Cornwall is among the most beautiful locations in the United Kingdom. For this reason it is the most visited region for tourists from the UK and other countries. Many people come for the sandy beaches, others to see the marine life or witness the majesty of the rugged coastline. Everyone will agree that the scenery is breathtaking. There is nature aplenty with glorious views everywhere. Given that the area is so expansive, it pays to plan your trip before you go. Otherwise you will try to visit too many locations and your holiday will become crammed. To make the choice simpler, here is a list of some of the very best views in Cornwall.
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1. Whitsand Bay
In good weather, the view across Whitsand Bay is magnificent. The sea in this part of Cornwall is deep blue and the sand almost white in the sunshine. Whitsand Bay is popular with surfers from all over England. The bay is backed by cliffs which stretch for miles along the far-reaching rugged coastline. far out will certainly give you a view of best granite rocks jutting out of the cliffs. It’s a great place to relax and admire the view of crashing waves and boats bobbing in the distance. For people staying in the area, there are some great hotels and bed and breakfasts. For those who want the freedom of their own property, while on holiday in Cornwall there are Fowey cottages for rent just along the coast a bit from Whitsand Bay.
2. St Michael’s Mount
Located just off-the shore from Marazion in South Cornwall is St Michael’s Mount. The first sight of St Michael’s Mount is imposing as it appears to jut pit of the sea, like a floating island. On top of the mount is a castle which can be visited by foot on a causeway at low tide or by a massive tractor at high tide. It is possible to explore the grounds and the interior of the castle at this property managed by the National Trust. The views from the turrets in all directions are spectacular. Visitors looking for accommodation will be spoilt for choice as there are many fine hotels and cottages all along the south coast, located in or just a short drive from Marazion.
3. Boscastle Harbour
The harbour at Boscastle in North Cornwall is another site to behold. Sandwiched between two high cliffs, this narrow harbour provides protection for a small sheet fleet of fishing boats. Alongside the cobbled quayside are an number of souvenir shops, cafes and galleries. If you enjoy the harmony of the countryside, the little village at Boscastle will certainly be your ideal sanctuary. For the best views in and around Boscastle, be sure to walk up the steep cliffs for breathtaking sea and coast. Old country inns, holiday lodges and hill-top campsites are some of the accommodation options nearby.
Porthcurno has its spot in history as the starting point for the underwater telegraph line which stretches across the Atlantic Ocean to America. It certainly feels like you have reached the end of the land as you reach this most westerly location. This has to be one of the most scenic coves in the UK, with its white sand, hight cliffs and interesting rock formations. It; is an absolute delight and one of Cornwall’s best wonders. Just up the cliff path is the Minack Theatre where theatre groups put on outdoor performances in front of audiences seated in an amphitheatre carved out of the rock. This is often considered one of the best sea views in the whole of Cornwall. Try to stay here if you can in one of the Porthcurno cottages or seaside campsites at this dramatic location.
5. Perranporth Beach
This long stretch of golden sand shows Cornwall at its windswept best. This is archetypal Cornwall with crashing surf, long beach, sand dunes high cliffs. It feels like a wilderness and a most natural corner of the world. Perranporth is a lovely small town with loads of facilities and things to do. A great way to stay in the area is to rent a self catering holiday cottage or apartment in Perranporth. Most people staying in the area choose to camp at one of the many holiday parks, but there are also fine hotels and guest houses in the area. Swimmers and surfers will love the beach, while walkers can stroll along the coast path for view from the top of the sand dunes – where you may well spot a paraglider or two taking in the birds eye view of Perranporth Beach.