Autumn is our favourite time in Cornwall. People often believe that Cornwall is seasonal however this is not the case. Cornwall has seasonal offerings, whether it's spending days at the beach in the summer or escaping to a cosy pub for a Sunday roast dinner. Here are a few reasons as to why we love living, exploring and working in Cornwall during the quieter months:
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion: St Michael’s Mount is one of Cornwall’s most magical locations, but how about watching the sunset over the castle? Grab some fish + chips, and get ready for the show!
Gwithian: Backed by three miles of sand dunes, there is plenty of space to hide away and watch the sunset at Gwithian (pictured above.) It is our go-to place for an evening fire and marshmallows – just make sure you take your litter home with you.
Perranporth: Normally bustling with surfers, Perranporth really does pull out all the stops during sunset season (pictured below.) Either park your car at the Droskyn car park (to the left up the cliff) and watch the surf from above. Alternatively, grab a cocktail from The Summerhouse and watch the sunset from their balcony.
Great woodland walks:
Summer may be over, but Cornwall comes alive in colour during the Autumn. There is nothing better than grabbing a hot drink, wrapping up warm and venturing out into nature with your loved ones. Kick up the leaves and explore some of Cornwall’s incredible woodland walks. We suggest Cardinham Woods, one of Forestry England’s locations, or Idless Woods located on the outskirts of Truro.
Cosy pubs & Sunday roasts by the fire:
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to cosy pubs in Cornwall. Whether you’re looking to warm up by the fire alongside a Sunday lunch or to visit a historical pub full of character, Cornwall really does have it all.
Here are our top four:
Punchbowl and Ladle: Located on the outskirts of Truro, The Punchbowl and Ladle is a 15th century traditional thatched inn (as shown below,) offering cosy aesthetics and the finest pub food.
Penrose Kitchen: surrounded by lily ponds, Penrose Kitchen serves the best local and home-grown produce.
The Thomas Daniel: Located in a grade II listed building the heart of Truro. You can always expect a buzzy atmosphere and delicious fresh food!
The Gurnards Head: Look for the yellow building. The Gurnards Head is located on the roadside in Zennor. Full of character and charm, this pub has won multiple national awards. Their fresh and seasonal menu changes every day according to what is brought to their back door or what their chefs feel is at its seasonal best.
The London Inn: A family run pub, located in Cornwall’s most famous foodie village, Padstow. Dating back to 1803, The London Inn oozes atmosphere and character, featuring original wooden beams and several open fireplaces.
Cornwall is arguably one of the most exciting places for storm watching, thrill-seekers. Boasting a dramatic and rugged coastline, there are plenty of spectacular places to watch a Cornish wild storm roll in. Either stay warm in a cosy pub and watch from inside or find a safe space on the coast. Following heavy storms in 2014 and 2015, Cornwall now has a reputation and has attracted storm-chasers from all over the globe.
Just don’t forget to wear waterproofs and stay away from cliff edges. The power of the sea is beyond our control. The above image was snapped at Fistral beach in Newquay.
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