The hustle and bustle of city work and life can really stress you out. It is thus important to take a break and pamper yourself. The holidays are the best times to have long and quality vacation. With this in mind, you may think of far-flung exotic beaches, enjoying romantic moments in amazing ruins, killing time under the sun beside crystal-clear waters, or simply feast on fresh seafood. You dont have to go to the Caribbean though just to achieve this. Whether youre from the UK or not, you can definitely have a great time in many of the undeniably gorgeous holiday destinations in Cornwall.
There is always a feeling of contentment and a different kind of happiness in simple and small towns like Porthcurno. It is situated in a small and quiet valley that leads to a beautiful must-visit white beach. If youre from Lands End, it would take you only two and a half miles to reach the town. The white sand facing the emerald green seawater and the rock formations with lush greens and vibrant red flowers on top are perfect for that worry-free beach bumming. You wont have a hard time taking beautiful photos, which can serve as your reminder of the unforgettable experiences in Porthcurno.
Aside from the beach, you should also visit the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, which displays exhibits of tunnels that were used to protect the cable station that once served as intelligence hub during World War II. There is an entrance fee of £5 for kids and £8.50 for adults.
Porthcurno is located near Lands End in the far west of Cornwall. This stretch of coast between here and the Lizard peninsula, via Penzance, Praa Sands and Porthleven, is a great area for a holiday. Along the route there are numerous picturesque bays, tourist attractions, luxury hotels, quality cottages and holiday homes, and scenic campsites. It is perfect for a family holiday or vacation.
Tor is a term used to refer to the rocky outcrops which jut out from the top of the hills. In the south-western part of England, one of the most prominent tors is Rough Tor, which boasts stone formations that are truly enigmatic. It is one of the twin peaks in Cornwall and is situated right next to Brown Willy, which is the countrys highest point. When heading to Rough Tor, you can also expect to see neolithic monuments, Bronze Age stone circles and Cornish moorlands. The place can be really magical but you have to check for fog warnings because you may get lost if there is heavy, low hanging cloud.
Nearby Wadebridge, Tintagel and Boscastle are the best places to stay to visit the tors on this side of Bodmin Moor. Accommodation options are plentiful, especially along the coast.
There are many places in Cornwall with names that begin with Tre, which means homestead. From Trevose Head, you can have stunning panoramic views as you drive along Cornwalls north coast. In the middle of the green fields, youll notice as you drive by the quiet road a lighthouse that has been guiding seafarers since 1847. When on top of the Trevose Head Lighthouse, you can have a breathtaking view of Padstow and Newquay. Until today, the lighthouse beams light that can be seen from as far as 37 kilometres. The lighthouse overlooks the beautiful Constantine Bay, which is a curved bay of golden sand.
Constantine itself has a number of holiday homes and hotels, catering mainly for up-market visitors. There is a wider choice of holiday accommodation in nearby Padstow and Newquay.
Other great holiday destinations you can visit in Cornwall are St Ives, Fowey, Lands End, Polzeath, St Agnes, and Looe.
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