The Tin Coast

Kicking off a new series of blogs where we focus on different parts of Cornwall, we head down to the far west to explore the Tin Coast...

Extend your holiday beyond the summer in a Cornish hotel

Perhaps one of the lesser-known secrets about a holiday in the South West is that it’s not just a destination for the summer months. With its dramatic coastline, beautiful beaches, local food and abundant wildlife, Cornwall offers visitors something different to enjoy each season. With the changing light comes different elements to enjoy, swapping sea swims and sunbathing for long walks and cosy evenings in, just because summer has a sell by date doesn’t mean the holiday season does!

Family Days Out in Cornwall

The mecca of family holidays, Cornwall has plenty to offer visitors of all ages, and with prices to suit all pockets. Here’s a selection of attractions and activities.

Mevagissey; a safe harbour

Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead you down to the centre of the old Mevagissey, where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the fishing boats that land their daily catch of skate, lobster, plaice and sole. Mevagissey was built on fish, in the 1800s and early 1900s it prospered on the back of the abundant source of pilchards (sardines) caught in local waters.

St Austell Bay: A Guide

The curve of St Austell Bay with its many sandy beaches is a haven for watersports and family holidays and is also fantastic for walking and cycling, with many woodlands and trails through a variety of landscapes. At its centre, the town of St Austell, has grown from the riches of the China Clay industry. Walk along Fore Street and you will discover the fine Holy Trinity Parish Church and opposite, the Italianate facade of the Market House. The town centre also has a cinema, restaurants, cafes and shops.

5 Things to do on the Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard has pretty coves and beautiful sandy beaches, olde-worlde pubs and charming thatched cottages, traditional fishing villages and unique wildlife, waiting to be discovered...

Explore Cornwall by Train: St Ives Bay

Avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking space by taking advantage of the spectacular scenic rail journeys you discover when exploring Cornwall by train.