Cornish Coast

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Why the
Cornish Coast
is special

Tourists flock to the coast of Cornwall for its beautiful rugged coast line, hidden coves, and cliff-top hiking trail.

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Cornish Coast

Land's End

Heavy seas crash against the tall, rough-hewn cliffs at England's southwesternmost point (if you head directly east, you'll hit Canada).

Coastal Path

A scenic 175-kilometer (270-mile) trail runs along the seaside cliffs of Cornwall. Hikers do day outings, or do the entire trail in a couple of weeks, or do it in stages over the course of several or more years. Some trail sections are easy, some are strenuous up-and-down affairs.

Beach towns

The two best known are the surfer-oriented Newquay and the artist-haven St. Ives. Note: They are a bit touristy.

Eden Project

A bubble-topped complex that conducts ecological experiments.

St. Michael's Mount

A tiny castle-crowned islet that can be reached by foot during low tide or by ferry when the tide rolls in.

Cornish Coast climate
tips and insights



Average temperatures is much milder than England in general.


North Shore

It is windier than the south shore.



They can sometimes be blustery (because of strong Atlantic Ocean winds). Summers are pleasant, but the best times are late Spring and early Fall.

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