Cornwall is known for it’s summer sun and days at the beach, however there is so much more to our beautiful county. The winter provides some incredible scenery for a quiet relaxing break. Take long walks across the empty beaches taking in the dramatic views and being mesmerised by the sound of the ocean. Enjoy Cornish cuisine by open fire places in cosy pubs and take in the incredible sights and days out that Cornwall has to offer minus the crowds.
So one of the first things to talk about would be the vast amount of amazing Cornish beaches that you can explore. The beaches are often packed during the warmer months so you can really have the chance of having the beach sometimes all to yourselves. Wrap up warm as it can be windy and exposed but this just makes it more exhilarating. There are plenty of dog friendly beaches in Cornwall and the lack of people on the beaches means its a perfect place to let the dog off the lead for a proper run around. Don’t forget to put a towel in the car to dry off the inevitable wet dog after their adventure on the beach. We have a guide to Cornwall’s best dog friendly beaches for you to check out too. Wellies are also a great idea when you are walking so come prepared. You really can spend days and weeks exploring Cornwall’s best beaches. We have done list of Cornwall’s best beaches for you to check out though as a starting place. If you wanted to try your hand at some water sports things like kayaking and stand up boarding will give you a great experience on the water without spending too much time in the cold water.
Cornwall has some incredible places to eat. Some of the views when you are eating are just stunning and you can enjoy either lunch or just a hot chocolate sitting on the beach or close to it. There are plenty of traditional English pubs serving carvery’s or lighter lunches next to open fire places. There are also some amazing places to get fresh Cornish cuisine. If you have your dog then we have made a guide to the best places to eat that are dog friendly, so be sure to have a look before you come. Cornwall is famous for it’s fresh food and there are some world class restaurants including some boasting Michelin stars in the county. See our guide to fine dining to check out the full list. Of course there is always the option to treat yourself to a warm Cornish pasty or some fresh fish and chips too. To see our full list of restaurants and pubs please go to our food and drink listings.
There are also some fantastic things to see and do open all year round in Cornwall. The Eden Project is open all year and gears up its displays and exhibitions seasonally. The large biomes at the Eden are amazing whatever the weather, so its a great place to spend a cooler day. In the winter months they even set up an ice skating rink which is a fantastic seasonal activity, fun for everyone. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is open all year round, get lost in these impressive gardens, they also accept dogs. Land’s End is another great place to visit, there are some amazing coastline walks that you can do whilst you are there. From the Blue Reef Aquarium to Skinners Brewery tour there are also indoor activities if it does decide to rain. Take a look at our Guide to days out in Cornwall to see what else is on offer.
There are so many different options for places to stay in Cornwall. Some hotels have special offers on over Winter months so you can pick up a real bargain. Some people like to have an apartment with sea views and soak up the phenomenal views. Winter would be amazing in a holiday home, cottage or farm house depending on the size of your party. What better time of the year to enjoy a property with a hot tub too so you can see the stars at night and relax in a private hot tub with a glass of bubbly. Cornwall Holidays has a guide to the best properties with hot tubs too. Cornwall has every option you can possibly want. We have a great selection in our listings directory, check it out to get exactly what you are looking for.