Cornwall is full of so many unique and wonderful towns and villages and offers both residents and visitors.
But have you ever wondered how to make the most of just 48 hours here? Maybe you’re visiting for a weekend, or you’re a resident looking for a local getaway.
Anyway, we’ve put together a list of all the things you can do in Cornwall in two hour days – given that the traffic isn’t too bad and the time spent at each location is respected, you could probably visit all of these places in one weekend pretty easily.
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Start your day in Fowey, on the south Cornish coast. Park in the city center and make your way to Lifebuoy Cafe, which Tripadvisor says is the number one spot for breakfast in Fowey. After breakfast, enjoy a scenic twenty minute walk through the town center towards Covington Woods where you can enjoy a 1.5 mile walk through the woods and the coast, making a detour through the castle of Sainte-Catherine. You should also be able to spot Daphne du Maurier’s first home in Cornwall, on the right side of Readymoney Beach.
Take a drive from Fowey to the fishing village of Mevagissey, where you can stop at Fisherman’s Chippy to sample the best fish and chips around. After lunch, stroll through the picturesque village and admire the many small shops, before taking a ten-minute drive to Lost Garden’s of Heligan in St Austell. Here you can enjoy 200 acres of ‘garden of history, mystery and romance’ and you can even stop for afternoon tea in the Heligan Kitchen and Bakery – if you have room. for that after your fish and chips.
When you arrive in Falmouth, it will be time to park at one of the many B&B hotels on offer in the town. Stroll through Falmouth town center and head to the Boathouse Pub and Restaurant, located on the Old Main Street, where you can enjoy a healthy pub dinner while overlooking the bay views. Thanks to the success of the university, you can also spend your evening enjoying Falmouth’s vibrant nightlife, before returning to your hotel to rest before another busy day.
Depart early from Falmouth and head to Marazion, located on the west coast of Cornwall, near Penzance. Start today with a stroll down Mount’s Bay Beach to iconic St Michael’s Mount – you can also catch one of the regular boats to the Old Tidal Island, if the tide is too high to be. crossing on foot. Once on the island, you can enjoy the beautiful National Trust gardens and even make your way to the castle which sits at the top of the island.
Then, travel along the south coast to the magical open-air Minack Theater, perched on the bluff above the Atlantic Ocean. When there are no shows, you can explore the theater itself, take the stage and admire the stunning views over Porthcurno Bay or enjoy the beautiful gardens.
You can then take a trip to the iconic landmark of Lands End, located at the most southwestern end of Britain. Here you can explore a beautiful coastal landscape and enjoy fantastic paid family attractions and seasonal events.
Head to St Ives for an afternoon spent admiring the picturesque fishing port and seaside town. Stroll through the maze of cobbled streets towards Tate St Ives where you can see the magnificent works of art on display and learn about the lives of the artists and the stories behind their work. Then head to Porthminster Kitchen for lunch and enjoy a ‘playful taste of Cornish cuisine’, while taking in panoramic views from the heart of St Ives.
Next, head to Perranporth, located on the north coast, where you can visit the popular beach. Perranporth Beach is a beach for all tastes and many families love to play in the dunes and the sea. There is also the Watering Hole Bar, which is said to be the UK’s only beach bar. They offer a variety of food and drink and regularly organize live music.
End the day – and the weekend – by heading to Newquay for the night. Start the evening by heading to Watergate Bay for a bite to eat at one of the city’s best burger restaurants, Wax, before spending the rest of your time making the most of Newquay’s vibrant nightlife.
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