Seven Days In Cornwall

I recently had one of the best holidays I’ve ever had in Cornwall, so in true post-holiday blues style, I thought I’d write about all the things I got up to whilst I was there.

Day 1: Arrival in Truro

We drove down on a sleepy Sunday, and the further away from home we got the sunnier the skies were, the fields were greener, and the air fresher. We bumped into two of our friends at a service station, R and T on the way, and drove the rest of the journey in convoy.

We arrived at our Airbnb, an apartment in a converted church, full of creature comforts, it was bliss! Since it was late and we were feeling tired and lazy, we order a Dominoes. The holiday had begun.

Day 2: The Eden Project

Venturing out with our friends R and T, we took a trip to the Eden Project. This was one of the main reasons J had wanted to visit Cornwall, he wanted to see the architecture with his own eyes. This was the second time I’d been to the Eden Project, and it definitely didn't disappoint.

The tropical biome was lush, but so so SO hot. This was to be expected because, you know, it was the tropical biome, but it was also 25 degrees outside and blazing sunshine. There’s a section where you can walk through these mist dispensers if you take the upper walk, and this was such a joy. At that point, I could have laid in them.

After spending the day walking around the gardens, we were all very worn out so headed back to our accommodation. That night, J and I stayed in our apartment and made ourselves a curry, and watched a few episodes of Lucifer.

Day 3: Porthcurno Beach

We wanted a pretty chill day after all the walking the day before, made ourselves some sandwiches, got some snacks, jumped in the car and drove down to Porthcurno Beach.

This very quickly became my favourite place in the world. Not even exaggerating.

Sandy beach, turquoise clear (cold!) water (the filter I use makes the water look very blue, but honestly it was like being in the Caribbean), cliffs up to Minack Theatre, and peace and quiet.

We napped on our blanket, ate said sandwiches and went into the sea. J found it too cold but I was brave and dunked almost up to my shoulders. Almost.

That night we ate fajitas. It was glorious. 10/10 would live this day again.

Day 4: Surfing in Newquay, dinner at The Lusty Glaze

I’d never been bothered about surfing before, probably because I’d never tried it before.

We met up with R & T again and headed for Fistral Beach, Newquay. After hiring wetsuits and surfboards (which gets very heavy once you’ve walked all the way down the beach) we headed into the sea and started surfing.

Or in my case, attempt to surf for the next four hours. We winged it, and everyone gave it a good shot. I was the only one who didn’t stand up, but I did go with the waves a few times lying down which felt SO fast but also very fun. The worst bit was then having to wade back into the sea to have another go.

It was also the first time I’d ever worn a wetsuit, and I was chuffed with how warm it kept me. Mine was a bit big though and kept filling up with water over time, so I periodically I had to empty the arms and legs as I looked like the Michelin man!

That night, we hung out at R & T’s hotel, getting ready to go for dinner at The Lusty Glaze restaurant, situated on a nearby beach. The aesthetics were everything you could wish for, the food was truly some of the best I’ve ever tasted, and the wine was very easy to drink. We got through a lot of wine…

I would 100% recommend this place and try to make it there one evening if you’re in the area, it was the best food I had all week.

After getting very drunk (all except J, who was designated driver for the night - thank you J), we headed back to the hotel and played a drunken game of Game of Life. I lost. I blame the wine :’)

Day 5: Kynance Cove

The next day was originally going to be our final full day in Cornwall, but we were having so much fun that we’d drunkenly booked a Travelodge to stay an extra night in Newquay. This gave us room to be flexible and not rush. We, or should I say I was nursing a slight hangover in the morning, so after breakfast we opted to go back to bed for a bit and chill. This was the most overcast day of the week.

In the late afternoon, we took a drive to Lizard and parked up to walk down to Kynance Cove. It’s a beautiful cove, you can walk right down to the beach where there’s also a little cafe selling ice cream, cream teas, and other lunch items - we were there just before closing at 5pm, so all the lunch options had been eaten! Thankfully they still had ice cream!

This turned out to be one of my favourite things because it was so chilled out and the spectacular views made the long drive worth it. You could most definitely spend the day here on the beach.

Later that evening, as a final farewell to our beautiful little Airbnb, we invited R & T over for a takeaway. We ate lots, drank lots, and played two board games. One was Kick-Ass, a great general knowledge game that I was surprisingly good at, and Monopoly.  We started around 11pm and didn’t stop until 2.30am! It was LONG. There was also lots of extremely tactical gameplay and I ended up owing a lot of money...

Day 6: St Michael’s Mount, Minack Theatre, and an extra night in Newquay

Our new last full day!

The day started with us saying farewell to our Airbnb - I feel so guilty because I forgot to leave a review within the two-week window, I’m sorry Airbnb host! If you want to check it out, this is where we stayed: link

We set off towards St Michael’s Mount. I’ve been here twice, and every time I visit it gets smaller! It was still lovely though, we’d got tickets for the house/castle and gardens, but in the end decided to leave the gardens and come back to shore, so that we could squeeze in a trip to Minack Theatre.

Minack Theatre is actually right next to Porthcurno, where we’d spent the day lazing about on earlier in the week. It’s amazing. The way it’s been built, the story behind how it, and the views - incredible. The sea around this part of Cornwall is so pretty, you really do feel like you could be on the other side of the world. We met up with our friends here and explored the theatre together, just as we entered the picturesque golden hour.

Once we’d got some holiday snaps, we jumped back in our cars and headed back to Newquay for a night of eating and boozing.

To celebrate our last night, we went to a seafood restaurant nearby called  Catch Seafood Bar & Grill. It was a cute little restaurant, decked in nautical decorations on the walls. There were lots of small details too, like the salt and pepper pots being shells! We all had a fish dish, no starter, but also fancied a garlic bread. That’s how we roll. To be fair, it was pretty good garlic bread.

To end the night, we went to the pub for a good old booze-up - although a pretty tame one as we were heading back the next day.

Day 7: Amusements and home time

On Saturday morning, once we’d dragged ourselves out of bed after the night before, we chilled out for a bit in some of the seaside amusements, using up any change we had leftover from the trip.

Then it was time to go home…

I loved this trip so, so, so much and want to go back whenever I can. Cornwall is a strange little place, it's definitely in its own little bubble, but I think that's what gives it so much charm. I'm also so grateful to have had such amazing weather during our trip. I've been on holidays there before where it rained every day. No rain here!

Hope this post has given you some inspo if you're planning a trip there, or maybe you just fancied being nosy!