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  • Danieka Strathdee

Destinations in Cornwall: A Journey through Coastal Charms

Cornwall is a beautiful county located in the southwestern part of the United Kingdom, known for its stunning coastline, picturesque countryside, and rich history. I recently had the opportunity to visit this charming destination, and I must say, it exceeded my expectations in every way. I write this as I am sitting and looking out at the surfers in Newquay, while drinking my morning coffee. Not too shabby!!

To begin with, the journey to Cornwall itself was a treat. I took a bus solo from London through rolling hills, lush green fields, and quaint villages, giving a glimpse of the English countryside. Once I reached Cornwall, I was greeted with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, dramatic cliffs, and golden sandy beaches.

Destinations in Cornwall

St. Ives: A Jewel of the Cornish Coastline

St. Ives is a coastal town located in the western part of Cornwall. The town's picturesque harbour, turquoise waters, and cobbled streets make it a popular destination for tourists. You can stroll through the narrow streets, visit art galleries and independent shops, and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the many excellent restaurants. St. Ives also boasts a long sandy beach, perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun.

Looe: A Fishing Village of Endless Surprises

Looe is a small fishing village located on the south coast of Cornwall. It is home to colourful boats, narrow streets, and a dramatic coastline that provides breathtaking views. You can wander around the village and enjoy the local hospitality in one of the many pubs or cafes. Looe is also a great place for exploring rock pools, walking the coastal path, and taking boat trips.

Falmouth: A Maritime Haven of History and Heritage

Falmouth is a charming town located on the south coast of Cornwall. It is a maritime haven that offers a glimpse into Cornwall's rich seafaring past. You can visit the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and explore its fascinating exhibits. You can also stroll around the bustling harbour and admire the historic castles and forts that stand guard. Falmouth is also a great place for shopping, dining, and enjoying the local entertainment.

Tintagel: Unveiling the Legend of King Arthur on the Rugged Cornish Coastline

Tintagel is a small village located on the north coast of Cornwall, famous for its connection to the legend of King Arthur. The village is home to Tintagel Castle, which sits dramatically on the clifftop overlooking the sea. The castle ruins, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, are steeped in history and mystery, making it a popular destination for tourists. Tintagel also boasts a number of shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it a great place to explore and indulge in the local cuisine. A visit to Tintagel is a must for anyone interested in the legend of King Arthur or anyone looking to experience the stunning natural beauty of the Cornish coast.

Visiting St. Ives, Looe, Falmouth and Tintagel will give you a chance to experience some of the best destinations that Cornwall has to offer. You can immerse yourself in the rich history and heritage, soak up the stunning natural beauty, and indulge in the local cuisine. Don't miss the opportunity to explore these charming destinations and create unforgettable memories.


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