You tell us: 10 things to see + do in September
We asked our Facebook group for tips on things to see and do in Cornwall throughout September. Here are their recommendations, feel free to add your own suggestions... we'd love to hear from you.
Take the train from Lelant to St Ives - west Cornwall
For some of the most fantastic views, take the scenic branch line from Lelant Salting's to St Ives (Park and Ride). The line sweeps alongside the golden sands of Hayle Towans, through Carbis Bay and onto St Ives with panoramic vistas of craggy cliffs and the colourful harbour. Explore the little lanes and streets that criss-cross through St Ives on foot, visiting its many shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants.
Beryl says: Take the train from Lelant to St Ives then wander through the streets and around the harbour. Visit the Minack Theatre cafe for coffee then paddle on Porthcurno beach.
Sarah agrees: Take the Park and ride coastal train into St Ives. Walk down to Portminster beach below the station. Order a Jug of Pimms at Portminster beach cafe on the sand. Enjoy the view.
Spend the day in Tintagel - north Cornwall
Tintagel is one of the most iconic locations in the UK and is found on North Cornwall’s dramatic and rugged Atlantic coast. It's a place full of magic where you’ll discover myths of kings, wizards and brave knights. Head to Tintagel’s Castle, St Nectan’s Glen and the Old Post Office.
Deana says: You really ought to visit Tintagel Castle, the view is spectacular. See the Old Post Office and St Nectan's Glen is just magical,
Judith agrees: Try St Nectan’s Glen, just outside Tintagel. It's ancient woodland has a stream running through it ending in a waterfall. There's an intriguing story connected to the woods.
Visit St Michael’s Mount - Marazion
For a great family day out, explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount, Marazion and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Stroll across the causeway when the tide is out to the enchanted castle and gardens, or hop on a boat and travel by sea.
Jan says: Go to St.Michael’s mount. The house and gardens are fantastic.
Rosemary agrees: St Michael's Mount is my favourite place, sitting on the beach or at the pub with a glass of wine watching the sunset on a warm summers evening.
Spend the day in Fowey - south Cornwall
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Fowey hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for the yachting crowd. Explore the narrow streets, Georgian Houses and maritime history, as well as the fantastic array of restaurants, pubs and shops.
Jenny says: My boyfriend and I have just returned from beautiful Fowey. So worth a visit! Lots to do, plenty of shops, good pubs, friendly people, spectacular views, lovely romantic walks and pasties to die for!
Expore the Roseland Peninsula - south Cornwall
The Roseland offers secluded coves, delightful creeks, pretty fishing and tranquil beaches. Bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west and the Atlantic to the east, it is a designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and unrivalled coastal scenery.
Ann says: If you get the chance please visit the Roseland Penisular and go to the little church of St Just it is so beautiful set in tropical gardens, they say it is the most beautiful church in England , google it and you will see why.
Enjoy a Helford River cruise - near Falmouth
Gliding back and forth between Helford Passage and Helford Village, the small ferry connects to two waterside pubs, beautiful moors, Trebah and Glendurgan and the Daphne du Maurier trail, where visitors can experience the still and tranquil waters of Frenchman’s Creek that fuelled her inspiration.
Hetty says: Try the Helford River Cruises and enjoy seeing Cornwall from a different perspective at one of Cornwall's areas of outstanding beauty. Amazing wildlife too!
Healey’s cyder farm - Truro
At Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm near Truro you’re welcome to sample some traditional food and drink, smell the simmering fruits being prepared for jam in traditional open pan kettles and watch apples being pressed to make cider. Watch the cows being milked, take a wildlife walk and feed the ducks and treat yourself to some of the delicious organic ice cream made on the farm.
Neil says: Tour the Cornish Rattler Cyder farm, it's a great day out, followed by a visit to Perranporth beach, just a few miles away.
Bodmin Moor - Bodmin
Bodmin Moor is of one the last unspoilt areas in the South West and much of its prehistoric and medieval past remains untouched by the passing of the centuries. The upland landscape forms an important part of Cornwall's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected wildlife such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats and songbirds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear
Fiona says: Stroll up to The Hurlers stone circles on Bodmin Moor then a little climb up to The Cheesewright stones and take in the view. Also Golitha Falls also on the Moor is at the end of a lovely walk through the wood where you can sit on flat stones and take in the roar of the waterfall.
Newquay Fish Festival - Newquay
Showcasing Newquay Harbour, the festival attracts thousands of visitors to sample delicious fish dishes, watch local chefs rustle up amazing food and enjoy the entertainment.
Jane says: Newquay fish festival at Newquay harbour. Great three days, male voice choir, superb food. Feeds the soul as well as the body.
Go to Looe Island - Looe
Take a trip out to Looe Island, once holy pilgrimage site that is today a sanctuary for rare plants and wildlife. It’s here you’ll find a large grey seal population sunbathing on the rocks and doing all manner of cute things as you observe them from a bobbing boat.
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