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Summer fun in Cornwall

Cornwall is brimming with exciting activities and events for families this summer. Discover our top picks of the best family-friendly events and start planning your summer adventure.

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10 dog friendly beaches - all year round

Cornwall is full of glorious beaches which are dog-friendly all year round. Here is our hand-picked selection for you to enjoy...

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Hendra Holiday Park | Newquay
Hendra Holiday Park

Summer Family Getaway

Plan the ultimate family getaway this summer at multi-award winning five star Hendra Holiday Park and enjoy an amazing £700 off your stay! Book a summer holiday break now to secure your discount and create lasting memories with your loved ones. Stay in a luxury holiday home and check out all that the park has to offer, with a huge indoor fun pool, outdoor pool, playpark, activities, daily entertainment, adventure golf, 4 eateries, indoor games room, amusement arcades, outdoor ninja assault course, indoor soft play and more. Located near Newquay, with 7 beautiful beaches only 1 mile and half from the park, Hendra Holiday Park is your perfect summer destination.

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Splash your way into summer at Kernow Adventure Park

Find us just outside Falmouth, an idyllic setting nestled in the heart of a disused quarry. We have something for everyone aged 2 years and up, get your adrenalin started and jump your way around the aqua park, glide across the water on a SUP, take a leisurely swim in the crystal clear calm waters, or adventure around the quarry edge on an E-boat.

Stay with us a little longer, unwind with a coffee, or bring a picnic and take a moment for yourself. Our friendly staff are ready to welcome you on your next water adventure.

 Drop anchor for a summer of family fun at National Maritime Museum Cornwall
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St Ives | Aspects Holidays
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Enjoy 2024 for less in Cornwall

From late availability to money-off discounts, we have an offer to suit everyone. Start 2024 with a saving on your next Cornish escape.

Whether you're in need of a last-minute getaway or whether you're simply looking for a saving for your next adventure, we have an offer for you. From last-minute trips to early bird discounts, a quick weekend away to savvy savings on your family break; discover more of Cornwall for less.

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FAQs

Everything you need to know to plan your perfect Cornish getaway.

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  • Dogs are restricted on the designated beaches at the times listed below Cornwall Council enforces restrictions at the following beaches which are all part of a Public Spaces Protection Order. Other privately owned beaches may have their own local restrictions in force.

    Please note: Blue Flag and Seaside Award beaches have longer restrictions due to the requirements of the Award status. In addition there are three protected wildlife areas that are subject to individual restrictions.

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  • That all depends on what you are looking for? North Cornwall tends to be wilder, rugged cliffs, long sandy windswept beaches, a land of myth's and legends...

    The south coast is gentler, historic fishing villages, small sheltered coves and green fields running down to the water's edge.

    Whichever coast you choose, you will receive a warm welcome, and if you do get bored, it's never much more than an hour's drive from one side to the other.

  • Travel to Cornwall by car

    It takes less than five hours to get from London or Birmingham to the heart of Cornwall by car.

    Drive along the M4 motorway from London, or M6 from Manchester, and then the M5 to Exeter and finally either the A30, that is mostly dual carriageway, or the A38 passing Plymouth and Saltash into South East Cornwall.

    Alternatively if you enter Cornwall from North Devon, there is the scenic A39 Atlantic Highway running through Bude, which you can join from Junction 27 on the M5.

    Due to the high volume of traffic on Cornwall's roads during the summer months the main routes can become congested especially at weekends. Travelling overnight or outside peak rush hours is recommended to avoid long delays.

    • To plan your journey use the AA Route Planner for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage
    • For information on possible delays or roadwork's throughout the UK or in Cornwall visit Traffic Watch
    • Travelling to Cornwall with a caravan? Check out this Caravan Towing guide

    Travel to Cornwall by coach and bus

    National Express operate a full service into Cornwall as far as Penzance, Megabuss also go to a few towns including Newquay and Falmouth.

    Coach travel times from London or Birmingham to the city of Truro are around 7-8 hours

    Many tour operators offer coach holidays to Cornwall, contact your local travel agent for details.

    For information on public transport, including local bus timetables, once you are in Cornwall [click here].(https://www.firstbus.co.uk/cornwall/plan-journey/timetables).

    If you are bringing a coach to Cornwall, did you know Cornwall Council now offers a weekly coach rover ticket. This is available for all car parks where coaches are permitted and costs £16.60 for 24 hours or £55.35 for 7 days and £38.75 for 4 days.

  • There's a well-known saying that Devon is close to perfection, perfection being Cornwall!

    You won't get a real Cornish pasty in Devon, and they don't know how to make a proper cream tea.....

    What more do we need to say?

  • Yes, Truro is Cornwall's only city. It has a population of around 21,000 people and is famous for it's gothic architecture and paved streets. A pleasant place to spend the day shopping or visiting the Royal Cornwall Museum. In the evening there are plenty of bars and restaurants, a cinema and the Hall for Cornwall theatre.

  • You can always tell a holiday maker by the way they pronounce certain Cornish placenames... Tintagel, Launceston, Mevagissey, Mousehole.... but probably the most common mispronunciation is Fowey.

    It rhymes with toy, not cow, so say Foy and you won't be far wrong!

    The name comes from the old Cornish word for Beech Tree, and is taken from the name of the river rather than the town.

  • Cornwall has been consistently voted one of Britain’s top tourist destinations. As the official tourist board, it is Visit Cornwall’s mission to build on this success and seize every opportunity to continue to make Cornwall a quality destination of choice.

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