What to do in Cornwall in the sun

Cornwall is a beautiful place to be when the sun shines - whether you're out on the water, striding along the coastal path or relaxing with some retail therapy.

Spend a day on the beach


Cornwall is home to miles upon miles of sandy beaches, hidden coves and beautiful bays

Take advantage of the sun and spend the day exploring, soaking up the rays and taking a dip in the sea - which reaches an almost ‘tropical’ temperature of 18 degrees in the summer. Even in winter, many swim in the sea on a daily basis - with the very brave going in without a wetsuit.


Explore the best beaches in Cornwall

Walk a stretch of the coast path


The Cornish coastline is both dramatic and varied - on a clear day you can spot the Isles of Scilly from Land’s End

The West Coast Path National Trail has been rated as one of the top walks found anywhere in the world by Lonely Planet. Whether you fancy an afternoon stroll, or you’re looking for something more taxing, the coast path offers a huge number of options.


Explore the Cornish coast

Get out on the water


For those seeking an adrenaline fuelled day, there are plenty of water activities to keep you entertained

Why not try coasteering - which involves jumping into the sea, exploring caves or battling white water rapids. Or for those who prefer calmer water, learn to sail a dingy on a lake. After all that exercise, you’ll have the perfect excuse to indulge in an ice cream or cream tea in one of the many beachside cafes.


Activities to get your adrenaline going

Explore a local landmark


Cornwall boasts a number of historic landmarks, including Pendennis Castle and Carn Brea and a landscape dotted with the reminders of a past mining heritage

Why not watch the sun go down at Chapel Porth, with an imposing engine house in the foreground or lookout over the surrounding countryside from the top of Brown Willy on Bodmin Moor.


Landmarks to see in Cornwall