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Why a holiday in Cornwall in 2023 is everything you’ve been waiting for

Soft, sandy beaches, a bustling foodie scene and a hub of art and culture – there’s never been a better time to visit Cornwall.

In fact, the county is now a hotspot for summer visitors (but us locals know this place is just as special out of season, too). So, while it’s hard to whittle it down, we’ve highlighted just some of the reasons Cornwall should be your holiday destination in 2023.

The best part? If you’re already in the UK, you don’t have to leave the country to get here.

World-famous beaches

Think miles of sand, azure oceans and a myriad of watersports at your fingertips. Cornwall’s world-famous beaches are celebrated for a reason, and, in the summer, you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re in another country.
From Fistral Beach in Newquay (revered for its links and celebration of British surfing) to the white sands of Porthcurno near Land’s End, make your visit an ocean adventure and don’t miss your chance to taste the saltwater lifestyle.

Miles of coastline

If hiking is your favourite pastime, you’ll have plenty to see on Cornwall’s 330 miles of coast path. Whether you want to experience the feeling of standing on the edge of the world at Land’s End, or uncover hidden gems not always accessed by car, each stretch of this renowned footpath offers something different.
Cornwall is surrounded by ocean on three sides, which means you’re never too far away from hitting the trails. Just keep your walking boots at the ready, and don’t forget your reusable water bottle!

A bustling foodie scene

The foodie scene is one of Cornwall’s fastest growing industries in recent years – and there’s a good reason for it! With seasonal ingredients that reflect the quality and diversity of what’s growing on our doorstep, it’s all about fresh flavours and celebrating produce from land to sea.
That’s why revered chefs are now flocking to open award-winning restaurants across the county, and it’s never been a better time to take advantage of it. Check out Paul Ainsworth’s No6 restaurant in Padstow, or Nathan Outlaw’s New Road in Port Isaac, and you won’t be disappointed.
Here in Newquay, our very own Lewinnick Lodge offers not only a popular menu inspired by land and sea, but also incredible views over the Atlantic from our cliff-side restaurant and bar – perfect for those special celebrations or romantic dinners with your loved ones.

Iconic gardens

We’ve already mentioned there are plenty of wild places to explore in Cornwall, but did you know we have a number of iconic gardens, too? From the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell, to the Japanese Garden on our doorstep, each one offers a different experience that you won’t forget any time soon.
In fact, some parts of the Duchy enjoy a sub-tropical climate, which means at places like Trebah Gardens near Falmouth, you’ll even get to enjoy an array of exotic plants thriving in Cornwall’s great outdoors.

A packed events calendar

Contrary to popular belief, there’s always something happening in Cornwall – no matter what time of year it is. In the spring and summer, enjoy pagan festivals like the Padstow Obby Oss or Penzance’s Golowan, while in autumn and winter, take a pew in a cosy pub and listen to live music or catch a show at Hall For Cornwall.

We also have a number of food and music events to look forward to, including Boardmasters and the St Ives Food and Drink Festival. Or why not try something different and experience an outdoor show at the world-famous Minack Theatre? You can see what’s happening in 2023 right here.

Rich heritage

It would be a mistake not to mention our county’s rich heritage, especially as echoes of it can been seen woven throughout the Cornish landscape. From our awe-inspiring ancient sites, to the mining industry which dominated our coastlines for hundreds of years, there’s plenty to discover both inshore and on our coastlines.

Find out more about how Cornish tin shaped the lives of so many at Geevor, or step back in time at an ancient hillfort on Penwith’s windswept moors – we promise the walks are worth it!

Make the most of your stay

Looking for the perfect spot to start your Cornish adventure for 2023? Make Lewinnick Lodge your base – as one of the best pubs in Newquay and with unmatched clifftop views, our boutique hotel is your perfect home-from-home.

To book your visit and start planning your 2023 trip to Cornwall, click here.