Lewinnick Lodge is perfectly placed for a mini-adventure to Cornwall at the start of the summer. The beaches come alive and nature takes on a new colour and life. Cornwall is spectacular across all the seasons, but it’s during the summer we suggest you begin your love affair with this amazing region. We’d suggest two to three days to get a real flavour. There’s so much to do – let’s start with the classics. Beaches, Padstow and Truro.
Day One: Beaches
No self-respecting adventurer would miss out on the amazing beaches that Cornwall has to offer. And, staying at Lewinnick Lodge, you’ll be in for a treat from the get-go. Head on out to the terrace and look across the bay. You’ll see one of Cornwall’s finest – Fistral beach. It should take no more that ten minutes to get there, but well worth the journey to kick off your tour.
Watergate Bay comes alive in May and June, and is the perfect spot to indulge in surfing or kayaking. The adrenaline junkie will find plenty to satisfy them for an afternoon or even a full three days. If all that splashing around is not your thing, and secluded coves and quieter spots are more you, we suggest Holywell Bay. With rolling dunes, rock pools and ever present lifeguards on duty, it’s the perfect location for families and the creation of your ultimate family sandcastle.
A legendary location for all Cornish adventurers, the world-famous fishing town of Padstow plays host to amazing restaurants, pubs and breathtaking walks of the bay. It’s only 35 minutes from the Lodge and, if you take in the scenic route you’ll pass Watergate Bay too. Wander the harbour, you must eat fish and chips from St. Saviours Point – always a popular pastime. On your return, pass through the quaint village of Constantine Bay especially (if you need another fix of incredible beach vistas). Finally return to the Lodge and take in a local ale before dinner. Sounds just perfect.
If you’re seeking a larger town and a spot of shopping then head east to the city of Truro. A bustling cathedral town alive with great shops, bars and restaurants. Home to Hall for Cornwall – the region’s national theatre, there’s always something exciting happening in May and June. For the history buff, no visit would be complete without a tour of the stunning Truro Cathedral or viaduct near Victoria Gardens.. For the more adventurous, we’d recommend a walk around the gorgeous St. Clement and Malpas. Five minute outside Truro, this woodland and waterside heaven is especially glorious in May and June.