Friday, 7 June 2013

5 Cornish Walks for the Summer

When the sun's out and you're in Cornwall, the natural reaction is to be outside. Whether that's on the beach, in the garden or on one of the many stunning coastal walks the county has to offer. Here are Cornish Secret's guide to give of the best easy walks you can do to pass an afternoon.

Lizard Coast Walk

Brilliant views stretching out to Cornwall's southern most point - hidden gems such as Kynance Cover and Cadgwith can be found along the route


This part of the world is famed for storing huge ships - the Fal and Helford river area is a beautiful, tranquil, Wind In the Willows style part of Cornwall..and the walk from Trelissick to Roundwood Quay emphasises this. 

St. Ives to St. Just

A favourite for many in the far west of the County - the St. Ives to St. Just segment of the South West Coastal path is the best bit of rugged Cornwall you can get


The area around Fowey was not only made famous by Daphne Du Maurier - the coastal scenery here is stunning and the perfect romantic escape. If you go anywhere near Polkerris beach, be sure to stop by Sam's on the Beach

Hayle / Gwithian Beach

So we might be coming back to this again - but the area around Hayle's estuary and 3 mile of Golden Sands can't be written off. It's a great, accessible location and some of the most beautiful sand you're likely to see.

Here at Cornish Secrets we can provide luxury Cornish holiday cottages to suit a range of needs in a variety of locations. Contact us today for more information and to quiz us on what's best for you! Why not have a look at some of our favourite Cornish beaches for information about where to stop off during your walks.

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Saturday, 1 June 2013

5 Tips for Camping in Cornwall

Camping in Cornwall can be a fantastic experience. There's a huge variety of countryside and coastline to choose from, and many small campsites along the way with friendly owners and excellent facilities. Here's our guide to camping in Cornwall, and 5 tips to make sure you have the perfect tented getaway.

Choose Somewhere You Can Walk to

There's a great sense of liberation when you visit a campsite but don't have to use the car. Some of the best campsites are in areas you can walk to shops, pubs, restaurants and of course the beach. It's worth paying a bit more for a prime location to allow you really get the sense of being 'away from it all'.

Don't Worry About the Weather

Tents are so good these days, that even the cheapest of the bunch (as long as you put it up properly!) remains waterproof and dry. Sometime the weather in Cornwall can  be damp and the ground wet - but don't let this put you off - as long as you see some sun a great time will be had by all

Choose a Small Site

There's nothing better than pitching up in a field, on a summer's evening, opening a beer and watching the sun go down. There's a growing trend for rustic, small scale sites. Make the most of it by visiting somewhere with fewer facilities down a country'll make so much sense when you get the tent up and sit in the peace and quiet!

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Camping With Kids

If you have kids, camping is a great way to let them experience the back-to-basics nature of a Cornish holiday and allow them to explore the countryside. Imaginations can run wild, and it's a great way of introducing kids to alternative holidays

Bring Some Mates

If the sun's out, you have some music on, the view is spectacular and you're only a couple of minutes walk from a fantastic beach...what's not to like? Camping with some friends can be a truly humbling experience and remind you of the important things in's great fun and allows you to escape from your day-to-day life and routine.

So here are 5 tips for making the best out of your camping experience in Cornwall. Cornish Secrets offer fantastic alternative stays which also include camping pods and retro caravan experiences. Contact us today to find out more

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