If you’ve visited Cornwall before you’ll have some favourite places to visit. These are some of ours...


Surf, sea and sand - the popular surfing town of Newquay has plenty to offer.

Newquay, 6 miles away, is the centre of Cornish tourism and is the major surfing resort of the UK. Newquay's excellent surfing waters are the town's biggest draw for visitors. Fistral Beach holds many surfing competitions throughout the year, Boardmasters music and surf festival is renowned for also attracting top music acts. Image © Visit Cornwall.



3 miles of golden sand, Perranporth is a family favourite destination - and welcomes dogs all year round.

Perranporth beach is 8 miles from Goonwinnow. Its 3 mile stretch of glorious sand is renowned as one of the best family beaches in Cornwall.

The Watering Hole pub on the beach has live music throughout the summer and also hosts the Tunes in the Dunes festival. Image © Visit Cornwall, Matt Jessop.


Eden Project

Often described as the 'eighth wonder of the world', the world-famous Eden Project is home to two biomes housing mediterranean plants and an indoor rainforest.

World-famous biome conservatories with plants from all over the world. A recent addition for the adrenaline junkies has been a zip wire which crosses the whole site above the biomes. Image © Visit Cornwall, Matt Jessop.


Lanhydrock House

A National Trust owned Victorian stately home, Lanhydrock is displayed exactly as it would have been 100 years ago - allow visitors to take a step into the past.

National Trust historic house with beautiful gardens. Image © Faye Rason.


The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Once 'lost', these spectacular gardens have been restored to their former glory, allowing visitors to enjoy a range of plant and animal species.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan the world-renowned restored productive gardens and pleasure grounds. The pioneering Wildlife Project offers visitors the chance to see some of the country's rarer species in their natural habitats.


Trebah Gardens

Explore a cascade of colour in this valley garden - featuring exotic plants, an amphitheatre and vibrant blooms.

Trebah Gardens is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens of Cornwall and rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. Image © David Chapman.