Why Visit?

The stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and rolling, rugged landscape are just a few of the reasons to visit this beautiful county.

The coastline


Boasting the longest coastline in Britain, with more than 300 beaches for visitors to enjoy and explore, it isn't hard to see why many flock to the county to enjoy a variety of water sports and seaside escapes


It's not only the summer that attracts both locals and visitors alike - with the autumn and winter months providing the perfect time for coastal walks and dramatic storm watching, the Cornish coast has much to offer at any time of year.


Browse the beaches in Cornwall

The moor and heathland


With 10% of the UK's heathland located in Cornwall, the county offers one of the best locations to admire these historic landscapes

Wide open landscapes dominated by a variety of heathland grasses and plants including heathers, gorse and a scattering of trees such as Silver Birch - a beautiful array of colours and a magical feeling in the mist awaits those venturing onto this beautiful landscape.


Places to see in Cornwall

The climate


With the mildest and sunniest climate in the United Kingdom, Cornwall enjoys some of the warmest winters due to the Gulf Stream and its southerly location

Cornwall also boasts the UK's only area of sub-tropical climate. In these areas, palm trees are commonly seen and botanical gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan can be found.


More about the weather in Cornwall

The Art


With more artists living in West Cornwall than anywhere else in the country, it's easy to see why the county produces such a broad range of beautiful pieces

Why not take a trip to Marazion to explore St Michael's Mount - the most painted scene in Cornwall, or explore St Ives or Falmouth with its wealth of galleries and beautiful scenery.


Arts and crafts in Cornwall