Reasons to visit Cornwall this Winter
There’s no doubt about Cornwall being one of the best places to go for a British summer holiday, yet it is often forgotten during the crisp cooler months. Although colder in temperature, our beautiful county can be enjoyed just as much during the winter. Here’s just a few reasons why visiting Cornwall this winter is worth it…
The Cornish coastline
Crowded beaches are a thing of the past when winter hits our Cornish coastlines. Blissfully quiet, enjoy the entire beach to yourselves, with the odd winter walker, surfer or bouncing dog passing by. With over 300 beaches in Cornwall to explore, breathe in the sea air and step foot on untouched sand. Not to mention, dogs are allowed on our Cornish beaches from 31st October – 1st March, giving all canine lovers even more of an excuse to get out and stretch those legs.
With organic and local produce everywhere you look, the Cornish Christmas markets are a must visit. Handcrafted gifts that make for great stocking fillers and novelty trinkets to get those in the Christmas spirit, there is something for everyone this winter. Indulge on the diverse range of street food and sip on warming mulled cider as you see quiet villages transform into winter wonderlands.
cold water surfing
Feeling brave? Grab your wetsuit and dive headfirst into the refreshing ocean. Winter is the perfect time for watersports as the waves are bigger, better and usually less crowded, giving more opportunities for practising on the gnarly waves. We advise being equipped with a 4/3mm+ wetsuit, boots and gloves to keep you warm. Check out our favourite winter surfing spots here.
Stormy waves are the norm for winter in Cornwall. Watch as Mother Nature goes wild, sending colossal waves crashing into weathered cliffs. To see the power of the storms, take a walk alongside the coastal path – or if you’d prefer, why not get cosy in The Working Boat pub with brew in hand, watching in the warmth?
Talking of our pub, we honestly can’t think of a cosier spot to curl up in during the chillier months. Winter was made for tucking into a hearty dish, slurping a hot toddy and getting toasty in the company of friends and family.
Wrapped up against the cold, a refreshing walk can wipe away the cobwebs and feel like an achievement. With miles of coastal paths, frosty moors and picture perfect villages, there’s a variety of places to head to get that winter walk fix.
And after all that walking, you’ll find an excuse around every corner to complete your ramble with a hot chocolate or two. Call us biased but we think the ones served in our Water’s Edge bar take some beating.
Winter has so much to offer and with our special Winter Getaway from just £99 for two people, what’s stopping you?