Have you visited Cornwall?
We fell in love the first time we crossed the Cornish Border in 2018, all those sandy beaches and picturesque beautiful harbour towns. What’s not to love? This will be our 3rd year heading to Cornwall and making the 5-hour journey from Staffordshire. And despite the 5 am start to get ahead of the traffic, we are so excited to be exploring again later this year. What better way to spend our half-term than a week in Cornwall as a family, and this year Nanny is coming along to enjoy it with us. We fell in love with a gorgeous little Cove in 2022, and I thought I would share it with you ahead of our return this year.
We cannot wait to explore more of the Cornish Coast this year. And it’s great to be traveling with Bobby our Chocolate Labrador again. It’s our main reason for holidaying in the UK, taking our four-legged friend with us. We had a superb week in April 2022, stayed in a beautiful Cottage located just a few miles from nearby towns and villages. And once again were blown away by the incredible Cornish Coast. Exploring Cornwall felt lovely, and we all feel incredibly lucky to be visiting this part of the country together again as a family. As so many of you asked about our trip in April 2022, here’s a little diary of our adventure.
THE KA EDIT FAMILY TRAVEL GUIDE: CORNWALL
WHERE WE STAYED
Hillside Cottage – Portloe, Near Truro – nestled in a small Cove on the Roseland Peninsula is where we stayed. A quaint and rather peaceful fishing village with incredible vistas. You are within a 10 – 45 minute drive to many beaches and harbour towns including St Mawes, Porthscatho, Crantock Beach and Newquay. If you are looking to escape the busy more commercial villages and are happy driving out to locations, you cannot go wrong. We love to explore so this location suits us, and why we are returning this year. The Cottage is outstanding, and beautifully decorated whilst retaining its period features that offer the ability to sit and relax in style and comfort.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CORNWALL?
How long do you have?! There is so much. So many things to do from the Cottage and so much more if you drive a little further out. If you enjoy walking then you can hop straight onto the Roseland Peninsula which is minutes from the Cottage – taking you to many beaches and stops along the coast. Portloe is a popular resting point for many walkers. There are also several beaches within a short walk along the Coastal Path that are dog friendly and less busy than the larger more commercial areas, these include Pendower and Carne Beach.
If you’re happy to drive a little further out you can find yourself at the beautiful harbour town of Mevagissey, St Mawes, Newquay and surrounding areas including Lusty Glaze Beach, Watergate Bay and Crantock. And one more, a trip to Falmouth is highly recommended – it was our favorite day from our break. We drove the short distance to St Mawes and took a boat over to Falmouth and then spent the day exploring with time spent on Gylly’s beach.
We highly recommend the above and in truth, we won’t be deviating much from this plan when we return to Cornwall this year.
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK
As with the above, where do I start? I think this section deserves a post all of its own. For a whistle-stop tour of our favourites places to eat, here goes. A few of our recommendations as we explored Cornwall…
THE KA EDIT FAMILY TRAVEL GUIDE: CORNWALL
Cornwall was pretty special and this trip is definitely one for the memory book. One to remember and to repeat as we plan our next adventure for this year. The beaches, the cobbled streets, the fish & chips, the incredible views over the Roseland Peninsula. The history and of course the downtime together as a family. One for your bucket list if you enjoy visiting traditional seaside and harbour towns.
I would love to hear your recommendations and do share with me if this blog post helped. We really do love sharing our adventures and hope that they help you plan and inspire you to try the spots we loved exploring. In the meantime, if you are visiting with your four-legged friend take a read our favourite dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall post.