Inspiring Better Holidays in Cornwall

Forever Cornwall was founded on a love of Cornwall — for its rugged landscapes and wild seas, vibrant cultural heritage and wonderful communities. We hope to inspire unforgettable holiday experiences by helping visitors connect with Cornwall in a more meaningful way, but we know that we are also part of a larger story — the global challenge to tackle climate change, to regenerate lost habitats, and to work with communities to help build better lives.

That’s why we’re working with conservation projects — in Cornwall and abroad — to help protect and enhance our landscapes, our communities and our local economy. Through our local guides and information pages, we help visitors to have a more local experience by buying local food, getting to and around Cornwall by public transport, taking part in beach cleans and having a plastic-free holiday.

What we’re doing

We’re committed to reducing our impact and giving back by partnering with organisations who are making a difference — in Cornwall and beyond. For the past five years, we have been planting trees with an NGO in Central Africa, which is working to protect rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Another part of our environmental work helps rebuild nature right on our doorstep here in Cornwall, funding tree planting with the Forest to Field Foundation near Hayle on the north coast. Additionally, we sponsor Dive Project Cornwall, an education programme that is teaching the importance of the marine environment to adults and young people across the UK.

Find out more about the partners and organisations we work with in our fight against climate change

Helping visitors to have a low-impact holiday 

It’s never been easier — or more important — to go green on holiday. There are lots of little things visitors can do to help reduce their impact, from the food they buy to how they travel around. We want to make it as simple as possible for visitors to get the most out of their time in Cornwall and show that a greener holiday doesn’t mean sacrificing anything — for us it’s about engaging with local businesses, contributing to the community and helping to keep money circulating in the local economy.

Shop local

The Allotment Deli, St Ives

Cornwall produces some of the finest, freshest produce from land and sea anywhere in the world. We’re passionate about supporting local producers, from farm shops, delis and fishmongers, to farmers’ markets and independent food shops up and down the county. That’s why we’ve created a region-by-region shopping guide to champion local food and help visitors source Cornish produce, helping keep food miles down and packaging to a minimum, and ensuring money stays in the local economy.

Going plastic-free

Plastics blight our beaches, and with over 330 of them along our 250-mile coastline, Cornwall suffers more than most. With a little planning, it’s easy to have a plastic-free holiday in Cornwall by packing your reusable cups, water bottles and shopping bags, shopping at refill shops (there are more than 15 across Cornwall) and avoiding plastic-wrapped food in supermarkets by sourcing local food, and hiring bodyboards or sourcing wooden boards instead of buying polystyrene ones.

Ditching the car

It may be one of the UK’s most far flung counties, but having a car-free holiday in Cornwall isn’t the headache most visitors imagine. With regular trains travelling into Cornwall from all parts of the UK, and extensive bus and train networks and widespread eBike hire available across the county, it’s never been easier to have a car-free holiday in Cornwall. Our Cornwall without the car guide shows visitors how to get to and around Cornwall without wheels.

Taking part in beach cleans

With five million tourists in Cornwall each year, our beaches bear the brunt of one of tourism’s major downsides — plastic waste. Beach cleans are a great way to do your bit towards keeping our beaches clean and safe; our handy Beach Cleans Guide shows visitors how they can join an organised beach clean or create their own.

Find out more about our mission and how we’re inspiring better holidays in Cornwall

Lifeguarded beaches in Cornwall

With the summer season in full swing, Cornwall’s beaches are filling up with families making the most of the waves. Of Cornwall’s 330 beaches, around 60 are lifeguarded, so whatever sort of beach you’re after — a little off-the-beaten-track gem or a huge expanse of sand with surf schools and places to eat right on…