What to do in Cornwall in the rain

With a whole host of things to do when the weather’s not so kind - Cornwall can be a great place to enjoy and explore in the rain!

Get outdoors and get muddy!


Embrace the rain and explore the numerous wooded valleys dotted around the county - such as Kennall Vale, near Ponsanooth

Let the kids run wild and discover the history of the gunpowder mills - the cogs which drove the water mills are still in place today.


Woods and moorland in Cornwall

You’re already wet…why not get wetter?


With over 300 beaches in Cornwall, there’s plenty of coastline to explore. Watersports’ centres still open when it rains, so get out there and try something new.

There’s something really special about having a beach to yourselves and being in the sea when it’s raining.


Discover the best beaches in Cornwall

Watch the world go by from indoors


Cornwall boasts numerous cafes and restaurants right on the beach - allowing you to stay warm and dry whilst still feeling part of the great outdoors

Indulge in a long lunch or pop in for coffee and cake and enjoy the view, whatever the weather.


Explore restaurants and cafes in Cornwall

Indulge in Cornish retail therapy


Cornwall boasts a wealth of galleries, art and craft shops and hidden gems selling Cornish keepsakes

Take your pick of picturesque fishing villages such as Port Isaac, or vibrant city life in Truro. When you’re all shopped out, why not stop off for a cream tea before heading home.


Discover the towns and villages in Cornwall