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Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Cornwall

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Cornwall is full of beautiful places, and if you’re looking for that perfect shot for the ‘gram, look no further. Our guide to the Top 10 Instagrammable Places in Cornwall has everything you need to snap that instaworthy photo.


Newquay Harbour


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This beautiful harbour in Newquay is only a 5 minute drive from Hendra Holiday Park or a 40 minute walk! Sit and watch the world go by on the golden sandy beach, or treat yourself to a delicious snack from the pop up street food stands throughout the summer. Climb the harbour wall and look out over the bay of Newquay, with stunning views over to Watergate, Lusty Glaze and of course, the iconic Island house of Towan beach. While you’re here, watch out for fishermen bringing in their haul – the seals and dolphins love to follow!


Holywell Bay, Newquay

This mystical beach in Newquay with it’s unusual rock formation is the location of a hidden well, thought to bring health, wealth and luck to any who bathe in it! The beach is home to sand dunes, deep caves, and plenty of spots to frame a beautiful photo. Brave the climb through the dunes and along the coast path to see the rocks from above, or walk down to the sand and search for the ancient well… oh and look out for the shipwreck at low tide, which transforms the beach yet again, and provides a moody frame for the rocks from ground level.

St Michael’s Mount, Penzance

This magical Cornish castle in Penzance is the perfect place to step back in time. Wander across the tidal-controlled causeway, climb the mount, and explore the ancient halls of the castle, filled with history, romance, and sea views out of every window! If you’re feeling brave, take the steep steps to the battlements at the very top, and snap an incredible (and windy!) photo over the ocean, with the sandy beaches of Penzance in the background. This dreamy island has also been the filming location for the big screen over the years, including the new Game of Thrones series!

Mother Ivey’s Bay, Padstow

With views over Padstow lifeboat station, and tropical blue water, Mother Ivey’s Bay is a beautiful spot to enjoy a quiet day overlooking the sea. With plenty of coastal spots to pause and take a photo, this area is a great place take that instaworthy photo. In springtime, the Cornish sea pinks flourish on the cliffs, creating a beautiful frame to any image. Afterwards, why not head into Padstow and explore the fishing village? Wander the coast path, take a cycle on the camel trail, or explore the streets with an array of independent shops, pubs and unique places to grab something tasty to eat. This beautiful bay in Padstow is only a 30 minute scenic drive from your base here at Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay!

St Ives

St Ives harbour is a picturesque fishing village that has hosted millions of tourists over the years. It’s unspoilt appearance, cobbled streets and fisherman’s cottages have been the muse for artists all of the world. The town is filled with art, culture and of course The Tate gallery, right on Porthmeor beach. It’s a wonderful place to take photos from every angle, while enjoying some local culture. Or maybe you could take a boat trip to see the town from a different perspective.

Land’s End

Lands End at St Just is an iconic location that has been shared across the world, and it’s no wonder! The signpost is one of Cornwall’s most famous landmarks, and people have travelled across the world to have their location taken here. The ‘End to End’ challenge from Land’s End to John O’Groats is a staggering 800-mile journey covering the entire length of Great Britain – and plenty of people make the pilgrimage each year. There are over 130 recorded shipwrecks around Land’s End, so be on the lookout for ghostly apparitions in your photos!

Nanjizal Cove, St Just

Nanjizel at St Just is a magical cove that is already insta-famous for it’s crystal-clear water and unusual rock formations. The window through to the sea on the other side is a great shot for the ‘gram, just be careful in case this magical portal transports you to another world! It’s also a stone’s throw from other stunning beaches, including Porthcurno, Sennen and Porthgwarra – known filming locations for the popular Poldark series!

Bedruthan Steps, Newquay


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Bedruthan Steps in Newquay is only a only a short, scenic coastal drive from Hendra Holiday Park! This breath-taking rock formation provides a unique backdrop for that insta-worthy shot. Just park up on the National Trust car park and wander the coast path to see this beautiful view. Look out for marine life on the way, you never know what you might spot lurking in the water!

Port Isaac

Port Isaac is well known for being the setting of the fictional Portwenn in Doc Martin, but did you know it’s also the home to the original Fisherman’s Friends? The famous group – and the inspiration for the popular movie filmed in the same area – are known for heading down to the harbour for an impromptu performance. Why not treat yourself to fish and chips on the sand and see if they arrive to entertain you?

Minnack Theatre, Porthcurno

Minnack Theatre in Porthcurno is one of the most instagrammable theatres in the world. With stunning views over Porthcurno beach, with it’s tropical blue water and white sand, there is no place better to watch a show! You could choose to stay and watch a performance, or explore the theatre and head down to the beach for a swim!

There’s nothing we love more than seeing our guests enjoying themselves, both on park and around Cornwall! So if you share any photos while on holiday here at Hendra Holiday Park, remember to use the hashtag #hendraholidays so we can see your holiday memories!
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