This idyllic holiday destination at the southwestern-most tip of the mainland UK, is surrounded by clear blue waters, with long and winding coastline, punctuated by secret coves and sandy bays - Cornwall delivers on every front.
If you're looking for a beach holiday, you can't go wrong with the great Cornish weather (rain or shine!) and rugged cliffs that shelter holidaymakers on the sand below. The North Coast of Cornwall is perfect for finding sheltered sunny spots to sunbathe and enjoy a dip in the sea, as prevailing winds blow from the southwest.
But it's not all about the chilled vibes, surf and beaches, lose hours wandering through picturesque seaside towns, soaking up the laidback charm and sampling fish and chips. Or hike off the beaten track and enjoy the lush green surroundings - locals will tell you the best unspoilt places to roam.
Famed for its pasties, you’ll love the foodie scene, whatever tickles your taste buds. Fresh from the harbour seafood, naughty but nice Cornish cream teas or dining with sand between your toes, it’s all on the menu. Oh, and there are a host of celebrity chef’s restaurants – THE places to be seen!
At the end of a day, find a cosy spot and watch as a spectacular sun sets on another day. Surfers silhouetted against an orange backdrop makes for Insta-worthy photos.
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How do I get to Cornwall?
You can take a direct flight to Newquay in Cornwall from airports across the UK - Birmingham, London, Machester, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin. Cork and Newcastle all have regular flights. If you're further afield, there are also routes between Newquay and Portugal (Faro), Spain (Alicante) and multiple airports in Germany. From Newquay Airport, it's just 5 minutes to Newquay Bay Resort, 12 minutes to Retallack Resort, or 25 minutes to Newperran Holiday Resort. Just over an hour to Bude Holiday Resort
If you're planning to take public transport, there's a train branch line running into Newquay and stops all the way down to Penzance at the tip of the peninsula.
How big is Cornwall?
While many Brits think of Cornwall as the tip of the Southwest peninsula, it's actually a sizeable county, measuring about 80 miles from the border with Devon to the point at Land's End. At 1375sq mi, it's 9 times the size of one of our other destinations: the Isle of Wight!
The county is bordered by beautiful coastline, with the Southwest Coast Path, perfect for walking holidays. Inland lie many smaller attractions, well worth the trip, including the world-famous Eden Project and the many tin mines that used to be a hub of industrial activity.
Where should I stay in Cornwall?
For a truly memorable experience, it's worth spending some time at Retallack Resort, or even visiting for the day. The incredible array of watersports, including Cornwall's only standing wave FlowRider make for a truly exciting day out. Then there's the luxury lodges and waterside apartments which are perfect for a relaxing holiday. Why not indulge yourself with a treatment at the ESYA Spa after your energetic activities?
Or have all the thrill of a city break with all the chill of a country escape from your stay at Newquay Bay Resort You can stay on a camping pitch with a tent, or upgrade to the stunning holiday caravans.
Can I take my pet to Cornwall?
Cornwall is an ideal destination for animal lovers, whether you want to go horse-riding, visit the zoo at Newquay or bring your dog along for a walking trip.There are some great dog-friendly beaches or you could stay on the beaten track.
With over 150 miles of incredible Southwest coast path, you'll never run out of places to explore! If you're looking for dog-friendly accommodation, look no further as all our sites offer pet-friendly options. With all our Cornwall resorts, you can even stay in a luxury lodge, caravan or holiday home and bring the pet along, too!