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St Aubyn Estates Cottages

8 January 2019

5 Reasons to Holiday in Cornwall

Sub-tropical gardens to stand up paddleboarding - there's always something happening in Cornwall

There are plenty of reasons to visit Cornwall, but here are a few of our favourites!

1. Beautiful Beaches

With over 300 beaches throughout Cornwall, it is definitely one of the top reasons to visit the county. Head any way along the coast and you are sure to find a spot that suits you - whether it's long stretches of golden sands at Gwithian Towans, the hidden beaches that can only be found at low tide such as Prussia Cove, places to paddle like Marazion, Sennen as a surfing spot and, of course, our own little beach at Porthgwarra

2. Awesome Activities

The great outdoors is a big part of the Cornish lifestyle, and, believe it or not, water sports rank pretty highly. If you want to try out something new, why not try your hand at kitesurfing or paddleboarding with Angus from The Hoxton Special near Longrock - you can also pick up a fantastic coffee from him or practise a bit of yoga. Or, maybe you want to give one of our favourite pass times a go and head down to Sennen and learn how to surf with the team from Smart Surf School

3. Wonderful Walks

You are never too far from the coast in Cornwall and we are particularly spoilt for choice when it comes to breathtaking walks. Just metres from our doorstep is the South West Coast Path, and whichever way you head, we can promise you spectacular views, beautiful beaches and maybe even a few pubs along the way. We would highly recommend the walk from Porthgwarra to Porthcurno for the spectacular views and of course, the world famous Minack Theatre. If you are feeling particularly adventurous head down to the wild west coast and take on Porthgwarra to Zennor - tough, but rewarding, and there's the Tinner's Arms at the end of it!

4. Gorgeous Gardens 

We're very lucky with our location in Cornwall, not only does it stay pretty mild, but we also get the added bonus of seeing the first of the spring flowers - and we do love our sunshine bright daffodils! It's a great time to visit a few of the local gardens throughout April and May, and we are pretty spoilt for choice. A few of our favourites include Trengwainton, St Michael's Mount, Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, Trebah and Glendurgan

5. Foodie Festivals

Cornwall is well known throughout the country for the wonderful food we produce - whether it's from land and sea, or grown and gathered. One of the first foodie festivals, just down the road from us, that is a must attend, is the Porthleven Food & Music Festival. Taking place at the end of April over a three day period, the harbour village of Porthleven hosts an exciting array of all things delicious. Then, of course, there is the Newlyn Fish Festival which has returned after a break last year. Don't miss one of the biggest and best celebrations of the sea, seafood and fishing in the country.