Reasons to visit Cornwall this Autumn

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Reasons to experience Autumn in Cornwall

Posted: September 3, 2021

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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 Market, 4th and 5th December

Enjoy around 20 stalls selling lovely locally made and produced goodies, plus local hot food. Be sure to visit the independent shops and restaurants in Porthleven too.

Christmas at the Eden Project

Christmas at the Eden Project

During the day, enjoy seasonal walks and trails through the outdoor gardens, take a whirl on the ice-rink (additional fee), and warm up with a hot chocolate or festive treat. As darkness falls, the Biomes are be transformed into a magical world of shadows and light.

In 2021, the Cornwall Christmas Fair takes place at Eden on 10 and 11 November.

Tickets for the Eden Project’s Christmas experience including Father Christmas usually go on sale in the autumn.

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.

4. Explore Cornwall’s cycle trails

Enjoy the Autumn weather by getting out on a bike to view Cornwall at a slower pace. Porthleven’s ‘Shipyard Cycles’ offer electric and traditional bikes for hire. Explore the many cycle trails nearby – Cycles trails

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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