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Summer Holidays In Cornwall

When you first think about summer holidays in Cornwall what first springs to mind? We’re guessing its time spent on the beach with the kids, building sandcastles, swimming in the sea or enjoying early evening BBQs?

Well, whatever your idea of summer holiday heaven may be, we’re sure you can make it a reality in Cornwall.

The county is simply made for summer escapes, with dozens of golden sandy beaches, turquoise blue waters, idyllic destinations and award-winning attractions all waiting for you in June, July and August!

If you’re in the midst of planning your big summer family getaway then we’ve got some inspirational holiday ideas for you, covering everything from the best places to visit to our favourite beaches and even local events that you can enjoy during stay during our holiday park near Newquay.

Things to do on a summer holiday in Cornwall

Head to the beach!

When the sun is shining and the temperature’s rising there’s few better places to be than by the sea in Cornwall. The county is famed for its coastline which has helped give it the reputation as the UK’s favourite holiday destination.

Hendra is located on Cornwall’s north coast, close to the vibrant resort of Newquay, which itself is home to 7 wonderful beaches. Fistral Beach – renowned as one of Europe’s premier surfing beaches, Towan Beach, Great Western Beach, Lusty Glaze Beach, Harbour Beach, Little Fistral, Crantock, Porth Beach and Watergate Bay are all accessible within 10 minutes of our caravan park, so you really are spoilt for choice! Just don’t forget your sun cream, swimming costume, bucket and spade!

Surf's Up!

We know it may not be everyone’s cup of tea but we urge everyone to give surfing a go during their summer holiday in Cornwall. There’s lots of surf schools along the Cornish coast and places where you can hire (or buy) a board in Newquay. Nothing can beat the thrill of riding your first big wave!

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See Cornwall’s coast from a different angle

Cornwall is home to an abundance of wildlife, especially along the coast. From seals, dolphins and basking sharks to rare sea birds and a variety of underwater creatures, there’s lots to see.

There’s no better way to do this than to enjoy a boat trip (or sea safari as they’re known) along the coast. Several operate out of Newquay Harbour, allowing you to see a different side to Cornwall’s coastline.

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These boots are made for walking!

If you love discovering new places then why not pack your walking boots and spend some of your summer holiday in Cornwall exploring the hundreds of miles of coastal paths, moorland peaks and cross-country routes?

Cornwall really is a walker’s paradise! From the rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor, the heathland of the Lizard Peninsula and the spectacular South West Coast Path, there’s hundreds of miles of footpaths and routes just waiting for you.

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Destinations and attractions!

Places to visit

Away from the coast, Cornwall has so much going for it! Is there any wonder so many people choose our county for their summer holiday?

One of the biggest draws for people is the picture-postcard destinations. Those idyllic fishing villages, harbour towns and quaint moorland settlements. But where should you visit? Well, if you’re looking for something to help boost your Instagram followers then here’s five places we think are well worth visit in the summer…

  1. Port Isaac: This traditional fishing village is perhaps better known to fans of Doc Martin as Portwenn. It’s a stunning spot on the north coast and well worth a visit.
  2. Fowey: Head south and wander around this pretty harbour town’s narrow streets, independent shops or dine in the fine restaurants. A must visit.
  3. Polperro: Another south coast favourite, Polperro really is straight off the back of a chocolate box. It is described by some as “enchanting jumble of cottages” and that’s a pretty accurate description. It’s famous for its history as smuggler’s haven and you can delve deep into its past at the Museum Of Smuggling.
  4. Cadgwith Cove: Forgotten by the 21st Century, this beautiful but tiny fishing village is a tucked into a small cove on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula. The Cadgwith Cove Inn is also great place for a bite to eat of a quick drink.
  5. Kynance Cove: Another favourite on the Lizard Peninsula, Kynance boasts a truly spectacular location, with a white sandy beach, turquoise blue water and rock stacks. It requires a short walk down to the beach from the car park, but there’s also a great café

Check out our dedicated page on places to visit in Cornwall here.

What about attractions?

We know that, on occasion, the weather can be a little unkind so you might need something to occupy the younger members of your party. Handily, Cornwall has lots of wet weather attractions that will keep them amused for hours on end!

Here’s some of our favourites…

  • Blue Reef Aquarium: Located in nearby Newquay, Blue Reef is a must visit. Here you can explore the wonders of the oceans and get up close and personal to a variety of colourful sea creatures.
  • Camel Creek Adventure Park: With rides and rollercoasters for all the family, Camel Creek is a great family day out!
  • The Eden Project: There are few more iconic attractions than The Eden Project. Here you can spend hours wandering around the biomes, gardens or learn more about the world’s precious eco systems.
  • Flambards Theme Park: Brave the sky-high trill rides or enjoy the day undercover in the soft play area. It’s a day full of jam-packed adventures!

For more on Cornwall’s attractions click here.

What’s On?

Another popular addition to any summer holiday in Cornwall is take in one of the many local events that take place throughout the county each year.

In June, July and August there’s dozens of events taking place from carnivals to music festivals and just about everything in between! Here’s a few of our favourites…

  • Royal Cornwall Show (June): This is the county’s showpiece event, attracting well over 100,000 people through its gates. Here you can see displays of crafts, culture, animals as well as countless stalls selling craft, treats, clothing and so much more.
  • Cornwall Garden Society Summer Flower Show (July): Described by The Telegraph as the “Chelsea of the West,” Cornwall’s annual Spring Flower Show will now take place in July over three days. Get expert advice, see wonderful exhibits and purchase a range of plants and products at the many stands.
  • Boardmasters (August): The UK’s biggest surf and music festival is based right here in Cornwall. With over 200 artists playing across 12 stages and competitive surf and skate competitions to watch. All just a short distance from our holiday park!
  • Rock Oyster Festival (July/August):: This family-friendly weekend promises to celebrate the best of Cornish food, music and well-being.

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

Start planning your adventure today – call 01637 875778 or click below to check prices and availability

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