The Local Area
We have so many things to see and do around our beautiful Park. From beach walks and dramatic cliff-top castles, to cider farms and zoos, we know you’ll find days out that will suit every taste.
For a magical day out, visit Tintagel Castle. Not only does it offer dramatic clifftop views of the gorgeous North Cornwall coastline, these fascinating ruins and stunning beach café make it a perfect day trip.
The vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is one of Cornwall’s most popular destinations. Situated on a stunning stretch of coastline, you can wander the historic winding streets down to the beautiful harbour.
One of the world’s top surfing destinations and backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral Beach is a playground for all. This iconic golden beach is perfect for families and those who are looking to take to the waves!
One of Cornwall’s most exciting attractions, get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals! Surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, you can run wild and explore to your heart’s content.
Just five miles away is Perranporth, a popular seaside village famous for its 3 miles of soft, sandy beach. A great place for surfing, snorkelling, sailing and generally splashing around, you’ll have hours of fun!
South West Coast Path
Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every time you visit brings stunning new experiences.
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm
Breathe in the rich scent of maturing cyder, wander past sleeping barrels of mellowing brandy, stroll with peacocks through ancient courtyards. A trip to the Cyder Farm is a day out like no other.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Take a journey from the Cornish coasts to the exotic seas at the Blue Reef Aquarium! Within their underwater tunnel, you’ll come face-to-face with sea turtles and caiman, pufferfish, reef sharks and so much more!
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Journey into the park on a beautiful steam engine where once inside, you’ll find a leisure park packed full with a whole host of family-friendly activities, including crazy golf, play areas and a canoeing lake!
The Eden Project
Housing the largest rainforest in captivity, you can explore a living library of some of the rarest plant life in the world. With treetop walkways, annual exhibitions, concerts, and year-round family events, you’ll never get tired of visiting.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Lost to the annals of time since WW1, it was only the chance discovery of a door 30 years ago that led to the restoration of this estate. Today, Heligan is Europe’s largest garden restoration project with over 200 acres to explore.
St Michael’s Mount
Part of the National Trust, here you have an ancient castle fortress, sloping subtropical gardens, sweeping lawns, and a harbour village, just waiting for you to explore them – what will you discover first?
One of St Agnes’ best kept secrets! Just over a mile from the city centre, this shingle and sand beach is especially popular with the locals year-round with so much to explore, including the old harbour and numerous caves.
Tehidy Country Park
With over 9 miles of paths and 250 acres of peaceful woods and lakes to explore, discover leafy glades and immerse yourself in the rich flora and fauna. With a different type of beauty for every season, it’s an enchanting visit all year.
An UNESCO World Heritage site celebrating an industrial past, the ruins of one of Cornwall’s most scenic and iconic tin mines sits high on rugged cliffs, and extends all the way down to the caves on Chapel Porth beach – stunning all year round.
Chapel Porth Beach
Walking along the large expanse of golden sand will make you glad to be alive! With the constant roar of the waves breaking, the breeze from the Atlantic and sea spray in your face, this is one of Cornwall’s natural assets at its best.
The backdrop to the award-winning series, Poldark, Holywell Bay offers swathes of picture-perfect golden sands backed by grass-tufted dunes. With bodyboarding, storm watching and hidden caves, there’s something for everyone.
Cornwall’s only city, Truro offers a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture, including the stunning gothic cathedral which stands high above the city. Here you’ll find everything you need for a fantastic day out!
Having been shaped by its strong connection to the sea, Falmouth combines a fascinating maritime heritage with modern creativity – in fact, it’s becoming known as one of the South West’s leading cultural & festival destinations.
Pencarrow House & Gardens
Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem houses over 500 years of history and offers plenty to do for all, with guided tours, a Grade II listed garden, Iron Age fort, café and so much more to explore.
Experience the timeless magic of Cornwall’s castle by the sea. Set on the South West Coast Path, it’s the perfect spot for a day out – and with seasonal castle and garden tours in the spring, enjoy panoramic views in the sunshine!