Places to Explore in Cornwall
Come rain or shine, the lowest part of the country is home to an abundance of adventure waiting to be explored, coupled with timeless memories ready to be made. Home to 100’s of experiences, both on land and on sea, Cornwall has got it all for adventurous families, couples and friends all looking to get hooked onto their next piece of adventure. Discover land and sea adventures in Cornwall with our hand-picked experiences in and around the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast that’ll keep you occupied during your visit…
CORNISH HERITAGE SAFARI TOURS Discover the magic of history with a guided tour designed around various aspects of Cornwall’s rich heritage, encompassing romantic legends and history, all situated in Cornwall’s beautiful scenery. Choose from King Arthur, Bodmin Moor, The Far West or Poldark tour, all unique in location and history.
EDEN PROJECT The famous Cornish visitor destination that is the Eden Project is nestled in a huge crater. The massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories which serve as a backdrop to the striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events. If you’re in Cornwall, this is a must and not one to be missed!
CAMEL TRAIL The Camel Trail, a converted discussed railway track, passes through some of Cornwall’s most beautiful countryside, and it’s completely free to use! Walk, cycle or run one of three routes including Cornwall’s foodie capital, Padstow to the quaint Cornish town of Wadebridge and take in the stunning Cornish countryside views whilst staying active.
FERRY, ISLES OF SCILLY Hop onto the Scillonian Ferry, take the 2hr, 45 minute crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s and soak up the unique perspective of some of Cornwall’s most iconic coastline. There are comfy, reclining seats as well as an on-board café, Western Rocks Coffee Co, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks to make the trip that little bit more enjoyable. Dogs are also welcome, so you can take the whole family on a sea-side adventure to explore the beautiful Isles of Scilly
COASTEERING Feeling adventurous? Coasteering takes you into an alien environment, one minute you can be traversing across barnacle-covered ledges, and the next you find yourself diving into the sea to cross water-filled zawns. The adrenaline-filled adventure will take you from secluded beaches to smugglers’ coves and secret caves inhabited by stunning sea life. It is definitely one of the coolest ways to explore the gorgeous Cornish coastline! Make sure you go and visit our friends at Quiksilver!
SNORKEL SAFARI Discover a whole new world as the best things to be seen in the water are close to the surface rather than at depth. Just swim out from one of the easily accessible, fantastic shore diving sites and you can immediately see the vibrant colours and abundant marine life that Cornish waters have to offer.
SEA KAYAKING Nothing beats the view of the Cornish coastline from the water and Cornish Rock Tors’ guided sea kayaking trips are the best way to experience that. Paddling out of Port Gaverne on the North Coast of Cornwall, paddle to remote coves and beaches, spot wildlife and explore the beautiful, unspoiled scenery away from the crowds…
Illustration John Dunbar Kilburn.