Guest post by Anna Bailey
Crystal blue waters, towering cliffs and picturesque scenery – it’s no surprise that Cornwall has remained one of the most popular destinations for a staycation. But what exactly is it about this coastal county that’s so attractive to tourists?
An ode to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a mention of the wonderful beaches the Western Peninsula has to offer. With over 300 iconic sandy beaches to choose from, you won’t struggle finding a place to build a sandcastle.
With Cornwall’s beaches being rated some of the best not only nationally but worldwide, many Brits liken Cornwall to being abroad. Except there’s no need to set foot on an aeroplane. This coupled with the Atlantic coast’s infamous waves, makes Cornwall a surfer’s paradise right here in the UK.
It’s no secret that Cornwall is littered with tourist attractions.
Kicking things off is the Eden project. Sitting in a reclaimed China clay pit, the Eden project is a renowned garden that explores the relationship between plants and people. Consisting of two biodomes, the Eden Project has recreated both rainforests and Mediterranean climates, showcasing some of the finest horticulture in the world.
As well as the Eden project, there’s also the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Restored to its former glory in 1990, the lost gardens are a picturesque spot for a walk amongst nature.
As well as a plethora of gardens, a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Saint Michaels Mount. A scenic rocky, tidal island, the mount is a spectacle to behold… if you can get to it that is! The Mount can only be reached by land at low tide, so boats are advised.
And what’s more, if you’re an animal lover, Cornwall is home to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Owned by the Sealife Trust, the sanctuary is a haven for injured seal pups in the region and provides a permanent home to many of our most cherished grey seals.
Home to the Cornish pasty and ‘yarg’ (a sumptuous lemon cheese!), it’s no surprise that Cornwall is a foodie’s haven. From locally brewed ales to restaurants packed to the brim with tasty local produce, Cornwall is on the map when it comes to eating and drinking.
Whether you’re on a budget looking for cheap eats, or fancy something a little more opulent, Cornwall has everything from food shacks to Michelin star restaurants.
All this combined with the legendary folklore surrounding the mystical county that is Cornwall makes it a popular spot to invest in holiday homes. So much so, it’s thought that St Ives is one of the most popular spots for second homes and holiday lets in the UK!
If you’re wondering where to go on your next adventure, what about a trip to Cornwall?