Also in St Agnes, you’ll find the beautiful Trevaunance Cove Beach, which generally has safe swimming and a variety of eateries. I love The Driftwood Spars, which is just on the coast path as it leads into the village and serves up delicious pub grub with views of the village. But that’s not all Newquay’s got to offer – in fact, there’s plenty to do here in the rain, too! One of the quieter beaches on this list, Crackington Haven is popular with geology students due to the unique layers of sandstone which are part of the Crackington Formation. There used to be lots of fossils in the area, but they have been over-collected so are difficult to come by nowadays. While in town, don’t miss visiting Bude Castle, a historic property which now acts as the town’s history museum, and Bude Canal, which stretches into the countryside.
The Lizard Peninsula is one of my favorite stretches of coast in the whole country, second only to the Jurassic Coast in my home region of Dorset. Sign up for our email to enjoy your city without spending a thing (as well as some options when you’re feeling flush). Here you can read more about me, my family, and our trips all over the world… I’m Jurga, a traveler with a camera, a mom of three boys, and the founder of Full Suitcase, one of the world’s leading family travel blogs. With over 35 years of experience exploring the UK we are here to help you plan your travels to the UK. There are five paths in Cornwall, which is little surprise given that almost half of the total route is found in the county.
Newquay is a year-round destination, though it is very busy during the height of summer and during British school holidays. Spend family days out at the 13-acre Newquay Zoo, home to numerous animal species from around the globe, a maze, and a play area. Tickets are priced at £12.60 adults and £9.50 children aged three to 15. Climb to the top of Brown Willy, the highest point in Cornwall, and go on a literary adventure at Jamaica Inn, home to the world’s only museum dedicated to famous writer Daphne Du Maurier. The historic inland town of Bodmin is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor in east Cornwall. The former county capital offers a wealth of exciting things to see and do for everyone, from toddlers to older adults.
These helpful Cornwall travel guides cover everything from where to stay and what to do, to the best restaurants. From beaches and great restaurants, to interesting attractions, this route takes in the best of the county. This town is renowned for its food scene, with two of the biggest names in England’s culinary world, Paul Ainsworth and Rick Stein, owning restaurants here.
From there head to St Austell to have a look at the famous brewery and sample some fine Cornish ale. From Port Isaac make your way to Padstow, (stop off in Polzeath too if you want to swim/surf). Explore the harbor town and spend the night before moving farther south to St Ives to check out the galleries.
Wander the ‘Downalong’, a maze of cobbled lanes which lead to the port and check out the unusual names; Fish Street, Virgin Street and Teetotal Street amongst many others. Although London is a huge metropolis and capital of the UK, there are plenty of excellent hikes near London both inside and outside of the city. From strolling along the South Bank to exploring the huge Royal Parks and nearby hiking trails, there are hikes around London for all levels of experience.