A Visual Tour of Cornwall

Start planning your next Cornish adventure with help from Experience Cornwall Tours

Cornwall is packed full of breath-taking scenery, its brimming with history, its proud of its culture and prides itself on its hospitality, food and drink. But where do you base yourself if you are new to Cornwall?

Hi, I’m Louise founder of Experience Cornwall Tours and I’m going to give you a visual guide to the four ‘corners’ of our stunning county that I’m lucky enough to call home.

What’s on your door to explore?

The Rugged North, with its high cliffs, long golden beaches, and surfing culture. The soft South with sheltered creeks, thatched fishing villages, sub-tropical gardens and areas of outstanding natural beauty. The ancient West with UNESCO world mining heritage status, a unique open-air theatre and of course the UK’s most Westerly point at Land’s End. Or Go East, where you will find Moorland, coastal villages, historical houses, and the beautiful Roseland Peninsula.

I hope this visual guide will help you choose your base for your stay.

The Rugged North of Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps
Tintagel Coast
Fistral Beach Newquay
Trerice Manor
Perranporth Beach
St Agnes – Wheal Coates
Holywell Bay
Tintagel Castle
Padstow and the Camel Estuary
Port Isaac

The Soft South of Cornwall

Kynance Cove
Blue Bells at Enys Gardens
Carrick Roads Estuary
Tall Ships Falmouth August 2021
Mullion Cove
Lizard Point
Gweek Estuary
The Village of Helford

The Ancient West of Cornwall

Lands End
Pendeen Lighthouse
St Ives
St Michael’s Mount
Tin Coast – Poldark Country
Neolithic Quoits
The Minack Theatre
Men al Tol

Exploring East Cornwall

Bodmin Moor
St Mawes Castle
Lanhydrock House
Nr Minions – Bodmin Moor
Caerhays Castle
Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Eden project

Now that you know which region you would like to base yourself in, Cornwall Holidays can help you find the perfect accommodation for your Cornish adventure.

To make the most of your visit when you’re here, why don’t you book a guided tour with us? We will drive you safely to our hidden gems and must-see landmarks, in our air-conditioned 8-seater VW bus, bringing this county to life through the eyes of a local.

Call us 01872 396143 or email louise@experiencecorwalltours.co.uk to book.

You can also find more information at www.experiencecornwalltours.co.uk

I’m going to leave you with some interesting facts about our wonderful county, Cornwall…

  • Voted best UK holiday destination for 9 of the last 10 years
  • 27% of land in Cornwall is designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Home to 10% of the world’s best cheeses
  • Home to 3 of the top visited gardens in the UK
  • 8 Blue Flag beaches
  • It has World Mining Heritage status UNESCO
  • Cornwall has a space port, where they have teamed up with Virgin Orbit
  • It has the world’s largest satellite earth receiving station, at Goonhilly Earth Station
  • Sent the first transatlantic communications viar underwater telegraph cables
  • Home to the 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world
  • Home to one of the largest Helicopter bases in Europe
  • 297 miles of South West Coast Path

We have some incredible properties and accommodation options. View out full list of accommodation options here. In the meantime we have picked some of our favourites for you to view below.

The Scarlet Hotel

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Offering the wow factor and definitely something special the Scarlet is an ideal destinations for couples. This hotel does not cater for families so you can be assured that you will be able to unwind in the most elegant setting in a phenomenal location.

The food here is fabulous and the menu changes each day to include amazing local produce, the restaurant provides the perfect back drop to enjoy this food and the view beyond is spectacular. When you walk into this hotel you immediately get the feeling of luxury. The spa is incredible and offers many different areas to unwind inside and out, all with those amazing views that really make your stay. There is also no need to leave you furry friend at home, you can bring them along to enjoy the luxury too as the Scarlet is pet friendly.

Friendly staff and inspirational rooms all featuring free wifi, flat screen TV’s but most importantly balcony with sitting space to enjoy that priceless view. This hotel is one of our favourites if you are a couple or adult group seeking real luxury it totally stands out. Location wise it’s great, close to Newquay and Padstow but remote enough for you to really take in the relaxed Cornish village vibe

Riverside – Holiday Home

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Riverside is in one of the most desirable places in Newquay and overlooks the River Gannel and Crantock Beach. Located in Pentire near Fistral Beach Newquay this newly renovated house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 8 people. The house has a cool open plan living space and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor and then a further 2 on the first floor. Dogs are allowed here too. The outside is gorgeous with those stunning views and plenty of outside space. There is even an outdoor shower for washing those sandy feet.

Pentire is a very desirable area of Newquay and you are situated in between Crantock and Fistral Beach so plenty to keep you going on your doorstep. The town is a short walk away and you have plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops to keep you busy too. Lewinnick Lodge is close to this house if you fancy a quick pint or a fabulous meal. An amazing location for a beach holiday.

Demelza 3 – Apartment near Falmouth

Stunning views of the River River from the private balcony.

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This stunning apartment near Falmouth certainly has the wow factor and you will get that amazing feeling when you walk in and check out the views of the Helford Passage. There are 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 guests. There is also a beautiful kitchen and open plan living space to enjoy. The best part of course is the floor to ceiling glass that opens out for you to see the incredible views. There is also a private terrace to sit out and enjoy the view too.

Demelza is in a resort which benefits from a heated pool that you can use. There are also kayaks to hire as well as stand up paddle boards. Helford Passage also boasts a lovely sandy beach for you to enjoy throughout your stay. Of course this is an ideal place for water sports, hiking or just soaking up the Cornish views and atmospheres.

Polurrian on the Lizard

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This family friendly hotel is nestled into the Cornish countryside overlooking Mounts bay and a few minutes’ walk from Mullion harbour. With ample grounds for you and your family to explore this hotel offers a great balance between countryside and coast.

Located deep into Cornwall this is an ideal spot to explore Kynance cove, the Minack theatre and Lands’ end as well as the Lizard peninsula. This hotel is pet friendly as well so feel free to bring your dog along for holiday they will never forget too.

The Polurrian offers leisure facilities and a cinema room to keep the whole family entertained. There is also a luxury spa so you can truly unwind in this picture perfect setting.

The hotel has a restaurant and other communal areas and the rooms offer that bit of luxury too with. All of this with stunning views all around the property really makes this the relaxing family retreat that you will love staying in.

Trevara Cottage – Marizion

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A spacious seaside cottage that has been lovingly restored, this traditional Cornish home has held on to its original features and offers a tranquil retreat in one of Cornwall’s best loved coastal towns.
Three comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms make the cottage ideal for families, with a large sitting room and wood burner stove creating a wonderful space to relax and unwind in.
At the heart of the property you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen complete with its original Cornish range cooker, perfect for preparing a home-cooked feast, and a games room with small snooker table that will keep all of the family entertained during their stay.
The wonderful views of St Michael’s Mount can be enjoyed from the sun room and upstairs patio that leads off of the master bedroom, as well as from the outdoor dining area tucked away at the bottom of the enclosed garden – a great spot to enjoy a meal or two al fresco.

The Headland Hotel

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This iconic hotel overlooks the world famous Fistral beach and really is the place to go if you want to be pampered. Located on the beach which features restaurants and bars of its own this famous Victorian building is as impressive inside as it is out.

The hotel is grand in it’s décor and features a luxurious spa for guests to enjoy. State of the art treatment rooms compliment the other amazing facilities such as a Cornish salt room and Swedish sauna. You can even bring your dogs to this dog friendly hotel which provides the perfect beach for daily walks with your furry little friend.

The restaurant has been awarded 2 AA rosettes and offers a high class dining experience. There are many other options to dine though with a more relaxed terrace as well as bars and restaurant’s a stones’ throw away on Fistral beach including Rick Stein’s fish and chips. Afternoon tea options are also available as well as cocktails. All of the dining options are complimented with one of the best views in Cornwall.

The perfect place to relax but also the perfect place for those more active because the hotel has a surf school as well as other activities that guests can get stuck into on the water. 

The rooms won’t disappoint either with free wifi and robes as well as space to sit and work and of course most have that incredible sea view.

I would recommend this hotel if you want the best of both worlds. Luxury but adventure, epic views and on a cliff but 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Newquay. This really is a stunning hotel that will deliver on every level.

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