20 Cornwall images that will make you want to go now

01 Aug 2016

Here's a selection of images that will have you boarding the next plane, train or automobile and heading straight for Britain's far southwestern corner. Then, when you're ready, feel free to check out our hotel deals for Cornwall and the southwest.

There are plenty of reasons to visit Bude on Conrwall's north coast. The Sea Pool on Summerleaze Beach is a particularly good one. This part-natural feature fills up at high tide, resulting in a perfect spot for safe dip.


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Land’s End - the most westerly point in England. It's a long way from just about everywhere, but as you'll no doubt agree, worth the trip.


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The famous Cornish cream tea. Take note - it's jam before cream round these parts.


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The very best way to see Cornwall - along the South West Coast Path. You'll find 300 miles of it to explore here...


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The Old Lifeboat Station, Lizard Peninsula. A pretty spot, but somewhere you'd otherwise want to avoid...


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Head to St Ives and if you're lucky, one of these friendly folk will meet you at the harbour.


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And if they don't, you'll find St Ives is still a pretty decent place to spend some time.


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The Cornish mackerel: plentiful and oh-so-tasty. Just add BBQ...


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Poppies in bloom: just one good reason to visit the enchanting Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Wheal Coates and Porthcurno. Chances are you've seen this shot somewhere before. There's a good reason for that...


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St Michael’s Mount, a rocky island off the coast near Marazion. Arrive at low tide, stroll over on the exposed walkway, then stop for lunch or dinner at the Godolphin Arms


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The Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick Beach, south Cornwall. Their al fresco summer Feast Nights are one of the very best dining experiences in this (or any) county.


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The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno - the backdrop can be a little distracting here.


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Pedn Vounder beach. It's only accessible by either boat or a long walk and a cliffside scramble, but it’s worth the effort to spend time on this near-perfect sandy crescent. 


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Another contender for the Dreamiest Beach Ever Award (if such an accolade existed): Sennen Cove.


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Look familiar? Then you're probably a "Doc Martin" fan. Welcome to Port Isaac.


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The mighty Cornish pasty. This one is from Philps of Hayle, whose meat-filled pies were voted the best in the county by readers of The Cornishman. And they should know. 

The Merry Maidens of Boleigh - neolithic stone circle and prime spot for all budding photographers...

Geevor Tin Mine - closed as a working mine in 1990, it's now a preserved mining site and museum.

And to finish, what could be more Cornish than an ice cream in Padstow Harbour?

Want to know more? Then check out our interactive guide, 101 Things to do in Cornwall

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