Unbelievably beautiful places to visit in Cornwall this summer
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
Take a look below for 7 unmissable places you should seek out this summer when staying with us in Fowey.
Not far from our hotel is the beautiful town of Fowey. For one week in August the town is home to the Royal Regatta, where you can see a huge array of sailboats, enjoy an evening of firework displays and join the party during the carnival parade. Whatever time of year you visit Fowey, it is pretty as a picture, but during the summer months this small harbour town is captivating, especially as the sun glints off the harbour water. Journey to St Catherine's Castle and Readymoney Cove for some spectacular views.
Just a few miles along from Looe lies Polperro. Sheltered in a cliff ravine it is an enchanting jumble of cottages with a rich history of the local fishing trade. From here you can walk the South West Coast path, taking you along the heritage coastline, past beaches, coves, over cliffs and by stunning villages and interesting churches.
Cawsand and Kingsand
Tucked away in a forgotten corner of Cornwall are these neighbouring villages that were once a favourite for smugglers and perfect if you are looking for something off the beaten track. As you explore the two villages, you will definitely be tempted to stop and try some of the locally caught fish, fresh for the day.
Wheal Coates, St Agnes
This former tin mine still stands proud on the top of the cliffs between Porthtowan and St Agnes on Cornwall's north coast. A National Trust Site of historical significance, the building dates from the 1870s and is rumoured to be haunted by ghosts of old tin miners. At low tide you can venture inside the mine shaft via a cave on Chapel Porth Beach. This is a great place to learn some of the diverse history the county has.
Springing from Bodmin Moor and flowing to the Celtic Sea at Padstow, the River Camel stretches for around 30 miles and is the perfect place for a bike ride as you travel through some stunning scenery. Padstow fishing port is also worth a visit with the west side being home to an archaeological site with remains from the Bronze Age.
If you want to try something a little challenging on your summer break in Fowey, visit the rocky outcrop at Rough Tor. Stacked with stone formations not far from the highest point in the county, Brown Willy. An 8km walk from Poldue Downs takes you to both sites and gives you epic views of the Cornish moorlands that are dotted with Neolithic monuments and remnants from the Bronze Age.
Arguably the creative centre of Cornwall as plenty of artists have made their homes here, making and selling their art in the town's galleries, where you can pick up a keepsake from Cornwall to take home with you. Another reason why it could be such a vibrant place is St Michael's Mount that rises out of the sea a half-mile off shore, another place that is well worth a visit.
So what are you waiting for? Book a summer break in Fowey at our hotel and come down to the Duchy to see these amazing places and so much more!
Photo by: Sage Solar