Summer holidays in Cornwall

Looking for something to do with the family during the summer holidays? There's all sorts to do at places in Cornwall: the gardens are blooming, beaches are looking beautiful and there are plenty of places to walk and picnic.

Family enjoying a picnic

Places to picnic in Cornwall 

Sunny beaches, shady gardens, secluded coves: Cornwall is filled with perfect picnic spots. Here are just a few suggestions.

Walking on the South West coast path near Pencarrow Head, Cornwall

Summer walking in Cornwall  

The National Trust conserves and cares for miles of coast and foot paths for walking. With so many types of walks for all abilities, you can find the right trail for you.

A family enjoy the beach at Poldhu Cove

Family friendly beaches in Cornwall 

There are lots of beaches to explore in Cornwall, here are some that are family friendly and ideal to spend your holidays making memories.

Looking across the east terrace borders at Cotehele, Cornwall

Summer gardens in Cornwall 

Escape to some of Cornwall's best gardens this summer, which we've reopened in line with Government guidance.

Bumblebee feeding on chives

Summer wildlife in Cornwall 

Cornwall is home to a rich array of colourful wildlife, with miles of beaches, woodlands and coastal habitats ready to explore.

A few highlights

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.