Wrapping Up the Summer in Cornwall

Sep 08

 For those in the know, there is no better place to spend the last few weeks of Britain’s epic 2012 summer with friends, family or a loved one, than Cornwall. For the next few months the region has a whole catalogue of activities and entertainment to get involved in, none of which will threaten to break the bank, making this is one of the most cost effective, family friendly and popular places to stay anywhere in the UK.

For Couples

Event: St. Ives Festival                                               8th-22nd September

A two week music and literature event running at venues across St.Ives. If you like live music, or music workshops where you can try your hand at actually playing instruments rather than just listening to them, poetry, books, guided walks, films, good food and all in a beautiful seaside location then you’ll love this.

Accomodation: The Riviere Sands Holiday Park is located right on the beach in the Bay of St. Ives and is within walking distance of events. Stroll down, wear a scarf if it’s windy, enjoy a tipple in town and mosey on back to your holiday home. Lovely.


For Families

Event: Newquay Fish Festival                                   14th-16th September

Celebrating all things seasidey, this is a two day love-athon of the coast. Local chefs display tips and techniques for perfectly cooked seafood and if that doesn’t float your boat, the smell of traditional Cornish pasties wafting from bakery doors just might. Indulge in either and keep your energy levels up, you’ll need it for the sand-castle building, seal watching, wave dodging and beach-based games and events arranged by festival organisers. A perfect family getaway for the last of the mild weather.

Accommodation: The Perran Sands Holiday Park offers great value for money if you’re thinking of taking the little ones away and they’ve got great facilities, so why not take Gran and Grandad too?



For Dudes and Dudettes

Event: BSUPA National Championships                  13th -14th October

The warmest weather may have gone, but the biggest waves have not. This two day championship attracts surfers from all over the world to Newquay to either compete, or watch all the thrills and watery spills as others’ do from the beach and the cliff-tops.

Accommodation: If you’re new to surfing and want to give it a try or get some lessons, stay at the Perran Sands Holiday Park. The Perranporth Surfing School is part of the site and a short walk from your caravan, safari tent or yurt onto the beach. Take a towel, a jumper and a guitar for some early evening camp songs.


For more information on Cornwall events, check out the websites for Visit Cornwall and Visit Newquay. Better still; make the most of this gorgeous region and buy a holiday home so you can visit all year and take part in all of the fantastic events the south west has to offer. Holiday homes and caravans for sale in Cornwall are listed online.