Callestock Blog

30 Nov

7 ways to make the most of your Spring short break in Cornwall

The days are getting longer, the Spring flowers are beginning to appear in the hedgerows, and the weather is beginning to get milder. Time for a short break, just to keep you going until the Summer... but if you're not sure what you can do in the early months of the year in Cornwall, we can help.

Here are 7 ways to make your short break to Cornwall memorable this Spring.

7. Visit the Lizard

couple silhouette cornwall

You can't go further South in the UK than Lizard Point, with its pretty coves, sandy beaches and obligatory coast path. The area is also home to the only lighthouse you can climb in Cornwall, the famous (and very popular) Kynance Cove, and the Marconi Centre, from where the first ever transatlantic radio signal was transmitted in 1901.

You may also be lucky enough to spot seal pups sunning themselves on the beaches in the Spring sunshine - Godrevy is a favourite place for seals at low tide so bring your camera, binoculars and some walking boots before heading to the coast.

6. Take a boat trip

Falmouth Cornwall

You might not fancy a lengthy trip across the waters at this time of year, but a short ferry crossing from Falmouth to St Mawes opens up a treasure chest of activities. Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking the harbour at St Mawes, visit the historic castle on the headland, and take in the independent shops, galleries and cafes in Falmouth.

5. Missing Poldark? Check out Geevor Tin Mine

tin mine Cornwall

It's been far too long since Poldark last graced our small screens... if you're missing the gripping storylines and stunning scenery featured in the hit BBC series (like we are) then get your fix with a trip to a real life tin mine. You might not get to see Aidan Turner as Ross, Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza or Jack Farthing as George Warleggan (booooo!) but you will get to see where they filmed some of the mining scenes.

4. Enjoy fabulously fresh fish and chips

fish and chips

Fish is caught locally, prepared and cooked by experienced chefs, before being served with crunchy chips in restaurants and cafes throughout the county. Our favourite place to enjoy this treat is Stein's in Falmouth. The town is home to a working harbour, and the celebrity chef's restaurant sits in the bustling Events Square, where you can watch the world go by while soaking up the warm and welcoming atmosphere.

3. See Camelias, Magnolias, Azaleas and Rhododendrons

Spring gardens in Cornwall magnolia

Cornwall is famous for its gardens and if you've ever visited Tregothnan, Heligan, Trelissick or Lamorran you'll know why. Visit in the Spring and see the bright colours of the daffodils, magnolia, rhododendron and tulips.

2. Eat out at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock

waves and surfing Cornwall

It may not be sunbathing weather, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy Cornwall's beaches this Spring. The Bowgie Inn is just one of the coastal pubs and restaurants close to Callestock Courtyard Cottages that offers spectacular views of the sea. It overlooks Crantock Beach, a long stretch of golden sand on the north coast. 

1. Recharge

meal by open fire in restaurant

The beaches and coastpath are beautiful in the Summer, but in the cooler months they are just as special, and much quieter. Log fires, hats, scarves and the freshest of Cornish air combine to make any trip extra special.

Anything grab you? Fancy lunch overlooking the beach or a bracing boat trip across to St Mawes? Book your stay at Callestock Courtyard Cottages and enjoy a short break with access to everything Cornwall has to offer.

Stay from less than £100 a night for your own private cottage, comfortably furnished with everything you could need for a memorable short break in Cornwall.

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