West Cornwall is the perfect place to relax in the summer months or follow a more exhilarating activity such as surfing, cycling, sailing, riding, golf or just walking through some of the finest landscapes in the world. The South West Coastal Footpath runs through the heather and gorse of the cliff tops for a spectacular 130 miles. Throughout the area, there are a wealth of activities for all the family, steeped in history and tradition there are also many festivals and events held throughout the year. Whatever time of the year you visit West Cornwall, you will slowly discover the magic of the area, you will need to return to find out more.

ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS

  1. West Cornwall has some of the finest golf courses in England, the oldest links course at Lelant, the stunning cliff top Cape Cornwall, Perranporth, Trevose, and many more. Carbis Bay Holidays offer a 2 for 1 green fees offer with accommodation.
  2. The Cornish Way cycle route wheels its way from Truro to Land's End, there are numerous places to hire cycles and discover the more local area.
  3. For the horse riding enthusiast West Cornwall has miles of bridalways and there are many riding stables and trekking centres catering for all levels of skill.
  4. If water sports appeal, then you can ride the rolling Atlantic swells with surfboard, bodyboard or sailboard on the famous surf beaches of Gwithian Sands, Perranporth or at Sennen. Mounts Bay is renowned for kite surfing, you can experience land yachting at Perrnaporth.
  5. The cliffs around Cornwall offer a range of climbing routes so whether you are an experienced climber or an amateur wanting to improve your skills, West Cornwall will offer you the perfect location for your climb.

FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

  1. West Cornwall is very proud of it's history and tradition hence you will find that there are a number of festivals and events to celebrate the culture of the area
  2. St Ives hosts a major two week Festival of Music and the Arts with a wide variety of events including roots/jazz/blues, classical, theatre, films, poetry and literature, and open studios at venues throughout the town. The annual festival takes place on the second two weeks of September.
  3. The "Obby Orse" festival of Padstow goes back to Celtic origins, The Flora Day at Helston, The Feast of St John or Goloawan festival of Penzance, The "Sea, Salts and Sail" festival of Mousehole, Lafrowda Day at St Just, Morvah Pasty Day, Newlyn Fish Festival, Falmouth Oyster week, these are just some of the traditions followed by the Cornwall locals, join them and understand their culture.