Cornwall: towns that are much more than coast and beach

Today I am going to continue talking about Cornwall because this coastal area of ​​England has villages of great beauty , but which also allow many activities and even some water sports. The truth is that the entire coast is a good destination to travel from beginning to end. Despite this, here are more proposals to enjoy the outdoors and an environment like no other. These coastal towns are a mandatory stop.


This town is, like many in Cornwall, coastal, but offers many possibilities . In fact, it is located just 16 kilometers by car from Padstow, which is considered the mecca of British surfing for having the best waves on the Atlantic coast.

This makes this destination ideal for lovers of nautical sports and even for professionals because surfing championships are held. If you do not want to practice this sport, the option is also to spend a vacation on its sandy beaches .

Mont Saint Michel

Another good destination in Cornwall is the Mount of Saint Michel, in Penzance , which is a fortress, located in the middle of the sand . It is a very curious landscape because it changes depending on the tides .

This place, which is considered one of the most beautiful in Cornwall, is very similar to the one in France . Apart from enjoying the scenery, you can take a ferry to the Isles of Scilly , which are one of the paradises to observe the birds of the place.


This small town is also considered one of the most beautiful in Cornwall. The smell of saltpeter is characteristic of this municipality, where you must not stop walking through its small streets .

An obligatory stop is Shellhouse , a name that responds to that of a house, which has walls full of shells and which is located in the alley that leads to the Pulperro Heritage Museum , which is an essential destination for lovers of ancient museums.

To these attractions, Polperro adds others. Its fishing port has great charm. In addition, from there it is possible to enjoy a fantastic sunset with a few beers and stunning views of the ocean.


The tour also takes us to Fowey, which, like the rest, is a fishing town that is also recognized for being very colorful. In it, its natural port stands out from which ferries cross the river to nearby towns such as Polruan or Bodinnick. There are also pleasure boats. And, for movie lovers, it is an ideal destination because it inspired the novel that director Alfred Hitchcock brought to the big screen as the film ‘The Birds’.

St Austell

St Austell is another municipality that must be visited if you are in Cornwall because it has a bay that is a true paradise to be enjoyed. In addition, it is a perfect area for water sports.

This municipality has many other attractions. Among them, for example, the castle of Caerhayes stands out, from which you can see spectacular views of the bay. Besides, it is possible to take a walk through its gardens , which are also known for their great beauty.

The landscape and the surroundings are equally well worth a good look to see and observe the landscape of white peaks , which is the result of the clay industry, which left this mark on this municipality.

Eden project

And, finally, you have to finish the tour. We do it at the Eden Project, which is a place that all botany lovers love because there is a giant greenhouse . It is recognized for its particular structure formed by five bubble- shaped constructions. Inside, there are different natural ecosystems , which are presented to the visitor in a very original and entertaining way.