Short breaks in Cornwall
So, you’ve only got a few days to spend in Cornwall. How, exactly, should you spend your time? A few days is hardly any time at all to explore Cornwall, right? Well, actually, you’d be surprised just how much you could fit in a three or four day break in this beautiful part of the world.
Whether you want a relaxing few days away or want to see and do as much as possible, a short break in Cornwall can tick the boxes for you.
Getting here is easier than it's ever been with improved road links, more frequent flights from Newquay Airport and great train links to London, Bristol and the north of England – so there’s no excuse for not getting here nice and early and making the most of your time!
If you’re considering a 3-night short break in Cornwall at one of our holiday parks then take a look at our day-by-day guide to how you could spend your time…
Day 1 – Explore North Cornwall
9am: What better way to kick off your day than with a sumptuous breakfast with a view to die for? Head to The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay and tuck in to some tasty food and drink in those views of the beach and the Atlantic waves. What a way to start your holiday…
11am: After you’ve had time to digest that amazing food and are feeling fully energised then go and lace up those walking boots and take on a stretch of the South West Coast Path. From Watergate Bay you can walk north to Mawgan Porth and on to the spectacular Bedruthan Steps.
5pm: After an afternoon of exertion why not head to the picturesque harbour town of Padstow and spend some time browsing the shops and galleries? You can always treat yourself to something special in the evening in one of the many top-class eateries that call this town home (including Paul Ainsworth’s No 6 and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant).
Day 2 – Explore West Cornwall
10am: After a busy first day we thought we’d break you in gently on day 2. So, jump in the car and head west where you will spend some time exploring the stunning Lizard Peninsula. This remote region feels unlike almost anywhere else in Cornwall. Explore the chocolate box villages of Cadgwith and Coverack or visit Lizard Point, the UK mainland’s most southerly tip.
1pm: Continue heading west and visit the breathtaking beauty of Porthcurno beach and Porthgwarra, as seen in TV’s Poldark. Grab a bite to eat in one of the many traditional pubs and inns dotted around the area
7pm: Back home, why not enjoy an evening meal at our on-park restaurant where you can relax, unwind and think about tomorrow’s adventures. Some of our parks also offer evening entertainment, too!
Day 3 – Explore East Cornwall
10am: East Cornwall sometimes gets overlooked for its more illustrious westerly and north coast neighbours. But, this part of the region is no less spectacular. On your final day we’d recommend visiting the picturesque town of Fowey. Home to an array of independent shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants, it’s one of our favourite places in Cornwall.
2pm: After lunch take the short journey over to the Eden Project, which has become one of the most recognisable tourist attractions in the UK. Here you can do so much, from learning more about our natural environment to taking in a gig from some of the most household names in music!
7pm: One of the largest towns in East Cornwall is Looe, and it’s a place we absolutely love. It’s home to some great restaurants (especially if you love seafood). Wander around these ancient streets, browse the shops and enjoy a meal to remember.