Destination guide

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 (county)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 7,632 holiday lettings near Cornwall (county). From 3,509 Cottages to 6,092 Houses, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Cornwall (county) area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cornwall (county)?

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

  • St Ives: 1,724 holiday homes
  • Looe: 1,427 holiday homes
  • Padstow: 1,446 holiday homes
  • Cardinham: 1,553 holiday homes
  • St. Newlyn East: 1,572 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cornwall (county)! 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 (county)?

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

  • St Ives: 1,724 holiday lettings
  • Looe: 1,427 holiday lettings
  • Padstow: 1,446 holiday lettings
  • Truro: 1,431 holiday lettings
  • Perranporth: 1,186 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cornwall (county)?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Cornwall (county) are:

  • Lands End (LEQ): 1,966 self catering accommodations
  • Penzance (PZE-Penzance Heliport): 2,399 self catering accommodations
  • Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall): 3,883 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Cornwall (county)? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Cornwall (county). From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Perranporth Beach: 4,020 holiday rentals
  • Eden Project: 3,728 holiday rentals
  • Whitsand Bay Beach: 1,665 holiday rentals
  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps: 2,700 holiday rentals
  • Kit Hill Country Park: 1,666 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cornwall (county) listed on 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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