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About Cornwall

The wonderful county of Cornwall is situated in the far west of Great Britain on a peninsula almost completely surrounded by the sea, a dramatic coastline of almost 300 miles is there to be discovered. Incorporating The Lizard, Land's End and The Roseland and 28 miles from Land's End there are the stunning Isles of Scilly, accessible by boat from Penzance and by air from Newquay and Land's End.

Cornwall has a diverse and ancient history, from its mining and smuggling, to its Celtic Cornish culture and there are many places to visit throughout the county where you can experience the history of Cornwall first hand.

Cornwall is renowned for its landscape that has inspired many artists, including Barbara Hepworth, Ted Dyer, John Dyer, Kurt Jackson and the village of St Ives on Cornwall's North Coast is still a hub of artistic and creative activity. Cornwall is also enjoying a renaissance in its reputation for the quality of food that is on offer (not just the delicious Cornish Pasty and Cornish Cream Tea!), both produced locally and cooked by professional and semi-professional chefs, including Rick Stein's restaurant and cafe in Padstow, Jamie Oliver's award winning Fifteen at Watergate Bay, Nathan Outlaw at St Enodoc and Paul Ainsworth at Number6 in Padstow. There are also many other eateries, bars and restaurants throughout Cornwall to suit every pocket and taste.

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Take the time to explore around Cornwall and you’ll discover a diverse landscape, many attractions to enjoy and lots of safe, sandy beaches.

On the North Coast of Cornwall,  there are many sandy beaches renowned for their surfing conditions - Bude, Perranporth, Fistral Beach in Newquay, Watergate Bay, Polzeath and Daymer Bay, Gwithian, Porthmeor in St Ives. This coastline is also known for the opportunities for extreme sports, including kite surfing, coasteering, zapcat racing, rock climbing and scuba diving.

The south of Cornwall is a myriad of rivers, fishing villages, beaches and harbours with beautiful sub tropical gardens that thrive in this mild climate. If you are interested in spending time on the water, whether sailing, power boating, kayaking or windsurfing, the south coast of Cornwall is the perfect playground.