hamlet of Rinsey and further on to Praa Sands.

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