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England's South Coast

Not keen on the UK? Here are some places that might just change your mind. If you like the coast, beautiful views and hikes, bit of stormy weather and fresh seafood then Cornwall is the place for you.

by hanatAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeUnited Kingdom7 days / September - October 2019

Highs & Lows

If you love a sunset, you will not be disappointed!

No complaints from me, if you don’t do well with the rain then maybe consider a hotter time of year.

Itinerary Overview

Cornwall is one of my favourite places in the UK, maybe because I’m from the countryside and it’s a nice change? Regardless it’s still beautiful, during Summertime it does get extremely busy and touristy so I avoid that time of year.

I tend to go towards the end of the year during Autumn, when it’s stormy weather and you can meet locals. North Cornwall is definitely worth a visit, we stayed in a stunning Airbnb in Trebarwith. Incredible view with a hot tub, accessible hikes and the beach in eyesight! 

Another part of Cornwall we visited is Mawgan Porth, well known in the UK. Another  great Airbnb, new build with a modern feel but still cosy, short walk from the beach and pubs and a short drive to Newquay. 

Overall, Cornwall is a fantastic destination for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. With its rugged coastline, quaint villages, and friendly locals, it's easy to see why it's such a popular destination. Whether you're looking to surf, hike, or simply relax and soak up the scenery, Cornwall has something for everyone.

  • 5 Nights: Mawgan Porth
    Coastal getaway, hikes and relax.
  • 2 Nights: Saint Ives
    its full of art, colors and good vibes

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Every time I visit Cornwall I don’t want to leave, there is never enough time

  • How was the food?

    The Godolphin in St.Ives is very spacious and has a great view of the sea and St.Michaels Mount, also a great menu with a range of fresh seafood dishes. We ordered a big bowl of mussels and something vegetarian, there menu can change over the seasons which is always good!

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    You may be going for a getaway to relax, but definitely take advantage of the incredible cliff top walks and beaches. There are many little caves and coves to explore.

  • Packing tips?

    As you’re by the sea, regardless of weather I would personally pack a waterproof or coat as it gets pretty windy.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Definitely travel by car if possible, it takes us roughly four or so hours from the midlands. If you are travelling down south within the UK it will take you much longer via public transport.

  • Any surprises?

    If you do find yourself taking a walk later in the day, make sure you check when the tide might be coming in because tiderises fast when the sun starts to set.


  • Unfortunately the Airbnb I stayed in seems to be unavailable to view anymore. But there are plenty more airbnbs in the area and close to the beach.

  • The Pedn Olva Hotel