St Michaels mount in Cornwall

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Cornwall has become one of the UK’s most popular travel destinations as travellers have been encapsulated by stunning coastal views, empowering history and a pasty or two. From beaches to shops, restaurants, coastal walks and the Eden Project, there is something for everyone who wants to have an adventure. Do you not know where to start? Here are 5 things to do in Cornwall.

Local Shopping

Do you want to find a Cornish treasure that you will keep forever? Shopping in Cornwall will provide you with a fantastic experience to do just that. With a vast range of chain, independent, surf, food and charity shops across the county, you are spoilt for choice. Here are some recommended towns to shop at:


Many of Cornwall’s prominent surf shops lie here, such as Ann’s Cottage, Sunset Surf, Fat Willy’s and the Boardroom. Along with excellent bars and food restaurants, Newquay is the perfect place for a surfer’s paradise.


This beautiful seaside town is home to many independent shops, perfect for those wanting a unique treasure that emulates their Cornish adventure. Falmouth is also ideal for a diverse blend of food restaurants and pasty shops.


Are you missing the city? The capital of Cornwall will be able to fulfil your shopping desires with prominent chain businesses surrounding the spectacular cathedral. Moreover, if you require unique vintage pieces, Truro provides some of Cornwall’s best vintage and interior shops.

The Cornish Beaches

Cornwall’s famous beaches offer a slice of paradise without stepping on a plane. Each stretch of the coast provides a diverse range of coves and beaches to explore with each step, and the North coast houses great surfing conditions and coastal paths.

The south coast provides shelter and breath-taking coves, amazing for swimming and relaxing. Remote beaches such as Harlyn and Kynance cove will make you question if you have gone abroad with stunning views and a clear blue sea. Most beaches contain cafes, restaurants and galleries, making the beach, not one to miss.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a fantastic experience for all the family. Transformed from an old china clay pit, the Eden Project contains two huge dome enclosures that emulate a natural biome, becoming the theatre for plants, species and people to co-exist.

Eden project does not only house plants but also world-famous artists with the Eden Sessions that take place each year. Artists have included Coldplay, Amy Winehouse, Elton John and Oasis.

The Camel Trail

For those craving an adventure, The Camel Trail is an 18-mile route from Padstow to Bodmin following an old disused railway line and is perfect for family cycling, walking or running. This fantastic trail is at the centre of some of Cornwall’s most stunning scenery, history and wildlife.

The Eden Project

If you would like to cycle, there are plenty of bikes to hire out starting at Padstow. There are benches and areas to stop and admire the fantastic view along the way. The Atlantic Coast Express at Penquean Quarry provides hot drinks, cakes, cornish crepes, and soup served in a converted goods carriage if you feel hungry.

Cornish Coastal Path

One of the top things to do in Cornwall is walking along the coastal path. Cornwall makes up 300 miles of the 630 miles South West Coastal Path and provides various coastal valleys, mysterious coves, vast headlands and moorlands.

Depending on how adventurous you feel, your walk is so accessible that you can experience between an hour to a full day of walking. Soak up the sun, sea and Cornish history as you stroll down the winding path and see where it takes you.