2014 is now in full swing, and we’re busy making plans for the year ahead.
These landmarks and attractions feature high on our list of things to do. If you haven’t already visited them, these places are a must-see in 2014!
On the North coast you will find Bedruthan Steps, a true Cornish gem. The entire coastline from here to Padstow is recognised as an area of natural beauty, and it isn’t hard to see why! Stunning at any time of year, the Steps are breathtakingly beautiful in the summer and dramatic in the winter. We recommend that you park at the National Trust car park at Carnewas and stroll down to the spectacular beach below. You can also walk along the coast path, enjoying the view along the way. If you’re feeling adventurous you can climb down to one of the secret beaches below the path – but it can be a bit of a scramble!
The Eden Project is a hugely popular destination, but for good reason. If you’ve been before it’s still worth another visit to see how the landscape has changed. The plants and gardens change throughout the year, creating a different experience in every season. Plus, in 2013 Eden launched a Rainforest Aerial Walkway which is well worth a visit! It is best to visit outside of the summer holidays and half-term breaks to experience it without too many people there. There are lots of things going on in 2014, including ice-skating until 2 March.
As one of the most popular places to visit in Cornwall, a visit to the charming fishing port of Padstow is enjoyable at any time of year. We recommend that you eat at one of Rick Stein’s restaurants, browse the quaint little shops for handmade Cornish gifts, stretch your legs and walk across the headland, or take a boat trip across to Rock.
One of the most incredible things about Cornwall is the diversity between the coasts. Whilst the North coast is dramatic, providing excellent surfing conditions and stunning golden beaches, the South coast is home to fishing villages and riverside towns. Once you’ve crossed the North coast off your list, we can definitely recommend a trip down the Lizard to experience the sheer tranquillity and peace of the South coast. One of our favourite spots is the old lifeboat station at Lizard point (pictured).
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If you’ve visited any of these places before let us know how you got on in the comment section below. Thanks!