Things to do

Things to do in Cornwall From iconic attractions to gorgeous gardens...

Welcome to our essential guide to Things to do in Cornwall including everything Cornwall is famous for; surf spots and surf schools; gorgeous gardens; cliff top walks; boat trips; and iconic attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land's End, Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project; but also lots of surprising new, different and fun things to do.

If you're looking for beaches - explore our Cornwall beach guide

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  1. Porthcothan Bay | Padstow | Beaches in Cornwall

    Porthcothan Bay Beach

    Padstow

    Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014. Porthcothan beach is a north west-facing cove backed by grassy dunes popular for sunbathing and a favourite with families. 

  2. Duckpool Beach | Bude | Beaches in Cornwall

    Duckpool Beach

    Bude

    A wild and romantic cove with a small west-facing beach, Duckpool is often less crowded when other beaches are buzzing at the height of the season. The beach is beautiful, but not suitable for swimming.

  3. Downderry Beach, Looe, Cornwall

    Downderry Beach

    Looe

    Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 - A wide straight beach made up of shingle and sand. Great for long walks to Seaton and dogs are welcome all year round. The beach is also fantastic for fishing, windsurfing and swimming. Dog-friendly all year.

  4. Porthcurnick Beach, The Roseland, Cornwall

    Porthcurnick Beach

    The Roseland

    Good Beach Guide Recommended 2014 - Beautiful south east facing sandy cove, owned by the National Trust, Porthcurnick beach is just north of Portscatho on the beautiful Roseland peninsula. Many rockpools, ideal for children and water activities. Dog-friendly all year.