Best Places In Cornwall To Visit During The Winter
Wild weather, invigorating walks and cosy cafes. Cornwall in winter is a magical place. The soft autumn colours have given way to stormy grey seas, dark windy skies and splashes of jewel colours from the gorse and heather on the coast. There are still plenty of things to do both inside and outdoors, so come with us and find our best places in Cornwall to visit during the winter...
If the weatherman says there is a storm coming in then head to Sennen Cove. At the very tip of Cornwall, it is where winter storms hit first. You've probably seen photos in the press of huge waves battering the coast here as they really can get enormous! It's well worth pulling on your waterproofs and heading out to watch these mesmerising waves roll in. Just remember to stay safe.
Visit A Top Restaurant
There are so many incredible places to eat in Cornwall, but the most famous ones can get crazily busy and booked up well in advance during the summer. Take advantage of the quieter months to indulge in a luxurious lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant such as Paul Ainsworth at No6 or Outlaw's New Road.
Not normally a place people think about visiting during the winter, but thanks to Cornwall's sub-tropical climate it is home to a dizzying array of stunning gardens and they are just as beautiful in the winter. You'll discover a different side to gardens such as Heligan, Trebah and Trengwainton. They are peaceful, slow paced and full of different colours and textures than you'll be used to discovering in the summer.
Explore Fishing Villages
St Ives, Newlyn and Padstow might be packed to the rafters in the summer, but head to these idyllic fishing harbours during the winter and often enough you'll have them to yourself! Cosy up over hot drinks in a cafe, laze over a long lunch at the local pub or pick up some fresh fish direct from the fishermen and head home to cook up a storm.
Moorland Star Gazing
Cornwall is lucky enough to have not just one, but two international dark sky parks - Bodmin Moor and West Penwith. This makes them some of the best places in the world to view the sky at night and with night falling so much earlier in the winter it's a great time to head out and star gaze without having to stay up late!