Cornwall is a beautiful place to visit all year round, but we think Spring is a particularly special season. Before the craziness of the summer crowds, the Cornish coast is a haven for a relaxing holiday. The flowers are opening, the evenings drawing out, and with any luck the sun will be shining! Here are just some of the reasons to visit in the springtime…
Cornwall is renowned for its spectacular beaches, miles of golden sand, and sparkling turquoise water. In the spring we can enjoy some fabulous weather, and without the crowds there’ll be no jostling for space on the sand; you can enjoy peaceful days lazing on the beach, gazing out at the tranquil sea. Sound good? It’s right here waiting…
If the weather’s not all we hope for, there are plenty of great cafes, pubs and bars with spectacular views. Spring is a quieter time of year to visit, so you’ve got a good chance of grabbing a window spot in your favourite wave-watching position to make the most of those views.
Green shoots and leaves are emerging, flowers blooming, and Cornwall’s celebrated gardens are coming to life. In the spring the many National Trust, and private, gardens are alight with colour from magnolias, camellias and rhododendrons. Cornwall enjoys a temperate climate and the gardens reflect this in their huge variety of flowers, ferns and trees, often flourishing much earlier than other parts of the country. The bluebell walks in early May are particularly beautiful; try Enys Gardens or Lanydrock for truly spectacular displays.
The evenings are drawing out and the temperature’s warming up, which means more time to explore, enjoy coastal walks, or simply relax, perhaps sharing a bottle of wine as the sun sets over the sea. The Cornish live by a more leisurely timescale, so take your time, sit back, and let the pressures of the day-to-day ease away.
Many animals are born in spring, from chicks and ducklings to gambolling lambs, there’ll be no end of cute baby animals to admire, but one of our favourites has to be the seal pups that are born at this time of year. Godrevy is a good place to watch the seals and view the pups as they explore their environment and bask in the spring sunshine. Seals can often be spotted in Newquay harbour too, or take a trip to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek to see them up close.
There’s plenty going on at this time of year, with theatre productions (try The Railway Children at The Minack), spring flower festivals, arts and crafts events, and of course there’s always amazing food, drink and music to be found. Come along and join in, or simply soak up the Cornish culture. Take a look at Visit Cornwall’s website for a guide to what’s on: https://www.visitcornwall.com/whats-on
There’s more to Cornish fayre than pasties and cream teas (as delicious as these are!), and spring offers up all sorts of culinary treats. Fresh local produce can be found in a huge variety of restaurants, from freshly caught seafood and succulent lamb to fresh spring greens and other seasonal veg, Cornwall’s many talented chefs will be creating delicious spring feasts to tempt you through the doors.
Come and join us in this stunning corner of the country this spring, and let Duchy Holidays take care of arranging your accommodation for your visit. From beachside apartments with exceptional sea views, to traditional Cornish cottages in rural retreats, we have self-catering accommodation in the Perranporth area covered. Give us a call on 01872 572971 to discuss your accommodation requirements.