This weekend has been getting me excited for sunshine and warmer days in Cornwall!
Each year I make a Cornish bucket list of things to do in the warmer months that I haven’t done before (or at least haven’t done in about 10/15 years!). This post is my version of that this year; a list for myself of things I’m yet to do, but also a suggestion of ideas for anyone in Cornwall or visiting over the next couple of seasons!
Get the ferry over to St. Mawes
I say I’ll do this every year but I never get around to it! It’s so easy (and inexpensive!) to get the small ferry boat from Falmouth over to the village of St. Mawes in the Roseland, and makes for such a nice day trip on a warm day. I’ve been before when I was younger but definitely want to do it this year!
Explore the streets of Newlyn
Newlyn is a quaint fishing harbour town next to Penzance. With cobbled streets and beautiful sea views it looks about as Cornish as you can get! I’d love to head down there one day and buy some fresh fish to cook up at home.
SUP on Helford River
Again I said this last year but never got round to it, but I really want to have more SUP adventures this year! Launching off Durgan/Grebe beach and heading out onto the calm waters of the Helford sounds totally idyllic.
See Kynance Cove in the sun
Last year I was desperate to finally visit Kynance Cove for the first time, but sadly when we arrived to the beach, a thick fog had shrouded the iconic coastal landmark so I wasn’t actually able to see it at all!
Visit the Lost Gardens of Heligan
I feel like it’s a bit ridiculous that I still haven’t been to the Lost Gardens of Heligan! It’s one of Cornwall’s most famous days out, and I see photos of it seemingly all the time on Instagram. No doubt I’ll be heading there at some point this Spring.
Walk around the Polperro Heritage coast
Whilst I’ve been to Charlestown and Kingsand/Rame Heritage coast before, there’s a whole section of coastline I’ve never visited before inbetween them – the Polperro Heritage coast! I’m excited to be heading up there for a short getaway at the beginning of next month though.
Cycle the whole Bissoe Cycle Trail
As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Bissoe Cycle path has now become my regular spot to walk the dogs, but I’m dying to actually cycle the whole length of it from Devoran to Portreath at some point! Granted, I haven’t been on a bike for about 6 years but I’ll still give it a go.
Have a bite to eat at Poldhu Beach Cafe
Tucked away on the Lizard peninsula, I have never been to Mullion or Poldhu cove before but I’m told it’s a beautiful part of the coast. I’ve followed Poldhu Cafe for ages on Instagram and their breakfasts looks super tasty so I definitely want to make a trip down there at some point!
Watch the seals at the Gweek Seal Sanctuary
Based in Helford estuary, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary have nearly 60 years experience in seal rescue, rehabilitation and release, rescuing up to 50 seal pups per season! It’s a great place to support and I haven’t been for many years – they’re also completely dog friendly too.
Hopefully I’ll be writing about some of these over the next few months – stay tuned!