Places to picnic in Cornwall

Cornwall is filled with perfect picnic spots, which can be enjoyed whatever the weather (just don't forget your waterproofs). Below are are some of our top spots for summer picnics in 2021. Check back here nearer the time for some picnic spot inspiration in 2022. Don't forget to take your rubbish with you when you've finished to help keep these places special for ever.

Trelissick House viewd formthe countryside

Picnic at Trelissick

Meandering along the winding paths at Trelissick you’ll find maritime views that make the perfect vista for a picnic. On warmer days the lawns become ideal picnic spots to soak up the sun.

The Terraces on the east side of Cotehele House, Cornwall

Picnic at Cotehele

From spectacular viaduct views in the Terrace Garden, to lush meadows in the orchards and beside the Mill, to riverside benches at the Quay, Cotehele has many wonderful picnic spots.

Family having a picnic on the Meadow, Trengwainton, Cornwall

Places to picnic and play at Trengwainton

With its combination of winding wooded paths, secluded corners and wide open spaces, there are lots of places to picnic and play at Trengwainton.

Godolphin side garden summer

Where to picnic at Godolphin

Godolphin's historic garden is bursting with wildlife friendly flowers, so wherever you lay your picnic blanket, you're sure to find a spot surrounded by buzzing bees. Take your pick from picnicking in the orchard or relaxing on the grass.

Pentire orchard

Picnic at Pentire (near Polzeath) 

Pentire headland, near Polzeath, is ideal for picnics. A restored orchard, outdoor and undercover courtyard seating or sat on the clifftop overlooking the sea; there are options galore.

Visitors enjoying a picnic in the garden.

Picnic spots at Trerice

There are plenty of places in the Trerice garden to relax with a picnic but here are a few of the best spots. Please check the Trerice webpage before you visit for opening times.

Grassy slope in front of the St Anthony Head Battery Observation post

Summer picnics at St Anthony Head

Bring a picnic to St Anthony Head and spend the day exploring the hidden beaches, coast paths and layers of history.

Visitors at the derelict lifeboat station at Polpeor Cove, Lizard Point, Cornwall

Picnic on a beach 

Sand in your sandwiches is a summer tradition, and we care for plenty of beaches in Cornwall which are perfect for picnicking. Here's a selection of family-friendly beaches where you could lay out your picnic rug.

Places to visit in the South West 

See the full list places we care for in the South West by county.