Let yourself be charmed by Padstow, the quaint working fishing port at the head of the Camel River. Wander around the streets soaking up the atmosphere, stop for a drink overlooking the harbour, treat yourself to fish and chips as you watch the water ebb and flow and you listen to the sounds of the boat masts. For foodies feeling indulgent, book a table at Rick Stein's Seafood restaurant.
Wadebridge is steadily building a reputation as a lively hot spot to visit, with a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants to enjoy a glass of something and a tasty meal. Have a browse around the array of independent shops and boutiques, and pick up something to unique to remind you of your holiday. Jump on your bike and start the Camel cycle trail or put your trainers on and wander alongside the river. Look out for the Royal Cornwall show or Cornwall Folk Festival!
NewquayTrendy & family friendly
Newquay is fast becoming a vibrant, cosmopolitan destination which fully embraces the laidback lifestyle that Cornwall offers while remaining family friendly. It's not unusual to see people zip by on skateboards or wetsuit-clad surfers run past you in the street, seeking out the best waves. You'll also find a host of independent eateries and bars to try as well as places that serve the best ice cream. And of course with seven miles of golden sands, you have your pick of beaches and coastal scenery.
TruroSoak up the culture
At the heart of Cornwall, Truro is the UK's most southerly city boasting picture-perfect architecture, culture and a slew of independent traders, bookshops, and boutiques to browse. Take a break in the trendy coffee shops, enjoy an artisan ice cream and if you've left the kids at home and you are on a couple's break, there's cocktail bars to try out. Check out the year-round festival and events programme, take time to visit galleries and make sure you take a snap of Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers.
BudeQuaint & colourful
In the picturesque town of Bude, you'll find plenty of nods to traditional coastal holidays such as quaint and colourful beach huts that hug the two main beaches. But there are also modern and stylish restaurants and bars for holiday cocktails. And it's right on the border between Devon and Cornwall so you can explore two fabulous counties.
A lesser-know destination just around the corner from Bude, which has plenty to offer. There's 1.5 miles of uninterrupted sands and a excellent spot for rookie surfers. You can seek out some lovely places to enjoy a couple of sundowners, nestled among the dunes and some tasty and varied menus too. Close by are the dramatic views from Rough Tor, ancient villages such as Altarnun and Advent and beautiful coastal spots like Crackington Haven and Port Isaac.