A Staycation to Cornwall


The stay-at-home holiday is back in fashion with an increasing number of Great British holiday makers choosing to make the most of the Great British soil. And so where better to start than on the Southern coast of our little island… Cornwall has always been on the radar, but never more popular than now with over a third of Brits set to descend on the scenic paradise town this year.

Ever tastefully rural, England’s south western peninsula has taken on a new found cool. Well known for showcasing some of Britain’s most impressive landscapes with rugged cliff faces and diverse wildlife, Cornwall also offers more beaches than you could shake a surf board at. It’s little wonder that boardies from all corners of the globe flock to this part of the world which over the years has cemented its reputation within the surfing scene. The waves that pound the coastline are pushed by deep Atlantic low pressure systems that ultimately create some of the best conditions for surf in Europe. To get a taste of the action, Fistral beach will be the place to head during next month for the biggest surf festival of the year – Relentless Boardmasters.

Cornwall’s second appeal is not so obvious. Out with the frumpy old has-beens and in with the chic, this sunny corner of the British Isles is amidst a rapid but understated style revolution in every area. In fashion and design, Cornwall is leading the race when it comes to coastal chic. Amidst its sleepy fishing villages are dozens of boutiques all fighting to be at the forefront of eco-friendly style. And it doesn’t stop there. Cornwall might not be the first place you think of in response to ‘beauty mecca’ but think again. Visitors can enjoy a mid-week pit stop at the Cowshed spa in Polzeath for a mani and pedi or simply stock up on a range of treatments using local Cornish sea salt. Whatever your vice, a detoxifying beauty treatment is rarely more than a stone’s throw away. And as if that wasn’t enough, Cornwall’s reputation is fast building as a region of culinary advancement. Move over Cornish pasties and cream teas, now you can add a bit of glamour to your gourmet. Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow is a good place to start with the best of the day’s catch being disguised as good old fish ‘n’ chips.



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