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  • Places in Cornwall that are even better in the autumn and winter
  • Places in Cornwall that are even better in the autumn and winter
  • Places in Cornwall that are even better in the autumn and winter

Places in Cornwall that are even better in the autumn and winter

By Pentewan Sands on the November 15th, 2019 in Camping, Holidays, Cornwall, Events, Activities, Lifestyle and Health

Places in Cornwall that are even better in the autumn and winter

Even when the sun isn’t shining and there’s a nip in the air, Cornwall’s natural beauty is hard to beat. In fact, there are some spots that we think are even better in the autumn and the winter, places that come into their own with a coating of autumnal leaves and just a handful of visitors.

Grab your coat and get exploring…

Tintagel Castle

If you thought Tintagel Castle was special in the summer, you’ve got to experience it at its wild and rugged best. With the ocean raging below and the elements out in force, the mythical spirit of this magical site really comes alive. As you explore the ruins of the historic castle with links to King Arthur, you can almost imagine the harsh reality of what it was like to live on this perilous headland hundreds of years ago. And the views? Well, they’re every bit as special tinged with grey as they are basking in sunshine.

Kynance Cove

With crystal clear waters and the most beautiful coastline, Kynance Cove on the secluded Lizard Peninsula is jaw-droppingly gorgeous. So gorgeous in fact that it has become a little honeypot drawing starry-eyed visitors from across Cornwall. But we’ll let you into a secret - wait until the autumn to visit. The summer sun-seekers have gone home, the ickle café is still serving up the most delicious of Cornish Cream Teas and it is blissfully quiet. Shh, don’t let anybody else know!


There’s always an excuse to visit the small but perfectly formed city of Truro but in the autumn and winter this Georgian gem cooks up a real buzz. The magnificent Cathedral casts a beautiful shadow over the cobbled alleyways and festival after festival sends ripples of excitement through the independent boutiques and trendy cafes. The perfect place to get a head start on the Christmas present buying madness!

Pentewan Beach

There’s no stopping Cornwall’s beaches; whether it’s flip flop bright or time for wellies, we just can’t stay away from golden sand and blue water. Take your pick from any one of Cornwall’s 300+ beaches for a blow-away-the-cobwebs-kind of walk but for us Pentewan beach with its cosy beachside hangout is always a winner. The laid-back Seahorse is just meters from the shoreline so is the place to delayer and watch the crashing waves over a seasonal hot chocolate (loaded with marshmallows and sprinkles of course!).

Tate St Ives

With to-die-for view across Porthmeor beach and studios flooded with light, Tate St Ives is the perfect place to be when the rain is lashing down. You’ll get a feel-good boost from the colourful artwork and the cosy café is a pretty bolthole when skies are turning grey. Whatever the time of year, Tate St Ives  is a bucket-list essential. 

Cotehele House

The National Trust team at Cotehele House in south east Cornwall are renowned for their love of the festive season. Their Christmas flower garland has been a star attraction since 1956 and when complete goes on display in the Tudor Hall encompassing thousands of flowers grown on the estate and stretching for some 60ft.

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