Our favourite things to do in Cornwall

Local area

It's not often you find surfing hotspots, famous art galleries, and cobbled streets lined with cafes, bars and restaurants, right on your doorstep. But St Ives is just the start.

Head beyond our beloved harbour town and discover top family attractions, some of the best beaches, and most iconic landmarks in all of Cornwall. From glorious gardens to world-famous wineries, you'll find it all here.


St Ives and surrounding area

Kernow Coasteering

Kernow Coasteering are one of Cornwall's leading providers of adventure activities. Located in west Cornwall, they offer coasteering and rock-climbing adventures at various venues, all within easy reach of Tregenna Castle Resort.

St Ives

Tate St Ives

Stunning displays of art set against the beautiful backdrop of St Ives Bay. The Tate St Ives is popular with everyone from art buffs to families, and regularly hosts events, workshops, and activities for little ones.


Minack Theatre

This historic open-air theatre is perched high on a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic. Book a seat at one of their many shows, embark on a guided tour, or join the team for a spot of storytelling.


St Michael's Mount

This iconic island is home to a castle, gardens, village, and harbour. The landmark is steeped in legends, and can only be reached by a stone walkway that is accessible during low tide.


Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Visit Cornwall's oldest cyder farm and home of Rattler Cyder. Discover more about the cyder making process, cyder tasting, and bottling, and take a tour of the orchards on a vintage tractor tour.


Sennen beach

Sennen cove, also known as Whitesands Bay, is located just around the coast from Land's End. The long stretch of shoreline is popular with surfers and families, and even has its own cafe and car park.


Kynance Cove

Sitting pretty on Cornwall's beautiful Lizard peninsula, Kynance Cove is a fabulous beach famed for its white sand, bright turquoise waters, and the serpentine rock formations that surround it.

St Ives

Porthminster beach

Just a short walk from the centre of St Ives, Porthminster beach is a glorious stretch of white sandy shoreline with unbeatable views across to Godrevy Lighthouse.


Porthcurno beach

Nestled in the far west of the county, this award-winning beach is a little slice of paradise. Fine, golden sand, turquoise water, and shelter from the surrounding cliffs make it popular with families.


Lost Gardens of Heligan

This enchanting 200-acre garden is home to tropical plant life and winding woodland walkways. Since they were restored 30 years ago, these Victorian gardens have grown to include a kitchen and bakery.


Polgoon Winery Tour

Visit a working Cornish vineyard and orchard, discover more about the process of wine-making, and sample some of Polgoon's finest wines and ciders. They even have a restaurant and rooms too.

St Blazey

Eden Project

This former china clay pit is now home to world-famous tropical biomes that house countless species of plant life. A favourite with families, the Eden Project hosts events and activities throughout the year.


Land's End

Head to the westernmost point of Cornwall, and one of the UK's most famous landmarks, and discover remarkable scenery, exciting attractions, and a collection of shops, bars, and restaurants.


Geevor Tin Mine

This 18th-century tin mine is a great day out for all the family. Discover more about Cornwall's tin mining industry by going underground and exploring the tunnels where men worked more than 200 years ago.

St Keverne

Roskilly's Ice Cream

Visit a real working dairy farm and discover how the team make delicious, organic, proper Cornish ice cream. You'll find beautiful walks, an ice cream parlour, and an on-site shop and restaurant.


PK Porthcurno

PK Porthcurno, the Museum of Global Communications, is where you can discover the role that this humble Cornish valley played in the UK's global communications network.


South West Coast Path

This world-famous walking route stretches for 630 miles, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. It also spans along some of Cornwall's most beautiful areas of coastline.


Trelissick Garden

Cared for by the National Trust, this beautiful estate is home to acres of parkland, woodland walks, and a charming cafe. It's also where you can enjoy fabulous views over the River Fal.


Paradise Park

This family-friendly wildlife sanctuary is where you can get up close to hundreds of species of animals and birds. You'll find acres of gardens, a JungleBarn play centre, and pets corner.


Flambards Park and Museum

Home to countless indoor and outdoor rides and attractions, Flambards promises fun for all the family. Visit the Victorian Village, embark on the Jurassic Journey, and enjoy a picnic in their glorious gardens.