Places to visit
In the 19th century Perranporth was a tin mining village. It is now a family resort with miles of golden sands, attracting surfers, sunbathers and sand yachters. It also has a golf course and boating lake and there are fine cliff walks in the area.
For those who are a little more adventurous, there are caves to explore and interesting rock formations to investigate. The town is also known for holding the Lowender Peran Folk Festival each October.
St Ives, widely regarded as the jewel of Cornwall’s crown, a beautiful seaside town, set in breathtaking coastal scenery – whatever the time of year or day, St Ives gives something special to every visitor that will make you want to return again and again St Ives is the art centre of West Cornwall. Artists were attracted to the area from the 19th Century onwards.
The Tate St Ives offers constantly changing exhibitions as well as its remarkable permanent collection of art.
Known locally as Our Great Little City, Truro offers everything from retail therapy, cultural and architectural delights, festivals and major events to beautiful countryside. Home to many fabulous independent eateries, shops and markets including Truro’s Farmers market selling local produce in the heart of the city every Wednesday and Saturday.
Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day.
The harbour village of Charlestown, near St Austell, was a Georgian ‘new town’, a port development from a local landowner for the export of copper & china clay. Throughout the 19th century the little dock was packed with ships, harbour-side sheds and warehouses.
It remains one of the finest and most fascinating places on the Cornish coast. The harbour is the home port for a famous collection of old ships employed in global film projects and are a particular draw for visitors.
Described by some as paradise, Porthcurno, located in the far west of Cornwall has won many awards and it’s easy to see why. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.
The large beach is popular with families and up on the cliffs is the internationally renowned Minack Theatre which you can visit all year round.