Days out in Cornwall

We can all be guilty of taking what’s on our doorstop for granted, re-visiting our favourite haunts time after time and sticking to what we know. People travel miles (even across continents) to explore our beautiful county, so why not re-discover some of the magic of Cornwall too?

Beach day


You don’t need to leave the county, let alone the country, to make the most of amazing beaches when you live in Cornwall.

Choose from over 300 of them and brave the sea with a swim or surf, build a sandcastle, read a book, have a walk - or simply sit and watch the sunset or even a dramatic storm.


Take a look at our beach guide to find somewhere new


Family fun


Exploring Cornwall with the kids is great fun with plenty of things to do and see – with the much-appreciated bonus of short car journeys and fewer rounds of I-spy or choruses of ‘are we there yet?’

Get wet at the beach with a family surf lesson, or explore the magical myths and legends at fascinating places like Tintagel Castle or Chysauster.


Ideas for great family days out in Cornwall

 Educational outings


Cornwall is home to a wonderful array of museums, historical curiosities and scientific wonders – why not explore them and learn along the way?

Visit the Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno and explore how this coastal village changed the way we communicate today, or immerse yourself in history at Wheal Martyn.


Discover a range of attractions and activities that are great for kids

Romantic days


Cornwall has inspired some of the most iconic love stories around - from Lancelot and Guinevere, Tristan and Isolde to Ross and Demelza. So why not take time out and explore the magic of Cornwall together?

Pack a picnic and visit some of the most romantic places in Cornwall – including Golitha Falls for dramatic cascades, Bessy’s Cove for a secluded beach or Land’s End for beautiful sunsets.


Discover more about Land’s End


Culture vulture


With its undulating hills, lush countryside and stunning seascapes, it’s not hard to see why our county has inspired and nurtured many literary and artistic talents.

See some of its theatres, famous art galleries, unique museums and more, with great days out available throughout the county.


Explore Cornwall’s culture and heritage


Stretch your legs


Pull on your walking boots, grab the kids, the dog and the picnic and explore your beautiful home county of Cornwall on foot.

Whatever the weather, there are plenty of walks for all ages and abilities. Explore rugged Bodmin Moor, stroll through Tehidy Woods or take advantage of the longest, most beautiful coast path in the UK.


Explore some of our favourite coastal walks



Relax and Unwind


Take time out and discover the amazing range of spas in Cornwall, from hot tubs on cliff tops to Cornish salt steam rooms and more.

Although you may have only travelled a few miles, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.


Spas in Cornwall