What are the best places to visit in Cornwall?
What do you fancy doing whilst in Cornwall? Maybe a beach one day, a gallery or museum the next, or perhaps something a little more active like a surf or a coastal walk? We have it all here in Cornwall.
If history and heritage is more your thing you’ll love our historic castles, museums and World Heritage Sites.
And don’t forget our iconic attractions; St Michael’s Mount, Tate St Ives, Land’s End and Healeys Cyder Farm are not-be-missed!
Our Top Attractions in Cornwall
Family days out don’t get much better than a visit to Healeys Cyder Farm in Cornwall and we’re a perfect venue for when you are looking to find out what to do near Newquay.
Land’s End really is a stunning place to visit. You can visit the most western point of Cornwall with the stunning scenery and outstanding natural beauty. There is something for everyone at Land’s End.
Here they highlight everything you can do at their attraction, from free to paid for activities.
At low tide, you can reach St Michael’s Mount by foot. Setting out from the beachfront at the Godolphin Arms, it takes just minutes to walk across the ancient cobble causeway which stretches from the mainland to the island.
When the tide floods in, St Michael’s Mount’s boatmen will ferry you across the water to the island. At high tide during spring, summer and autumn, frequent motorboats leave from landing points along the shore at Marazion for the Mount’s ancient harbour.
Lizard Point with its lighthouse is the most southerly point in Great Britain.
Around the coastline you’ll find little fishing ports with huge granite sea walls to protect from the Atlantic gales, restaurants specialising in freshly caught seafood, and gorgeous sandy bays with jagged black rocks jutting out in to the sea. Stand right on the tip of the Lizard and look out to sea.
See the Lizard’s list of things to do here.
Release your inner animal as you journey around Newquay Zoo. From adventure play areas to hands on experiences, there is something for all ages.
Set your own pace, take it slow and submerge yourself in our peaceful oasis by the sea, or let off some steam and discover everything this Zoo has to offer.
Fistral Beach with its consistent surf and epic days has earnt it’s name as the Home of British Surfing. With the International Surfing Centre based on the beach which is home to cafe’s, restaurants, a surf hire & surf school alongside shops it is the perfect location for everyone’s beach day. This beautiful beach is west facing, long and sandy and backed by rocks and cliffs.
Explore one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses, Pendennis Castle, which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Discover how the castle has evolved, and experience the sights and sounds of battle. Explore the fascinating new exhibition which examines the role of the castle as part of Fortress Falmouth during the First World War.
Visit the iconic Tate St Ives, situated in a stunning location a stone’s throw away from Porthmeor Beach. Part of the Tate family of venues that includes Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives opened in 1993 to celebrate the rich history of modern art in St Ives. Today that history continues to inspire its seasonal exhibitions of international modern and contemporary art, presented within the gallery’s dramatic spaces with breath-taking views of the beach.