Sitting pretty on England’s southwestern tip, Cornwall is a popular holiday destination for families, couples and solo travellers. Boasting wild moorland, some of the UK’s most incredible beaches, picturesque harbour villages and seaside resorts, it’s no surprise that this part of the world is often called the Cornish Riviera.
Spend your days exploring areas like Fowey and Falmouth, tasting local delicacies and feasting on the freshest fish. Adventure up the towering cliffs and sit back for a few hours as you take in the views. Of course, if you’re looking to get your heart racing, you’ll be pleased to know that areas like Newquay are famous for surfing and watersports.
That’s if you can pull yourself away from the holiday homes in Cornwall. Choose from open plan luxury apartments with glass balconies, swimming pools and all the mod cons. Take your pick from our dog-friendly lodges with hot tubs that have enough space for everyone to relax. Or delight in one of the quaint countryside cottages with hot tubs that boast cosy home comforts like an open fire.
Just imagine it now, the sea air is in your hair, workplace stresses have melted away and you’re surrounded by your loved ones as you sit back and relax in your log cabin’s bubbling hot tub. Pure bliss.
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The best activities in Cornwall for your hot tub break
Best for? A picture-perfect break
Our top property pick: Starboard
Possibly one of the best-known Cornwall destinations, and by far one of the prettiest, St Ives offers a little bit of everything. A traditional seaside break, great food, lots of art and culture, local heritage – whatever you enjoy doing, you’re sure to find something to suit here. In fact, one of our favourite ways to spend a day is to wander along the cobble streets and explore the many bakeries and delis along the way. Wherever you look, the views are incredible too – even from many of the holiday cottages.
Best for? Its local heritage
Our top property pick: 16 Arwenack Street
Of course, Falmouth offers a relaxed coastal break but if you want to learn about the area’s past, there’s plenty of opportunity to do that here too. It’s known for its deep natural harbour and is home to a National Maritime Museum and even a 16th century fortress that was built by Henry VIII. As well as this, the area also has lots of independent shops, art galleries and nautical pubs and restaurants which are the perfect place to unwind after a long day out.
Best for? Foodies
Our top property pick: Woodlands Close
It’s the place that officially put Cornwall on the foodie map and, today, it still has an incredible selection of culinary delights. While fish restaurants seem to run the town, thanks to Rick Stein, there are a few other venues serving up a range of meat and other dishes. It’s also a fantastic spot for surfing and watersports and has a great selection of bars with views across the sea. For a laid-back family-friendly staycation, Padtsow is a great choice – whatever season.
Best for? Water sports and adrenaline seekers
Our top property pick: An Drowes
This town in the north of Cornwall is renowned all over the world for its golden sands and blue waters – making it a world-class water sports destination. It’s not for the faint-hearted though as waves from the Atlantic Ocean provide a strong surf. If you want to stay on dry ground, you’ll be pleased to know there’s lots of family-friendly attractions like an aquarium and zoo. The streets are also lined with amazing bars, restaurants, pubs and shops meaning there’s something for everyone here.
Best for? Art lovers
Our top property pick: Surf Song
Years ago, Penzance wouldn’t be anywhere near a list like this but, since 2016, it’s fast become a destination in its own right. Since then, the Art Deco lido has opened its doors along the seafront – and a number of modern galleries have also popped up. Foodies will be delighted to see the up and coming restaurant scene – with a range of establishments serving up coastal classics, pub grub favourites and some of the area’s delicacies. For a traditional coastal break, with a little extra culture, look no further.
Think you know mini golf? Think again. In the heart of Newquay sits this pop-up adventure playground, which is ideal for couples, families and friends. Release a little friendly competition as you go through the course. And, if you’re lucky, you might even get a hole in one!
No, we haven’t gone completely mad. Axe Throwing has been popping up all over the UK and now it’s reached Cornwall. After a short training session, you’ll be led to the throwing lanes where you’ll have to compete to hit targets. Think of it like bowling, but with axes.
Head to Mawgan Porth and join an art class on the beach. Suitable for all ages and abilities – even the stick men drawers out there – this fun workshop is a great way to relax while the waves crash around you. Even better, you get to take something home with you as a reminder of your break.
Where? St Austell
Whether it’s you against your other half or you want to create a fun family competition, Football Golf is guaranteed to be a laugh. The rules are exactly the same as a normal golf game but instead you’re playing with footballs and have to use your best kick!
In this activity, you have 60 minutes to find your way out of the room using teamwork, creativity and a little innovative thinking. Solve puzzles, find the clues and challenge yourself to get out with minutes to spare. Heading to the pub afterwards is a must though. After all, everyone needs a debrief.
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Add some bubbly bliss to your next coastal staycation with a private hot tub cottage in Cornwall.