The Duchy of Cornwall is an enchanting and magical region that creates happy memories of family days on the beach, sampling traditional Cornish delicacies, meandering walks to discover historic landscapes and mysterious hidden coves. Here are some great reasons why you should enjoy an everlasting family holiday in Cornwall.
Golden beaches for surfing and swimming
It goes without saying that a family holiday to Cornwall is not complete without a trip to the beach and with around 166 of various shapes and sizes to choose from there is plenty of opportunity to discover your favourite one. Beaches are perfect for relaxing days out because the majority of them are free, with only a bit of loose change needed for parking, the pennies that are saved here are of course best spent on enjoying a refreshing ice cream topped with a dollop of classic Cornish clotted cream.
Water-sports are popular throughout the county, with the obvious examples being surfing or body-boarding, and giving these a try is easy with the numerous surf schools located close to popular beaches. A surf lesson can be a great way of bonding and provide great memories, accompanied by the sounds of laughter as you recall falling into the water countless times. For a cheaper day out, other activities that the whole family can enjoy at the beach include swimming, playing games on the sand, and exploring rock pools.
Walking and Cycling
Miles, in fact 258 miles, of stunning scenery await you on the Cornwall section of the South West Coast Path. Along the northern coast you will discover Tintagel and the imposing remains of Tintagel Castle which is often claimed to be the birthplace of King Arthur. This is a great area to explore with young ones as they can let their imaginations run wild with myths, legends, and stories of brave knights. Along the southern section of the coast path, near Marazion in the South West of the county is the striking St. Michael’s Mount, which can be accessed by boat or by following the causeway at low tide. Stories of giants will occupy the children, while you take in the grandeur of the castle and gardens. Inland, the 18-mile Camel Trail from Wenfordbridge to Padstow on the northern coast offers spectacular countryside views and is a great cycling route for all ages and abilities. Take a picnic and make a day of it.
Fun-Filled Days Out
Cornwall is home to many great family friendly attractions as well as various events that take place throughout the year. Attractions such as Flambards in Helston, Crealy in Tredinnick, and Newquay Zoo give children, and adults, the chance to run wild and explore in a different way through the use of indoor and outdoor play areas. A bit of advice for visiting attractions, look out for vouchers in local newspapers, brochures, and online to save money! For a more cultural day out in the county, try the Royal Cornwall Show which has been taking place for over two-hundred years in Cornwall or the Falmouth Oyster Festival which celebrates the nautical heritage of the county and allows you to sample traditional Cornish food that isn’t a pasty or cream tea!
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Author Bio: Matt Fletcher is a blogger and travel writer from North Devon. After establishing a firm interest in all things media related and returning to the South West after university, he is currently relishing being able to convince people why the South West is Best.
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