Reasons to visit Cornwall!
There are dozens of reasons to love it here – check out a few of our favourites.
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay
At the Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay over 40 naturally-themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles and watch the pulsating jellyfish.
Boardmasters returns year after year to deliver you the ultimate festival lifestyle everyone loves. Providing a tailored music offering across eight stages on arguably the most beautiful festival site in the UK.
Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
The Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre is a fantastic day out for all in the family to experience the excitement of aviation. CAHC celebrates Britain’s aviation heritage from the age when it proudly lead the world.
Dairyland Farm World
Dairyland Farm World offers indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family! This all-weather attraction offers all of the farm features you would expect, such as fuzzy and friendly farm animals, pony rides and tractor rides.
The Eden Project is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to striking gardens, concerts and exciting family events.
Escape Surf School
The Escape Surf School is based at the centre of UK surfing, Newquay in Cornwall and has been teaching people to surf for over 11 years. It is also one of the only schools in Newquay with a 35 year pro-surfer as a head coach!
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the native Fal Oyster and the diversity of Cornish seafood. Providing four days of feasting, cooking demos, live music and food and craft stalls.
Great Cornish Food Festival
Truro’s Lemon Quay will transform into foodie heaven for three days of eating, drinking, shopping and entertainment as the Great Cornish Food Festival celebrates the food revolution that has taken place in Cornwall.
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre provides interactive displays, historical artefacts and a gift shop. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
Loe Beach Watersports
Loe Beach Watersports has safe, family-friendly waters between Truro and Falmouth. At Loe Beach you can hire a range of watersports equipment including kayaks, paddleboards, sailing dinghies and motor boats.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The collections at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall consist of a range of objects, boats, art, books and archives in support of its mission to promote an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives.
Prawn on the Lawn
Prawn on the Lawn is a fully-licensed fishmonger and seafood bar with the addition of a hot food license. This has allowed the head chef to experiment with different dishes, making the most of the local produce of Padstow.
St Ives Surf School
St Ives Surf School is highly-regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall. The Surf School doesn’t just run fantastic surf lessons it also provides SUP, coasteering and sea kayaking activities too.
Tanglewood Wild Garden
Tanglewood Wild Garden is nine acres of woodland and ponds, it is a 50/50 habitat. It’s not a formal garden, there are brambles and weeds which co-exist with many other plants, a quiet haven where you can recharge your batteries.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lose yourself in the mysterious world of The Lost Gardens of Heligan where an exotic sub-tropical jungle, atmospheric Victorian grounds, an interactive wildlife project and the finest gardens in Britain all await your discovery.
The Minack Theatre
The Minack Theatre puts on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling. It’s open all year round for you to explore this amazing place and its history.
The National Lobster Hatchery
The National Lobster Hatchery is a pioneering marine conservation, research and education charity. The primary aim is to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations and preserve coastal marine biodiversity.
The Seafood Restaurant
The Seafood Restaurant is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish. The Head Chef and his team create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick Stein’s recipes.
Built half on the mainland and half on a jagged headland projecting into the Cornish sea, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain. Its association with King Arthur makes it also one of the most famous.
Discover and explore what Cornwall has to offer from a new perspective under professional and friendly guidance. Waverunner Safaris run a variety of trips across the Cornish coastline from the north to the south coast.