From secret coves and great surfing beaches to World Heritage Site mining areas, we look after some of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.
Summer is a chance to play outside and explore the best of Cornwall. There are gardens to explore, beaches to discover and historical houses full of mysteries to solve. Whatever the British weather has planned for this summer, you can make the most of it.
Don't forget to tick off some of your '50 things' while you're out and about.
So much to see and do
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Stretches of Cornwall’s rugged coastline and its mining heritage are being proved to be the perfect backdrop for filming Poldark and inspired the cast of the TV remake. Why not visit the areas that they used for filming that are currently being cared for by the National Trust.
Where do I park?
If you are visiting by car then download our hand map showing all the Trust coast and countryside car parks in Cornwall.
Don't forget that members can park for free.
Plan your trip to the beach in advance by checking the tide times. These are available from the nearest measurement point and are predictions but are a good guide.
Please remember not all beaches in Cornwall have lifeguards. Your safety is important to us so please check on beach safety before you visit.
St Austell Brewery and National Trust have teamed together to create a seasonal pale ale called The Gribbin, to celebrate 50 years of looking after the coast.
Named after the headland that the brewery helped secure for the National Trust to look after forever.