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You can’t beat a Cornish Indian Summer!

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We know, Cornwall is stunning throughout all seasons, but you can’t beat a Cornish Indian summer and here are our reasons why your September/October break should be spent in the South West.

Peace and quiet

Cornwall returns to a more leisurely pace of life in the months after the mad rush of school summer holidays however the calm weather and long sunny days still remain. There is still plenty to keep everyone entertained, with most of Cornwall’s attractions/destinations still open throughout the autumn; you can enjoy your Cornish adventure, crowd-free!

The surf

With big waves comes big surf; no matter what your level of surfing expertise, Cornwall has all the ingredients for the perfect surf this Indian Summer.

The Atlantic brings its rolling swells to the Cornish coast, making for epic waves, exhilarating surf conditions and dramatic wave watching. The water has warmed up from the summer sun, the beaches are much quieter and the mild weather has arrived, September and October are great months for surfing in Cornwall – see our favourite surfing spots here.

Dog-friendly beaches

Most beaches throughout the summer are off-limits to dogs, but as soon as October arrives these wondrous sandy shores become your dog’s playground. This makes travelling with your dog much easier, and much more fun as they can bounce around at the beach without a care in the world!


There is always something going on in Cornwall with September and October being no exception. From Kneehigh’s Asylum at Carlyon Bay to The Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival and of course, Falmouth’s Oyster Festival, traditional oyster-dredging season at one of Cornwall’s biggest and best-loved food festivals. Enjoy cookery demonstrations, shucking competitions, live music, and, of course, fresh local oysters.

No matter what event, Cornwall has it covered for your memorable Indian Summer.


As the summer light settles on the coast, it makes it a perfect time to explore the wonders Cornwall has to offer. From a cliff-top ramble to a stroll on the beach with your four legged-friend, endless adventures will be on your doorstep. See our favourite walks here.