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Autumn Breaks In Cornwall

Taking a walk on a vast stretch of golden sand as the sun starts to set. Walking through an ancient woodland as you tread on crispy, orange leaves. Watching the Atlantic waves crash onto the rocks as the storm clouds start to gather overhead… welcome to Autumn in Cornwall.

It’s a beautiful time of year to visit our county, that’s for sure. After the busy summer months, September and October often feel like a time where calm sets in and the county pauses for a breath as a more normal day-to-day existence returns.

For those who want a quiet escape, it’s just the perfect time take a break. Many consider it an even more beautiful time to visit, with changing colours adding just that bit extra to their stay.

But how should you spend your time on an Autumn break in Cornwall? We’ve put together 7 things we think you should consider during your stay at our caravan park.

Explore wild west Cornwall!

No, we’re not talking cowboys and Indians here. Instead we mean you should jump in your car and head to the far western outreaches of our peninsula and see a very different side to Cornwall.

Many people tend to stay close to their accommodation or along the north coast. Whilst it is undeniably beautiful here, there’s so much more to see in Cornwall. It’s such a diverse county, with all four corners very different from one another.

Explore the areas such as the Lizard Peninsula, Land’s End and the many villages and beaches in and around the farthest mainland point of the UK. You won’t be disappointed.

Spoil yourself

This is not restricted to an Autumn break in Cornwall but, what the heck, we thought we’d include it here!

In recent years Cornwall has become the destination of choice for food lovers – and it’s easy to see why. There’s dozens of award-winning (and even Michelin starred) chefs that call our county ‘home’.

From idyllic Cornish pubs and snazzy hotels to quirky cafes and posh eateries, there’s something for all tastes here. The good news is that you won’t have to travel too far from our Newquay holiday park, with lots of top nosh available just a short drive away.

In our north Cornwall region you can sample the finest in culinary cuisine at Rick Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow, Paul Ainsworth at No6 also in Padstow, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw at Port Isaac and The Dining Room at Rock. All will offer a truly unique dining experience, perhaps unrivalled elsewhere in Cornwall.

Live like a local!

As well as the endless list of places to visit and attractions to enjoy, sometimes you need to immerse yourself in some local culture. There’s no better way to do this than by sampling one of the local events that take place in Cornwall.
Some of our favourites include:

  • Bude Jazz Festival: 2021 will be the 34th Year of Jazz in Bude! Focusing on Traditional and New Orleans Jazz whilst holding on to the most popular of other styles from years gone past.
  • St Ives Food & Drink Festival: See chef demos, enjoy live music, the artisan village, street food and evening music sessions!
  • Looe Live! This festival offers the chance to hear some stellar music, fill up on local food and drink, enjoy workshops and activities and an abundance of only-in-Cornwall moments

Visit the Minack Theatre

We could’ve included this in the section above, on West Cornwall but it’s so good that we thought it deserved its own special place in this list. If you’ve never been to see a play at the open-air Minack Theatre then you’re missing out.

Whether you’re a fan Shakespeare and the like or not is irrelevant; this is all about a unique experience! Nothing quite beats watching a production behind a dramatic seascape, watching the waves roll in!

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Sunset walks on the beach

Nothing screams ‘romantic gesture’ more than a walk along a golden sandy beach at sundown, especially on a clear day.

Handily, you’re not short of beaches to choose from along the north Cornwall coast. Newquay is your best bet and, located just outside the resort you’ll find Watergate Bay, which is one of the largest stretches of sand around… perfect for a romantic stroll with that special someone!

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Head north!

So we’ve covered West Cornwall but now we really need to talk about the north. We’ve mentioned the abundance of fine restaurants along the north coast, specifically around Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac – and we recommend you tie this in with a day exploring this region – but there’s just so much to see and do here.

We love Bodmin Moor! It’s wild, rugged and, quite bleak in places. Certainly, it’s very different to anywhere else in Cornwall. It’s great for those who like wandering off the beaten track and is perfect for walkers. It’s split in half by the A30 but the areas around Brown Willy, Roughtor, Blisland, St Breward and Camelford are well worth a visit.

Further along the coast, why not take in the popular resort of Bude and head back down towards Tintagel? Here you can learn more the legend of King Arthur by visiting Tintagel Castle.

Padstow and Port Isaac, a little closer to Hendra, are a staple of any Autumn break in Cornwall. Sample the shops, explore the harbours and, of course, enjoy a sumptuous meal!

Whether you’re considering a caravan holiday, camping, touring or glamping, Hendra Holiday Park is the perfect place for a spring break in Cornwall.

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