Callestock Blog

01 May

A Perfect May Bank Holiday in Cornwall

The Easter weekend didn't disappoint, with record-breaking temperatures, clear blue skies, and gentle seas around the Cornish coast. We're crossing everything for a repeat performance this May Bank Holiday and have put together a collection of ideas for a perfect long weekend in Cornwall.

First, I must share with you a perfect day out Nick and I had earlier this month.

With the early morning sunshine promising another beautiful day, we headed to the coast, to Loe Beach near Falmouth. This pretty little cove is in a sheltered inlet, and is well-known for its watersports activities, which include kayaking, paddle-boarding and sailing.

Ben launches his boat from here so we know it well, having joined him for days out on the water with the waterskis, wakeboards and fishing gear. The historic Pandora Inn is just two miles across the water, so many people moor their boats at the pub's pontoon and enjoy lunch and a drink at the inn before sailing back.

I was my normal chatty self so got talking to one of the other visitors to the beach, who told us about an unfortunate visitor who moored their motorboat too far up the pontoon at The Pandora Inn and found their ride home grounded after the tide went out! Oops.

But I guess there are worse places to be stuck waiting for the tide...

So if you're looking for something a bit different, head to Loe Beach, hire a boat and sail across the creek to the 13th Century Pandora Inn, with its flagstone floors, low-beamed ceilings and thatched roof (just take a look at the tide times before ordering your lunch).

Now, on with a few other ideas to inspire your best long weekend this May:

7 Wonders of Nature to Experience in Cornwall

Did you see this breath-taking footage of a humpback whale, filmed off Land's End last month?

Cornwall's extensive coastline and miles of green space and woodland mean it's a great place to see rare wildlife. Here we share some of the best places to see Cornwall's rich wildlife, from rare birds to basking sharks, whales and dolphins  >>>

Wonderful Walks & Perfect Pubs

They often go hand in hand - a bracing walk through the Cornish countryside or around the coast, followed by a drink in one of the county's pubs. Plan your culinary weekend with our suggested walks around the coast followed by lunch in one of the county's finest pubs >>>

7 Cornish Days Out in Spring

As you know, you don't need unbroken sunshine and a lazy day's sunbathing to enjoy a day out in Cornwall. The historic landmarks, iconic views and fabulous food mean there's plenty to love, whatever the season. Discover some of the memorable places to visit in Cornwall this Bank Holiday weekend >>>

10 Out & About Activities for a Sunny Cornwall

The beach is a popular day out, but Cornwall has so much more to offer! Tour an ice-cream factory, cycle along a disused tram line or catch a live theatre performance in a unique setting, with our round-up of fantastic experiences to enjoy in Cornwall >>>

Cocktails & Tea Rooms in Cornwall

Watch the sun set while sipping a Margarita or treat your tastebuds to a Cornish cream tea in an ancient woodland cafe - whichever you prefer, there's a smorgasbord of different flavours to sample in Cornwall, and here are some of our favourites >>>

11 Things to do in Cornwall with Kids

And if you're looking for something to do with little ones, we've got you covered, with our list of top activities for kids in Cornwall. Read more >>>

Bank Holiday short breaks in Cornwall

There is still time to book your long weekend at Callestock Courtyard Cottages this Bank Holiday - give Liz a call on 01872 540445 or browse the accommodation and book online.

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