Things you need to do in Cornwall

smashleighjayne

My little Sea and the City adventure with Travelodge and the Bangarang Girls seems a complete AGE ago. It's now nearly the end ofHOW?) and my need for another holiday is here again. I've just booked off a block of holiday to go on a mini staycation in the New Forest again plus an extra couple of days around my birthday so hopefully Gary and I can scoot off somewhere then.

It's been HAMMERING it down in London a lot recently and it's bringing back fond memories of dancing on the beach with an umbrella and eating ice cream in between rain bursts. Our trip to Cornwall really was glorious and, being the fabulous human that I am, I have put together a little list of things you must definitely 100% do when you go too.


Drive there

Yes, I'm sure the train is nice and easy but you don't want to restrict yourself to one place. When we went, we considered St Austell our 'base' and instead drove around and visited different towns to make sure we really got the most out of our trip. Some places were only 10-20 minutes away so you don't exactly need to drive for hours to find a new place to eat or a new beach to explore. It'll make your trip seem 'fuller'

Eat Cornish Ice Cream

Personally, I think this is a given because there is no better ice cream ON THIS PLANET than the Cornish variety.



Try the Local Sea Food

Dude. When you're by the sea, you need to try the sea food that has been caught right next to you. That's coming from someone who never used to eat fish (at all). On our first full day in Cornwall, we visited Charlestown and had dinner at Wrecker's and treated ourselves to a proper feast.

As a sea food newbie, I made sure I tried a little bit of everything. I wasn't brave enough to actually rip crab to shreds like Leanne (I tasted it, and it wasn't for me) but I liked pretty much EVERYTHING I had. Turns out I like Oysters now and their Sea Bass was the BOMB.

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Eat Cornish Pasties

To be honest, I'm starting to spot a bit of a theme here... It's kind of like I ONLY care about food...

Either way, pasties are awesome. I have loved them ever since I was a kid and how can you beat what is essentially a pie that you can hold in your hand? The pasties we got in Fowey (pronounced Foy) had come out of the oven literally a minute before we arrived and we had to carry them around for ages until they were cool enough to eat. It was totally worth the wait and the pastry crumbs all over me.

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Do more than just go to the beach

Yes, Cornish beaches are absolutely gorgeous, even in the rain. But there are rolling hills, port towns, Heritage properties, tiny little villages and OH SO MUCH exploring to be done and things to learn. yes, learning is cool.

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Try a local beer

This one isn't to everyone's taste but whenever I go somewhere new, I have to have a local beer. Preferably an ale. Just like the seafood, local beers always taste better when they just have to travel down the road to get to you.

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I do miss Cornwall, I honestly forgot how much I loved it as a kid so will inevitably be dragging Gary along for a weekend break to Cornwall next year. Hopefully with a little less rain. If you have any other tips for Cornwall, let me know!






*disclaimer, I was invited as a plus one for Travelodge's Sea and the City campaign but all the ramblings are my own.

18 comments

  1. I loved following along with you ladies - these are some great tips!

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    1. You'll just need to come with us next time!

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  2. I'm with you on the ice-cream and Cornish pasties, they're both amazing down there. I love Cornwall and would love to go again but it's such a long way from me.

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    1. same, it's not exactly easy to get to but it is worth it when you're there.

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  3. I have never been, but trying the local sea food would feature high up on my want to do list x

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    1. As it should be! It's definitely something worth looking at for next summer

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  4. I love this, especially the edible parts. I always look ve to try the food when I go to new places x

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    1. Food is always a top priority wherever I go.

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  5. You took some lovely photos, it seems like it's been raining for most of the summer, ugh.

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    1. Oh, I know. The weather has really been getting me down. At least it's nice and sunny now. I just ope it holds up for the weekend!

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  6. Oh yes, cornish ice-creams! Totally a must do while visiting Cornwall! Wish I had some right now.

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    1. Same. Sadly I'll just have to make do with a mgnum or something after work.

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  7. I've wanted to visit Cornwall for ages, I'd love to try to surf down there, but of course food is one of the best things, ice cream and pasties, yum x

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  8. I love Cornwall the beaches are just perfect. We only really went to them when we had our holiday so next time I would deffo have more of a walk around the towns and villages x

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  9. We moved from Essex to Cornwall last year and I have to agree the icecream is absolutely the best - has ruined all the other stuff for me!

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  10. One of my nanny families have just gone to Cornwall and I really didn't think there was much to do there! Well I was wrong, it looks like a lovely place to visit. If I get to visit I will definately try out the cornish ice cream and the cornish pasties!

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