Tips For Planning Summer Activities In Cornwall

As anyone with young children will know, it can be difficult to plan a day out at the best of times. When you take into account finding an activity that’ll suit everyone, choosing somewhere that is easy to get via car or public transport and ensuring where you’re going has good facilities, there’s a lot to consider.

At Healey’s Cyder Farm we have lots of families visit us in the summer months – especially now that schools are finished and it’s time for a few weeks off – so we’re well aware of how much effort has to go into planning a summer activity in Cornwall. It isn’t just a case of grabbing some money and heading out the door when there are kids to consider.

Planning A Day Out In Cornwall

We’ve put together some of our top tips for planning summer activities in Cornwall in the hope it’ll help first time parents, large families and those who are trying somewhere new to ensure their day out goes to plan.

  • Choose an activity or attraction that appeals to all ages

Though it may seem easier to find somewhere that appeals to one or two people, it’s much more beneficial to take the time to find somewhere that everyone will enjoy; this will prevent older children being bored by activities best suited for little ones and little ones becoming disinterested in more complex activities. At Healey’s Cyder Farm we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone. With guided tours, farm animals and tractor rides we have activities that’ll entertain children of all ages.

  • Find out if it has all of the facilities you require

Though most attractions in Cornwall are designed for children, there are some exceptions and this can be a problem for families. Choosing somewhere with good toilet facilities, baby changing, restaurants and decent parking may seem minor but it can make a big difference to your day. For example, nobody wants to be caught with nowhere to change their baby or somewhere that doesn’t sell food your children will like. At Healey’s Cyder Farm we have all the facilities a family with young children will need so that your day out is as easy as possible.

  • Plan your route there and back well

Sometimes just getting to and from an activity can be a struggle, especially when you have excited children. By taking the time to plan your route there and back well, you will eliminate a large amount of stress for yourself and the entire journey will be a lot more straightforward. A lot of places in Cornwall provide onsite parking and roads in the area are relatively easy to navigate. Plus, there are public transport options available.

When it comes to planning a summer activity in Cornwall, look no further than Healey’s Cyder Farm. With a whole host of things to do throughout the summer, it’s a great choice for people of all ages. Get in touch to find out more.

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Summer Holiday Activities In Cornwall

With a week or so to go until the summer holidays, it’s time to start thinking of things to do in Cornwall. Though the summer holiday is perfect for spending time with your kids and enjoying them being off school, it can be difficult to keep them entertained. After all, there’s only so many trips to the local park you can make. Luckily, there are lots of activities in Cornwall that are perfect for family days out and afternoons in the sun.

Things To Do In Cornwall During The Summer Holidays

Whether you’ve got toddlers, primary schoolers or teenagers you won’t be stuck for things to do in Cornwall this summer. As well as trips to the beach, coastal walks and picnics there are a lot of attractions that are worth visiting. Some of the most popular include:

Healey’s Cyder Farm

At Healey’s Cyder Farm we’re able to offer a whole day of fun for children of all ages; there’s tractor rides to enjoy, farm animals to befriend and lots of Cornish snacks to eat. Plus, the farm is great for adults too and you’re sure to enjoy one of our guided tours and tucking into some Cornish cream tea. So, whether you’re looking for something to do on a sunny afternoon or somewhere to go as a large group, we have it covered.

Flambards Experience

Flambards Experience is a firm favourite for families in Cornwall and it’s easy to understand why. Flambards Experience offers children the chance to go on an adventure through history, whilst enjoying a whole host of rollercoasters, water rides and theme park attractions. This attraction caters to children of all ages and makes for a thrilling family day out.

St. Michael’s Mount

If you’re looking for a way to combine fun with learning, head to St. Michael’s Mount. St. Michael’s Mount is an outdoor activity with a whole host of things to see and do including a medieval castle, causeway, island and an interesting community. Though mainly centred around the history of the local area, children will enjoy the myths and legends that it brings.

As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do in Cornwall during the summer holidays. Cornwall covers a vast area and it offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities, most of which are suitable for children. For more information on Healey’s Cyder Farm explore our top things to do.

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Top Activities For Children At Healey’s Cyder Farm

Though many of the visitors to Healey’s Cyder Farm are couples without children, we also have a large number of families and little ones who visit. This is something that increases considerably throughout the summer months, and it isn’t hard to see why.

At Healey’s Cyder Farm we are dedicated to ensuring there is something for all ages and different types of visitors are catered for; this means we ensure adults have an enjoyable time and children are engaged and entertained throughout their time at the farm. Whether you’re heading to Healey’s Cyder Farm as a family and are worried that the children won’t enjoy it or you’ve got a stubborn seven year old who isn’t sure if it’s their sort of thing, let us reassure you. Here are some of the most popular child-friendly activities on offer.

Child-Friendly Activities At Healey’s Cyder Farm

We have a range of activities that are perfect for younger ones at the farm this summer. So, if you’re in the area and are looking for things to do in Cornwall, you’re in luck!

Make friends with some of the resident farm animals: There are a lot of different farm animals at the farm and children are free to pay them a visit. We have Shire horses, Shetland ponies, chickens, rabbits and ferrets as well as other farmyard favourites.

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Take a ride on one of our tractors: Though tractor rides are enjoyable for all ages, children especially seem to appreciate the novelty of this unique mode of transport. Our tractor rides provide guests with the opportunity to see different parts of the farm, including the two large orchards.

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Enjoy a delicious meal at the Healey’s restaurant: Our restaurant provides delicious meals and tasty snacks all year round, and it’s a great way to end a fun day out. The menu is vast and favourites include Cornish cream teas, 100% Cornish beef burgers and filling sandwiches. Healey’s restaurant caters to children and there are a number of items on the menu that children will love.

Of course, many children will also enjoy the other attractions the farm has to offer such as the guided tours, distillery and farm shop. Plus, with so much space and room to roam there’s no doubt that a visit to Healey’s Cyder Farm is ideal for getting rid of some of that never-ending energy. For more information on bringing children to Healey’s Cyder Farm or to ask the team a question, get in touch. Contact us today on 01872 573 356 or via email.


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What To Do At Healey’s Cyder Farm This Summer

Summer is here and the school holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s one of the most popular times of year to visit the Cornish coast. If you’re heading to Cornwall on a family holiday or a weekend break with a loved one, take the time to visit Healey’s Cyder Farm. As one of the top things to do in Cornwall, we offer a range of activities that are perfect for a sunny day out.

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Things To Do At Healey’s Cyder Farm

Healey’s Cyder Farm Museum

There’s a lot of history to our farm and the cyder we produce has been perfected over the years. Our onsite museum gives guests an insight into how Healey’s Cyder Farm came to be the successful farm it is today, as well as showcasing some of the impressive machines used since. Visitors to the museum can find out more about barrel making and cyder making, as well as exploring the workshop.

Tractor Rides

We have two Fordson Major tractors on the farm which are perfect for tractor rides. Children and adults alike are free to experience the powerful tractors for themselves, whilst taking in some of the farm’s surroundings. The tractor rides take guests into one of the two orchards we have at Healey’s Cyder Farm. Rides last for around 15 minutes.

Farm Animals

We have some fabulous animal friends at the farm and they’re a huge hit with guests of all ages. On a visit to the farm take the time to check out our horses, ponies, chickens, pygmy goats, black pigs and more. There’s also some beautiful peacocks that are free to roam the farm as they please, so be sure keep you’re eyes peeled!

Guided Tours

One of the most popular things to do at Healey’s Cyder Farm is the guided tour. One of the Healey’s team will take you into the farm’s heritage and history, providing insight and information along the way. A number of different guided tours are available, all of which take visitors to the farm’s top attractions.

Healey’s Cyder Farm Shop

Be sure to visit the farm shop before concluding your visit to Healey’s Cyder Farm. It’s the ideal place to pick up some of our homemade products, including jams and fresh juices. The farm shop is where we try our newest products that can’t be found anywhere else. We also have a sampling bar for those who want to try before they buy.

To find out more about Healey’s and what’s on this summer, be sure to check out our blog. Alternatively, get in touch with the team.

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Why Newquay is a Top Holiday Destination for Families

Whether it’s half term or the summer holidays, more and more families are choosing to holiday in the UK rather than abroad. Though a holiday abroad brings with it the better chance of good weather it can be costly to pay for multiple flights and the travel time is usually considerably longer, which can be a struggle with little ones. One of the top holiday destinations for families in the UK is Cornwall, more specifically Newquay.

As a family-run business, we understand the importance of finding somewhere that appeals to all ages. At Healey’s Cyder Farm we are not too far from Newquay, so we’re familiar with the area and have seen just how many families enjoy their time here. We put it down to the fact that Newquay has something for everyone and all bases are covered; from great accomodation, fun days out and lots of outdoor space to explore Newquay really does have it all.

Newquay is Ideal for a Family Holiday

There are lots of things that make Newquay a top holiday destination for families and year after year thousands of people head to this part of the coast.

The range of accommodation options

In Newquay, you’ll never find yourself stuck for somewhere to stay as all accommodation options are on offer. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts, AirBnB rentals, holiday homes and campsites.

The wide range of attractions

There are tonnes of things to do in Newquay and a whole host of family-friendly attractions are on offer. Popular options include our very own Healey’s Cyder Farm – home to farm animals, delicious food and fun activities – as well as Newquay Zoo and Lappa Valley Steam Railway.

The many family-friendly beaches

Cornwall is well known for its beaches and though many of them provide big waves and the ideal surfing conditions, there are also family-friendly options. Fistral Beach, Lusty Glaze Beach and Crantock all have toilet facilities, parking and shops nearby.

It’s easy to travel around and explore

When on holiday, many people will want to get out and about to explore the local area. It’s extremely easy to get from A to B in Newquay, and travelling to other places in Cornwall is straightforward.

The rainy day activities

Any parent will know the dread that comes with experiencing a rainy day on holiday; the bored children are stuck inside with nothing to do and nowhere to go. In Newquay there are a great deal of activities that are perfect for a rainy day, so a downpour won’t stop you getting out and about. The Blue Reef Aquarium and Pirates Quest are both popular.

With so many things to do in and around Cornwall, it’s comes as no surprise that it’s one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. Whether you’re a young family heading away on a summer holiday or have older children and need a weekend break, Newquay is ideal. Whilst you’re in the area, pop in to Healey’s Cyder Farm for a truly Cornish day out.

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New Rattler Strawberry and Lime Cyder

Exciting new addition to Healeys award winning Rattler range

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm has added a fruity new flavour to its range of award winning drinks with the launch of a strawberry and lime cider. The sweet and sharp drink is the perfect summer time tipple and is the latest to join the hugely popular Rattler cyder range.  The mouthwatering new release comes after Cornish Rattler achieved national distribution through supermarket chain Morrisons.

The cloudy cider celebrated its tenth anniversary last year with growing customer demand helping to boost production and increase investment in new and existing products.

 Joe Healey, Commercial Director at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, said: “We know how much people enjoy drinking our ciders and we are so excited to offer them even more choice with this new strawberry and lime Rattler

Over the last year we have seen production of our flagship Rattler brand increase by 25 per cent to keep pace with its rising popularity and this has also been reflected in our growing Rattler range, which now includes this new flavour, alongside Pear, Berry and Mulled cyders

 The Rattler Strawberry and Lime Cyder is on sale at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, near Truro and will be rolled out across the companys network of stockists next week.

 The farm was established by Kay and David Healey in 1986, and has grown to become the largest cider-maker in Cornwall, producing award-winning drinks including Rattler and Cornish Gold. Rattler is now sold through a number of key relationships, including Molson Coors, Bargain Booze, and supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons.  It has also become a popular tourist destination whatever the weather, with an onsite restaurant and free samples of all produce

Today, over 1,500 tonnes of apples are pressed and transformed into bottles of cider and hand-crafted fruit juices at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, near Newquay, which last year developed the capability to provide 24-hour production for the first time in its history to keep up with demand.

For more information about how you can get your hands on the new Rattler Strawberry and Lime Cyder and to see the full Rattler range, visit the Healeys website here

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Get The Most Out Of Your Holiday In Newquay

Newquay is one of the country’s most popular holiday spots and with the beautiful beaches, range of accommodation options and fun activities for all ages it isn’t hard to see why. Thousands of Brits head to Cornwall during the summer months to experience a different side of the UK; a side that’s far away from the bustling cities and stresses of work life, and more centred towards enjoying the great outdoors and fun holiday attractions.

Preparing For Your Holiday in Newquay

If you’re heading for a holiday in Newquay this summer, you’ll want to make the most of it. For many, a summer holiday is a treat for the whole family. Therefore, lots of trips to the beach and fun in the sun should be planned. However, it’s always good to be prepared for all eventualities. Here are some of our tips for preparing for a holiday in Newquay:

Don’t leave anything to chance: Though it’s always good to have a little bit of leniency as to what each day will bring, with so many things to do in Newquay it’s a good idea to have a rough itinerary of attractions you want to hit up. This will ensure you don’t miss any attractions you’ve been looking forward to checking out.

Prepare for all weathers: Cornwall is known for having some of England’s best weather and in the summer months there’s hot, sunny days to enjoy. However, this is England and so rain tends when you least expect it. When you’re packing for your holiday in Newquay be sure to include long trousers and a rain jacket, just in case!

Have rainy day activities planned: As we mentioned above, Newquay does have downpours and sporadic showers during the summer and therefore it’s a good idea to have rainy day activities planned as a backup. Though a holiday in Cornwall is all about enjoying the beach and taking part in outdoor activities, if you’re faced with a rainy day there are great indoor attractions to visit such as the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Head out and explore the local area: Though there are a range of fun attractions in Newquay and the surrounding areas, there’s also a whole lot of countryside and coast to explore. Take the time to go on a scenic walk or visit a nearby town; it’s a great way to see the local area at its best.

Whether you are planning a short break away with a loved one or are heading to Newquay on a longer family holiday, it doesn’t disappoint. There’s lost to see, lots to do and lots to enjoy in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

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Sweet smell of success as Healeys launches new restaurant

When you first set foot on the cobbled stones of Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, you are hit with the sweet and zesty smell of countless apples as they make their way from unassuming fruits to delicious bottles of award winning cyder and juice.

Wandering through the working farm, not forgetting to say hello to the resident peacocks as they waddle past to find a warm spot to relax in, you begin to take in a wealth of scents from the nearby jam-making room.

And then you come across the delicious-smells from the farm’s newly opened restaurant. The Old Bottlery has transformed the site where the Healeys family used to preserve their cyder and juices. Now it is home to a modern, new restaurant that takes inspiration from the range of homegrown creations harvested at the popular visitor attraction.

The signature rattler burger at The Old Bottlery family restaurant at Healeys Cyder Farm in Cornwall

From sweet and sharp orchard apples to pork from Healeys pigs, a mouth-watering menu is on offer at The Old Bottlery, using the finest and freshest ingredients. Rattler cyder, Cornish Scrumpy and a pantry of homemade jams and chutneys are all served up with light bites, lunch, and afternoon teas.

Joe Healey, Commercial Director at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, said: “We are so excited about being able to showcase all of the delicious and fresh ingredients we produce here on the farm to food lovers in our new restaurant.

“The bottlery has been an important part of life here for many years and we thought this was the perfect way to reinvigorate the space, highlight all the treats we have on offer and boost our visitor experience even more.”

The Old Bottlery family restaurant at Healeys Cyder Farm in Cornwall

The Old Bottlery was at the heart of cyder production at Healeys. Through increased demand and due to the continued success of famous brands such as Rattler and Cornish Gold, a larger, state-of-the-art production facility was required.

Deciding to breathe new life into the building, the Healeys transformed the bottlery into a modern restaurant, which is bright and airy with plenty of room to accommodate the thousands of people that visit the popular tourist attraction, near Truro, each year.

And with another nod to the apple-growing skills that have made Healeys an award winning household name, a giant cyder barrel has been upcycled and built into the restaurant worktop, alongside an eye-catching central woodburner.

“We wanted to make this a venue for food lovers while paying homage to the building’s bottling history,” Joe added. “Now it has been transformed into a new restaurant, offering everything from Rattler-flavoured sausages made with pork from our own pigs, to the fruitful jams that have helped to make our cream teas renowned with visitors.”

Cream Tea at The Old Bottlery family restaurant at Healeys Cyder Farm in Cornwall

Dan Hughes, head chef at the Old Bottlery, said: “I am so lucky to be able to harness so many fresh and locally produced ingredients.

“Rattler is one of the best things to cook with; it complements pork so well thanks to its sweetness and crispness. And when you warm it up and cook with it, the fragrance it produces is incredible. It is so inspirational for me as a chef to have such an incredible larder of food right next to my kitchen.

“The fact that we have so many delicious ingredients right on our doorstep is fantastic.”

The Old Bottlery family restaurant at Healeys in CornwallExtolling the mantra of food footsteps instead of food miles, Healeys cultivates its delicious produce on the farm, letting each ingredient speak for itself. And it is that simplicity and passion for promoting tasty food and drink that has helped the Healeys family to become a household name.

The Old Bottlery family restaurant at Healeys in Cornwall

The farm, which was established on the site near Truro by Kay and David Healey in 1986, has grown to become the largest cider-maker in Cornwall, producing award-winning drinks including Rattler and Cornish Gold. It has also become a destination for whiskey-lovers, producing England’s oldest whiskey and launching Cornwall’s first distillery in over 300 years.

Healeys is open seven days a week throughout the year with food now being served at The Old Bottlery from 9am to 6pm and 9am to 8pm during July and August.

To find out more about Healeys, which also produces a range of award winning ciders, wines, spirits and preserves, visit or follow @HealeysCyder.


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Things to Know Before Your Holiday in Newquay

Newquay is one of the top holiday destinations in the UK and each year thousands of families – from the UK and abroad – head to the Cornish coast in search of beautiful beaches and fun activities. There are lots of different things to do in Newquay, as we’ve mentioned before, but the key to experiencing the area completely is to really get to know more about it. In fact, many people who go on holiday in Newquay are surprised at how much there is to know about the local area. It’s much more than a generic British seaside destination.

We’ve compiled some of our favourite facts, along with some interesting things to know, which make for a great starting point for anyone who is considering a holiday in Newquay and wants to know more.

Interesting Facts About Newquay

If you weren’t completely sold on Newquay as a potential place to spend your summer holiday or if you’ve already booked but want to know more about this popular part of Cornwall, then finding out some interesting things about the local area is key. Here are a few fun facts to know before your holiday in Newquay.

  1. Newquay is the surf capital of the UK and a number of surfing competitions are held there every year.
  2. Newquay is one of England’s most popular tourist destinations and it attracts families, couples and groups of friends of all ages.
  3. There are 11 beaches in Newquay that are equipped with everything you could need for a day at the beach such as toilets, showers, shops and restaurants.
  4. Newquay has a population of over 20,000 people, but during the summer months this increases to over 100,000 as so many holidaymakers head there; that’s five times as many people!
  5. Television favourite Phillip Schofield grew up in Newquay and attended Newquay Tretherras Secondary School.
  6. Winter weather in Newquay is relatively mild when compared to other places in the UK, which makes it a location worth visiting all year round.
  7. Fistral Beach is the most famous of all of Newquay’s beaches and many claim it has the best surfing conditions in the UK.
  8. ‘Lord of the Flies’ author Sir William Golding was born in Newquay in September 1911.
  9. Newquay played a key part in the Second World War. A number of schools were evacuated there and several large hotels became convalescent hospitals.
  10. Newquay’s history can be dated back to the Iron Age, meaning there are a lot of historical sites and attractions to check out.

As you can see, there’s a lot more to Newquay than meets the eye! It’s a place packed full of history, attractions and things to do.

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Relaxing and Tranquil Things to Do in Newquay

We all have those days when we just want to chill out, relax and take some time to reflect. Whether you want to spend time sitting in the garden, fancy going for a drive in the countryside or want to get lost in your favourite book, there are loads of different ways to take a break from the hustle and bustle of working life. However, one of the best ways to relax is to spend time time in the great outdoors. Newquay has a tonne of great things to do that are ideal for families, young people and adrenalin junkies but what about those that want something a little more calm?

Things to Do in Newquay When You Want to Relax

There are lots of relaxing things to do in Newquay and the area isn’t all about watersports and family-friendly attractions. Here are some of the best ways to chill out and relax in Newquay:

Enjoy a calm coastal walk

Cornwall is home to some of the country’s best coastal walks and many of them are in Newquay. A lot of visitors to Newquay assume that the coastal walks are windy and require a fair amount of physical excursion, but this isn’t always the case. There are a lot of coastal walks in Newquay that are ideal for a light afternoon stroll when you want to get out of the house.

Spend time at the beach

The Cornish coast has miles and miles of beach to choose from, some areas are ideal for families and surfing whilst others are much quieter. Heading down to the beach, enjoying the sunshine and listening to the waves is a great way to destress and enjoy some of what Newquay has to offer..

Head out for a delicious lunch

What better way to relax than to have lunch with friends and family? There are some great places to eat in Newquay, many of which have beautiful scenic views. If you’re looking for delicious food in a calm environment, our very own The Old Bottlery here at Healey’s Cyder Farm makes for a good choice.

Walk around Trenance Gardens

Trenance Gardens is a vast area of beautiful plants, trees, foliage and a boating lake. The gardens were first opened in 1906 and since then they have become one of Newquay’s most idyllic outdoor spaces. The gardens are a great place to take a wander when the weather is good and they are a stark contrast to Newquay’s beaches.

When it comes to finding relaxing things to do in Newquay you’ll never have to look too far. With a varied choice of calm activities to do, Newquay is the ideal place to chill out.

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Summer Holidays in Newquay

With summer just around the corner it’s time for most people to begin planning their summer holiday. Many families head abroad in search of sun, sea and sand but these are all things that can be found much closer to home and at a fraction of the cost. Rather than heading to popular resorts abroad, consider exploring a family-friendly part of Cornwall.

Summer holidays in Newquay are becoming increasingly popular and it isn’t hard to see why. Newquay is home to beautiful beaches, delicious food and exciting activities. We’ve mentioned previously some of the top things to do in Newquay, but now we’re going to focus on what makes Newquay the ideal summer holiday destination for people of all ages.

What Makes Summer Holidays in Newquay Great?

Whether you are a family with young children, a couple who enjoy the great outdoors or a group of friends who are looking for a week away Newquay has it all.

Beautiful Beaches

As you know, Cornwall is home to some of the UK’s best beaches and many of these can be reached from Newquay. Fistral beach is one of Newquay’s most popular and it remains a firm favourite for locals and holidaymakers, year after year. It boasts great views, coastal paths, safe swimming areas and restaurants. Plus, it is fully equipped with all the facilities you could need for a day at the beach.

Daytime Activities

Newquay isn’t short of things to do during the day. As well as a number of coastal walks and outdoor activities, there are also lots of attractions. Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium, Pirates Quest and our very own Healey’s Cyder Farm are some of the most popular.

Suitable for Children

Newquay is extremely suitable for children and families are unlikely to run into any bother when it comes to spending a week or two in the area. Thousands of families head to Cornwall every year and therefore restaurants, attractions, shops and local businesses work hard to ensure they are completely child-friendly. Also, thanks to the greate range of child-friendly activities it isn’t difficult to keep young ones entertained.

Accommodation Options

If there’s one thing that can said of Newquay it’s that you’ll never find yourself struggling to find an accommodation type that suits you. Choose from hotels, B&Bs, caravan parks, chalets, AirBnB rentals and even camping.

As you can see, a holiday in Newquay this summer is an option worth exploring. Whether you’re thinking about a short weekend break during the summer holidays or are planning a slightly longer trip, Newquay doesn’t disappoint.

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Scenic Walks in Cornwall to Enjoy

There are lots of things to do in Cornwall from family days out to historical activities, but it’s the free coastal walks that shouldn’t be overlooked. Cornwall is known for being an area of vast countryside, beautiful beaches and impressive landscapes. So, it’ll come as no surprise that Cornwall has a number of great scenic walks for visitors to enjoy. Whether you are a walking fanatic, frequently enjoy an afternoon stroll or just like to head outside when you’re in the mood these walks in Cornwall are the ideal places to explore.

Our Favourite Scenic Walks in Cornwall

Though there are a lot of things to do in Cornwall and delicious places to eat, sometimes we just want to be outside enjoying all that nature has to offer. A scenic walk is a relaxing way to explore parts of Cornwall you may not have seen before, take in the idyllic views and get some of that much needed fresh air.

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

The Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps coastal walk really has it all and is often cited as being one of the must do activities in Cornwall. This stretch of coastline runs from Padstow to Newquay and offers dramatic views of cliffs, coves and the sea.

South West Coastal Path

The South West Coastal Path runs for over 600 miles along the coast, but the most popular place to walk in Cornwall is Boscastle. Though areas of the path are uneven, it makes for a nice walk in the sunshine and there are a lot of picturesque views to enjoy along the way. As this scenic walk is extremely long, you’re able to walk as far or as little as you want. 

Zennor to Gurnard’s Head

Walking from Zennor to Gurnard’s Head is one of the lesser known Cornish coastal walks, but is just as beautiful if you’re prepared to tackle the steep paths and brisk winds. This walk can be turned into a full day out if you’re relatively fit and there are some seriously impressive views to take in.

Looe to Polperro Coastal Walk

A popular coastal walk for dog walkers is from Looe to Polperro. The walk itself isn’t too far, only around 4-5 miles in total, and so is great for beginners or those who are not interested in anything too strenuous. Plus, there’s pubs and cafes at either end that are perfect for a refreshing drink or a hearty lunch to refuel.

It isn’t difficult to find a scenic walk in Cornwall and walking along the coast is a great way to get out of the towns and into nature. Of course, it’s always best to stick to designated paths but there are lots of maps and brochures available at local visitor centres and places of information to advise you on the best routes to take.


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