5 things to do in Cornwall during May and June
Thinking of visiting the North Coast just before the summer? Congratulations, you’ve picked one of the best times of the year. The holidays are cheaper, the days are longer, the weather always seems to be good and it’s considerably quieter than peak season. It is the ideal time to bask in a sub-tropical (it’s official now) paradise!
You don’t have to wade through a crowd of people to get to the soft sand, and you don’t have to embark on an expedition through “Windbreak City” just to take a quick dip in the sea. They’re basically yours. Enjoy the freedom!
2. Embrace the Culture!
Some of Cornwall’s best things to do are hidden in the early summer season, The Art8 – Arts and Culture festival in Newquay, Flora Day in Helston, St Ives Food and Drink Festival, Bude & Stratton Folk Festival, The Masked Ball at Porthleven, Obby Oss at Padstow, The Royal Cornwall Show, Tunes in the Dunes… There’s a lot to do is what I’m saying here, and they’ll give you a pretty solid Cornish experience. Also, lots of free food samples, generally. Sorted.
3. Surf all day long.
Chances are, if this is your first time to Cornwall or the hundredth, most people would state surfing as one of the things they want to do. Picking the early summer season is a great way to get a start on surfing, with warmer waters and fewer people to bump into, it’s good for the experienced and the newbies.
4. Walk your troubles away.
Don’t get me wrong, walking is great, and as much as we enjoy the wet and wild scene of the winter months, there’s something refreshing about meandering around in the Springtime sun. Cornwall has around 600 miles of coastline to enjoy, not including the moors, lakes, city, islands and rivers you might decide are worthy of exploration. May and June is perfect for finding carpets of spring flowers in picturesque places. If you’re up in the North of Cornwall, Bude Holiday Resort is actually set right next to the coast path.
5. Have a nice quiet pint and wait for it all to blow over.
Basically, the queues to the bar are a lot shorter this time of year, meaning you can find your favourite beach-side bar, grab a drink and relax for the entire day without that much hassle. Sit down, sip (repeat occasionally) and watch a majestic sun creep stealthily down the sky in an effervescent blaze of orange and purple. Perfect.