Cornwall

Cornwall is the most westerly of the English counties. It has an independence of character from the rest of the Country. The beauty of its coastline is unequalled.

 

Rugged granite cliffs face the might of the Atlantic Ocean, but on summer evenings, glow with the most beautiful of sunsets. Cornwall has picturesque coves and harbours and unspoilt fishing villages, hiding between glorious sandy beaches.

 

This is the land of King Arthur and the drowned city of Lyonesse, where history and legend are inseparable. Few more romantic locations exist than the ruins of King Arthur’s Castle on Tintagel Head.

 

No wonder the dramatic cliff scenery and bleak moors of Bodmin feature in Daphne Du Maurier’s romantic novels.

Map of Cornwall

Places to visit in Cornwall

St Ives from Malakoff Gardens

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives, near Penzance, is one of the most popular Cornish holiday resorts. It has breathtaking coastal scenery, with four white sandy beaches which have been awarded European Blue Flag clean water status. Port...
Wheal Coates Mine, from Chapel Porth

Chapel Porth, St. Agnes

Chapel Porth is a small cove, just two miles from St. Agnes. This north Cornish cove is renowned for the great surf which can be enjoyed here. At low tide, the white sandy beach stretches from the caves below W...
Daymer Bay and Greenaway, Camel Estuary, Rock

Camel Estuary, Rock

Rock is a small village situated on the north-east bank of the River Camel estuary in North Cornwall. It has gained a reputation as being the holiday playground for the affluent and upper classes. Prince Harry,...
Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps is now generally the name given to the beach and the spectacular stacks of detached cliff on the coast at Bedruthan, north of Watergate Bay, near Newquay. They are formed from a type of hard sla...
Kerris, artist studio, Polkerris

Polkerris

Polkerris is a small picturesque village on the south coast of Cornwall, near Fowey. There is a single steep road leading down to the harbour and small sandy beach. The village is part of the Rashleigh Estate, ...
River Fowey, Fowey

Fowey

Fowey is a thriving commercial seaport and holiday destination, situated on the west banks of the River Fowey (pronounced foy, as in joy) on the south coast of Cornwall, between Looe and Mevagissey. It is a hav...
Harbour and village, Coverack

Coverack

Coverack is a small picturesque fishing village on the southern edge of the Lizard Peninsula, which retains much of its original charm and character. It faces east away from the prevailing westerly winds. There...
East Wharf, Inner Harbour, Mevagissey

Mevagissey

Mevagissey is a popular Cornish fishing village, thronged with tourists in the summer. Whilst, now, it is said its main industry could be tourism, it remains a working fishing village with an inner and outer ha...
Rocks, Fistral Beach, Newquay

Newquay

Newquay, on Cornwall’s North Atlantic Coast, is a popular seaside town, with some of Cornwall’s best sandy beaches. It is a major tourist destination of approximately 20,000 residents, but in the peak of the su...
Cadgwith Cove, Cadgwith

Cadgwith

Cadgwith is a tiny fishing village located on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. It is regarded as one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Cornwall. It has two beaches, both of which are rock and...
The Ship Inn, Pentewan

Pentewan

Pentewan is a small coastal village in central Cornwall, close to the popular attractions of the Eden Project and Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Charlestown.  Pentewan has a harbour which is now sil...