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...

The Roseland

Bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west and English Channel to the south, The Roseland Peninsula has been designated part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the quality of its landscape and coastal scenery.

The Tamar Valley

Separating Cornwall from Devon (or some say England) the River Tamar rises within three miles of the north Cornish coast above Bude and flows south to enter the English Channel in Plymouth Sound.

Rockpools… Cornwall’s other world

Battered by waves, exposed to the sun, rockpools are tough environments to live in. And yet each one is home to a multitude of wonderful creatures. Twice a day, as the tide recedes, we get a chance to explore them, to spot the fish, shellfish, seaweeds and other lifeforms that live in between the tides.

Here are some of the more unusual inhabitants…

Five Natural Wonders of Cornwall

The landscape of Cornwall is so varied, from long sandy beaches to rocky coves, from rugged moorland to wooded valleys. It would be impossible to choose just one, but here's five to start with.....

Your Cornish sanctuary by the sea

A tale of two coasts. That’s how Charles Dickens might describe Cornwall. To the north, the mighty Atlantic: mad, bad and dangerous to know, but somehow thrilling and impossible to ignore. To the south, its more courteous cousin: the English Channel (or just “The Channel” here), less hot-headed and more genteel of manner, albeit with hidden depths. Think Ross Poldark contrasted with Nigel Havers.

Have you made it to Cornwall yet?

We’re midway through the summer holidays. Have you made it to Cornwall yet? If not, what are you waiting for? There’s still time, and there’s still scope for enjoying everything the county has to offer. Here are some things to consider.

Booking late? Have faith

Cornwall's Blue Flag Beaches 2021

See which of Cornwall's eight fabulous beaches received the prestigious Blue Flag this year, the international standard for the best beaches in the world.