Winter in Cornwall – what’s not to love?

Cornwall can be magical during the Christmas season and winter months. Here are a few of our picks to help you enjoy an out of season visit.

Winter Beach Walking
Cornish beaches come into their own during winter – pull on your wellies and take nature on – you have over 300 more or less empty beaches to explore.

Santa By Steam
During December, Bodmin and Wenford Railway’s Santa by Steam trips are full of festive fun

Hot Chocolate
Winter is the perfect excuse to indulge in delicious hot chocolate. Cornwall has a bit of an unspoken competition to produce the best. Here are a few to try:
The Beach Hut, Watergate Bay
Cherry Tree Cafe Padstow
One of our favourites whatever the weather
Flying Saucer Cafe, Wadebridge
Good stopping place if you’re walking or biking the Camel Trail.

Christmas Markets
There are a whole host of Christmas Markets and fairs across Cornwall in December – thats Christmas shopping taken care of!
Christmas Food Fayre, Bude – array of local fine food and drink
Padstow Christmas Festival – 300 crafts and producers
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair – Artisans, artists and food and drink producers

Spectacular winter storms
Its hard to beat the drama and spectacle of winter Atlantic swells hitting Cornwall’s dramatic coast. Obviously safety first people, pick a sensible photo spot or watch in comfort from a waterside hangout

Christmas Lights
A Cornish harbour lit up for Christmas – does it get any better?
Padstow – Christmas lights illuminate Padstow Harbour throughout the Christmas Season. Floating displays in the harbour as well on many buildings
Mousehole – The famous King of Christmas Lights get switched on in the harbour from around 5pm during Dec and early Jan


Eden Project Winter Festival
A whole host of activities, including the magical Ice Skating rink – open from Oct – mid Feb

Meet Father Christmas at Lanhydrock
He gets around Cornwall during December! You can also see Lanhydrocks Victorian Christmas display during December

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