Top things to do in Cornwall this Winter

Forever Cornwall Porthleven Harbour Night

Winter is no doubt a unique time to visit Cornwall. Come for the cosy Cornish pubs, the stormy seas, blustery coastal walking and cosy Cornish retreats. And you can do all this without the summer crowds! To inspire your next visit to the Duchy, here are our top things to do this winter. You won’t be disappointed!


Storm watching

Waves Over The Rocks During A Storm At Porthleven, Cornwall

The peninsula of Cornwall perches perilously on the edge of the Atlantic ocean, so it’s not surprising why this has some of the best spots in the country for storm-watching. There are lots of good places to watch the writhing sea from a safe distance. One famous place being Porthleven on the south coast with its harbour walls exposed to the elements. Be careful when storm-hunting and never get close to danger!

Why not stay in the Lizard or the Helford, which is only a short drive away?

Get your skates on!

To get really in the mood this winter, why not head to The Eden Project where their ice skating rink is back! Running from 29 November 2020 to 21 February 2021, there isn’t a better place to slide across the ice. Once you’re done, you can visit the iconic “biome” greenhouses and warm up among the tropical plants!

More information here >

Cornish pubs

After braving the blustery wild winter weather, there isn’t a better place to escape to than a cosy Cornish pub, mulled wine in hand and hopefully next to a roaring fire! Here are some of our favourites:

Coastal Walking

Walking Holidays in Port Gaverne Cornwall

The South West Coast Path snakes all the way around Cornwall for 300 miles, so you have lots to explore! You’ll be surprised by the variety of coastline on offer, whether it’s the shelters bays on the south coast or titanic weathered cliffs of the north. Wherever you go, you’ll of course find countless gorgeous sandy beaches.

Get exploring here >

Cornish cottages

…how could we forget all the Cornish cottages you can escape to once you’re done battling the elements outside? Once again, the humble wood burner is a warm welcome when curling up with a good book or catching up on your favourite shows on TV.

See our selection of cottages with wood burners here >

If any of the above takes your fancy, why not take a look at our collection of coastal cottages, perfect for exploring Cornwall this winter? Book yours here.

 

Counting seals at Godrevy

Cornwall is lucky enough to have lots of marine wildlife along its shores, but the most common, and arguably most adorable, are seals. The best place to see them is Godrevy, West Cornwall.  “Let’s go and count seals!” is not something we get to say every day. If you do find yourself in Gwithian/Godrevy, you…