We know we may be biased, but as far as we’re concerned, Cornwall is a county for all seasons. In fact, you could even argue that winter is one of the best times to visit. Here are just a few reasons why…
You’ll avoid the crowds
Let’s face it, summer in Cornwall tends to be a little busy. But when you visit in winter, you’ll still have all the same things to see and do but without the waiting times. No queues for tables or battles for parking spaces, just a wonderfully relaxing getaway with all the great things you know and love about the county.
The beaches are still beautiful
Although it may be a little brisk for swimming and sunbathing, the beaches are still a great place to explore during the winter months. Sunsets over the sea are perhaps at their most beautiful during winter’s evenings. Plus, nothing beats a peaceful afternoon stroll along the shoreline with a coffee in hand. But if you do still want to take to the water, you can guarantee that the local surf schools will still be open!
The weather isn’t all that bad
Now we know that we can’t guarantee that the weather will be as good as in June or July, but judging from what we’ve experienced so far this year, we’ve got our fingers crossed for a mild winter. Plus, even if there is the odd shower or a chilly breeze, sometimes a cosy drink by the fireside or piping hot pasty on the seafront more than makes up for it.
There are all sorts of things to see and do
Nowadays, the majority of the top Cornish attractions stay open throughout the winter. The Eden Project is the perfect place for a day out, particularly during February half term. And with flowers such as snowdrops, bluebells, and daffodils beginning to appear across the county, there’s never been a better time to visit places such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan or Trebah Garden.
You’re likely to get a great deal on a stay
As many people head south for summer instead of winter, you’re more likely to snap up your accommodation for less between the months of December and March. Whether it’s a great deal on dinner, bed and breakfast, or a three-night escape that’s too good to miss, a last-minute break is sometimes all that’s needed to banish any blues for the remainder of the season.
Speaking of great deals, why not take a look at the latest offers we have this winter?