6 Reasons The Schoose Team Love Autumn in Cornwall
When people think of Cornwall they usually think of bright summer sun, lazy beach days and surfing. As much as we love summer in Cornwall, we think autumn in Cornwall is something extra special, so here are the 6 reasons the Schoose team love autumn in Cornwall...
1. Warm Sea Swims
Yep, you might think we're mad and that swimming in the sea is only for hot summer days, but actually the sea in September and October is at it's warmest of the whole year. The beaches are quieter, the weather can be fantastic at this time of year and a long swim in sea does wonders for your soul.
2. Peaceful Cornwall
The schools have gone back, most of the holidaymakers have gone home and this is the time we take to stroll around pretty harbour towns like St Ives, Polperro and Mevagissey. The shops and cafes are still open but the crowds have gone, so a tranquil afternoon spent on a sunny harbourside followed by some fresh Cornish fish in a restaurant with a view is a great way to while away an autumn day.
3. Festival Season
Whatever you're into, you'll find a festival for you during autumn in Cornwall! Creatives can head to Porthleven Arts Festival or Falmouth Book Festival, foodies will flock to Truro Food Festival or Falmouth Oyster Festival and music lovers will enjoy St Ives September Festival or Mevagissey Sea Shanty Festival.
4. September Gales
The first Atlantic gales of the season touch our shores at this time of year, so we love a bit of storm watching. This is a great time of year, as unlike the winter storms it's a lot warmer to do some storm watching, so you can usually combine a blustry, stormy walk with a bit of storm peeping without freezing! Click here to take a peek at our favourite storm watching spots in Cornwall.
5. Cosy Sunday's
There is no better way to spend a Sunday than a walk on the coast followed by a Sunday roast in a cosy Cornish pub. Our favourites are Penrose Kitchen near Truro, The Working Boat in Falmouth and The Mariners in Rock.
6. Dog Friendly Beaches
During the summer most of Cornwall's beaches are off limits to our four legged friends, but come the end of October the dog ban is lifted and we can explore different beaches with our furry friends! We'll be heading to our favourites - Chapel Porth, Gunwalloe Church Cove and Maenporth.
While you're out and about this autumn don't forget to pack your essentials for the day from hand sanitiser to spare socks! Click here to see our selection of handbags and backpacks to keep everything at hand.