Have you always been intrigued by the majesty of Britain? Do J.K. Rowling’s depictions of sweeping, endless European landscapes enthrall you? For any traveller or family looking for a tantamount English experience, Cornwall, UK is the place for you.
The Beaches are to Die For
Whether your children are at the perfect age for frolicking in the waves on a lazy, endless summer day or hubby and you dream of a romantic summer spent seaside, Cornwall will intrigue you as it is almost completely surrounded by ocean. Located on a peninsula in the far west of Great Britain, Cornwall’s coastline wraps for almost 300 miles. Captivating fishing harbours, opportunities to swim, sail, surf and Jet Ski mean aquatic fun for any water loving lad or lady. Choose from literally, hundreds of beaches. Linked here is a comparison guide: http://www.visitcornwall.com/things-to-do/beaches#main-content. Those who are traveling with a canine companion will be pleased to know that certain beaches are open to dogs. Dog surfing is a sport that is quickly exploding in popularity throughout areas of the world where human surfing thrives. Here is a video of a dog surfing in Cornwall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hhaOEv2pso.
Award Winning Wilderness and Natural Landscapes
The landscape, having recently been awarded World Heritage Site Status, abounds in its myriad of outdoor opportunities for every level. Whether you are looking for a mellow evening stroll after creamy tea and Cornish pastries or a challenging morning mountain climb complete with technical rock climbing, Cornwall provides. Extreme sports opportunities borne from the vibrant surfing culture on arching turquoise waves abound here. With a temperate climate and the sunniest, most mild days in all of the UK, award winning gardens eagerly await admirers who come from the world over to appreciate their diversity of colorful flora.
With the freshest of seafood only a hop, skip and a jump away, Cornwall is home to many world famous, award winning chefs. Dining out is not just about eating anymore. It can be about learning where food comes from. Consider visiting Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. Take the farm tour to learn how over forty varieties of delicious fruit concoctions are made, including sparkling cyder and farm scrumpy. Taste test your favorites and bring a picnic! Information about the experience can be found here: http://www.visitcornwall.com/things-to-do/south-cornwall/truro/healeys-cornish-cyder-farm. A way to combine fine organic dining with garden walks and viewing is to visit the Potager Cafe in Cornwall. A dog friendly establishment, Potager serves handmade ice creams, handmade breads, frittatas, soups, tapas and more. Play games at the table or read the paper while enjoying a leisurely breakfast with your pooch.
With it’s rainbow of options for sports, leisure and cuisine, a Cornwall, UK getaway is fun for the entire family, both human and canine. Consider gifting your son or daughter with a trip to one of the most attractive places n Europe in honor of high school or college graduation. Consider Cornwall for your honeymoon or to renew your vows.
Abi lives in Cornwall and loves to explore the beautiful county is her spare time. Abi loves to write for The Cornwall Hotel Collections, who run Truro’s Alverton Hotel and Falmouth’s Greenbank Hotel. For accommodation and a place to eat on the seafront in Falmouth click here.