Places to Visit
Many Cornish Beaches have seasonal restrictions banning dogs, usually from Easter Day or March until 1st October, with signs like the one below at the entrance to the beach. Some ban during the day but allow dogs in the early morning (before 7 or 8 depending) and late evening (usually after 7) - the sign will specify. And most beaches are dog friendly out of season.
Winter in Cornwall is pretty good. It’s a quieter time to year to enjoy all this part of the world has to offer: sun, sea, sand, scallops and Santa! Here are some of our recommendations, in no particular order…
Then it was time to dash back for the 4pm re-opening of the rainforest biome for the “show”… Eden’s website describes this new event as a “Walk Through the Enchanted Rainforest: A Theatre of Christmas Memories: a unique combination of live performance, installations, soundscapes and beautiful lighting brought to you by our talented friends at WildWorks theatre company”. Going in at twilight to explore as it gradually gets darker is truly magical (the darker the better) and a unique experience, to be highly recommended.
This visit was in 2014.
It’s a great way to explore the beautiful Cornish countryside and get some fresh air and exercise.
We finally explored The Strangles Beach in February and it was amazing. Such a beautiful, rugged and wild expanse of coastline. It is one of those places we have been meaning to go to for ages, but the tide was never doing what is needs to do doing. The tide should be low to make the most of your visit.
Romantic Picnic Spot - High Cliff
On the cliffs between Boscastle and Crackington Haven at the highest point, you will find the straightforwardly named – High Cliff. Cornwall’s highest cliff is 224m above sea level. Given the size of the cliffs, as you would expect the views are massive. It feels like you can see the whole of Cornwall. It’s a beautiful spot well worth exploring.
Cornwall offers over a hundred beaches, between them they offer all the activities you could want – sandy beaches for sunbathing and sandcastles, rock pools, surfing. Many of the beaches are dog friendly, and the coastal paths above the beaches provide stunning views.
With 80% of Cornwall surrounded by sea, Cornwall boasts the most coastline in Britain, coming in at a whopping 476km. With it’s beaches being rated amoung some of the best in the world, there is a great variety of types of beaches. Of course you can’t really go wrong wherever you go, but do check the tides. Here are our thoughts on what our local beaches are each best for.
Go for an Invigorating Winter Swim. Crooklets Beach Splash in Bude is an annual event, taking place every Christmas morning. With around 600 people this year expected to brave the elements, many people love to watch the madness from the surrounding cliffs.
Cornwall is becoming more and more famous for it’s food. There are lots of places to indulge in a pub lunch, a cream tea or a cheeky pasty. Here are a few tried and tested suggestions for places close to Coombe Farm Cottages, and a bit further afield…