There’s so many great reasons to consider a May or June holiday Cornwall. From the chance to experience a slice of Cornish culture to the opportunity to visit some of the county’s most popular events, there is simply so much to see and do at this time of year.
May and June holidays in Cornwall are also perfect for exploring this county’s other great asset – its outstanding natural beauty. From bracing walks on moorland peaks to romantic strolls on a deserted beach, this time of year really does show Cornwall off at its best!
Here’s just a handful of reasons why May and June are fantastic times for holidays in Cornwall…
If there’s one thing Cornwall has plenty of its fantastic beaches – some of the best in the UK. As the temperature picks up this May and June why not try and find yourself the perfect quite beach? At our Cornwall holiday park, you’re close to some of the finest stretches of sand in the county. Escape the hustle and bustle of Newquay’s Fistral Beach and head instead to the likes of Crantock Beach, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay for a quieter slice of the beach life…
If you consider yourself a green fingered horticulturalist, but want to know more, then join up for a short gardening course at the Eden Project, which starts in May. The expert team at Eden will teach you all you need to know!
No holiday in Cornwall in May or June would be complete without taking in Padstow May Day. This Spring festival is something to behold. Thousands of Padstonians come from all over the world to line the streets and take part in the Obby Oss celebrations in a spectacular celebration that brings the town to life.
Take a walk on the wild side as the brilliant tapestry of wild flowers spring into bloom along the South West Coast Path. From violets, primroses and bluebells, to pink thrift and white campion, sea holly, evening primrose and wild orchids, the colours of the wildflowers framed by the blue of the ocean is a memorable view. One of the most beautiful spring walks runs from just outside our Cornwall holiday park, from Holywell Bay to Kelsey Head. At 3.7 miles it crosses sand dunes, an Iron Age cliff castle and maritime heathland. You’ll pass the secluded beach of Polly Joke where the wildflowers are especially dazzling.
If you’ve never been to the Royal Cornwall Show then you really are missing out. This is the county’s showpiece event and anyone considering a June holiday in Cornwall really must put in their diary. This three-day celebration of all things Cornish is much more than an agricultural show. Here you can see livestock judging, food, flowers, stalls, trade stands and great entertainment!
We all remember the scene… the handsome Ross Poldark leaving little to the imagination as he swims in the shallows off a beautiful beach. Well, perhaps you’d like swim in those same crystal clear waters? Head to Porthgwarra in West Cornwall, which is a stunning setting and peaceful cove.
There’s rarely a time when Cornwall’s coast and countryside doesn’t offer a bounty of hidden ingredients but May is particularly good time to find hedgerows laden with tasty treats – you just have to know where to look.
As the weather starts to warm up what better time to pull on your sun glasses and take a scenic drive. Head for the small village of Zennor, near St Ives, and treat yourself to the stretch of road that winds towards towards Sennen. Rivalling great drives from across the world, it enjoys magnificent sweeping views across the west Cornish coast and beyond so roll down the window, put your favourite tune on the stereo and keep the speedo down low, for you’ll want to take your time with this journey.
The folk in Cornwall are a pretty creative bunch (it’s all the sea air) – from pottery to painting, and screen-printing to jewellery-making, you’ll find people up and down the county getting stuck into arts and crafts. For two special weeks in May (28 May – 5 June) nearly 200 artists open their studio doors offering the chance to discover their creative space and even have a go. Open Studios Cornwall takes visitors on a tour of unseen Cornwall, into remote cottages and chapels, beach side studios and historic buildings, often far from the tourist trail.
Alongside all the fantastic local events and must-see destinations there’s also 2 other great reasons to holiday in Cornwall in May and June – save money and beat the summer rush! In May and June you can avoid the traffic jams and the queues at attractions, and it’s also cheaper to stay with us at our Cornwall holiday park!
You can sample all this and so much more with a stay at our Cornwall holiday park. Speak to us today about booking your holiday in Cornwall this May or June. Call us on 01637 830200 or drop us a booking enquiry here.