Famous for its sun, sea and sand, there are few who won’t be familiar with the idea of a summer holiday in Cornwall. Yet if you ask anyone who lives in this special county, they’ll give you a multitude of reasons why you should really be taking a Christmas break in the Southwest’s most temperate destination.
For those who seek a quieter Christmas you’ll find Cornwall’s beaches the place to be. Unlike the hustle and bustle of summer, the beaches are empty, there’s parking aplenty and with seasonal dog bans lifted, canine friends can enjoy the sand between their toes (paws?) just as much as you! Woollen gloves in tow, enjoy the crisp sunshine as it paints turquoise hues across wild seas.
Autumn also hails the pupping season of grey seals with October to January being the best time to spot seals across Cornwall’s coast. After a blustery walk, indulge in a well-deserved hot drink in one of Cornwall’s many cafés. Perhaps Poldhu Beach Café, open 363 days of the year and known for their spectacular and mouth-watering hot chocolates.
Contrastingly for the social venturer, Cornwall’s towns and only city – Truro – are a hive of activity as the year draws to a dazzling close. Enjoy late night shopping, experience music and magic at the historic Minack Theatre or show off your ice skating skills at the Eden Project’s ice rink. For the truly brave there is even a Christmas Day swim at Coverack!
With light switch on events happening across Cornwall, we particularly recommend Padstow Christmas Lights for its floating harbour displays. There is nothing more guaranteed to put you in the festive spirit than admiring twinkling lights dancing on Cornish waves. You can view both the Padstow Lights and the Mousehole Lights from our webcams.
Even Father Christmas himself stops in! Take a peek at our previous blog post for all the information on when and where to show him your Christmas list this year!
We hope this has inspired a winter visit to Cornwall. With the festive season in full swing, spending a Christmas in Cornwall really is a gift worth giving. You can view our properties with Christmas availability here.