Most Instagram Worthy Spots in Cornwall | 2021
Cornwall has plenty of beautiful places to visit to get those photos for your Instagram! From stunning beaches, to world-famous tourist attractions, we’ve narrowed down some of our favourite spots to visit in Cornwall to capture some Instagram-worthy content. Take a look at our 8 favourite places that we believe are the most Instagram worthy spots in Cornwall for 2021!
Did you even visit Cornwall if you didn’t get a picture of the Land’s End sign? Land’s End is the south-western most point in the UK and is the perfect spot to snap a pic for the ‘gram! From the rugged cliffs at Land’s End, you can see out to sea for miles. See if you can spot the Scillonian on its journey from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly, which is just 28 miles from Land’s End.
Vineyards make the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo, so why not head to Polgoon Vineyard near Penzance for an Insta-worthy photoshoot? Polgoon has a stunning backdrop of Mounts Bay. See if you can spot St Michael’s Mount in the distance! On your visit, learn all about the wine and cider that is produced at the vineyard on their self-guided tour. Polgoon produces a range of artisan wines and ciders and juices. Book your tour of the vineyard and get an insight into the activities of a Cornish vineyard and orchard.
Tours of the vineyard are starting from 12th April 2021, so book your visit to Polgoon early to avoid disappointment!
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Said to be one of the most popular gardens in the UK, visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Located near Mevagissey, the gardens are set across 200 acres, full of history, mystery and beauty. If you’re looking for a spot to get the perfect Instagram photo, then you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Lost Gardens of Heligan! Some of the most popular spots include the Burmese Rope Bridge and the Giant’s Head.
One of the most popular spots to visit in Cornwall is Kynance Cove. Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, Kynance Cove is just 12 miles from Helston. The cove is famous for its stunning white sand, turquoise waters and rock stacks. Kynance Cove looks its most beautiful on sunny days, when the water and beach are glistening in the sunshine. You can capture some fantastic photos for Instagram here! Please be advised that Kynance Cove can get very busy during the summer and the beach car park can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, it’s recommended to get to the car park early to secure a parking space.
Located just 9 miles from Penzance, Porthcurno is next on our list of the most Instagram worthy spots in Cornwall! Porthcurno has a stunning beach, with white sand and deep turquoise water. It’s also home to the world famous Minack Theatre, an open-air theatre with a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. For more Instagram-worthy content, head along the coastal path to the left of Porthcurno until you reach Pedn Vounder. The secluded hidden gem has breath taking views that mimic those of a tropical island abroad!
Wheal Coates is a former tin mine, located on the North Cornish Coast, near St Agnes. The dramatic ocean backdrop and the ruins of the former mines provide breath taking pictures all year round. You can capture some fantastic photos of Wheal Coates particularly at sunset, with an array of oranges, pinks and yellows lighting the sky as the sun goes down. To access this location, there is a small National Trust car park at Wheal Coates. Alternatively, follow the coastal path either side of Wheal Coates, from either St Agnes or Porthtowan.
Located near St Austell, The Eden Project was built in 1998 in a former china clay pit. The Eden Project is now a world famous visitor attraction, known for housing the world’s largest greenhouse. The main attraction at Eden is the two biomes that make up the world’s largest greenhouse, the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome. It is a great place to visit to capture some fantastic shots for Instagram, in particular the outside of the biomes. The 50 metre high Rainforest Biome is a particularly popular spot for Instagram-worthy content, as it’s the world’s largest indoor rainforest.
To book to visit the Eden Project, click here!
St Ives Harbour
The seaside town of St Ives is one of the most popular places to visit in Cornwall. The town has won numerous awards, including the TripAdvisor award for one of the world’s “top emerging destinations’. Visit St Ives harbour to capture some beautiful photos for Instagram. There’s an array of colour in the harbour, from the boats, to the picturesque houses dotted throughout the town. St Ives also has a number of stunning beaches, with inviting turquoise water and soft white sand. It’s the perfect destination to take lots of photos for Instagram!
Do you have any suggestions for Instagram worthy spots to visit whilst in Cornwall? Do let us know if they’re not on our list!