Places to visit in Cornwall
From the vibrant surf culture of Newquay to the tranquil beauty of St Ives Bay, each town has its own unique charm and attractions waiting to be unearthed. Whether you seek adventure, relaxation, or cultural discovery, Cornwall's coastal gems have something for every visitor to enjoy.
Known as the surf capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant coastal town with stunning sandy beaches, such as Fistral Beach, Watergate Bay, Crantock Beach and Great Western Beach. Embrace the energetic surf scene, enjoy a night out on the tiles of the bustling town centre, or visit the Blue Reef Aquarium for a fascinating marine experience.
Hayle and St Ives Bay
Situated at the mouth of its river namesake and just outside our Riviere Sands Holiday Park, Hayle offers pristine beaches and scenic walks. St Ives and its breathtaking bay are also just a short drive away. The town captivates with its artistic charm, featuring the renowned Tate St Ives gallery and narrow cobbled streets lined with art studios, boutiques, and charming cafes.
Home to the iconic Chapel Rock and the vast sandy beach, Perranporth is a favourite of beach lovers and surf enthusiasts. If you choose to stay with us at Perran Sands then be sure to take a stroll along the South West Coast Path for panoramic views, and don't miss the opportunity to explore the charming village centre with its welcoming pubs and shops.
Steeped in history and maritime heritage, Penzance offers a rich cultural experience. Visit the historic Chapel Street and its eclectic mix of buildings and retail outlets, explore the art galleries, and take a boat trip to the enchanting St Michael's Mount, an iconic tidal island crowned with a mediaeval castle and gardens.
Just up the coast from Newquay and Haven Perran Sands lies Padstow. Known for its picturesque harbour and gourmet delights, the coastal gem is a food lover's paradise. Indulge in the culinary creations of celebrity chef Rick Stein, take a boat trip along the Camel Estuary, and explore the charming streets filled with boutique shops and galleries.
A historic port town with a maritime flair, Falmouth boasts a deep natural harbour and a thriving arts scene. Discover the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, stroll along the waterfront, and explore the cobbled streets filled with independent shops, cafes, and galleries.
Just down the coast from Perran Sands Holiday Park lies St Agnes, a quaint village surrounded by stunning landscapes. Enjoy the coastal walks, visit the iconic Wheal Coates, a former tin mine, and soak in the laid-back atmosphere of this charming Cornish gem.
As the capital of Cornwall, Truro combines history with modern sophistication. Explore the stunning cathedral, wander through the Georgian streets, and indulge in shopping at the boutiques and markets that make this town a unique destination.
Famous for its annual Flora Day celebration, Helston is a little inland but deserves a mention due to its market and vibrant atmosphere. Visit Flambards Theme Park, Helston Museum, enjoy the scenic beauty of the Penrose Estate, and experience the charm of this traditional Cornish town.