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Which are the best months to visit Cornwall?

Cornwall is a popular tourist destination for both Brits and foreigners. Its beautiful array of landscapes from the stunning granite moorland of Bodmin moor to the picturesque coastline of Land’s End makes for a truly beautiful holiday location.

Throughout the year Cornwall has many things to offer but which are the best months to visit?

To help you plan and get the most out of your holiday, we have put together a quick guide to help you find the months to visit Cornwall that best suit you.


January & February

Though the earlier months of the year can be a little chilly, January & February is the perfect period to catch Cornwall’s early Spring. Around this time of year, Daffodils are often in full bloom around the county to which the local gardens make the most of, giving the public the opportunity to admire the nature.

Plus, for the children, Cornwall offers an array of activities during the February half term. The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek has its pup season at this time of year and Newquay also hosts its annual Pirate’s Quest mid Feburary.


March & April

When March & April come around, Spring is in full swing in Cornwall. Make the most of it by going on some of the most breath-taking nature walks. Tehidy Country Park, Smuggler’s Way and Gweek are just some of the wonderful locations in which you can spot floods of bluebells. With the lovely light and the flowers in full bloom, this is also the perfect time of year for any nature photographers to capture that perfect shot.

In addition, there are also Easter related activities happening at local attractions such as the Easter Egg Hunt at The Eden Project. Plus, Falmouth has its annual Spring Festival between March and April where the Cornish community comes together to paint, garden and even do a bit of beach cleaning!


May & June

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This time of year is when the wild flowers are truly in bloom. The weather is bright but not yet sweltering hot, giving the best climate and temperature for nature to flourish. Coastal walks at this time of year are a must – one of the most beautiful places to explore is the coastal town of Coverack.

This time of year the local Gardens are looking at their best. Be sure to pay a visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trebah Gardens for some of the best exotic flowers and woodland the United Kingdom has to offer.


July & August

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Being the hottest months of the year for Cornwall, this period brings down most of the holidaymakers. Though it can sometimes get a little busy, the gorgeous weather makes it all worth it.

Cornwall has over 200 beaches to spend lazy afternoons on. Bigger beaches such as Perranporth and Hendra are perfect for children to run around and have a swim in, whereas smaller ones at villages such as St Agnes and Porthcurno are perfect for those looking for a bit more peace and quiet.


September & October

September and October are some of the quietest months in Cornwall, which means getting a better price for high-end hotels and restaurants. Not to mention that the roads won’t be anywhere near as jam-packed as in the summer! Plus, with fewer children around, this time of year is considered one of the best for couples hoping to visit Cornwall.

This is also a great time of year for anyone in love with food. During these months there are several food festivals, including but not limited to, Newquay Fish Festival, Truro’s Great Cornish Food Festival and Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival. Tuck into some delicious Cornish delicacies during these Autumn months!


November & December

The later months of the year sees a temperature dip in Cornwall however the brisk air can be perfect for storm watching and cold winter walks. Another plus is that at this time of year most beaches will allow dogs on, meaning you can bring your best furry friend down to Cornwall too!

Above all, Cornwall becomes very festive in December. The various Christmas markets begin to set up near the end of November, giving you plenty of opportunity to pick the perfect gifts for your loved ones. On top of which, there are several Christmas Light displays, including the famous Mousehole Christmas Lights!


Cornwall has something for everyone, regardless of what time of year you decide to visit. The one thing that stays the same all year round is its fun, loving community and its beautiful countryside.


What’s your favourite month to visit Cornwall?

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