Out and about

Cornwall is a wonderful county to visit throughout the year for your holiday, whether it's a holiday for the whole family, an activity break on the water, or an out of season short break for two (romantic is Cornwall's middle name!). Each season has its own special quality - the spring and summer for the colourful bloom of flowers and hedgerows and the beautiful safe and sandy beaches basking in the sunshine; and the autumn and winter is a magical time with bright, clear days, brisk coastal walks, startling autumn colours and dramatic stormy skies and seas.

Travel to Cornwall is getting easier all the time with road improvements making car journeys more enjoyable, good train times and links, and air travel becoming commonplace. Whilst on holiday there are many opportunities to leave the car behind and make use of various methods of public transport, including local trains, buses and ferry services - throughout the year you can catch the ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes by passenger ferry and even across the bay to the Helford River where you can enjoy the delights of Helford Passage before making your way back.

Cornish history

With its colourful maritime and mining history, Cornwall has many stories to discover and the opportunities to explore the county from your Creekside Cottages holiday accommodation are tenfold. The Mineral Tramways project has championed the Portreath to Devoran coast to coast trail for walkers and cyclists - this area has one of the world's greatest and best conserved concentrations of historic mine buildings and contains unusual wildlife, some of which only thrives in mining landscape habitats.

Explore Cornwall

There's lots to do when you visit Cornwall on holiday whether you wish to get on the water, walk the coastal path, visit local attractions (like the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Pendennis Castle or The Eden Project), or simply visit a stunning beach, make sandcastles and relax. Please explore the pages of attractions, walks, eating out, activities, sailing and watersports and gardens - each providing information on good places to visit or eat out or activities to try. We would be delighted to help if you require information on a specific activity that we may not have covered.

Things to do in Cornwall

Whatever the time of year you decide to visit Cornwall, there is always something happening that makes Cornwall special....Flora Day in Helston and Obby Oss in Padstow in May, Trevithick Day in Camborne, the Royal Cornwall Show in June, and, of course, many sailing events and regattas, including the Fal River Festival and Henri Lloyd Falmouth week in August, all providing fun for all the family throughout the summer season.

Sandy beaches, buckets and spades, sailing boats, quiet coves, rugged cliffs, great walks, wild flowers, luscious gardens, winding lanes, pub lunches, crab fishing, spectacular views - Cornwall has it all.

Just choose your holiday cottage and come and relax - we have holiday cottages by the water and in the heart of pretty Cornish villages, and we are happy to pass on our local knowledge and experience to help in your choice.