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Take in the beachside beauty of Cornwall

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Cornwall. Well known for its beaches, restaurants and seaside, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Cornwall

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Cornwall a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Screech Owl Sanctuary (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Cornwall Football Golf (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Camel Valley Vineyard (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Camel Creek Adventure Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cornwall

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cornwall

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Cornwall. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Eden Project (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Marsh Villa Gardens (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Porthpean Beach (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Cardinham Woods (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)

Transportation to and around Cornwall

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Roche Station, Bugle Station and Luxulyan Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Cornwall?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 9,941 holiday lettings near Cornwall. From 5,125 Cottages to 2,577 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cornwall is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cornwall?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cornwall. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Ives: 2,002 holiday homes
  • Looe: 1,948 holiday homes
  • Tintagel: 1,069 holiday homes
  • Newquay: 2,939 holiday homes
  • Cardinham: 1,807 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cornwall! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cornwall?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cornwall with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint Ives: 2,002 holiday lettings
  • Looe: 1,948 holiday lettings
  • Tintagel: 1,069 holiday lettings
  • Newquay: 2,939 holiday lettings
  • Cardinham: 1,807 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cornwall?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cornwall. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Perranporth Beach: 4,635 holiday rentals
  • Eden Project: 4,674 holiday rentals
  • Pentewan Sands: 4,449 holiday rentals
  • Carbis Bay Beach: 3,129 holiday rentals
  • Whitsand Bay Beach: 2,145 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cornwall listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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