It’s not hard to tell when spring has sprung in Cornwall. Colourful blossoms, coastal displays of thrift and gorse and the air filling up with the perfume of Cornwall – what could signal spring better than that? May in Cornwall is magical – get out and enjoy it right now!
1. Visit Cornish gardens and enjoy the wonderful magnolia and bluebells – catch them while you can.
Here are some of the best Cornwall gardens to visit in May that have amazing spring displays
Eden Project – St Austell.
Glendurgan – Falmouth.
Trerice House and Gardens – Newquay
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens – Penzance
Trelissick Garden – near Truro
2. Help out with a beach clean-up
Enjoy the wonderful beaches without the summer crowds and do a little bit to help keep them looking great at the same time.
3. Enjoy a walk… without your coat on
Early May is a great time to see the fabulous displays of sea thrift all along the coast path, with the added bonus you can leave your winter coat behind at last.
4. Enjoy your first Cornish ice cream of the season
To be fair, we can eat Cornish ice cream all year round, but there is something special about the moment you find a bit of spring sunshine, and add a large Cornish ice cream cone to it!
5. Time to go al fresco at a pub or cafe with a view
What is it about blue skies, and the outdoors that makes food taste so much better? So many great pubs and cafes to enjoy a bit of spring al fresco food and drink from, but you cant go wrong with enjoying the lighter evenings and a sundowner at the Port William at Trebarwith Strand , or a crab sandwich at the rest awhile cafe near Hawkers cove to enjoy the magic of spring in Cornwall at Gilbert Lodge.
6. Get your binoculars out and celebrate the return of the Puffin
In spring, Cornwall’s resident migrating birds return, so get out your binoculars – good places to spot Cornwall wildlife are the coast path directly opposite Gilbert Lodge towards Boscastle, Trevose head and the rumps.
What are you waiting for? catch your favorite Cornwall Spring delights right now.