Insider ideas on what to do on a rainy day in Cornwall
Ok, we admit it. The sun doesn’t always shine in Cornwall. But a little bit of mist and drizzle (or mizzle as we say in Cornwall) needn’t stop you having a brilliant time. Here's a collection of ideas posted on our Facebook page by visitors and locals.
Pippa Bishop is originally from Liverpool but now lives in Cornwall with her husband and loves cooking up a tasty treat in the rain:
"There’s nothing better in the rain than collecting mussels from my secret beach to have for supper! The best place is on the north coast, but has to remain a secret otherwise everyone else will pinch them!!!! We cook them in tin foil on a fire on the beach with a little bit of wine to make a yummy sauce soaked up with homemade bread”.
Sara Taylor from Doncaster simply snuggles up and watches it pour down. Rain, what rain? Sitting in a beach tent on Perranporth beach with the family, wrapped up warm after a bit of surfing and enjoying a red hot pasty from Chapman’s Butchers in the main street!!!
Kerensa Beer-Robson from St Minver finds a way to keep the kids happy. I went to the Blue Reef aquarium in Newquay with my children recently (horrible wet day) ... I was really surprised at how good it was and how knowledgeable and keen the staff were... watching the octopus being fed with a live crab was highlight of the day for my 6 year old!
Barbara Hill from Nottingham likes nothing better than a mysterious walk when the mist comes down. We first discovered Pistil Meadow many years ago. The area drops into a ravine with very stunted trees and looks most forbidding in the rain and mist. It can be walked from Lizard village or along the cliff top. The story goes that the area is haunted by shipwrecked sailors who have been buried there. It is certainly very eerie. Incidentally when it stops raining the walk from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove dries up a treat!!
All Hilary Fawcett from Kingston upon Hull needs is a big umbrella and a cuddly hubby! Can’t beat being under a huge brolly leant against the wall on Porthmeor Beach in St Ives. With a flask of tea, chocs, a good book, snug fleece and cuddly hubby looking at the sea, it’s simply wonderful. This year will be our 39th visit... love it, love it, love it!
For more ideas visit the website 101 things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall.