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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":200,"Name":"Cornwall","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering Cornwall holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nation\u0026rsquo;s fallen back in love with Cornwall recently, thanks to Poldark. Sunday nights have become all about sweeping sea views, horses galloping across heather-covered moors and sunsets behind harbours, and those of us who have long been fans of the region know that it\u0026rsquo;s every bit as beautiful as it looks on screen. \u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/discover-poldarks-cornwall\"\u003eClick here\u003c/a\u003e to discover the filming locations that made Poldark a sensation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eOur favourite places to visit\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you grew up making memories in Cornwall with your mum and dad or you\u0026rsquo;ve yet to discover this unique part of the country, there\u0026rsquo;s no place quite like it. With a landscape that\u0026rsquo;s inspired novelists, artists and even starred in the new series of Poldark, a holiday in Cornwall is all about nature at its most beautiful and doing what you love.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve been following Poldark\u0026rsquo;s adventures so far then you\u0026rsquo;ll be no stranger to the jutting headlands, the windswept cliffs and the sun-dappled heather that graces the peace and quiet of the moors. And all we can say is that no matter which part of the county you head for you\u0026rsquo;ll find its unspoilt beauty stops you in your tracks time and again.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe all have our favourite places to visit in Cornwall, and you can choose from whitewashed harbour towns where life is all about the catch of the day (such as Padstow and Looe), the ever-energetic Newquay with its wide sandy beaches and laidback surfing lifestyle and the solitude of the countryside on Bodmin\u0026hellip;there\u0026rsquo;s a corner of Cornwall to suit every kind of holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThe best beaches\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhat\u0026rsquo;s a stay in the West Country without a day on the beach? Cornwall has more sandy coves and popular beaches than you can shake a spade at, and with a coast that stretches for more than 250 blissful miles it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect spot for a family break by the sea. The region has an impressive smattering of Blue Flag beaches to its name, but half the fun can be finding the ones off the beaten track and escaping the crowds during your visit too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the best beaches in Cornwall (in our humble opinions at least), include the ever-popular surfing epicentre that\u0026rsquo;s Fistral Beach, Porthmeor Beach in the beautiful St Ives (did someone say \u0026ldquo;white sand and clear waters\u0026rdquo;?) the unspoilt Chapel Porth Beach in St Agnes and of course, Newquay\u0026rsquo;s Watergate Bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow don\u0026rsquo;t be put off by this next bit if you\u0026rsquo;re about as familiar with a surf board as you are with a unicycle\u0026hellip;the main beaches are dotted with professional surf schools that welcome people of all ages and all abilities to get on a board and surf like a local. They even promise to have you stood up on it within two hours of learning.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRestaurants\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDiet or no diet, Cornwall folk love a hearty meal, and that means plenty of restaurants boasting the fresh catch of the day and, more often than not, \u0026nbsp;a view you\u0026rsquo;ll remember for a long time to come.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of the celebrity chef then you\u0026rsquo;re in luck, Jamie Oliver\u0026rsquo;s Fifteen Cornwall at Watergate Bay offers fine dining with a view and Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s stuck close to his roots with his empire of Padstow restaurants perfect for visiting foodies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePadstow\u0026rsquo;s got something of a reputation as a foodie haven in Cornwall, and it\u0026rsquo;s also home to Paul Ainsworth at Number 6, a friendly restaurant with a setting in a Padstow town house that dates back to the 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century. With art decorating the walls and a contemporary twist to the menu, this restaurant offers an experience as well as fine dining.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe love the fact that the restaurants in Cornwall tend to make the most of the area\u0026rsquo;s local produce, so expect the locally caught catch of the day if you opt for seafood, and the flavours of the seasons in most of the restaurants\u0026rsquo; dishes. It\u0026rsquo;s not all about the famous faces that serve up dishes across Cornwall though, no matter which part of the county you visit you\u0026rsquo;ll stumble across the kind of cafes you\u0026rsquo;ll return to every day of your stay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eWhat to do\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re imagining Cornwall as all sandy beaches and lazy days then don\u0026rsquo;t be fooled, there are plenty of days out that\u0026rsquo;ll keep the whole family entertained. If you\u0026rsquo;ve never visited the Eden Project then make it top of your list, this St Austell inspiration of an attraction isn\u0026rsquo;t only home to the world\u0026rsquo;s largest indoor rainforest but also the UK\u0026rsquo;s longest zip wire.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOver in Gweek the Cornish Seal Sanctuary welcomes abandoned and injured seals until they\u0026rsquo;re restored back to health, and they always welcome friendly faces who come and say hello during a stay nearby. If you fancy watching a production in a cliff face then the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno always wows first-time visitors. This open air theatre\u0026rsquo;s \u0026nbsp;carved into the cliff face, so every production\u0026rsquo;s set against the dramatic backdrop of the Atlantic right behind the \u0026lsquo;stage\u0026rsquo;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven if you\u0026rsquo;ve yet to set foot on Cornish soil then we\u0026rsquo;re sure you\u0026rsquo;ll have heard the tales of King Arthur, and Tintagel\u0026rsquo;s every inch the romantic ruin that keeps the legend alive. High above the crashing waves below, the castle\u0026rsquo;s owned by the English Heritage and welcomes the curious and the energetic all year round to clamber its crumbling walls and see if they can find any truth behind the tales.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden\u0026rsquo;s housed in the sculptor\u0026rsquo;s former studio in St Ives, so fans can see the place where she created some of her finest work. Now owned by the Tate St Ives, the museum\u0026rsquo;s open all year round and (the Tate St Ives closes between October and May).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eDog friendly\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow they\u0026rsquo;re a laidback bunch in the South West, so when it comes to dog friendly Cornwall beaches, attractions and places to eat, owners have more to choose from than they can shake a stick at (sorry\u0026hellip;). \u0026nbsp;Dozens of the beaches welcome dogs throughout the year (always double check though as some operate seasonal bans), the most famous one being Fistral Beach in sunny Newquay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find your best friend\u0026rsquo;s more than welcome at many of the county\u0026rsquo;s attractions too, including Trebah Gardens, the world-famous Eden Project and Pendennis Castle just to name a few to get you started. If you\u0026rsquo;re looking forward to exploring some new walks with your pet while you\u0026rsquo;re in Cornwall too then bear in mind that most pubs welcome them inside and out, and there\u0026rsquo;s often a dog bowl for thirsty walkers too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eCornwall holiday cottages\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe have hundreds of Cornwall holiday cottages that have been carefully chosen by our experts to offer the wow factor. There are choices for those of you who wouldn\u0026rsquo;t dream of leaving your dog behind, stylish apartments so close to the sea that you can check the tide before hitting the surf, and cosy cottages in some of the county\u0026rsquo;s most tranquil countryside.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor new mums and dads embarking on that first break together as a family there are choices from our Baby Blue Chip collection, a selection of properties kitted out with everything you need when travelling with your new arrival (\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/baby-friendly-holidays\"\u003eclick here\u003c/a\u003e for more information). So if you\u0026rsquo;ve decided that your next escape should be to Cornwall, all that\u0026rsquo;s left to do is click the \u0026lsquo;properties\u0026rsquo; tab above to start your search for the perfect home from home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"cornwall","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000020432476XXLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Crown Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Crown Inn is one of Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s oldest pubs, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely place for a pitstop whilst you explore the rugged area that surrounds it. With a quaint feel to it that\u0026rsquo;ll have you wanting to settle down and stay for an afternoon, the pub also prides itself on its menu and the reviewers on TripAdvisor have nothing but glowing reviews to share.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Bodmin restaurant prides itself on fresh Cornish produce, and you\u0026rsquo;ll always find the latest seasonal produce on the specials board. The Crown Inn serves food every day of the week, and in warmer weather the garden makes a peaceful setting to enjoy a meal in the historic surroundings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re keen to try out a local pub during a stay in Bodmin accommodation, this is the place. With great, hot food and a relaxed atmosphere you\u0026rsquo;ll feel right at home. One reviewer describes The Crown Inn as \u0026ldquo;a pub with some oomph and spark\u0026rdquo;, and if you visit during summer you can sit outside and sip a refreshing drink whilst chatting to some of the locals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4005,"LocationLongitude":-4.70324,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/pints and barrel.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/the-crown-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/pints and barrel.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Wood\u0027s Cafe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAccording to you guys on TripAdvisor Woods Cafe is the number one choice for those in self-catering Bodmin accommodation. Hidden in the gorgeous Cardinham Woods just two miles from Bodmin, we aren\u0026rsquo;t exaggerating when we say this is an escape as well as a cafe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe historic cottage is a fantastic place to sample a cream tea, and although beautifully decorated inside\u0026nbsp; it also offers outside seating with plenty of space. Dog owners will find their pets welcome outside, and there are facilities for them too. Children can enjoy the adventure play area in safety, and this cafe makes a great resting spot during a bike ride. Bodmin is at its best when you\u0026#39;re enjoying the peace and quiet and spending time outdoors, so this little cafe is perfect for a pitstop during time in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4697,"LocationLongitude":-4.67973,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/ice-creams.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/woods-cafe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/ice-creams.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bodmin Jail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBodmin Jail is a creepy Cornwall attraction and a fascinating museum, so if the spooky stories of haunting and ghosts that surround it don\u0026rsquo;t put you off we\u0026rsquo;d recommend a visit. The jail was constructed by its unfortunate prisoners using 20,000 tons of granite from a nearby quarry and it\u0026#39;s one of Dartmoor\u0026#39;s most interesting sites..\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, its walls are so safe that the Crown Jewels, and the Domesday Book have been stored within them during its history too. Now a family attraction for all weathers, the jail includes original cells from the former civil and naval prison (which closed in 1927), as well as a courtyard and a bar and restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors are free to roam the tiny cells, peer up at the small barred windows high above and get a real feel for what life was like for the prisoners. Those who are feeling especially brave can sign up for one of the evening ghost walks, where eager ghost hunters spend a night in the jail in search of things that go bump in the night.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDescribed by one witty TripAdvisor reviewer as \u0026lsquo;the best prison food you\u0026rsquo;ll ever get\u0026rsquo;, Bodmin Jail is home to a unique restaurant as well as a fascinating history. You\u0026rsquo;ll find homemade food in a cosy setting right in the heart of Bodmin\u0026rsquo;s sinister jail.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4743,"LocationLongitude":-4.72765,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/jail.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/bodmin-jail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/jail.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Jamaica Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve read the work of Daphne du Maurier, you won\u0026rsquo;t want to miss a visit to\u0026nbsp;The Jamaica Inn,\u0026nbsp;the real inn which inspired her novel of the same name. Fans of the novel and du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s other famous works flock to the inn every year, and it\u0026rsquo;s lonely position on the windy outskirts of Bodmin Moor make it easy to understand why it inspired the chilling book.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf the novel had you imagining an imposing building in the heart of the moor then you won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed, the Jamaica Inn is much as it\u0026rsquo;s always been, so it\u0026rsquo;s easy to get a sense of how it would have seemed to weary visitors as they arrived at the end of a long day journeying across Bodmin Moor.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis Bodmin family attraction also has a restaurant and fascinating Daphne du Maurier museum, and the coaching house has enough history of its own to fill another. There\u0026rsquo;s a cinema room which tells the story of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s relationship with smuggling, and it\u0026rsquo;s only fair that we warn you that some visitors report seeing ghostly figures in the bar!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5623,"LocationLongitude":-4.56665,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Pub fire.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/the-jamaica-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Pub fire.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Lanhydrock","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOnce home to the Robartes family, Lanhydrock is a beautiful country estate that\u0026rsquo;s everything you\u0026rsquo;d expect from one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s finest stately homes. The first thing that will strike you during your visit is how easy it is to imagine the house in its heyday as the rooms are decorated just as they were by the family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house was decorated in 1881, following a serious fire, and the design and interiors offer a rare insight into life in the Victorian era. Peer into the servants\u0026rsquo; quarters, and then wander the Long Gallery and its collection of rare books to get a feel for both worlds. Creep through the children\u0026rsquo;s nurseries and admire the opulence that welcomed the newest additions to the family. The house offers a glimpse into everyday life of the Victorian era, and shows just how different life was upstairs in the comfortable rooms to \u0026lsquo;below stairs\u0026rsquo; in the chilly servants\u0026rsquo; quarters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eExperience the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who made Lanhydrock their home, and discover how their fortunes changed during the First World War. You\u0026rsquo;re also welcome to explore the gardens, visit the family chapel and peer into the stables...all of which are open to visitors. Lanhydrock is every inch the looming Victorian estate, and its surrounded by acres of rolling land that make it a fantastic place to while away some time during a Cornwall holiday. The Victorian parterre is lined with yews and the grounds are dotted with historic oak and beech trees, so make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy the gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.4409,"LocationLongitude":-4.69784,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/lanhydrock","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/staircase.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bodmin Moor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNeed some breathing space? How does a sprawling moor that stretches for 150 square miles sound? Bodmin Moor is about as spacious as you can get, and its unspoilt beauty and rugged landscape make it the perfect place for a walk during a Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBodmin Moor has a whole collection of designations to its name, and it\u0026rsquo;s no surprise that for one thing it\u0026rsquo;s been named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of the landscape has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and the area\u0026rsquo;s World Heritage Site status notes the significance of the tin mining industry that dates back more than 4000 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s highest peaks on the moor in the forms of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, and the views from each will take your breath away. It\u0026rsquo;s easier to see the marks of the moor\u0026rsquo;s history from above, so look out for the remains of ancient buildings and medieval farms...it\u0026rsquo;ll hit you just how much history you\u0026rsquo;re walking through during your day exploring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe landscape may be rugged but it\u0026rsquo;s also diverse. Dramatic tors loom high above the moor\u0026rsquo;s visitors and ancient oak woodland lines hidden valleys, just take your pick of walks and trails and discover an area that\u0026rsquo;s been largely untouched for thousands of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5363,"LocationLongitude":-4.58375,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bodmin.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/bodmin-moor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bodmin.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bodmin \u0026 Wenford Railway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHop aboard, take a seat and travel back in time with a journey on the\u0026nbsp;Bodmin and Wenford Railway - the perfect dog friendly attraction in Bodmin for those enjoying family holidays. This nostalgic steam train will delight children and remind the older passengers of days gone by, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most popular attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 13 mile round trip is a brilliant way to sit back and admire the Cornish countryside, and the smell of steam and sounds of the engine will transport you back to the 1950s. The passenger train runs between February and December, and there are various themed events available throughout the year too, and some of them may surprise you...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe programme of events range from the quaint such as Steam and Cream specials aboard the Cornish Belle, murder mystery specials that would make Agatha Christie proud, Santa by Steam and (wait for it) the Disco Train. We bet you\u0026rsquo;ve never shown off your moves to the sounds of the 70s on a steam train dance floor...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBodmin General station is just a short stroll from the centre of Bodmin, and there\u0026rsquo;s a picnic area, an exhibition coach, a workshop viewing area and a free car park onsite.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4652,"LocationLongitude":-4.716,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364485776.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bodmin-country/the-bodmin-wenford-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364485776.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tintagel Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;ve all heard the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Tintagel Castle is as close as we can get to the legends. This dramatic ruin sits atop the cliffs of north Cornwall, and it\u0026rsquo;s always been surrounded by Arthurian legends. Was the castle really the birthplace of King Arthur? How did Merlin\u0026rsquo;s Cave on the beach at the foot of the cliffs get its name?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWell, whatever the truths behind the rumours one thing\u0026rsquo;s certain and that\u0026rsquo;s that Tintagel is a beautiful Cornwall attraction that will fascinate the whole family.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYour journey will start with an introductory video bringing you up to speed on the castle\u0026rsquo;s history and legends, and then you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to go and discover its secrets for yourselves. There\u0026rsquo;s a beach cafe down on the shore, so Tintagel is a day trip with everything you need \u0026ndash; intrigue, views and a little refreshment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven reaching the ruins is an adventure as you\u0026rsquo;ll need to navigate steep steps and bridges high above the waves crashing below, so wear shoes with a good grip. Take time to admire the dramatic views from Tintagel\u0026rsquo;s impressive vantage point, and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon understand why this stretch of coastline has inspired legends that have lasted for centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTintagel\u0026rsquo;s air of mystery keeps the tales of King Arthur in mind during a visit, and you can go down to the shore and visit Merlin\u0026rsquo;s Cave. Tintagel\u0026rsquo;s history can be traced all the way back to Roman times, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s most iconic landmarks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.6673,"LocationLongitude":-4.75856,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364567705.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/boscastle-tintagel/tintagel-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364567705.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Museum of Witchcraft","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSpeak to anyone who\u0026rsquo;s enjoyed a holiday in Boscastle and they\u0026rsquo;re bound to know of the Museum of Witchcraft. It seems nobody visits the area without their curiosity getting the better of them, and judging by the reviews on TripAdvisor they\u0026rsquo;re always glad it did. This quirky museum is one of the world\u0026rsquo;s leading dedicated to witchcraft, and it\u0026rsquo;s just the sort of peculiar attraction you\u0026rsquo;ll be hoping to stumble upon during your stay in the West Country.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to the largest collection of witch-inspired artefacts and memorabilia, the museum has been open for more than 50 years. It\u0026rsquo;s a great attraction to spend some time in after visiting nearby Tintagel Castle, as you\u0026rsquo;ll be in the mood to learn all about witchcraft after seeing the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur. The friendly staff are so enthusiastic that they\u0026rsquo;ll have you hooked as soon as you arrive, and you\u0026rsquo;ll have an unforgettable visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum delves into the meaning of witchery and its presence throughout England over the years. Luckily, most of the artefacts survived the severe flood of 2004, but you can still see the waterline inside the entrance. There are hundreds of artefacts to browse, brining to life the weird and wonderful practices of witches over hundreds of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLearn how they looked into the future, who they cursed and why they had familiars \u0026ndash; all through the very objects that were used for their dark spells and rituals. 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This light and airy bistro avoids the traditional stereotype of seaside food with ease, replacing it with chic homemade meals and a packed specials board that they take pride in keeping fresh.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis si the kind of bistro where you can enjoy a meal without feeling rushed, chat to locals or other visitors and try something new. Not only is the food impressive, but so is the attitude of the guys to their pricing. They appreciate that there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of choice when it comes to eating out in the area and don\u0026rsquo;t try to compete, choosing instead to attract customers with their reasonable prices and delicious home-cooked meals.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eUrchins welcomes children and there\u0026rsquo;s a special menu especially for them, and well-behaved dogs are also invited along. 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This informal beach cafe by day and chic restaurant by night has something for everyone and it\u0026rsquo;s right beside Summerleaze Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt serves hot meals and light snacks to those fresh from the surf, the sand-loving families and the walkers throughout the day, and welcomes couples looking for views and groups of friends eager to unwind over a casual meal once the sun sets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu includes local produce with an emphasis on seafood\u0026nbsp; and no matter when you drop in you\u0026rsquo;ll find the atmosphere typically friendly and relaxed. There\u0026rsquo;s a take-away service during the day too, so if you can\u0026rsquo;t stay away from the dramatic beach long enough to eat your ice cream you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to wander off and enjoy it in the sunshine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis informal caf\u0026eacute; and restaurant is perfect for a relaxed meal or snack during a day on the nearby Summerleaze beach, and the views of an evening transform it into a romantic spot for two. The menu\u0026rsquo;s emphasis on fresh seafood and meats is the pride and joy of the team of professional chefs who love to delight visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8317,"LocationLongitude":-4.55121,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/04/1364809772.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/lifes-a-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/04/1364809772.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Outdoor Adventure","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhen in Rome as they say, so when in Bude why not try your hand at surfing with lessons at \u003ca href=\"http://www.outdooradventure.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Outdoor Adventure\"\u003eOutdoor Adventure\u003c/a\u003e? This activity centre and surf school is set on the beautiful Widemouth Bay, one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for surf and you can choose from half and full day lessons to enjoy the ultimate family attraction in Bude.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you always fancied a go at coasteering? The adrenalin-packed activity is becoming and more popular, and Cornwall makes the perfect setting for it with its rocky coast and stunning scenery. You\u0026rsquo;ll not only be taken on an exhilarating journey along the coast but you\u0026rsquo;ll also see the area\u0026rsquo;s wildlife from a whole new perspective (both in the water and on land).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOutdoor Adventure is operated by a group of experts who not only teach the activities for a living but are dedicated to them in their spare time, and their enthusiasm is contagious. 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The attraction also includes a shop which specialises in collectable items such as deactivated guns, military clothing, inert ammunition and survival equipment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven the refreshments are served in military style from inside a working NAAFI canteen wagon, and there\u0026rsquo;s a picnic area onsite too so families can enjoy their snacks outside. There are souvenirs to take home too, and children still love a military-themed toy as much as us oldies did when we were small.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe collection started life as one man\u0026rsquo;s hobby and he finally opened it to the public in 1981. Since then it\u0026rsquo;s continued to fascinate those who visit and has gotten bigger over the decades. There are facilities for the disabled at Cobbaton Combat Collection and it\u0026rsquo;s accessible throughout. 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Today this Bude attraction is more of a museum and it houses a collection of interesting exhibition galleries, a restaurant and a gift shop.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAside from the chance to learn more about Bude in this spectacular setting the views from the castle over Summerleaze Beach are gorgeous. The artefacts in the centre include a display about the Bencoolen, a famous Bude shipwreck that happened in 1862. It\u0026rsquo;s all the more poignant as the ship wrecked on the beach you can see from the castle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs well as exhibitions, the heritage centre offers engaging features to make it fun for the whole family \u0026ndash; why not try navigation interactive and see if you can steer a ship through the fierce Cornwall seas?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Bude Castle Heritage Centre makes an informative starting point for a Bude holiday, and once you\u0026rsquo;ve found out all you need to know you\u0026rsquo;re in a great position to set off on a cliff top walk, to explore the town or one of the nearby beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8291,"LocationLongitude":-4.54866,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/bude-castle-heritage-centre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/quills.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crackington Haven","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFor those who like to find a peaceful corner of coast away from the masses, Crackington haven is just the Bude beach. Although it\u0026rsquo;s 11 miles from Bude this secluded cove has plenty of sand at low tide as well as hundreds of rock pools to explore. This isn\u0026rsquo;t the best known of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s beaches but that makes it all the better for swimmers, walkers and those with young children who can take advantage of the peaceful setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach is one of those that looks striking no matter which direction you approach from and it\u0026rsquo;s a great beach for visiting families. Sheltered by the bay that encloses it, the beach shelves gently (please note that there are no lifeguards here) and if you cross the road behind it you\u0026rsquo;ll find a cafe, traditional beach shops and a pub and restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you enjoy stretching your legs with a walk during a visit to the shore this is a good base as there\u0026rsquo;s always plenty of parking nearby. You\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets close to the beach for before you start your wander and the surrounding scenery is breathtaking. Most of the nearby land is owned by the National Trust, so the surrounding paths and walkways are always in good condition throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are banned from Crackington Haven.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.7409,"LocationLongitude":-4.63336,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/bude.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/crackington-haven","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/bude.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Northcott Mouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNorthcott Mouth boasts the mysterious feel that\u0026rsquo;s unique to beaches on the north Cornwall coast, and whether it\u0026rsquo;s a warm, sunny day or a mid-winter storm its broody atmosphere makes it stunning. This Bude beach is a little pebbly, but there\u0026rsquo;s sand at low tide and the dramatic cliffs that surround it add to its cosy feel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis rocky cove transforms into a wide sandy beach at low tide, and if you look out to sea you\u0026rsquo;ll see the wreck of the SS Belem emerge from the waves. The ship went down in 1917 and its propeller shaft was reused to support Barrel Rock at the end of Bude\u0026rsquo;s breakwater.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe rockpools that appear at low tide and a stream that runs straight down the beach make great fun for children, and there\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard service for added peace of mind. Although there are no toilets or facilities, there\u0026#39;s a tearoom close to the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll find a National Trust car park nearby. There\u0026rsquo;s no charge for the car park but there\u0026rsquo;s an honesty box for donations.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit during summer you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to buy tea from a traditional caravan that comes complete with a country garden, so for a quiet beach with plenty of character make your way to this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.8484,"LocationLongitude":-4.5532,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/little girl on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/bude/northcott-mouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/little girl on beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crooklets Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCrooklets Beach in Bude is a small sandy beach that links up with its neighbours (Summerleaze and Northcott Mouth) when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out, and half the fun is walking to it via the wet sand. If you\u0026rsquo;re planning on doing this with your children take buckets and spades along with you as you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of rock pools along the beach at low tide too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a favourite with those who are handy on a surf board and as well as being one of the most popular surfing beaches in Bude, it\u0026rsquo;s also home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club. If you time a walk along Crooklets on a Tuesday night you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to watch their weekly demonstration and get an idea of how they protect visitors and beachgoers throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith all the expected facilities, Crooklets beach also has easy access, a sand wheelchair available if you ask in advance and beach huts for hire if you\u0026rsquo;re staying for a few days. 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Located five miles to the north of Bude, Sandymouth is a National Trust-owned beach that\u0026rsquo;s off the beaten track \u0026ndash; and we think it\u0026rsquo;s all the more beautiful for it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe wide sandy beach has all the dramatic charm we know and love north Cornwall for, and it\u0026rsquo;s impossible to take a bad picture of it. Although access to this beach can be slightly difficult, the journey makes this beach feel more secluded than it actually is and the peaceful sands make getting there worthwhile. There\u0026rsquo;s even a waterfall (well every hidden beach needs one). \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe car park for Sandymouth beach is perched at the top of nearby cliffs, and the walk to the beach below passes through a ravine. The downward trek can add to the fun if you\u0026rsquo;re wearing the right shoes but it\u0026rsquo;s not the best idea if you have small children or for those who aren\u0026rsquo;t very mobile. 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Little Italy orders produce from a whole host of local suppliers, so it serves up a taste of Italy thanks to West Country flavours.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know it can be tricky dining out when you have special dietary requirements in the family, and \u0026nbsp;if you have gluten-free needs you can call ahead as the chef can create a gluten-free pizza within 24 hours - now that\u0026rsquo;s service. Oh, and the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s reasonably priced too. 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Recent years have seen Titanic, Wuthering Heights, James and the Giant Peach and hundreds more productions thrill audiences of all ages in a setting they\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s free parking for all visitors at the Minack, and it\u0026rsquo;s not only the theatre itself that draws the curious but the sub-tropical gardens have also become an attraction. 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The site sprawls for 67 acres of visible history and forms the best-preserved mining site in the UK.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe area surrounding Geevor has been mined for thousands of years, and since its closure as a working mine in 1990 the site houses exhibitions and demonstrations of its days as a place of work. \u003ca href=\"http://www.geevor.com/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Geevor Tin Mine\"\u003eGeevor Tin Mine\u003c/a\u003e\u0026nbsp;is a Penzance attraction sure to capture your imagination, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to gain an insight into the impact of mining on Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Cornish Mining World Heritage Site starts here, and visitors can take a peek underground and see just a tiny part of the huge network of tunnels that\u0026rsquo;s beneath the landscape. Tin mining was a huge part of Cornish life, and the cost of it changed the course of lives throughout the county until the mine finally closed for good in 1990.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe listed buildings and surrounding area have been kept much as they always were, and a visit to Geevor is fascinating for all age groups. The attraction includes underground tours, the Hard Rock Museum and much more. 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With it\u0026rsquo;s huge selection of dishes, this restaurant offers a special experience \u0026ndash; whether you eat in or take it back to your Newquay accommodation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe owner and his son-in-law work hard to make sure their expertise offer a great experience for all diners, and there\u0026#39;s a friendly feel to this restaurant. If you have trouble deciding what to sample ask Jessica, the owner\u0026#39;s daughter for some pointers as she\u0026#39;s always happy to explain each dish in more detail and recommend those she thinks you might enjoy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s even a small choice of Thai dishes if you fancy branching out. For that important occasion, special dishes can be requested with up to 48 hours notice, check the website for more details on this. 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With a border of fluffy dunes behind it and the coastal path at either end this is an idyllic stretch of coastline and it\u0026#39;s the type of beach with something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is found between Helston and Penzance and this sandy beach is a favourite spot with surfers as well as families and bathers. The shallow water makes it a child-friendly spot and its size makes it perfect for all kinds of activities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach belongs to a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it\u0026#39;s a particular favourite with migrant birds. Praa Sands has great surf, but beware of undercurrents and deep shelving at high tide.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere is a seasonal dog ban enforced between Easter and October, and a car park beside the beach \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s a convenient one to visit if you have small children. The beach is a mile long, and lifeguards man it throughout the year. 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The beach connects with Marazion when the tide goes out, so visitors can walk the three miles or so to the connecting beach and access St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount is a majestic island connected to the mainland by a causeway (at low tide). Its castle can be seen for miles and the island once attracted pilgrims in their thousands who made their way from Europe. Legend has it that the archangel St Michael appeared to a group of fishermen in the year 495, and the area has held spiritual significance ever since.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLong Rock is a safe sand and pebble beach, as you need to walk quite far out to sea before it even reaches waist height, so it\u0026rsquo;s ideal if you have children who like to paddle and enjoy the water. There is parking available at Long Rock, but you\u0026rsquo;ll need to arrive early to get a space during the summer as it becomes full quickly. 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A holiday in Newquay is the perfect time to master the town\u0026rsquo;s favourite pastime, and with the English Surfing Federation surf school on hand to help it\u0026rsquo;ll be great fun as well as a fantastic experience. All guests of Blue Chip Holidays receive 15% off lessons too, so embrace the Newquay lifestyle and start learning during your stay...you might even be a natural.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLearning to surf with professional lessons is fun for all ages, safe as you\u0026rsquo;ll be supervised \u0026ndash;and it will save you hours of trying to teach yourself while battling the elements. Children tend to pick it up even faster than the adults and they soon get hooked on the thrill \u0026ndash; in fact newbies of all ages can expect to stand on the board after just two hours of tuition. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re planning a Newquay holiday with friends or want to learn a new skill as a family, ESF have the staff and experience to help you along.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA half day beginner\u0026rsquo;s class is \u0026pound;30, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve picked up the basics beforehand you can tailor your lesson to meet your skills. You\u0026rsquo;ll master all safety training and the basics in the first lesson and you should be on your feet by the end. There\u0026rsquo;s something addictive about catching waves, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be ready to return to the water and move on to the next level even before you\u0026rsquo;ve dried off from the first. Lesson two takes things up a level teaching paddling and standing, helping you to stand on the board whilst remaining in control.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose from a 10am or 2pm lesson (don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you need a different time just ring in advance and the guys will try to fit you in). 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Just 3 miles from Penzance, the beach is in the village of Marazion and is mainly sandy with some pebbles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIts biggest draw is the causeway that connects the beach to St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount at low tide, and the island is home to a castle that still welcomes visitors. It\u0026rsquo;s impossible to set off from the beach to the island without feeling the same sense of excitement that the pilgrims who once made long journeys to this spot would have felt, and Marazion Beach makes the perfect spot to enjoy the view of the island before or after a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy visiting it on the same day the castle looming from the water makes a stunning backdrop to a family day on the sand. The beach\u0026rsquo;s advantages include clean waters, lifeguards and a large car park right beside it. 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Great Western Beach connects with Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze and Towan Beach and together they form a haven for surfers and families. Of the four, Great Western Beach is the closest to Newquay\u0026rsquo;s train station (which has a handy car park) and it\u0026rsquo;s often the quietest of the four.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNewquay has always appealed to visitors with something of an adventurous spirit, and the caves in the cliffs that shelter the beach make exciting places to explore. There are two ways to access the beach, you either need to wait for the tide to go out and walk to it from one of its neighbours or approach if from the cliff path (which can be steep). You\u0026rsquo;ll find a private lift located inside the Great Western Hotel which can be used\u0026nbsp; by anyone who need disabled access.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a favourite with surfers as well as those who just want to enjoy the sand, and if you fancy giving it a go you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to sign up for equipment hire and tuition with The Reef Surf Centre which is located right on the sand. The waves here are kinder than the ones at other Newquay beaches such as Fistral so it\u0026rsquo;s a great place for beginners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe high cliffs behind the beach are great for sheltering bathers from winds, but can also block the sun at times \u0026ndash; so you may wish to bear this in mind if you like to sunbathe. 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With safe swimming (although please note there\u0026rsquo;s no lifeguard cover) and gorgeous views across to the enchanting St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount this beach is a picturesque place to spend time. Wherrytown is a pebble beach so it\u0026rsquo;s better for a wander with the family or for the children to enjoy the water than for those of you who like to lie back on the sand and soak up the sun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere aren\u0026rsquo;t many facilities here, but on the plus side there\u0026rsquo;s a green and play area nearby so if you\u0026rsquo;re entertaining children for a day you can pop over if they have enough fun by the sea. 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This stylish restaurant takes everything we love about life in Cornwall and helps us enjoy it in one evening (scenic views, great food and time out from the hustle and bustle), and it was runner up in the Great British Urbanism, Awards 2013.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant manages to combine an impressive contemporary design with a friendly atmosphere, and there are usually local artists showcased throughout the building to add yet more flair to a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant is great for guests of self-catering accommodation in Penzance as it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for any time of day. Whether you fancy a quick drink and a snack before a day\u0026rsquo;s sightseeing, an informal lunch or chic evening meal \u0026ndash; The Bakehouse and Steakhouse is relaxed and welcoming. 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The ticket to enter includes all attractions except for the electric cars, and as many reviewers note, this is a family day out to suit all budgets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3751,"LocationLongitude":-5.04167,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/lappa-valley-steam-railway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/steam train.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Honey Pot","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis cute little cafe is nestled in one of Penzance\u0026rsquo;s historic side streets, and it has lots of character and its own unique charm! Every now and then you stumble on somewhere that looks unassuming but has everything you need from a cosy cafe, and The Honey Pot is one of those.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Honey Pot staff call their produce and snacks \u0026lsquo;incredible edibles\u0026rsquo;, and the range of teas, foods and other drinks is unbelievable.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe homemade cakes have that freshly-baked smell, and we hear from the locals that the various soups are legendary throughout Penzance! Although unusual for a cafe, it\u0026rsquo;s an idea to book a table though, as this cafe is extremely popular.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1178,"LocationLongitude":-5.53711,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/ice-creams.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/the-honey-pot","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/ice-creams.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Bay Restaurant","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you find yourself in the mood for something special during a holiday in accommodation in Penzance, The Bay Restaurant is an award-winning choice. The restaurant prides itself on its sophisticated setting for relaxed dining, all centred around seasonal menus and fine food. All produce is local, so you can expect fish, meats and dairy produce from nearby farms and businesses.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlso, all vegetables and herbs used in the impressive meals are especially grown for The Bay Restaurant...so you\u0026rsquo;re promised fresh ingredients to top it off. If this doesn\u0026rsquo;t convince you, the 2 AA rosettes to the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s name might!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you enjoy afternoon tea in chic surroundings, a good old roast dinner to make you feel at home during your holiday or a glass of wine while you look out to Mounts Bay you\u0026#39;ll be glad you visited The Bay Restaurant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1241,"LocationLongitude":-5.53239,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/romantic meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/the-bay-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/romantic meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Looe Island","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an inspiring story, when sisters Babs and Evelyn Atkins discovered this island in 1965 they decided they would own it and live on it, and they made it happen. The island can be seen a mile offshore from Looe, and it may look pretty rugged but it was home to the sisters for 40 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOfficially named St George\u0026rsquo;s Island, Looe Island can be seen just a mile or so offshore from Looe, and a boat trip for the day is one of the most exciting attractions in Looe and Polperro.The island is small in size, yet home to a wonderful feeling of being away from it all and some beautiful wildlife.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe spectacular Looe Island is a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to understand the two spinsters who fell in love with it and bought it, before living happily there for the next 40 years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe island can only be accessed by boat and if you visit in summer when it\u0026rsquo;s warm and beautiful try to imagine living on it during a stormy winter when the shore feels far away. The island has two beaches, a natural rock swimming pool, fishing and palm trees and while those of us who visit can only dream of living on it full time it\u0026rsquo;s still a fantastic day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3374,"LocationLongitude":-4.4495,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/sandy-footprint.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/looe/looe-island","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/sandy-footprint.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Paul Ainsworth at No 6","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe reviews have decided, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 is THE place to eat during a self-catering Padstow holiday and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular part of Padstow\u0026rsquo;s celebrity foodie scene. Number 6 serves a menu that aims to make its customers smile, and with imaginative dishes such as Taste of the Fairground dessert it never fails to!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be owned by a celebrity but that doesn\u0026rsquo;t mean you won\u0026rsquo;t find simple meals made with local ingredients at this stylish restaurant, and its famous owner descrbes the menu as enjoying a Cornish and British influence. The restaurant makes use of the impressive produce, fresh fish and ingredients right on its doorstep, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to sample the delights of Padstow during a stay in the area. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEverything on the menu is homemade (and we mean everything \u0026ndash; including the bread and the delicious truffles) and the extensive wine list offers great value on special wines by the bottle or the glass.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed attitude at Number 6 that isn\u0026rsquo;t always expected from a celebrity-owned eatery, so there\u0026rsquo;s no formal dress code to abide by and children over the age of four are more than welcome. With a beautiful interior and the menu peppered with fun, this is a must.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/padstow-wadebridge\" style=\"font-size: 1em; line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003eFind out more about Padstow holidays here\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5415,"LocationLongitude":-4.93996,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/01/wine glasses-edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/paul-ainsworth-at-no-6","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/01/wine glasses-edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Stein\u0027s Fish and Chips","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCelebrity chef Rick Stein has something of an empire in pretty Padstow and Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is found right beside the harbour and serves up fresh, local fish with the unmistakable flair that sets Rick apart from the rest. Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is both a restaurant and a takeaway, but you can\u0026rsquo;t beat ordering your fish and chips and taking it outside to eat by the sea \u0026ndash; this may be the most sophisticated fish and chip shop ever but you\u0026rsquo;ll still want to enjoy them outside by the sea!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is open all year round, so you can top off any holiday in Padstow with a treat. Choose from fish and chips, battered oysters, scallops, tiger prawns in a garlic mayonnaise or battered fish cooked in beef dripping \u0026ndash; to name a few of the dishes available. There\u0026rsquo;s a special children\u0026rsquo;s menu too, so they can enjoy their own version\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu may hold a few surprise takes on traditional seaside fodder but it\u0026rsquo;s still very much centred on good old fish and chips. Grilled fish and gluten-free batter are available for those of you who like to watch your waistlines, and there\u0026rsquo;s an ever-changing specials board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5391,"LocationLongitude":-4.93604,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/07/Tom_FishandChips-gallery.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/steins-fish-and-chips","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/07/Tom_FishandChips-gallery.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Basement","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Basement is another favourite with both residents and visitors of accommodation in Padstow. With striking harbour views and an area dedicated to al fresco eating, The Basement is a lovely spot for a relaxing meal on a sunny afternoon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a great restaurant if you\u0026rsquo;re on a budget as it strives to deliver quality meals at reasonable prices, whether you fancy breakfast, lunch or dinner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe should probably mention that the Sunday lunches at The Basement are so delicious that they were nominated by The Observer in their Best Sunday Roast awards...and that\u0026rsquo;s no small feat. All meals are created using the finest local produce and fresh ingredients, making this a leading restaurant on the competitive Padstow eating out scene.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBetter yet, everything is freshly made right in the building and that means everything you can think of, from the marmalade that\u0026rsquo;s given with breakfast to the ice cream that\u0026rsquo;s trickled over the desserts. This restaurant takes using fresh, local ingredients seriously and ensures that all meals have been made by hand with thought and style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.541,"LocationLongitude":-4.93843,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/mediterannean-meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-basement","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/mediterannean-meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Margot\u0027s Bistro","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMargot\u0026rsquo;s Bistro in Padstow is the town\u0026rsquo;s worst-kept secret and it\u0026rsquo;s rocketed to number three in the TripAdvisor reviews. This friendly bistro has a loyal fan base and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth a visit during a stay in the foodie capital of Cornwall, but you will need to book very very early as it can become booked up for months in advance during summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe homemade bread is a sign of the personal touches throughout the restaurant, and the menu offers hearty meals with an impressive flair. There\u0026#39;s a tasting menu of five courses available too, for just \u0026pound;45.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you pop in for a quick lunch during a busy day enjoying the fresh air or book in for a cosy evening meal close to the twinkling harbour this friendly bistro has become a Padstow must. Everything on the menu is homemade and wherever possible the chef uses fresh produce and the best of the season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst most restaurants in the area have a focus on either seafood or meat, this one offers both in style, so there\u0026rsquo;s a dish to suit every palette and plenty to choose from. The restaurant\u0026rsquo;s closed on Sundays and Mondays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5417,"LocationLongitude":-4.93951,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/fish steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/margots-bistro","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/fish steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Chapel Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size:1em;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial;\"\u003eChapel Porth is a secluded National Trust beach, 2 miles to the west of St Agnes. Clear turquoise water and a stunning sandy beach at low tide are flanked by rugged Cornish cliffs. The beach is over-looked by the ruins of a Cornish tin mine, Wheal Coates, a\u0026nbsp;\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\"\u003eWorld Heritage Site\u003c/span\u003e. The beach is best visited at low tide, where a large expanse of white sand appears, stretching all the way to Porthtowan Beach.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003co:p\u003e\u003c/o:p\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size:1em;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial;\"\u003eChapel Porth is a great spot for surfing, and there are two car parks nearby with ample parking, the main one being right at the beach. A lifeguard is provided between May and September, so whether you\u0026rsquo;re hitting the surf or enjoying time with the family you can do it with peace of mind. There is a\u0026nbsp;\u003cspan style=\"color: rgb(51, 51, 51);\"\u003ecaf\u0026eacute;\u003c/span\u003e\u0026nbsp;and toilet facilities at the main beach car park\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003co:p\u003e\u003c/o:p\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size:1em;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial;\"\u003ePlease be aware a seasonal dog ban is enforced.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 9pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;\"\u003e\u003co:p\u003e\u003c/o:p\u003e\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3006,"LocationLongitude":-5.23484,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/05/139983814.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/chapel-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/05/139983814.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthtowan Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003e15 minutes walk from Chapel Porth Beach, Porthtowan is a stunner. It belongs to the St Agnes designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this one\u0026#39;s all about sweeping cliffs, crashing waves and wide sandy beaches. By far one of the most beautiful St Agnes beaches, Porthtowan is hugely popular with holidaymakers and those seeking the surf, especially during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sandy beach is sheltered by cliffs, and there are some great walks along the South West Coast Path in either direction if you feel like stretching your legs. If you head east from the beach you\u0026#39;ll end up in the whitewashed village of St Agnes, and to the west you\u0026#39;ll find yourself in Portreath. It\u0026rsquo;s possible to walk to Chapel Porth when the tide goes out, but check the tide times before trying this.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban at the beach, so if you\u0026#39;re planning a wander along the sand with your best friend you\u0026#39;ll need to wait until the summer\u0026#39;s over - but the scenery looks just as pretty in winter anyway. There\u0026#39;s a spacious car park close to the beach for those who prefer to drive than make their way on foot, and lifeguards keep an eye on beachgoers during high season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2876,"LocationLongitude":-5.24297,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Porthtowan beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/porthtowan-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Porthtowan beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bedruthan Steps","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe can thank erosion for many a spectacular sight across Cornwall, and Bedruthan Steps has got to be one of its finest pieces of work.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most famous Padstow attractions, Bedruthan Steps is a sight you won\u0026rsquo;t want to miss. Bedruthan Steps is one of the most striking sections of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s north coast, as erosion has left foreboding chunks of volcanic rock scattered across the beach, and you\u0026rsquo;ll feel very small walking between them when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe staircase leading from the cliffs has been reconstructed by the National Trust so you can walk down to the beach to look closely at the formations but take care as it\u0026rsquo;s possible to become cut off by the tide on this beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe wouldn\u0026rsquo;t recommend that visitors swim at this beach as the strong currents make entering the water risky, but if you fancy a dip Mawgan Porth nearby is a good spot. Bedruthan Steps is one of those spots that always look stunning, come rain, shine or storm, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most recognised Cornwall landmarks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust make sure you remember to take your camera along as you\u0026rsquo;ll want to capture the sight forever.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4814,"LocationLongitude":-5.032,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/bedruthan-steps.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/bedruthan-steps","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/bedruthan-steps.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trevellas Porth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTrevellas Porth Beach is found a short distance to the north of St Agnes, and is mainly pebble. One of the interesting features of this St Agnes beach is its surrounding reminders of the area\u0026rsquo;s mining history, as there are several disused mines and engine houses clearly visible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlso, the Blue Hills Tin Streams nearby still streams tin and offers guided tours, so if you find yourself in the mood for a stroll with something to visit, rather than just sand and surf, then Trevellas Porth is best. There\u0026rsquo;s a small car park close to the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTrevellas Beach is one of the more peaceful in the area as it\u0026rsquo;s tucked in the next valley from St Agnes, and if you time a walk through Trevellas Coombe at the right time you can walk to Trevaunance Cove at low tide. There\u0026rsquo;s a fairly small car park close to the beach, and dogs are welcome throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3008,"LocationLongitude":-5.2354,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/trevellas-porth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Old Macdonald\u0027s Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow let\u0026rsquo;s face it \u0026ndash; all children love to visit a farm \u0026ndash; and this one enables them to run, play and even handle the animals during their visit. Old Macdonald\u0026rsquo;s Farm is found between Padstow and Newquay, and this outdoor Padstow attraction is a delightful family-run farm. The attraction is set in the peaceful hills of north Cornwall, and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with activities, play areas and animals that make it an unforgettable day out for families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the perfect attraction in Padstow for those with small children as there\u0026#39;s just enough space for them to play and explore freely yet under the eye of their parents, who by the way, can enjoy a cream tea or glass of traditional cider while they wait.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnimals on the farm include pigs, lambs, ponies, chickens and calves, and little helpers are always welcome to help bottle feed the lambs and calves. Dogs are welcome on the farm but they must be kept on leads. Other activities included in the admission price include rides on the ponies, trampolines, tractor races, crazy golf and a miniature train.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor a day out in the fresh air with plenty to enjoy bear Old Macdonald\u0026rsquo;s Farm in mind, whether you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Padstow or Newquay,\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5007,"LocationLongitude":-5.01805,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574587.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/old-macdonalds-farm","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364574587.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The National Lobster Hatchery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"National Lobster Hatchery\"\u003eNational Lobster Hatchery\u003c/a\u003e is a great Padstow attraction for those who love sealife. Get up close to some friendly lobsters and learn fascinating facts about them - like how they taste using their feet! This family attraction in Padstow explains how lobsters are caught and their role in the West Country fishing industry, and you\u0026#39;ll see conservation in action.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe hatchery is open 7 days per week throughout the whole year, and all profits are put straight into the local marine life. This is an all-weather attraction, and as dogs are welcome inside on their leads it\u0026#39;s a popular place for families to spend an hour or two during a day exploring Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe National Lobster Hatchery takes its research seriously, and it\u0026#39;s heeded all over the world. The visitors centre welcomes an impressive 40,000 visitors every year and is proud to teach new generations about sustainability and the impact of lobster stocks on Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5385,"LocationLongitude":-4.93509,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574478.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-national-lobster-hatchery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364574478.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mother Ivey\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis pretty sandy beach lies just to the west of Padstow, and although one of the less developed beaches in Padstow it also has the advantage of being one of the quietest. There may not be any frills at this beach but with the kind of scenery you see on Cornwall postcards you won\u0026rsquo;t really want for much to keep you entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nearest parking is at Harlyn Bay, so you\u0026rsquo;ll need to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the sand, although the walk does follow the beautiful South West Coast Path so it\u0026rsquo;s a good excuse to enjoy a section of it. 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This sandy beach has plenty to see, including the old harbour and a set of mysterious caves, and the nearby beach Trevellas Porth is a short walk away when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s a lifeguard service between May and September, and a snack bar which serves hot and cold food. Dogs are permitted on the beach throughout the year, but they must remain on their leads during July and August.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis sandy beach has lots of character, and exploring the many caves around it makes for great fun during a visit too! There\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard during high season, good surf (though not quite so much as Perranporth Beach) and Trevaunance Cove is a brilliant spot for fishing at high tide, so Dad may want to bring his fishing tackle along. 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This small village just 3 miles from Padstow offers one of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest beaches.This wide sandy beach in Padstow is a lovely one for families. At low tide the already-large beach connects with Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay and they form one huge one, so if you feel like a walk or a change of scene you can try out the other half!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is patrolled by lifeguards between May and September, and dogs are welcome too. Constantine Bay is not only great for enjoying sunny days on the sand, but it\u0026rsquo;s another favourite spot for surf, but this isn\u0026rsquo;t a recommended area for learners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLike so many in north Cornwall, this is another great beach for surf, and there are lifeguards on hand throughout the summer so you can practice or swim with peace of mind. Dogs are welcome on Constantine Bay all year round, so if you\u0026rsquo;re on a dog-friendly beach holiday in Rock and find it timed with the seasonal dog ban on Rock Beach, this is an alternative.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.535,"LocationLongitude":-5.02462,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/constantine-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Portreath Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026#39;s something about the beaches of West Cornwall that sets them apart from the others, and that\u0026#39;s certainly the case with this sparkling sandy gem. Portreath Beach is a large sandy beach that\u0026#39;s about a quarter of a mile long, and it\u0026rsquo;s a real favourite with families on St Agnes and Portreath beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe water benefits from the perefct conditions for surfing, and the beachside cafes provide mouthwatering snacks for in between sessions. The beach may be beautiful but it\u0026#39;s part of something special too, it belongs to UNESCO\u0026#39;s World Heritage Site \u0026#39;Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape\u0026#39; and (as you\u0026#39;ll see as soon as you arrive) it\u0026#39;s also part of the Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty\u0026#39;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePortreath Beach is accessible to disabled visitors, and there are some disabled parking spaces to be found in the car park overlooking it too. A seasonal dog ban is enforced between May and September, so please check the dates and times if you\u0026rsquo;re planning a dog friendly beach holiday in Portreath.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2877,"LocationLongitude":-5.24306,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/08/41 Chynance20090401_059.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/portreath-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/08/41 Chynance20090401_059.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mawgan Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMawgan Porth is just a 15 minute drive from Padstow (it\u0026rsquo;s about halfway between Padstow and Newquay) and it\u0026rsquo;s a sandy beach with plenty to tempt families. This sheltered, west-facing beach is well served by a selection of shops, a cafe, toilets and car park, and there\u0026rsquo;s even plenty of room on the sand at high tide. Mawgan Porth is a great beach for swimming, family fun and of course, surfing (well it\u0026rsquo;s Cornwall after all).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMawgan Porth is slightly smaller than some of the famous Watergate Bay beaches but it\u0026rsquo;s still got plenty to offer and always attracts the crowds. The beach is found 4 miles from Newquay, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why this is another popular location for surfers and families enjoying Watergate Bay beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard service here during summer, so you can enjoy the water safely, and another advantage for those on pet-friendly holidays is that dogs are welcome all year round. Take care not to try swimming or surfing at low tide here though as it can be risky. The winner of a Sunday Times award, this beach forms part of the South West Coast Path too and if you walk it in the direction of Cornwall you\u0026rsquo;ll pass the spectacular Bedruthan Steps.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4651,"LocationLongitude":-5.0304,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364573318.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/mawgan-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364573318.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Booby\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay 11 miles from Newquay and just like its neighbouring beaches it\u0026rsquo;s a popular one with the surfing community. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide sandy beach at Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay that\u0026rsquo;s dotted with rock pools at low tide and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend parking at Constantine Bay (about half a mile away) or Treyarnon Bay and walking the South West Coast Path to reach it. There\u0026rsquo;s more parking at Treyarnon Bay, so if you\u0026rsquo;re driving from Newquay it\u0026rsquo;s probably best to make it your starting point.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBooby\u0026rsquo;s Bay and Constantine Bay join at low tide to make one blissfully long sandy beach making it popular with sunbathers and families as well as those who are handy with a surf board. What\u0026#39;s a Cornish beach without a unique feature? Look out during your visit as ship wreck can be seen jutting from the sand when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out. Dogs are allowed at Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay throughout the year and there\u0026rsquo;s lifeguard cover during the summer. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re steady on your feet this actually give your arrival at the bay a sense of adventure, so don\u0026rsquo;t be deterred.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5389,"LocationLongitude":-5.02863,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364572631.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/boobys-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364572631.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Carn Brea Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAlthough strictly speaking Carn Brea Castle is now a restaurant, the fact that it\u0026rsquo;s housed within a genuine medieval castle makes this a St Agnes attraction in its own right. Set on top of a hill close to Redruth, Carn Brea Castle dates back to 1379, and this twin towered stone fortress makes a dramatic site as it looms over its Cornish ridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough originally created as a chapel, the years have seen extensive work and changes to the castle and today it looks more like a folly. The restaurant is suitable for the whole family, but the candlelit evening sittings make it a great location for a romantic treat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll receive a warm welcome from the Jordanian owners that will make any struggles finding the restaurant a distant memory. Speaking of finding the castle \u0026ndash; head to Carnkie and make your way along the dirt track (well, how many times in life are you going to drive along a dirt track to reach a castle?) until the road forks. When you see the fork make sure that you turn left. 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Better yet, there are three things it\u0026rsquo;s always welcome to hear are free \u0026ndash; and that\u0026rsquo;s parking, cider tasting and admission \u0026ndash; and Healey\u0026rsquo;s has them all. This working Cyder farm still produces over 40 mouth-watering products and visitors are free to wander the farm and see how it all happens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eProducts include traditional Scrumpys, ciders, wines, jams, spirits and much more, and the guided tours enable you to sneak you behind the scenes as they\u0026rsquo;re created so that you don\u0026rsquo;t miss a thing.Surrounded by orchards, this working attraction puts more than 25 years of experience and a whole lot of imagination into everything it produces and the shop means visitors can stock up before they leave.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a visit as a family, come and visit the resident farm animals while you\u0026rsquo;re here, and children love to take a tractor ride through the orchards. Healey\u0026rsquo;s Cornish Cyder Farm is a friendly attraction that teaches its visitors about where it started from, what it produces \u0026ndash; there\u0026rsquo;s even a unique collection of historic apple presses.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3121,"LocationLongitude":-5.13326,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/cider2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/portreath-st-agnes/cornish-cyder-farm","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/cider2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Chapel Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eChapel Porth Beach is owned by the National Trust and it\u0026rsquo;s not only a pretty beach that\u0026rsquo;s great for surfing but it\u0026rsquo;s also surrounded by history. The area was once a hub of mining activity, but now the only sound is the crashing of the waves and Chapel Porth is one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most scenic spots. You\u0026rsquo;ll find it just two miles from St Agnes and although the beach can shrink a lot at high tide, a beautiful sandy expanse is revealed at low tide which connects to the closest beach \u0026ndash;Porthtowan.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChapel Porth is a surfing hotspot, and attracts surfers from all over Europe to try its waves, so even if you remain on the beach you can sit and watch them show off their skills. The beach has car parking, toilets, a seasonal life guarding service and a beach cafe, so it\u0026rsquo;s convenient for families. Look up at the cliffs that surround the beach and you\u0026rsquo;ll spot mining buildings tucked amidst the heather. Tin and copper mining were crucial to St Agnes for decades, and they act as a reminder of days gone by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit this area towards the end of summer onwards you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by the sight of heather ablaze with colour. The heathland is all that remains of a sprawling tract that used to cover most of Cornwall, and it becomes a bright patchwork once every year that glows purple and yellow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.288,"LocationLongitude":-5.24362,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/surf boards.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/chapel-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/surf boards.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Perranporth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLife in Perranporth centres around the sea, or more to the point, the beach- and with three sandy miles between Droskyn Point and Penhale Sands it\u0026#39;s easy to see why. Dogs are welcome on the beach all year round (please keep them on leads during July and August) and beach holidays in Perranporth are always popular with families and those who love an activity-packed break by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is wide enough so that you\u0026#39;ll never have your towel touching your neighbour\u0026#39;s (always a bit awkward!) and the waves make this one of Cornwall\u0026#39;s best beaches for surfing. Lifeguards keep an eye on those enjoying the water throughout the summer, so if you just prefer to swim or watch the children enjoying a paddle it\u0026#39;s a safe beach for all age groups. Things can get a little crowded at the north end of Perranporth Beach on busy days, but if you walk on along the sand you\u0026#39;ll usually find a quieter area so don\u0026#39;t be deterred.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRockpools dot the sand at low tide and the tidal pool that appears at Chapel Rock is a safe spot for children to cool off and splash around. Perranporth is everything you\u0026#39;d expect a Cornish beach to be, relaxed, sandy and well-served by handy amenities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3447,"LocationLongitude":-5.15387,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364577613.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/perranporth/perranporth-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364577613.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Penrose Water Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCornwall holidays are all about taking time out and enjoying the county\u0026rsquo;s beauty, and there are few places more picturesque than the unassuming Penrose Water Gardens. Just a 15 minute drive from Perranporth, Penrose Water Gardens are a dazzling way to see some of the stunning Cornish countryside. Stroll the water gardens and their 60 ponds and enjoy the peace and quiet of a woodland valley right in the heart of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are all kinds of plants and flowers throughout the gardens but one of the highlights of a visit is the chance to see the lilies when they flower in their various colours. What is it about a secret garden that\u0026rsquo;s so much more fascinating that one everybody knows about? Well whatever it is the gardens have remained hidden for 20 years, and have only recently opened to the public \u0026ndash; and you can buy water and garden plants as well as local Cornish crafts to take home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile you\u0026rsquo;re there, a visit to the Lily Tearooms is a lovely opportunity to enjoy a drink on the veranda overlooking the ponds. 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Blue Hills Tin Streams is the last working mine in Cornwall, and a chance to take home some unique Cornish tin jewellery and gifts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLife in Cornwall was always connected to mining, and although you\u0026rsquo;ll see many disused mines throughout the county this is one of few that is still open to enter and have a look around. Because the mining of tin is a renewable source, it\u0026rsquo;s been carried out in Cornwall for thousands of years, so there\u0026rsquo;s a long history to walk at the Blue Hills Tin Streams.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBlue Hills Tin Streams is not only a St Agnes family attraction, but it also remains a working Cornish tin mine. Set in a valley just outside St Agnes, the mine sits in an area that has produced tin for centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis St Agnes attraction is open to visitors between March and October and transforms rock into metal on the site. 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Thanks to its soft golden sands and its sheltered position the beach is a favourite with families, and if you love a sun trap head to this east-facing gem in the morning when the rays are at their best.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the cove is sheltered, swimming at Porthgwidden is safe but bear in mind that there\u0026#39;s no lifeguard service at this one.\u0026nbsp; This beach has the best of both worlds, as its sheltering cliffs give it an isolated feel yet it\u0026rsquo;s served by a range of facilities, and it\u0026rsquo;s close to the centre of St Ives too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWalk from the beach to the nearby headland known as St Ives Island as this is one of the best vantage points for views in St Ives (and that\u0026#39;s no small claim). If you walk around the headland take an anti-clockwise direction and you\u0026#39;ll end up at Porthmeor Beach and then the Tate St Ives.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe car parks at this beach can become busy on a warm day so we\u0026#39;d recommend walking from the town centre if you can. There\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban at Porthgwidden between Easter and October, and there are cafes and toilets by the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2172,"LocationLongitude":-5.47628,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthgwidden-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthmeor Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eJust outside the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s worthy of one of the paintings within the gallery. This is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives (probably because its so close to the town) and the waves are perfect for beginner and intermediate surfers. Whether your choice of beach fun is a relaxing day with the family or hitting the waves with your surfboard, you\u0026rsquo;ll find everything you need at Porthmeor Beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst you might fancy venturing to one of the area\u0026#39;s other beaches for your full day on the sand, this one makes a great picnic spot as you can get everything you need in town and then just walk the few minutes to the beach. As this is such a long sandy beach it\u0026rsquo;s rarely difficult to find space, and there\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban. It can be tricky to park close to the beach so it\u0026rsquo;s best to walk if you can.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePorthmeor Beach has a Blue Flag Award in recognition of its high standards, and if you visit out of season you can walk the sand and watch the surf set enjoy the rollers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2157,"LocationLongitude":-5.48248,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMEOR BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthmeor-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMEOR BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Carbis Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Carbis Bay Beach just a mile from St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the Blue Flag beaches that make Cornwall so popular. The beach has had a Blue Flag since 2010, and with a mile of silver sands welcoming those on beach holidays in St Ives it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why. Carbis Bay is one of a series of beaches that make up St Ives Bay, and you don\u0026rsquo;t have to just take our word for how pretty it is \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s even listed by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organisation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach has its own car park, toilets and nearby refreshments, so it\u0026rsquo;s perfect for families and beach bums. It\u0026rsquo;s not often you\u0026rsquo;ll find surf at this beach but that\u0026rsquo;s welcome news for families with young children. In fact it makes the waters ideal for swimming, and if you fancy a wander along the east side of the beach (when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out) you\u0026rsquo;ll find your way to Porth Kidney Sands and their RSPB bird sanctuary. 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The restaurant makes the most of an impressive location beside the Camel estuary, so you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy the fantastic views across the water while you eat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant aims to provide a chic experience, it\u0026#39;s decorated with original Great Western Railway posters from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. The head chef uses his experience from The Ritz in London to wow the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s customers with beautiful food made from Cornish produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5439,"LocationLongitude":-4.91922,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/tides-restaurant","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/food3.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Ives Harbour Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePeer over the sturdy harbour wall in St Ives at low tide and you\u0026rsquo;ll see a golden sandy beach. This central beach is a brilliant sun trap and it\u0026rsquo;s a safe choice for those with children who just want to enjoy the clear waters and create sandcastles.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHarbour Beach is a smaller St Ives beach, but it\u0026rsquo;s right in the centre of the town, so it\u0026rsquo;s easy to reach and well-served by the nearby shops and facilities. There\u0026rsquo;ll be no trek for an ice cream at this well-located sandy spot as the surrounding streets are lined with parlours and shops. Harbour Beach is sandy, and there\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban between May and September so it\u0026rsquo;s great for small children during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDue to the cobbled charm of St Ives it can be easier to walk than try to drive and find a parking space. The harbour is right in the midst of St Ives so the beach and its surroundings bustle with activity. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget that Si Ives remains a working fishing port, and part of the charm of this beach is the chance to sit and watch the fishermen as they land their catches of the day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nearby Lifeboat Station has been running for more than a century and it\u0026rsquo;s open to visitors.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2152,"LocationLongitude":-5.47741,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/st ives harbour istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-ives/st-ives-harbour-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/st ives harbour istock.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthminster Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed by The Telegraph as \u0026quot;an urban beach at its finest\u0026quot;, Porthminster Beach in St Ives is all about golden sands and clear waters - and it\u0026#39;s the longest beach in the area. With sands that roll on for half a blissful mile, the beach is ideal for those on bucket and spade beach holidays, and as it\u0026#39;s naturally sheltered it\u0026#39;s also a favourite with those of you who just love some time out in the sun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach comes recommended by our trusty friends at The Good Beach Guide, and you get to enjoy the balmy atmosphere and palms of a secluded cove with all the benefits of being close to town. Make sure you take your sunglasses along for this beach visit as the rays bounce straight off the clear waters with dazzling results!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sea around Porthminster Beach is calmer here than at some of the others in St Ives, so don\u0026rsquo;t confuse it with Porthmeor which has great surf! As with all beaches in St Ives there is a seasonal dog ban, and don\u0026rsquo;t miss a visit to the Porthminster Beach Cafe while you\u0026rsquo;re there. Parking can be a bit of a problem at this spot, but the branch line station is just 50 yards from the sand and the views are gorgeous.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2087,"LocationLongitude":-5.47591,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMINSTER BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthminster-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PORTHMINSTER BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Seal Island","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLess than four miles offshore from St Ives lies a spectacular St Ives attraction, Seal Island. There are regular boat trips available from St Ives to this rocky outcrop and it\u0026rsquo;s home to a seriously cute colony of Grey Atlantic seals. The trips enable visitors a close up view of its resident seals, and at times there are up to forty to be seen enjoying the safety of the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBoat trips have been ferrying eager visitors to Seal Island since the 1930s so the seals are more than used to the sight of humans passing by. Most trips include around twenty minutes of watching the seals as they go about their business (usually sunning themselves) and tickets can be purchased from Derek who\u0026rsquo;s usually outside the lifeboat station in St Ives.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis trip is one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most popular, and it\u0026rsquo;s extremely rare for a boat not to see at least a few seals. The Seal Island boat trip lasts for around an hour and is a great trip for adults and children. The boat trips leave from various different areas of the harbour, depending on the tide. Keep your eyes peeled during the trip, as there\u0026rsquo;s even the odd basking shark to be spotted.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2129,"LocationLongitude":-5.47958,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/seals.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-ives/seal-island","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/seals.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"No 1 Rock Road","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNo 1 Restaurant in Rock Road is a favourite for more than its great meals and service, the views are unbeatable too. With spectacular views across the Camel estuary to neighbouring Padstow, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy fine food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe restaurant specialises in serving up local produce and fresh seafood, promising \u0026lsquo;a kiss from the sea\u0026rsquo; in the form of its Rock estuary mussels, oysters and the ever-changing catch of the day. If you\u0026rsquo;re not a huge fan of seafood you\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide range of pasta dishes on offer and the chef aims to inspire with the menu throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOur TripAdvisor research tells us that the first floor deck area it the spot to aim for and enjoy a drink before dinner, so bear this one in mind for a meal for two during a self-catering Polzeath or Rock holiday. Oh and there\u0026rsquo;s more good news, we hear that the portions are generous too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNo 1 Restaurant in Rock Road is one of those eateries that suits your every holiday mood. You\u0026rsquo;ll feel more than welcome for a family lunch during a day enjoying the beach, and as the sun sets it\u0026rsquo;s a popular place to sip on a glass of champagne and enjoy great food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5445,"LocationLongitude":-4.92329,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Plate of food1.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/no-1-rock-road","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Plate of food1.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Daymer Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSummarised by one TripAdvisor reviewer as \u0026ldquo;beautiful, unspoilt and dog friendly\u0026rdquo;, Daymer Bay is just far enough off the beaten track to set it apart from the other beaches in Polzeath. Although the surf here pales in comparison to Rock and Polzeath beaches, this hidden gem of a beach is a great find for those with young children - and it\u0026rsquo;s sandy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDaymer Bay is great for calmer water sports, such as swimming, canoeing and boating, and you can walk for what feels like miles when the tide goes out. The lack of surf means children can enjoy the water too and the sea isn\u0026rsquo;t too far out from the sand even at low tide. If you wander along the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of rock pools just waiting to be explored by small hands, and the broad sandy beach is even sheltered.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhile you\u0026rsquo;re here you can wander to St Enodoc\u0026rsquo;s Church, a 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century building partially covered by sand dunes and already rescued from being covered by them once. There\u0026rsquo;s a car park close to the beach and it\u0026rsquo;s a quiet choice if you like to feel a bit more secluded while you soak up the sun. Dogs are welcome all year round\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5618,"LocationLongitude":-4.92579,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000017869425Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/daymer-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000017869425Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Tate St Ives","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe beautiful light found in St Ives has long made it a magnet for art lovers and artists alike, and it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect place for the Cornwall version of The Tate gallery. \u003ca href=\"http://www.tate.org.uk/stives/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Tate St Ives\"\u003eTate St Ives\u003c/a\u003e exhibits international and contemporary art in a family-friendly style, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great family attraction in St Ives \u0026ndash; no matter how much you know about art (or not). It\u0026rsquo;s not just what\u0026rsquo;s inside the gallery that makes this Cornwall attraction special though, step outside and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself right on Porthmeor beach, so it\u0026rsquo;s a fascinating place to visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are engaging exhibitions which change frequently, as well as guided tours, family events and a cafe. The Tate St Ives is linked to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden too, so you can buy a joint ticket for both attractions. The museum is just a 10 minute walk from the gallery so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to do both in the same day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Ives is a laidback kind of resort, and its gallery is no different. If you visit during school holidays you\u0026rsquo;ll find seasonal events that help get children engaged and excited about art, and they\u0026rsquo;re great fun \u0026ndash; just check the website for details before your holiday. You\u0026rsquo;ll find hands on activities for the children throughout the year, so they\u0026rsquo;ll get as much from their visit as mum and dad. You can hire an ipod touch for just \u0026pound;3, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to wander around at your own pace and enjoy a multimedia tour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2149,"LocationLongitude":-5.48257,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/tate.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/tate-st-ives","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/tate.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s an attraction that\u0026rsquo;s guaranteed to put a smile on your face - Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary in Helston. The sanctuary is just a 40 minute drive away from beautiful St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth the journey. Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary rescues and rehabilitates seals, and visitors can meet the seriously cute collection of grey and common seals housed within its pools.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sanctuary\u0026rsquo;s focus is on rehabilitation, so most of the seals stay at the sanctuary until they\u0026rsquo;re ready to return to the sea. Because of the nature of the attraction we can\u0026rsquo;t promise which seals you get to meet, but there are always recovering pups and seals on hand to welcome friendly faces on any given day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are also sea lions, otters, penguins and a selection of farm animals, and many are surprised to learn that dogs are welcome throughout the sanctuary on leads. In fact it\u0026rsquo;s been names by Cesar as a leading dog friendly attraction. The Cornwall National Seal Sanctuary is open every day of the year, except for Christmas Day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are talks and feeds throughout each day so visitors can see up close just how much work goes into caring for the seals so that they can return to the wild.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.0952,"LocationLongitude":-5.20585,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/seals.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hayle/st-ives/cornwall-national-seal-sanctuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/seals.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hawkers Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHawkers Cove is two miles from North Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Padstow and it sits at the mouth of the River Camel. Low tide reveals a large stretch of sand and the estuary views make this a picturesque beach. The beach rolls on for more than a mile and it can be reached via the South West Coast Path. If you take the route from Padstow you\u0026rsquo;ll pass Napoleonic War fortifications at Gun Point, so this is a walk for the history buffs as well as those who just want to enjoy the scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you decide to drive rather than walk to Hawkers Cove you\u0026rsquo;ll need to park in a nearby field which belongs to Lellizzick Farm. Hawkers Cove is less developed than some of the Padstow and Rock beaches, but if you like peace and quiet and aren\u0026rsquo;t too worried about having shops and cafes on the beach then you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy the quiet nature to be found here.That said we should point out that the beach doesn\u0026rsquo;t have any loos!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOn the plus side that\u0026rsquo;s excuse enough to visit the tea garden just minutes from the beach, and it serves up a wide range of snacks and drinks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5601,"LocationLongitude":-4.94731,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/coast-path.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/hawkers-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/coast-path.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polzeath Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePolzeath beach holidays are a favourite in Cornwall, and Polzeath Beach has a reputation as something of a surfing hotspot. While surfers flock to experience the huge Atlantic rollers, families seek out the safe, sandy beach to unwind during their holiday. There are lifeguards on duty throughout the day to keep an eye on those enjoying the waves, so this is a nice spot for bodyboarding or children to try their luck at the sports as well as the experienced surf set.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTripAdvisor welcomes a new review every day during summer as families vouch for Polzeath Beach\u0026#39;s flat sands, pretty views and handy facilities. The car park is just \u0026pound;5 for the day and as it\u0026#39;s right on the beach you couldn\u0026#39;t really wish for a closer one to the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach has all of the expected amenities for a convenient day by the sea, and it\u0026rsquo;s made all the more special by the unspoilt scenery that surrounds it. The sandy beach has room for everyone, no matter what your activity, and the beach also makes the starting point for the perfect walk.There\u0026#39;s a surf school nearby if you fancy making the most of the waves, and most schools will have you in the water and standing on the board within just one or two lessons.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5763,"LocationLongitude":-4.91909,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Polzeath Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/rock-polzeath/polzeath-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Polzeath Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Blas Burgerworks","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBlas Burgerworks is a gourmet burger restaurant with a heart. Championing good food over fast food, this St Ives restaurant serves up mouth-watering gourmet burgers with imaginative toppings created using local ingredients. All meat is 100% Cornish and there are so many options on the menu that there\u0026rsquo;s a flavour and relish to suit every kind of burger lover.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFavourites include the blackbean burger with corn salsa and guacamole, the classic collection of Cornish beef burgers and the award-winning Halloumi Stack with caper aioli. There\u0026rsquo;s always a new surprise on the menu for those who have been before, and those that haven\u0026rsquo;t should prepare to fall back in love with the burger.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOk so those are the fact, now for the reviews. The restaurant\u0026rsquo;s accolades include the Best for Burgers Award from the Sunday Telegraph, inclusion in The Good Food Guide 2013, a Green Tourism Gold award and more. All meat for the burgers is reared naturally, the furniture diners enjoy them on is created using reclaimed materials and even the electricity in the restaurant is green. All burgers are chargrilled, and all produce is as fresh as possible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2115,"LocationLongitude":-5.47898,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/gourmet-burger.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-ives/blas-burgerworks","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/gourmet-burger.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Enodoc Golf Club","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe golf course at St Enodoc Golf Club\u0026nbsp; is definitely a Rock attraction as it is one of England\u0026rsquo;s finest links courses and now ranks in the 2014 Golf Digest World Top 100 courses. The undulating terrain makes any day at St Enodoc certain to be an eventful one, and golfers will need to show off their skills in the face of some of the challenges around the course.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe views boasted from the course make it a fantastic way to relax during your holiday. 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Zuma Jay is Bude\u0026rsquo;s main store both for buying and hiring equipment, so even if you\u0026rsquo;re not too sure of what you\u0026rsquo;re doing you can\u0026rsquo;t go wrong if you head to this one. Their selection of equipment includes surf boards for every surfer and level of experience, from the most basic of beginners to the most recent, high performance choices to please seasoned surfers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll also find wetsuits for all kinds of water temperatures and hundreds of accessories to make your surf memorable. Zuma Jay\u0026rsquo;s experts are always on hand to help you pick out the best equipment for your surf style, and they\u0026rsquo;re a favourite with regulars to the infamous Bude. 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Adrenalin Quarry is the only attraction of its kind that doesn\u0026rsquo;t need booking in advance, and there\u0026rsquo;s no age limit either (the youngest ever to ride it was just 4 and the oldest an impressive 94).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePut off lying on the beach for a day and grab the opportunity to brave this spectacular experience. You\u0026rsquo;ll reach a speed of 40mph as you glide between cliff faces on this once in a lifetime zip wire ride. There\u0026rsquo;s no fuss, just the opportunity to turn up, jump and have an exhilarating time. Adrenalin coursing through your veins aside, the ride is also a lovely chance to see Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s views from a whole new angle, but given the fact that you\u0026rsquo;ll be whooshing high above a pool of water you\u0026rsquo;ll be forgiven for having other things on your mind.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow it\u0026rsquo;s time for the stats, the zip wire is 490m long, 50m high and reaches 40mph. The attraction is open in any weather, although it closes during the winter so check the Adrenalin Quarry website for more information. If you want to save time when you get there you can fill in the forms you need to sign online before you get there. Have fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4275,"LocationLongitude":-4.41867,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/zipwire.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/plymouth/adrenalin-quarry","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/zipwire.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Hiking The South West Coast Path","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path stretches for 630 miles, right from Somerset to Dorset. If you\u0026rsquo;re after some hiking routes that show Devon off in all its glory have a look at the sections of the path closest to your accommodation, as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose the best one for all your needs. The sections are graded by things like difficulty and access levels, as well as broken down by their length and estimations of how long they\u0026rsquo;ll take to complete.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path also makes it easy to make sure you see exactly what you want to, as you can choose by location or theme. The Devon sections include historical sites, cultural walks, those which pass pubs and the ones for wildlife spotters. There are also cafe and teashop walks, dog friendly ones and of course beach strolls, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose just the level of difficulty you can manage so there\u0026rsquo;ll be no waning half way through!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s even more good news, don\u0026rsquo;t forget Devon is lucky enough to have TWO coasts, so you can take your pick between the picturesque beaches of south Devon and the more rugged ones to the north. Whichever area you choose for your hike you\u0026rsquo;ll find unforgettable views, sandy beaches and plenty of welcoming pubs and tea shops along the way. 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There are toilets, a shop and cafe, and those on dog-friendly beach holidays in Fowey will be pleased to learn that dogs are welcome all year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAny parents who have ventured to the beach with their whole clan will appreciate the joy of seeing a car park that\u0026rsquo;s within an easy walk from the sand, and Par Sands Beach is one of those. Fluffy sand may be what we all dream of when planning a day lying in the sun, but the but the slightly firm sand you\u0026rsquo;ll find at this beach makes it an easier one for walkers, so bear it in mind if you fancy a stroll beside the sea during your Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find those three essentials - a pub, a cafe and a shop - close to the beach, but the picnic benches mean walkers can sit and take in the scenery over lunch. Well, how long has it been since you gathered the family around a bench and handed out everyone\u0026rsquo;s favourite snacks? 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But, while we can\u0026rsquo;t promise the sight of Doc Martin storming across the sand in his suit, we can recommend this north Cornwall beach as one of the county\u0026rsquo;s most charming.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis small sandy beach is almost better for walkers than those who\u0026rsquo;d rather be sprawled beneath the sun - and there\u0026rsquo;s a great pub right behind it that serves up pints worthy of the sunsets you\u0026rsquo;ll get to see if you hang around long enough.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is owned by the National Trust, so you\u0026rsquo;ll find it pretty much the same as it\u0026rsquo;s been for hundreds of years, so take a minute to imagine it in its heyday when it was a bustling port landing slate and coal. 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Readymoney Cove is one of those, and although the beach itself is tiny, the crystal waters and floating pontoon make it a fun spot for a dip. On a summer day you\u0026rsquo;ll see children swimming out to the pontoon, clambering on and leaping off into the emerald waters, so Readymoney Cove is a popular place to finish a walk around Fowey as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to cool off in style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce you\u0026rsquo;re on the beach, look up above you and you\u0026rsquo;ll see the remains of St Catherine\u0026rsquo;s Castle, built by Henry VIII. The South West Coast Path leads up to the castle, so if you want to get a closer look you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy some fantastic vantage points on the way up.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe cove is as quaint as the rest of Fowey, and the whole area is a favourite with walkers. Some of the streets may be a little on the steep side, but the unspoilt charm of this harbour town makes it a lovely alternative to some of the busier beach destinations in Cornwall. Visitors can also take the ferry across to the ancient fishing village of Polruan as the journey takes less than ten minutes. 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This is the Cornwall beach where you\u0026rsquo;re likely to see the jet set mooring their yachts and getting ready for some time out, and it\u0026rsquo;s even welcomed the odd royal on to its sands. No matter how many of the rich and famous make their way to Rock Beach, you\u0026rsquo;ll have no trouble finding space to walk or a spot to sit back and enjoy the sand as it\u0026rsquo;s huge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe estuary is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the bird life means there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife during your wander. If you drive through the village of Rock towards the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find the nearest car park to the sand, and there\u0026rsquo;s a dog ban between Easter and October.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHidden behind the sand dunes that back the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll find the infamous St Enodoc Golf Club. 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With a two mile carpet of clean, golden sand underfoot and dramatic cliffs behind, the beach is perfect for those walks when it\u0026rsquo;s just the two of you as the sun goes down, the lone walker enjoying the quiet before the day starts and family strolls with the dog.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe most striking thing about Watergate Bay\u0026rsquo;s beach (after the sand) is how much space there is. It may be one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most popular spots but even the warmest days leave enough space for a stroll on the sand without bothering others.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst Watergate Bay has that unspoilt beauty that we all look for in a beach, it sure isn\u0026rsquo;t short of facilities. You\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets, cafes and a lifeguard service along the way, so if you fancy stopping off for a cup of tea while you enjoy the walk you won\u0026rsquo;t be too far from the nearest spot for a pit stop.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find a car park right in the middle of the beach, and the sand is easy to reach from it. The annual Relentless Boardmasters competition sees some of the world\u0026rsquo;s acts perform at the Watergate Bay event during the championships, and there\u0026rsquo;s even a choice of surfing and beach activity academies on the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are even occasional polo matches on the beach, and top players show off their skills and horses as the waves dart around their hooves, making a wonderful sight. 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We\u0026rsquo;re talking postcard perfect, poetry inspiring sand, waves and dunes. Oh, and dogs are welcome everywhere throughout the whole year. \u0026nbsp;Whether you head off with your dog and his favourite ball for a long walk along the shore or take the whole family to enjoy a day on Fistral Beach, you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty to keep you entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs an international surf centre Fistral has long held the crown in wave-based fun this side of the pond, and it\u0026rsquo;s nigh on impossible to turn up and be disappointed by the surf. Add to that the miles of sand and dunes just waiting to be wandered with your pet - and some great amenities that mean the kids will be happy for as long as you want to stay - and we\u0026rsquo;ve got ourselves a winner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFistral Beach is covered by a lifeguard service between May and September, and as it\u0026rsquo;s just a five minute drive from the centre of Newquay. If you\u0026rsquo;d rather walk to the beach it\u0026rsquo;ll take you around twenty minutes. Don\u0026rsquo;t be put off by Newquay\u0026rsquo;s popularity if you like your own space on the beach, there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to enjoy it, even on the hottest summer day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe capital of any surfer\u0026rsquo;s world has got to be Fistral Beach. The birthplace of the sport in the UK, Fistral is still the scene of some of the world\u0026rsquo;s biggest surfing events and contests. 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The bay has a gentle crescent shape, so it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s safest beaches and a favourite with families (and those still getting the hang of surfing). Harlyn Bay offers a wide expanse of sand dotted with rock pools, and as dogs are welcome on the beach throughout the year it\u0026rsquo;s another great beach for a walk with your pet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path connects this beach with Mother Ivey\u0026rsquo;s Bay (which is also dog friendly), so if you\u0026rsquo;ve been meaning to walk a little of the coast path you can use the beach as a starting point and explore the route with your dog. Better yet, if you walk on to Trevose Head you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Newquay so don\u0026rsquo;t forget your camera for this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHarlyn Bay\u0026rsquo;s rocky shoreline could only belong to a Cornwall beach, and the sand dunes and nearby pathways mean you could easily while away a whole day enjoying this bay during your dog friendly holiday in Cornwall. The beach rolls on for around half a mile, and there\u0026rsquo;s a large car park right beside it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5408,"LocationLongitude":-4.99762,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Harlyn Bay Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/harlyn-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Harlyn Bay Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Perranporth Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s only one thing better than discovering a rolling sandy beach when you\u0026rsquo;re a dog owner, and that\u0026rsquo;s realising it welcomes dogs all year round. Perranporth Beach The beach is already a stunner, but once the tides goes out and it connects with its neighbour Penhale Sands you\u0026rsquo;ll\u0026nbsp; be looking at one of north Devon\u0026rsquo;s longest sections of unbroken coast. Not bad eh?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDue to new restrictions, dogs do need to be kept on leads during July and August (between 9am and 5pm) but other than that they\u0026rsquo;re free to enjoy the sands along with the two-legged folk. The Watering Hole pub and restaurant isn\u0026rsquo;t just beside the beach, it\u0026rsquo;s actually right on it \u0026ndash; and your dog will be welcome inside and out. We have it on very good authority that their nachos are incredible, and expect large portions if you order food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerranporth\u0026rsquo;s town backs onto the beach, so one end can be a little crowded during high season. Just make your way along in the opposite direction if it seems busy at first as you\u0026rsquo;ll soon find space to enjoy some time out with your family and the dog. There are lifeguards on hand between Easter weekend and the end of September, so this is a family-friendly beach too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDescribed by one TripAdvisor user as \u0026ldquo;the best place to run the dog and blow away the cobwebs\u0026rdquo;, Perranporth Beach seems endless at low tide and it\u0026rsquo;s hard to imagine a more picturesque setting to watch your dog chase the waves.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerranporth is the kind of sandy Cornwall beach that everybody loves, and if you\u0026rsquo;ll be heading there will the children in tow you\u0026rsquo;ll be happy to learn that the beach is easy to access. One of the nicest features of Perranporth Beach is the sand dunes that frame it, so if you walk along the beach until the tide comes in you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to walk your dog back through them to round off the visit. 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This sprawling sandy beach doesn\u0026rsquo;t have a seasonal dog ban (although they must be kept on leads between 21 May and 30 September), and there\u0026rsquo;s always enough sand to avoid the crowds if you visit at low tide.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGrassy downs to the back of the beach mean your dog won\u0026rsquo;t want to leave, and it has the amenities to make a day at this beauty spot great fun. Less than a five minute walk from the centre of Bude, Summerleaze Beach is helpfully sheltered by the looming breakwater, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great choice for families as well as dog owners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou could really embrace the seaside spirit and hire your own beach hut from between \u0026pound;10 and \u0026pound;20 per day (please contact Bude Tourist Information Centre) so you won\u0026rsquo;t even have to carry your chair and towels in the morning. 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Widemouth Bay has a long stretch of sand at low tide that means you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to walk beside the waves until even the most energetic of dogs is ready for his basket. The south section of Widemouth Bay beach welcomes dogs all year (there\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal ban on the northern end) so make sure you keep to the dog friendly section between Easter and October.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not just the dog owners that have a soft spot for Widemouth Bay, it\u0026rsquo;s also a favourite with families and surfers, and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of parking. As Widemouth Bay gets the sun for most of the day it doesn\u0026rsquo;t really matter when you choose to arrive, but we\u0026rsquo;d recommend staying to watch the sun set if you can as it\u0026rsquo;s always beautiful.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re feeling adventurous, wander a little further south of Widemouth bay and have a look for the little coves that were once hideouts for smugglers who reigned this stretch of coastline. 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The six mile stretch that joins the lesser known surf town of Hayle with the art centre that\u0026rsquo;s St Ives is a nice one for dog owners, and you\u0026rsquo;ll follow the Hayle Estuary which is known for its bird life.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts at the Hayle harbour Swing Bridge, which dates back more than one hundred years, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass along St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Way \u0026ndash; following the footsteps of pilgrims who once made the journey to Spain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for Porth Kidney Sands along the way, as dogs are allowed on this stretch of beach all year round and the lack of parking nearby means it\u0026rsquo;s often deserted. 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The beach of beaches, Fistral Beach welcomes dogs throughout the year and you\u0026rsquo;ll soon understand why it\u0026rsquo;s one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most popular stretches of coast.\u0026nbsp; Fistral is surrounded by dramatic headland, and its views out to sea are incredible. Take advantage of the chance to walk your dog beside the sprawling golden sands and watch the surfers trying their luck out at sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be a little further out, but if you prefer to walk your pet away from the rest of Newquay\u0026rsquo;s fans then Crantock Beach is the place for you. This sandy beach is pretty impressive once the tide goes out, and dogs are allowed all year round.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn true Newquay style you\u0026rsquo;ll find great surf, and the dunes that frame the beach make good dog walking terrain too. 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The stretch between Newquay and St Agnes has views aplenty, some fantastic beaches and even a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Pick up the path from Newquay just above the harbour and look out for the old Huer\u0026rsquo;s Hut at Towan Head. This unassuming hut was once crucial to the town\u0026rsquo;s fishing trade, as the Huer would watch for pilchards and alert the fisherman below. Now that\u0026rsquo;s a fact that\u0026rsquo;ll impress your fellow hikers if casually mentioned as you pass...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you walk on from Towan Head you\u0026rsquo;ll reach a beach you\u0026rsquo;ll recognise from many a postcard \u0026ndash; Fistral. This long, straight beach is the home of British surfing, and the summer sees it crammed with surfers keen to try and ride the infamous waves of the Cribbar. Some of the local surfers have ridden waves with faces of up to 40 foot on a good day, so its place in the sporting history books is well deserved. 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Both St Ives and Penzance are well connected, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have no trouble getting back to your starting point or heading home once you complete the journey, and the route has a grading of easy. In fact, this is one of the most scenic areas of the South West Coast Path, and the route has a lovely feeling of remoteness.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe path winds its way along a wild landscape, passing some of the sites that helped shape Cornwall. The route also picks up the Granite Coast, taking walkers past the Levant Mine and Beam Engine, as well as the ruined engine houses of Botallack. Part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, visitors can see this restored engine in action, so steam enthusiasts should leave time to explore this iconic location. You\u0026rsquo;ll pass the jutting Cape Cornwall as you go, and until 200 years ago it was thought to have been Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most westerly point.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTake your time in this spot as there are clear views out to the Brisons, and on a very lucky day you can see all the way to Scilly Isles. This area of the coastline is a haven for birdwatchers, as Peregrine falcons, Cornish Chough and many more bird species are common sights. 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St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Way runs for twelve miles between St Ives, Lelant, Penzance and Marazion and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the recently rejuvenated pilgrim walks. This route is full of quirky landmarks and stunning scenery and it starts at the church of St Uny in Lelant.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll follow the route inland from Lelant before reaching the curious Knill\u0026rsquo;s Steeple. John Knill was once the collector of customs for St Ives, and he built the structure as his mausoleum. He died in 1872 but was never buried there as the ground wasn\u0026rsquo;t consecrated, but it still looms high above St Ives Bay and Godrevy Lighthouse. Look out for Bowl Rock as you walk on from the steeple too, as local legend has it that it was placed there by a giant many years ago...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs you reach the National Trust area of Trencrom Hill bear in mind that this unexcavated spot is believed to house sixteen hut circles and axe heads have been found on the lower section of this hill that date all the way back to 3500 BC. When you reach Ludgvan you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to choose between two routes, and both are thought to have been used by medieval travellers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou can either make your way through marshes to St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount or wander the country lanes to Gulval. 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The route lay forgotten until 1984 when ramblers noticed granite stiles, and it was revived.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany believe that the route was once wandered by pilgrims and early traders who wanted to avoid the dangerous waters and pirates that loomed in Land\u0026rsquo;s End, and ancient standing stones and Cornish crosses along the way add to the idea of the pathways being trodden by travellers. Whatever its history, the route makes a lovely walk between Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s two coastlines, and most of the terrain is easy to navigate.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Saint\u0026rsquo;s Way starts in Padstow\u0026rsquo;s fifteenth century church of St Petrock, and there are a few landmarks to keep an eye out for as you go. The church of St Brevita stands in Lanlivery, and although nothing is known about the figure the church boasts the second tallest tower in the county at over 100m high. You\u0026rsquo;ll see the Crown Inn nearby, a building extended to house the stonemasons working on the church \u0026ndash; and much of this twelfth century building remains as it was back then.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAfterwards you\u0026rsquo;ll pass through Golant, a pretty village perched beside the River Fowey. Once here, you\u0026rsquo;ll be in the parish of St Sampson, an early saint who probably wandered the same route when he made his way to Cornwall. 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Cotehele in the heart of the valley was once home to a thriving quay and flickering lime kilns, and today it makes a great place to explore without the car. The quayside is always a good place to start as you can enjoy a leisurely lunch in the Edgecumbe Arms and have a closer look at the historic barge, Shamrock before setting off.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe gardens are a beautiful example of how the area would have dazzled in the days when mining made the Tamar Valley a bustling hub of activity, and they set off the river views to perfection. You may find the landscape of the wider estate steep in places, but it\u0026rsquo;s worth the effort when you reach the Chapel and Prospect Tower.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBuilt in around 1879, the tower was built as a folly by the owners to mark a visit from King George III. 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Even better, there are some easy walks around the area so if you start at the National Trust car park at Coombe Farm you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to admire the scenery that inspired some of Daphne du Maurier\u0026rsquo;s finest novels.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk may seem a better idea on a bright sunny day when the surrounding water sparkles, but if you pick a slightly cooler day when the mist rolls in from the sea you\u0026rsquo;ll experience the atmosphere that no doubt captured the imagination of Fowey\u0026rsquo;s impressive residents from the literary world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFirst time walkers in this area will be struck by Gribbin Head\u0026rsquo;s exposure, and as you wander you\u0026rsquo;ll see sandy beaches, rolling meadows and the dramatic craggy coves that have characterised Cornwall for so many years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you decide to head east instead of west then you can travel to Polruan by ferry \u0026ndash; and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend the cream tea at Lansallos Barton Farm. 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Tucked between the north Cornwall towns of Tintagel and Boscastle, part of the South West Coast Path runs through the valley, and at points along the way you\u0026rsquo;ll see slate walls looming more than seventy feet above the river. You might pass a familiar building as you wander along, as Trevellit Mill was made famous by Thomas Creswick\u0026rsquo;s 1851 painting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of things to look out for, keep your eyes peeled for some unusual rock carvings discovered in 1948, they\u0026#39;re believed by some to date all the way back to the Bronze Age. Nobody\u0026rsquo;s quite sure where or when the carvings originate from, but it hasn\u0026rsquo;t stopped the area becoming a meaningful one to Pagans.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rocky Valley may not be the easiest of places to walk, but once you\u0026rsquo;re walking it you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy the feeling of time stood still, as the river flows noisily past long-forgotten mills and the wildlife goes about its business. 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If the sight of a deserted crumbling castle high above the waves doesn\u0026rsquo;t capture their imaginations, bring the landscape to life with the tales of Merlin\u0026rsquo;s Cave at the foot of the cliffs and King Arthur\u0026rsquo;s legend.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTintagel Castle has long been the rumoured birthplace of King Arthur, and whether you believe the tales or not there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of mystery to be found at this spectacular windswept ruin.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eReaching the ruins is an adventure in itself so you\u0026rsquo;ll need to wear shoes with grips for this walk, although you\u0026rsquo;ll find even walkways to make the climb up and down easier. Whichever way you go, there are more than a hundred steep steps if you want to climb up to the castle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe castle welcomes dogs on leads, so if you fancy bringing your pet along to sniff out the facts behind the legends then feel free. \u0026nbsp;Tintagel makes a haunting sight, and as one of the most romantic spots in Cornwall many choose to wander the area after exploring the ruins so they can take in the skyline with it in front.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6633,"LocationLongitude":-4.75047,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367485557.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/boscastle-tintagel/tintagel","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367485557.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Whitsand Battery to Rame Head","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhilst Cornwall is full of beauty spots and attractions that we\u0026rsquo;ve all heard of, at the same time there are dozens of quiet corners and coves that are a little trickier to reach (and we have to admit that makes them all the more special). The two mile stretch between Whitsand Bay and Rame Head may be pretty tough in the walking leagues, but if you\u0026rsquo;re up to it you\u0026rsquo;ll be rewarded with some of the county\u0026rsquo;s most striking unspoilt views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find two Napoleonic forts as you go, and look out for the fascinating collection of shacks for some holiday photos the crowds usually miss. Rugged doesn\u0026rsquo;t have to mean going without a hot chocolate stop, and one of the cafes on this walk even has its own cable car delivery system. Leave time to pause and enjoy the views across Plymouth Sound towards the Yealm Estuary as it\u0026rsquo;s one of those sights you\u0026rsquo;ll want time to sit and make the most of before walking on.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe points of interest don\u0026rsquo;t stop when you reach Rame Head. This headland is home to a fourteenth century chapel dedicated to St Michael, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find the shell largely intact if you fancy a poke around.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3623,"LocationLongitude":-4.30703,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Rame Head.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/whitsand-bay-downderry/whitsand-battery-to-rame-head","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Rame Head.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Penzance to Falmouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis 61 mile section of the South West Coast Path is a popular one for those looking to complete a week\u0026rsquo;s walking in Cornwall. The walk follows the most southerly point in Britain, and if you were hoping to tackle a section that the crowds often overlook then this is the one for you. The Lizard Peninsula is Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s forgotten corner, and that makes it even more fun to explore. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path navigates its way through rocky landscapes where the only sound is waves crashing far below, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass abandoned smugglers coves, windswept tin mines and some of the county\u0026rsquo;s rarest geology. It\u0026rsquo;s not all windswept uplands though, and if you complete the whole route you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the huge difference in the landscapes of the Lizard\u0026rsquo;s east and west sides.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe west side feels a world away from everything, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy a challenging walk of rugged terrain. It\u0026rsquo;s a different story on the east side though, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find yourself passing through blooming gardens and wooded creeks as you head towards the Helford and Fal estuaries. The Penzance to Falmouth walk is a wildlife lover\u0026rsquo;s dream, as there\u0026rsquo;s the chance of spotting seals sunning themselves on the rocks, dolphins playing in the bays and even the odd basking shark along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a walk that veers away from the crowds and the well beaten track then the route between Penzance and Falmouth is perfect.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1212,"LocationLongitude":-5.53108,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367503787.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/penzance/walking-penzance-to-falmouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367503787.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Port Isaac to Padstow","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAnyone who\u0026rsquo;s watched ITV\u0026rsquo;s Doc Martin will agree that the whitewashed cottages and sea-swept beaches of Port Isaac are everything you\u0026rsquo;d expect to find in a quiet corner of Cornwall, and the 11 mile section of the South West Coast Path that connects it to Padstow is perfect if you\u0026rsquo;re after traditional views and beauty at every turn. In fact, you\u0026rsquo;ll pass some of the coastline\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt areas as you go. Look out for the pretty rocky inlet known as Pine Haven just as you leave Port Isaac, as it\u0026rsquo;s typical of the peaceful spots you\u0026rsquo;ll pass on this route.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s another sight to look out for, and that\u0026rsquo;s The Rumps \u0026ndash; the site of an Iron Age promontory fort. You\u0026rsquo;ll see a tiny island called The Mouls off the eastern headland, and the nearby western headland is known as Rumps Point. If you fancy taking a closer look you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to book a sightseeing tour around The Rumps once you reach Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe first half of the walk to Polzeath may be tricky in places, but the latter half of the journey is much easier (and you get to hop aboard a ferry to Padstow). You may want to plan ahead and book a seat at Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s famous Seafood Restaurant for when you reach Padstow, as it would be a crime to visit this neck of the woods without sampling the celebrity chef\u0026rsquo;s inspired menu. 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Porthcurno\u0026rsquo;s white sand, turquoise waters and unspoilt natural beauty have helped it to win award after award, and if it\u0026rsquo;s a stroll along the coast you\u0026rsquo;re after then you couldn\u0026rsquo;t ask for more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a popular one with families and visitors, so if you want to stroll the length of the sand then getting there early in the morning means you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the beach pretty much to yourselves. There\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban, and the stream that flows down one of the beach\u0026rsquo;s sides is a great spot for little ones to paddle. The cliffs don\u0026rsquo;t only act as a handy shelter from the breeze, the Minack Theatre sits at their summit and hosts open air performances with the stunning backdrop of the sea. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll continue to pass small sandy beaches and rocky coves, and as you round the headland and leave St Michaels\u0026rsquo; Bay behind you you\u0026rsquo;ll come to Prussia Cove. Named after an 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century ship wrecker and smuggler known as The King of Prussia, the cove isn\u0026rsquo;t far from the beautiful Kenneggy Sand. 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Running along beside the scenic River Camel, the route\u0026rsquo;s flat, even surface makes it perfect for a ride, stroll or wander with your horse and it attracts visitors in their droves every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHorses must walk on the Camel Trail at all times as it\u0026rsquo;s also used by pedestrians, and if you\u0026rsquo;re riding in a group please travel at the speed of the slowest member. The Camel Trail is smooth for much of its length, and if you fancy a slow, easy ride that enables you to enjoy the scenery as you go this is just the route. The Camel Trail has become one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most loved multi-use recreational trails, and more than 400,000 users enjoy it every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe trail passes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), so expect a traffic-free day amidst some of the most spectacular countryside in the South West. 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There are five clay trails in the landscape that surrounds Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s St Austell, and the area has some beautiful sights that can be seen from miles away. The trails weave between the clay tips and pits around St Austell and its nearby villages, and they date back more than two centuries to the days when mining was king. This ride is ideal for anyone who likes a dramatic backdrop with plenty to see as they go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf your favourite way to explore is on horseback then pick up one of the trails and discover the miles and miles of scenic trails that have been specially created for riders, walkers and cyclists. In fact, the whole area is being transformed from a former industrial hub into a haven for wildlife. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the pathways and look out for grazing deer as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe surfaces of the clay trails are mostly gravel, so you\u0026rsquo;ll find the majority of them suitable for riding. 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Poltesco Valley Stables offer supervised beach rides along the gorgeous Kennack Sands, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to canter along the shore, splash about in the waves and just enjoy the scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst we can\u0026rsquo;t guarantee that you\u0026rsquo;ll end the hack dry, we\u0026rsquo;re pretty certain that you\u0026rsquo;ll have a great time \u0026ndash;and it\u0026rsquo;s a unique way to enjoy Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s famous coastline too. The horses love the chance to get their hooves wet and canter along the beach, and for many visitors to the county a beach ride is one of their biggest dreams. During the summer you can choose to ride at 9am or 6pm, although in winter the times are not fixed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose from the one hour ride, or the one and a half hour ride which takes a more scenic route back to the farm. 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Coasteering takes you out of your comfort zone and guarantees a surprise at every turn, and if you want to do something different than the traditional ice cream on the beach this holiday then the kids will be thrilled with a session. The activity is fast becoming one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most popular, so book your family in for an adrenalin-fuelled session you\u0026rsquo;ll remember forever.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOutdoor Adventure have trained and experienced staff who will make sure that all group members are safe and within their limits, so all you need to do is give it your all and have a great time. Coasteering means the chance to visit areas of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s coastline that most people never get to see, and you\u0026rsquo;ll even find yourself in some spots that can\u0026rsquo;t be reached unless you\u0026rsquo;re in the water. 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A day\u0026rsquo;s coasteering means the chance to enjoy the coastline from in the water, on top of cliffs and on dry land \u0026ndash; so be prepared for a rewarding experience that\u0026rsquo;s full of action. We\u0026rsquo;ve all seen photos of groups leaping high above the sea and disappearing into hidden caves, so why not make it your turn during your next holiday in Cornwall?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEra Adventures are based in Polzeath and run three hour coasteering sessions. Each session enables adventurers to plunge from cliffs, swim in whirlpool rapids and climb rocks. There\u0026rsquo;s even time to crawl through sea caves, so this is the activity for those who want an adrenalin rush around every corner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEra Adventures will send you out to the coastline with fully qualified coasteering instructors (who are also trained lifeguards) to ensure that you\u0026rsquo;re completely safe throughout the journey. 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Perranporth Beach is one of the best spots to kite surf in Cornwall, as it\u0026rsquo;s two miles long and almost a quarter of a mile wide when the tide goes out. 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By far the best beach for kitesurfing in the Newquay area, Watergate Bay should be top of your list if you\u0026rsquo;re into the sport, and if you\u0026rsquo;ve no idea where to start you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of schools nearby to help.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, most schools will be able to help even if you know what you\u0026rsquo;re doing, as they\u0026rsquo;ll assess your level and offer you the push to the next level while you\u0026rsquo;re at the infamous Watergate Bay. Atlantic Riders kitesurfing school offers expert instruction from Will Bennet, 5\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e KiteBoard Pro World Tour Wave Master and four times British Wave Master, so if you were hoping to learn from the experts then they don\u0026rsquo;t come much more experienced. 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This is one of the most popular spots with the local kitesurfing community, so if you want to kite surf like the Cornish then this is the bay to head for.\u0026nbsp; Close to Polzeath, this beach connects to the activity hub that\u0026rsquo;s Rock Beach at low tide and has miles of sand, sand and more sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s no seasonal dog ban at Daymer, so no matter when you visit you\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome to bring your pet with you, and it\u0026rsquo;s also a handy one as parking and the toilets are conveniently close to the beach. Speaking of convenience, you\u0026rsquo;ll also see a pub overlooking the car park that\u0026rsquo;s perfect for an after-shred drink and something to eat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCompared to neighbouring beaches Rock and Polzeath Daymer is slightly off the beaten track, but it has a refreshing secluded feel that adds to the sense of adventure. 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Stand in the Tate St Ives and look outside and you\u0026rsquo;ll see this sandy beach with its clear waters \u0026ndash; in fact the sight will inspire the artist in you even if you\u0026rsquo;ve never picked up a paintbrush.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust outside the Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach is one of the most popular beaches in St Ives and it\u0026rsquo;s not only beautiful but it\u0026rsquo;s another Cornwall beach that suits everyone. Whether your choice of beach fun is a relaxing day with the family or hitting the waves with your surfboard, you\u0026rsquo;ll find everything you need.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe break at Porthemor Becah is a friendly one, so the area usually attracts beginner and intermediate level surfers. When some of the more exposed beaches in Cornwall are being battered by strong south westerlies and generating daunting waves Porthmeor enjoys a smaller wave height and shelter that makes it comfortable for many. 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The festival takes place across two of the country\u0026rsquo;s most inspiring venues \u0026ndash; Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach, and the bill is always crammed with the biggest names in music.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like to spend your summers in flip flops, your free time on the waves and leave your troubles at the entrance of a festival then this is the one for you \u0026ndash; Boardmasters is about enjoying sport, live acts and a good time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;ve never been to the festival before check which location you fancy before buying your tickets as they focus on different aspects of the event. Watergate Bay becomes one of the world\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful music arenas (live music sounds even better with the waves crashing in the background), and it hosts the restaurants, bars and stages just five minutes from the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFistral Beach is where you\u0026rsquo;ll find the sportier side of things, so if you want to try your hand at surfing (or show off your skills), skate, ride your BMX and admire art then this is the site for you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou never quite know what you\u0026rsquo;ll see at Boardmasters, but aside from the sport and music that are always certain you\u0026rsquo;ll also be in for rides, shops, snacks and even a phone charging station so you won\u0026rsquo;t run out of battery during the fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4196,"LocationLongitude":-5.0977,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018412685Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"holywell-bay/newquay/relentless-boardmasters","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018412685Large.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Polo on the Beach at Watergate Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are many sights we\u0026rsquo;re all used to seeing at Watergate Bay, from crashing waves to the country\u0026rsquo;s most adept surfers riding them, but few are as thrilling as the annual Polo on the Beach. 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Reviewer after reviewer takes to TripAdvisor to share their delight at finding a cinema with seats the right size, great snacks and friendly staff. They often hold special showings too, such as mother and baby showings of children\u0026rsquo;s films and they\u0026rsquo;re a great idea for a change from the beach during a Newquay holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Lighthouse Cinema opened in 2011, and as it was the first cinema to open its doors in Newquay for 16 years it\u0026rsquo;s proven a welcome attraction in the town. If you\u0026rsquo;ve got small children ask the staff for one of the special booster seats to make sure they don\u0026rsquo;t miss anything. Look out for the odd special event such as charity fundraisers for film premiers, as they\u0026rsquo;re a great way to spend time together during your holiday and do something different at the same time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll of the Lighthouse Cinema\u0026rsquo;s screens are accessible for wheelchairs, and all screens are equipped with subtitling systems and Audio Description. Don\u0026rsquo;t forget to use your discount on Wednesdays if you\u0026rsquo;re with Orange, and enjoy a cosy cinema with a great atmosphere.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4135,"LocationLongitude":-5.08723,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/the-lighthouse-cinema-newquay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Phoenix Falmouth Cinema","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDescribed on TripAdvisor as a \u0026ldquo;brilliant local cinema\u0026rdquo; Phoenix Falmouth Cinema is a popular choice with locals and visitors, and for good reason. Set in a beautiful historic building this independent multi-screen cinema pampers its patrons \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely one to visit during a relaxing holiday in Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHave you ever fidgeted your way through a film and wished you\u0026rsquo;d waited until you could watch it at home in the comfort of an armchair? Well now you can enjoy the best of both worlds as someone very clever has furnished this cinema with armchairs, sofas and tables \u0026ndash; the simple ideas are always the best.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know what you\u0026rsquo;re thinking, what about snacks? Well not only are patrons welcome to take their food and drink in to the film with them but they can order at the cafe and have a waitress bring it in to them when it\u0026rsquo;s ready...now that\u0026rsquo;s service. In fact, many reviewers visit this cinema instead of their closest one because the experience is so enjoyable. There\u0026rsquo;s only one drawback to visiting this Falmouth cinema during a stay nearby, you\u0026rsquo;ll never feel the same about your local one again!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.1541,"LocationLongitude":-5.07435,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/phoenix-falmouth-cinema","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"White River Cinema in St Austell","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s the Cornwall cinema for those of you who like your film shown using the latest technology, your seats designed for comfort and your screen the maximum size - White River Cinema in St Austell. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the cinema in Alymer Square in St Austell town centre, and as it only opened in 2008 it\u0026rsquo;s a modern cinema complex that showcases the very latest in cinema technology.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are four screens at White River Cinema, and (now here\u0026rsquo;s the exciting part) you\u0026rsquo;ll find two rows of leather rocker seats in each. So, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to take time out from your St Austell holiday to sit back and relax in style while you watch the latest blockbuster. There\u0026rsquo;s a 3D screen and a licensed bar, so you can enjoy something to drink while you wait for the film.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e2011 saw the cinema awarded the RAAM UK Independent Cinema of the Year award, and it continues to impress newcomers and its regulars. As genius as the rocker chairs are It ticks all the boxes o a practical level too, and there are wheelchair spaces in every screen and parking close by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3376,"LocationLongitude":-4.79521,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/st-austell-eden/white-river-cinema-in-st-austell","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/theatre-seats.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSt Ives is one of those destinations that inspire the artist in you, and that means you don\u0026#39;t have to look far for a moving attraction with its place in the history of sculpting. St Ives was the home of the pioneering sculptor Barbra Hepworth, and since her death in 1975 her former home and studio have been converted into a fascinating museum and garden that are open to the public.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWander the \u003ca href=\"http://www.tate.org.uk/stives/hepworth/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Barbara Hepworth Museum \"\u003eBarbara Hepworth Museum\u003c/a\u003e to admire her work in the place she loved and find out how she produced the pieces that made her famous. \u0026nbsp;The house and garden offers a rare insight into the private home and workspace of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, and the museum includes bronze, stone and wood sculptures. There are also paintings and drawings on display throughout the house as well as archive materials that will fascinate any Barbara Hepworth fan.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBarbara lived and worked on the site of the museum (then Trewyn Studios) from 1949 until she died in 1975 and she left much of her work to the Tate Gallery so that art lovers could continue to enjoy it. The bronze sculptures that stand in the garden today were created right there, and Barbara used the area to showcase her finished pieces as well as to work on them in the fresh air. Even the garden was laid out by Barbara herself (with the help of her friend the composer Praulx Rainier), so the museum remains much as it would have been when it saw some of the art world\u0026rsquo;s finest pieces take shape.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCombined tickets are available for the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, so remember to opt for this one if you visit both St Ives attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2132,"LocationLongitude":-5.48097,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/work.5937329.1.flat550x550075f.red-rose-close-up-with-water-drops.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/the-barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/work.5937329.1.flat550x550075f.red-rose-close-up-with-water-drops.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Porthminster Gallery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSt Ives has always been closely linked with the art world, with the town\u0026rsquo;s perfect light for painting luring artists to the town like the boats that gather in its harbour. It\u0026rsquo;s little surprise then, that the resort\u0026rsquo;s art scene is vibrant, fresh and ever filled with enthusiasm. Just a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate St Ives you\u0026rsquo;ll find Porthminster Gallery, a new gallery that hosts regular exhibitions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHoused in a building once used as a pilchard warehouse, the gallery is an atmospheric spot to lose yourself in art for awhile, and the curator places a strong emphasis on local artists. The quayside gallery is warm and welcoming, and its exhibitions change regularly, focusing on British and St Ives artists. You\u0026rsquo;ll find the blue grade 1 listed building on the quayside, and if you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a gallery with character then don\u0026rsquo;t miss this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn addition to the exhibitions, Porthminster Gallery also displays an ever-changing selection of modern 20\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century works on paper by post-war artists from St Ives itself. The artists to have been displayed include Terry Frost, Bryan Pearce and Sandra Blow RA. If a piece catches your eye during your visit Porthminster Gallery will be happy to reserve it for a week so you can think it over with no pressure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2117,"LocationLongitude":-5.47903,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/art.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"carbis-bay/st-ives/porthminster-gallery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/art.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Royal Cornwall Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCornwall has such a varied history that it can be tricky deciding where to start to get an idea of its past. Do you start with a walk past the disused mines, by looking for King Arthur at Tintagel or by learning about the days of smugglers at Newquay\u0026rsquo;s Buccaneer Bay? \u0026nbsp;The Royal Cornwall Museum has everything you need to know about the county\u0026rsquo;s rich history under one roof, and it\u0026rsquo;s a fascinating attraction to visit during a holiday in Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the collections are relevant to Cornwall, although the museum also has an Egyptology area which is home to the intriguing unwrapped mummy. The art collections showcase the work of local artists and the photographic collection tells the tale of life in Cornwall in pictures. See Cornwall as it once was and decide for yourself whether the landscape has changed or if it\u0026rsquo;s managed to stay much as it was in 1845 when the collection starts. The Fine Art collection has more than 2000 pieces, including watercolours, oils, prints and drawings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe collection\u0026rsquo;s highlights include pieces by Henry Scott Tuke and Harold Harvey, and to make sure homage is paid to the early art of Cornwall you\u0026rsquo;ll find the work of John Opie and Henry Bone, the miniaturist who hailed from Truro itself.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Social History section always captures the imagination, and its miscellaneous objects give an insight into life in Cornwall over the decades. You\u0026rsquo;ll find transport items in this impressive collection, and event a medical chest once owned by the explorer Richard Lander. 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In fact, it\u0026rsquo;s been long listed for a Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s got an open, airy feel to it that makes it a contemporary setting to learn and discover. Voted Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2012 by the Cornwall Tourism Awards, the museum is a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from Falmouth\u0026rsquo;s infamous harbour (the world\u0026rsquo;s third largest don\u0026rsquo;t you know!) and it\u0026rsquo;s open daily.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum is located right on the waterfront, and its Out Look Tower has some of the best views for miles, so you can spend as much time as you like gazing out at the harbour beneath you and off to the horizon. The Search and Rescue exhibition will run until February 2014 and it enables visitors to step into the dangerous world of the maritime rescue services. Discover what it\u0026rsquo;s really like to be out at sea on a search, and just how terrifying it can be. The National Maritime Museum was designed with fun in mind, and its displays are engaging and interactive wherever possible to help make it a great experience for younger visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe National Small Boat Collection was created in Greenwich and represents boats from all over the world and it\u0026rsquo;s always one of the highlights of a visit. Children love to get up close to the boats on display and they\u0026rsquo;re supported by a collection of artefacts and objects that have sailed the world.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe couldn\u0026rsquo;t finish without mentioning the Waterside Cafe, as it always pulls through with a mouth-watering selection of traditional homemade cakes...and they taste all the better for the harbour views thanks to the cafe\u0026rsquo;s waterside setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.1514,"LocationLongitude":-5.06204,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/yawls.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/falmouth/the-national-maritime-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/yawls.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cotehele","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStep back in time at this peaceful Tudor house packed with textiles, armour and furniture. Much of the house is medieval and it\u0026rsquo;s thought to date all the way back to 1300, and the alterations made by Sir Richard Edgcumbe make it one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s best examples of a Tudor building.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe home\u0026rsquo;s medieval roots made it the perfect ancestral home, and the wealthy Edgcumbes enjoyed impressing their guests with it \u0026ndash; including King George III in the year 1789. The house has more than its share of tales and legends woven into its history, and the many textiles and tapestries found inside bring them to life for visitors. The walls are draped with imposing tapestries, the tables shine as though ready for guests and the whole building feels as though its influential owners might return any second. The house is also home to historic oak furniture, brass and pewter\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eCotehele is just as inspiring on the outside as inside, and visitors can take their pick of beautiful spots for a walk or just sit and enjoy the peace and quiet. The surrounding land is gorgeous in any season, and many visitors come every year to enjoy the gardens as they change. The first flowers of spring are always exciting as the gardens reawaken, and the herbaceous borders delight visitors during the summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWander the Valley Garden until you feel a world away from the house, and make sure you get a photo of the dovecote as you pass. The Upper Garden has two orchards, and they produce local apples and cherries each year. \u0026nbsp;This is a garden with something for everyone, no matter when they discover it. Lastly, make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss Shamrock, the newly restored boat docked at the quay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4948,"LocationLongitude":-4.22587,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"the-tamar-valley/saltash-torpoint/cotehele","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Trerice","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHave you ever wondered what real Elizabethan country life would have been like? We\u0026#39;re talking wandering through the garden to your manor house and warming yourself by the fire inside...well Trerice is about as close as it\u0026#39;s possible to get to experiencing it. Trerice is a welcoming Elizabethan manor house that never fails to charm its visitors. Far smaller than other National Trust houses, Trerice\u0026rsquo;s size works in its favour as visitors can take their time and enjoy an intimate building with history at every turn. It\u0026rsquo;s always a favourite with TripAdvisor reviewers, and they recommend visiting for a morning or an afternoon during a Cornwall holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAn historic house is always that bit more special when it hasn\u0026rsquo;t seen too much change, and thanks to a series of owners who lived away Trerice has managed to escape losing its character. The house and gardens make a lovely setting to escape from it all and unwind, and other than the occasional lilts of Tudor music you\u0026rsquo;ll find a comfortable silence surrounds the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can try their hands at traditional Tudor games on the Bowling Green before they leave, and the sounds of families having fun make it easy to imagine Trerice as a busy family home. You\u0026rsquo;ll find guides throughout the house who are only too happy to make sure you don\u0026rsquo;t miss anything and that all your questions are answered, and when you\u0026rsquo;ve finished exploring the cafe is on hand to serve up something hearty.\u0026nbsp;There\u0026#39;s free parking at Trerice, and the house is just a ten minute drive from Newquay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3865,"LocationLongitude":-5.03822,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"holywell-bay/newquay/trerice","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Godolphin","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re going to lose yourself in a National Trust house during a Cornwall holiday then why not go for the most fashionable one of its day? Godolphin paved the way in 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century housing trends, and it\u0026rsquo;s still an impressive place for a wander.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis historic house has a medieval garden, and its setting on an ancient estate makes it a place of mystery and escape. But before we get carried away with the romance we\u0026rsquo;d better let you know what you can expect to find during a visit. The garden dates back to the 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century, and as little of it has been changed over the centuries it\u0026rsquo;s one of Europe\u0026rsquo;s most important historic gardens.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one thing Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s historic properties share and that\u0026rsquo;s that they were built to enjoy the county\u0026rsquo;s scenery \u0026ndash; and Godolphin certainly makes the most of its vantage point. If you walk to the estate\u0026rsquo;s south-westerly edge you\u0026rsquo;ll reach Godolphin Hill, one of the best vantage points in Cornwall. Stand and soak in spectacular views over St Ives Bay in one direction and St Michael\u0026rsquo;s Mount in the other. There\u0026rsquo;s plenty to see as you stroll around the estate, so look out for the Leeds engine house and stack, and what remains of the family\u0026rsquo;s mine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you venture into the patch of woodland on the estate you\u0026rsquo;ll notice something strange, and that\u0026rsquo;s that the landscape has an unnatural appearance from years of being mined. 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The Jungle will ignite your sense of adventure as you make your way along the raised boardwalk, weaving between ponds and inspiring plants and flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Victorian gardens have the feel of days gone by about them, and a visit is like peering into Heligan\u0026rsquo;s past. The gardens were once cultivated so much by the Tremayne family that they produced most of their food, and today they produce more than 200 types of heritage herbs, salad, fruit and vegetables. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of historic plants in the Pleasure Grounds, with the oldest plantings dating back 150 years. 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You\u0026rsquo;ll find hundreds of them waiting for you at Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Crealy Great Adventure Park, and it\u0026rsquo;s the ultimate family theme park. Crealy is packed with 40 all weather attractions, a zoo, rides and characters and you\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to squeeze all the fun into just one visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCrealy manages to suit all age groups, and there are indoor attractions as well as outdoors just in case you get a shower while you\u0026rsquo;re there. To make things easier for parents all rides are divided into kids rides and thrill rides, so you can choose the best ones for your clan even before you arrive. Thrill rides include Thunder Falls, Raging River, Viking Warrior and The Beast, so if you and your older children love nothing more than braving splashes, drops and heights then you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element. 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Julie and David Gibbons decided that it was time for a change, sold their business and their home in Buckinghamshire and took on the sanctuary with no experience. Now it\u0026rsquo;s their lives and they wouldn\u0026rsquo;t have things any other way, so a visit to the park is inspirational as well as great fun.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe family work hard to make sure the park cares for as many donkeys as possible and that they make for a friendly day out with something for everyone, and their barn means that you can be sure of a donkey ride for the little ones come rain or shine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eClose to Tavistock, the Tamar Valley Donkey Park is open daily from March to September and on weekends from November to March. There are dozens of donkeys to get to know during a visit, and each one has its own name and personality. Wish you could have one of your own? 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Flying high at number one on TripAdvisor, the restaurant was also top of The Guardian\u0026rsquo;s poll of the Top 10 Budget Restaurants in South Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis unassuming cafe specialises in serving up local shellfish and it\u0026rsquo;s fast become something of a Cornwall institution. In fact its weekly paella nights are booked up months in advance. The decor is everything you\u0026rsquo;d expect from a chic beachside cafe, complete with glowing fairy lights and stripped floors, and there\u0026rsquo;s something deliciously simple about the menu. All fish is fresh from the local waters, and they even serve up lobster and oysters when they\u0026rsquo;re available. The menu also boasts mussels, crab, prawns, scallops and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAll meals have the added quirk of being served in a Portugal-inspired cataplama (a metal dish) complete with lemon, chive butter, a salad, skinny chips and the choice of two house wines (a red or a white). The dishes have been designed for sharing, and if you order the whole crab you\u0026rsquo;ll get a rolling pin and a set of crackers to help you make as much mess as you need to. 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Run by a husband and wife team and with an emphasis on simple food and beautiful presentation, the restaurant is second in the TripAdvisor stakes for the whole of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne reviewer describes their experience as \u0026ldquo;simple incredible food\u0026rdquo; while another summarises with \u0026ldquo;outstanding\u0026rdquo;. Fred and Donna serve up a full and uncomplicated menu with a warm welcome and friendly service that makes a huge difference to their diners. Tables are booked for the whole evening when reserved, so there\u0026rsquo;s no rush to finish your meal and you\u0026rsquo;ll be urged to take your time and relax while you dine \u0026ndash; the perfect dining experience for those on a laidback holiday in Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu is prepared on the day every day, and the head chef makes use of the very best ingredients the local area has to offer. You\u0026rsquo;ll the find the a la carte menu reflects each season, so whether you visit in the height of a scorching summer or on a cosy autumn day you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to taste the best of Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe reviewers are always impressed by the imaginative menu (and the extensive wine list) and the little extras such as homemade bread and popcorn, so if you want a restaurant that\u0026rsquo;s reasonably priced but goes that step further then add this one to your list. 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If you\u0026rsquo;re lucky enough to dine at this warm and friendly restaurant during a Cornwall holiday then you\u0026rsquo;re in for a mouth-watering meal you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOwned and run by husband and wife team Ken and Wendy, the eatery reflects their passion for fine food and fantastic service. Expect to be served the very best local produce in a relaxed environment. There are daily changing specials, old favourites and a tasting menu to choose from \u0026ndash; and no matter what you go for you\u0026rsquo;ll find it served with flair and imagination that will top off your evening.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOliver\u0026rsquo;s is second in the TripAdvisor reviews for restaurants to sample whilst in Falmouth accommodation. Found in the High Street, the restaurant has been running since 2009 and prides itself on its honest food made with local produce. In fact, many of the ingredients are grown in the restaurant\u0026rsquo;s own gardens!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe chef has experience at The Dorchester in Mayfair, and a career spanning 30 years \u0026ndash; and he enjoys creating real food with a new twist here and there.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eKen takes pride in serving up unique meals in his own special style, and the menu is always packed with fresh vegetables, locally sourced fish and delicious shellfish. \u0026nbsp;In fact, Ken\u0026rsquo;s gone the extra mile and found three foragers who scour the seashore, woodland and countryside for ingredients that are truly local. 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The restaurant has won award after award for its home cooked dishes, including awards with Taste of the West, the Cornish Tourist Board, and it also appeared on Gary Rhodes Food Hero Programme. As if those accolades aren\u0026rsquo;t enough, Karen who cooks the meals specialises in desserts...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Kitchen strives to serve up great food from Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s finest produce, and the owners dedicate their time to searching the county for new ideas and seasonal ingredients. Expect fresh fish from Looe\u0026rsquo;s day boats and rare breed pigs from just a few miles away \u0026ndash; all served with a smile in a friendly environment.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not only the professionals who are impressed by The Kitchen,the restaurant is always found high in the TripAdvisor list for the whole of Cornwall, and the reviewers are full of praise. 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Kahuna is owned and run by a husband and wife team who pour inspiration from their travels into the menu, so you\u0026rsquo;ll find an unforgettable dining experience. Samples from the menu include red Thai seafood curry, Cornish mussels marinere and Cornish crab and mussel linguine.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu leans towards fish, shellfish and meat dishes and all produce is sourced locally to offer a real taste of the South West. There\u0026rsquo;s also a selection of delicious vegetarian dishes \u0026ndash; and they\u0026rsquo;re so impressive that even meat eaters often choose them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe open kitchen means there\u0026rsquo;s always something to see while you relax and wait for your meal, and it creates an exciting atmosphere in the restaurant too. 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The Good Food Guide once named it the Best Seafood Restaurant in the UK, so if you\u0026rsquo;re a foodie visiting Cornwall to sample its finest menus then make a beeline for this little taste of luxury.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe eight course tasting menu is the perfect way to indulge if you want to try a little bit of everything, and it makes for a unique evening meal if you\u0026rsquo;re celebrating a special occasion. There\u0026rsquo;s also a seafood and grill menu and a vegetarian menu, so the restaurant offers a dish to suit every palate.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany of the dishes make use of local produce and showcase them to perfection, so if you want to taste Cornwall at its best then this is the restaurant for it. 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Padstow has become the foodie capital of the county thanks to celebrity chef Rick Stein and his empire of eateries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePadstow Seafood School is another of Stein\u0026rsquo;s projects, and its classes are designed to cover all aspects of seafood cookery. The classes have a natural approach so students will soon find themselves doing anything from stir frying squid to steaming sea bass almost without even thinking about it. The school overlooks the estuary and the harbour beyond, and as settings for learning to prepare fresh seafood go it\u0026rsquo;s not bad at all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe experienced chefs demonstrate each skill before letting the pupils get hands on and try for themselves, and the highlight of the lesson is always lunch when they\u0026rsquo;re free to sample their own culinary masterpieces. 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Pentewan is a long sandy beach right on the South West Coast Path, but it\u0026rsquo;s well worth spending a day on its sands rather than just passing it as you walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a particularly good spot for swimming or enjoying water sports (but please note that jet skis are banned) and you\u0026rsquo;ll be in good company if you love surfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing, water skiing and pretty much any other sport that involves getting wet in the waves.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a seasonal dog ban, so if you fancy letting your pet enjoy this one then time a visit for the months between November and April. 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The town has made efforts in recent years to revive some of the May day traditions, and today the festivities include events enjoyed by generations of St Ives residents.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGather at the Guildhall at noon to watch the Grand Bard and Mayor select the year\u0026rsquo;s may queen and king (and of course their attending princess and prince) in a ritual that\u0026rsquo;s known as \u0026lsquo;pee whip\u0026rsquo;. It\u0026rsquo;s difficult to explain the rituals included in this ceremony, but suffice to say that it includes the St Ives Guisers, enthusiastic horn blowers who announce the beginning of spring and May sticks aplenty.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a succession at 1pm that makes its way to the harbour, where the crowds are treated to may pole dances and traditional music that\u0026rsquo;s been enjoyed throughout Cornwall for centuries. 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Found inside the beautiful Rame Head Country Park, this landmark juts proudly out into the Tamar Estuary and it\u0026rsquo;s known by those who live nearby as \u0026lsquo;the forgotten corner\u0026rsquo;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou don\u0026rsquo;t have to travel far from the Devon border to find yourself on this dramatic Cornish headland, and with water on three sides it has the feeling of being far more remote than it really is. There\u0026rsquo;s a tranquil atmosphere at this spot, and the landscape\u0026rsquo;s beauty makes it a popular starting point for a coastal walk. You\u0026rsquo;ll discover hidden little beaches where the only sound is the waves, and you can pick up the South West Coast Path at Cremyll and pass through Mount Edgecumbe Park (heralded as England\u0026rsquo;s most stunning walking route by the Shell Guide).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Rame Peninsula may be beautiful but it\u0026rsquo;s also been the site of some important historical finds over the centuries. Discoveries of flint tools and traces of a cliff castle show that Rame Head was settled as early as the Mesolithic period, and it\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine living in this exposed and rugged spot. 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It definitely the most unique eatery you\u0026rsquo;ll visit whilst self-catering in Fowey! With a vibrant, loud mish-mash of colours and decor the restaurant has a deliciously laidback feel.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOpen seven days a week, Pinky Murphy\u0026rsquo;s is quirky and fun with great, uncomplicated food. The tables are names after singers instead of numbered, and there\u0026rsquo;s outside seating too. This cafe and restaurant is colourful and comfortable, and it\u0026#39;s\u0026nbsp; open for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 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It\u0026rsquo;s difficult to imagine a more typical Cornish pub, from the warm welcome you\u0026rsquo;ll receive when you get there to the Cornish Ale that\u0026rsquo;s been on tap for centuries...and \u0026lsquo;the Blue\u0026rsquo; has won award after award for its hot meals too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eChoose whether to sit upstairs in the restaurant or just pull up a pew in the bar and look out across the inner harbour, and whether you opt for something from the Specials board or an old favourite from the menu you\u0026rsquo;ll enjoy fresh, local food. 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The bistro may have a celebrity owner but it exudes rustic charm throughout and makes a cosy place to tuck in to some real \u0026lsquo;elbows on the table\u0026rsquo; fodder.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen he\u0026rsquo;s not thinking up new dishes for the menu Rick Stein spends much of his time travelling, and you\u0026rsquo;ll taste the flavours of the Mediterranean throughout the menu thanks to his love for its food. The well-aged Red Ruby steaks are dry-aged for thirty days for a powerful flavour and local produce is used wherever possible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Petroc\u0026rsquo;s is a lively bistro that feels a bit like walking into a large country dining area, and with winding staircases and open fireplaces the building makes the perfect setting to tuck into something hearty. The menu includes old favourites such as Duck Confit and Petit Sale yet also offers classics such as moules mariniere and steak frites. 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The older area of the town is flanked by wooded valleys to its north and south, making it a leafy spot for a walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk should take around an hour, and as it mostly sticks to surfaces roads and pathways it\u0026rsquo;s an even route that should be quite easy for all abilities. The walk starts and finishes at Holy Trinity Church in the centre of St Austell . Walkers should set off along Fore Street and head downhill to Truro Road. Cross over the road at the traffic lights and turn left into River Walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk passes fine old English oaks, beech and lime trees, sycamores, ash trees, pines and cedars, so aside from being a handy walk that won\u0026rsquo;t exhaust children it\u0026rsquo;s also a great opportunity to see some of the historic trees that make St Austell\u0026rsquo;s landscape. 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The walk between Polperro and Lansallos is a challenging stretch so it\u0026rsquo;s worth walking the inland route back to Polperro to make things easier for yourself (unless you\u0026rsquo;re very fit!). Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if you do opt for the shorter, inland journey back as it includes plenty of sights to keep you occupied along the way and makes a change after the coastal scenery of the outward walk from Polperro.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis section of the South West Coast Path comes so close to the edge of the cliffs in some places that you\u0026rsquo;ll need to take care if you\u0026rsquo;re not too keen on heights, but the views are incredible and it makes for an exhilarating walk. You\u0026rsquo;ll be able to spur yourself on with the promise of a cream tea when you reach Lansallos and if you need to cool down wander down to the sandy beach and cool your feet with a well-deserved paddle. 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The now-famous pie started out as a reward for a heroic local fisherman after he sailed out into a storm to bring back fish for the starving people of Mousehole. He returned triumphant with seven different types of fish, which the people of the village made into a pie and shared amongst themselves.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo this day, the 23\u003csup\u003erd\u003c/sup\u003e December is marked by baking and eating Stargazey Pie to remember the bravery of the fisherman who risked his own life for his neighbours. The pie traditionally contains pilchards and is baked with the heads of the fish poking through the top \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s something of a spectacle as well as a legend. \u0026nbsp;Some prefer to just lie the fish heads on the top rather than poke them through, but it\u0026rsquo;s thought the tradition of having the fish peer through the top started with the Victorians.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s not quite clear just how true the legend is, (as it seems strange that the villagers managed to come up with the ingredients to make the pie if they were actually starving but for the fish!) \u0026ndash; but if nothing else it always adds to the December festivities that have made the village famous. 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Sit outside and look out to sea while you indulge in a cream tea, and if there\u0026rsquo;s a shower while you\u0026rsquo;re there don\u0026rsquo;t worry, you can nip out to the bright blue summerhouse and still enjoy the feeling of dining al fresco.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s the attention to detail that makes Rock Pool special, from the name of the caf\u0026eacute; appearing in chocolate sprinkles on the coffees to quaint little tongs that come with the sugar cubes. All drinks are served up in china cups, and the retro teapots take visitors back to the days when tea was a special event in the day! 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Jessie\u0026rsquo;s Dairy serves up cream teas, pasties and other snacks and there\u0026rsquo;s a prettly little garden for those of you who like to sit outside. We have it on good authority that the pasties are always well-filled and the portions are generous, so this is a popular place for a stop off when you\u0026rsquo;ve a hankering for a snack.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are welcome, and the caf\u0026eacute; has something of a reputation as a little gem, so make sure you pop in while you\u0026rsquo;re in the area. 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With a reputation for its friendly staff and gorgeous French-style cuisine, 2 Fore Street is the reviewers\u0026rsquo; favourite when it comes to dining in the pretty little fishing village and it\u0026rsquo;s found right beside the harbour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed atmosphere throughout the bistro and if you visit on a warm day you can dine outside in the garden and enjoy the al fresco experience. The restaurant looks out over the harbour and Mount\u0026rsquo;s Bay, and the menu changes with the catch of the day so expect fresh fish that you\u0026rsquo;ll remember for months to come.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDescribed by the Good Cornwall Guide as \u0026ldquo;gloriously unpretentious\u0026rdquo;, 2 Fore Street\u0026rsquo;s specials tend to include fresh crab salad, homemade burgers and lemon sole fillets. 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A feature in the \u0026ldquo;Top 30 Seaside restaurants\u0026rdquo; by The Times and the distinction of \u0026ldquo;Best Restaurant in the South West\u0026rdquo; at the 2013 Food Magazine Readers Awards give a hint at the exceptionality of this family-run business.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe contemporary dishes that Ben and his brother create \u0026nbsp;reflect traditional Cornish cookery and, using only the finest ingredients the regional produce has to offer, are arranged with greatest care and creativity. Better still, the cherry on top is that you can choose from an excellent variety of top-class wines to accompany them.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;re \u0026nbsp;thinking that all this praise may have made the restaurant something of a formal affair then rest assured that it\u0026rsquo;s just as relaxed as when it started out. 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The team here are passionate about food and making sure that your visit is perfect, so if you need any advice on what to order or which wine will be best to accompany your meal, feel free to test their knowledge, and with a Masterchef winner in the kitchen, you can be sure that your meal will be truly exceptional.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the ingredients used here are fresh and locally sourced and the food is always beautifully presented. With a more formal experience in the dining rooms and a relaxed atmosphere in the bar area, the Springer Spaniel is worth a visit whatever the occasion and you can rely on a warm welcome when you arrive.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu is ever changing due to the seasonal produce used, however you can rely on your favourites being available such as hearty pies, traditional fish and chips and wonderfully succulent gourmet burgers. Make sure you save space for one of their amazing deserts which are sure to impress. 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