Did you know...The Eden Project houses the largest conservatory in the world?

Cornwall's unique identity and remote location make Cornwall holidays ideal for those who are ready to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace. A stay in one of Blue Chip's Cornwall holiday cottages will set your family getaway in the midst of historic rural locations, shimmering coasts and lively tourist resorts.

  • Cornwall's Tintagel Castle is the rumoured birthplace of the legendary King Arthur
  • St Ives has its very own Tate, Tate St Ives
  • Many of Cornwall's disused mines are visible and open to the public

Cornwall Tourist Information

Those who choose holidays in Cornwall will find plenty of amusements for every family member, ranging from traditional beach resorts, through to historic landmarks and all-weather family attractions. As the tourism industry replaces more traditional Cornish trades the chance to explore this mysterious county and its secrets shouldn't be missed.

Cornwall Family Attractions

The Eden Project comprises a truly original day out with its rainforest, biomes and enormous gardens. The Eden Project offers something to see no matter what the season.

Bodmin Moor lies at the heart of Cornwall. The moor's unspoilt, rugged beauty and masses of wildlife mean that there is plenty of interest for the whole family. As mainland Britain's most westerly point, Land's End presents an enjoyable day out favoured by many during Cornwall holidays. Visitors have the opportunity to be pictured with the famous signpost and find gifts for those back home in the nearby shops.

The many family attractions in Cornwall also include Newquay Zoo, Crealy Adventure Park, Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, Blue Reef Aquarium and Cornish Rock Tors.

Eating Out in Cornwall

A stay in one of Blue Chip's self-catering Cornwall holiday cottages poses the perfect excuse to try the famous Cornish pasty. Available in every bakery throughout the county, Cornwall's traditional pasties can form a snack or full meal depending on how hungry you're feeling! Saffron cake, another Cornish favourite, should also be sampled. Originally only made at Easter but now available the year-round, this rich, saffron-flavoured cake comes from an original Cornish recipe.

Beach Holidays in Cornwall

The county's unspoilt, lengthy coast makes it home to hundreds of sandy resorts and coves ideal for beach holidays in Cornwall. Visitors have their pick of beaches, and can match their favourite activities and individual needs to one of Cornwall's many and diverse coastal areas.

For those after the surf, North Cornwall and Bude in particular are popular areas, whereas the more southerly beaches, such as Newquay, Falmouth and Cawsand, lend themselves to laidback family Cornwall holidays.

Dog Friendly Holidays in Cornwall

If you're looking for a dog friendly holiday destination, Cornwall is well worth considering. Blue Chip Holidays offers a range of dog friendly holiday cottages, and there will be no shortage of places to take your family pet once on your break. A large number of Cornwall's beaches welcome dogs the whole year round. These include Polperro beach, Whitsand Bay and Mevagissey, all of which are sandy and family-friendly too.

Porthtowan to Chapel Porth

Now, this walk’s for the Poldark fans amongst you. This is your chance to traipse the very clifftops that Ross Poldark spend Sunday evenings stomping and galloping through throughout the series. The walk starts in Porthtowan and winds its way up to the beautiful Chapel Porth, following the coast path and passing what remains of the Wheal Charlotte engine house...

Porthchapel Beach

You’ll find this sandy gem tucked between Porthcurno and Porthgwarra, just three miles from Land’s End. With a position surrounded by cliffs, this peaceful sandy beach has a sheltered feel to it that makes it perfect for families. Now the good news is that Porthchapel doesn’t attract the crowds that its neighbours do, but that’s because it’s not as easy...
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