Out and About in Cornwall

moon over mount
Trevarno Gardens
The Coast Path

Since moving to Cornwall 13 years ago we have discovered many interesting days out some that might not feature in the guide books, others that are popular tourist attractions.  Here are just a few examples of the many things Cornwall has to offer. We are a small peninsular with lots to see and do. Take the coast road from St Ives towards Zennor, the views are fantastic if the mists are not down.

The Minack and Porthcurno: The Minack Theatre and Visitor Centre. From 1931 until she died in 1983 the Minack Theatre was planned, built and financed by one determined woman- Rowena Cade, to experience the magic of what she achived in this special place you really must see it for yourself.Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is a great experience for all the family and is located on the beautiful Porthcurno Beach ,boardered by the Minack Theatre and Green Bay.

Stones: West Cornwall is home to a host of ancient relics, standing stones, stone circles and burial chambers.  A great example of this is Chysauster Iron Village just outside of Gulval.

Jubilee Pool The Promenade Penzance: If you are having a day trip to Penzance is well worth visiting the open-air Jubilee pool, one of the oldest remaining art-deco pools in the uk.

Activities: Highly recommended is hiring a wetsuit and bodyboard and trying to catch a few waves, you need no prior knowledge for this activity,just choose a safe beach with lifeguards. For the more experienced surfer there is plenty of choice from Porthmeor, Gwithian, Godrevey to Sennen, Porthtowan and Portreath. Coasteering is another fun activity but to be done as part of an organised trip; many companies operate in this area.

Gardens: If you are a National Trust member check out your handbook there are lots of gardens worth visiting including Glendurgan, St Michaels Mount, Lanhydrock, Trelissick, Trerice and Antony. Among the other gardens worth a visit are Trevarno Gardens, Trebah and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The Eden Project: The largest conservatories in the world, cutting edge iconic architecture, awe inspring gardens a really great day out.

Paradise Park: A great local attraction for the whole family with indoor and outdoor play areas and good conservation credentials.

St Ives      Carbis Bay

Minnack Theatre
Jubilee pool
Paradise Park
Eden Project