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Where to go in cornwall
Susieblue18 · 14/01/2023 11:01
I live in Scotland and never been to Cornwall but would like to go in the summer. I have teenage boys and would probably book a cottage. Where would be the best base and should we hire a car to get around? Thanks
Ohhelpicantthinkofaname · 14/01/2023 11:29
I would hire a car. The north coast of Cornwall is great if your teens like surfing/body boarding, beautiful big beaches. Newquay has a great surfer vibe (and the Ben and jerrys ice cream parlour, which dd1 loves). But it does get very busy in summer.
north Cornwall has the Eden project and the adrenaline quarry, which is great for teens.
In the south is st. Ives, lovely, but will be packed in summer. St Michaels mount, lands end. Most of Cornwall has beautiful beaches. Towan bay has crystal clear water.
the downside is that it will be extortionately expensive. We’re going abroad for a week in the summer hols for less than the price of a bronze caravan at haven in cornwall for the same week. 🤷♀️
GameofLifer111 · 14/01/2023 12:42
Come to Falmouth. You can get the train to Truro for a day out!
You can visit the beaches, Pendennis Castle, maritime museum and maybe a taxi down to Glendurgan / Trebah.
Even on Summer stormy days you can go into town, have fish and chips or maybe go to the pub for a stormy sea watch by the fire.
Falmouth has Sea Shanties and all sorts going on in the Summer and you can hire bikes x
GameofLifer111 · 14/01/2023 12:45
Your teens will LOVE paddleboarding and kayaking all around The Fal River! Lots to hire and adventures to be had.
Anyway, I've made myself fancy a walk by the beach by writing all of this (even though its gloomy and stormy 🤣)
Enjoy Cornwall wherever you go x
Ohhelpicantthinkofaname · 14/01/2023 14:15
bubblehun · 14/01/2023 12:38
Newquay is chav central.
Look at Bude, just on the Devon/Cornwall border, great beaches, lovely town.
Fowey & Falmouth also lovely, just further on.
😂😂 no it isn’t. It’s just popular with tourists. It’s a nice lively place for teens, but maybe not as refined as some other places.
Underparmummy · 14/01/2023 18:09
Perranporth is the most amazing beach imo.
I agree that the kids would love Newquay and there is Fristral Beach for surfing and the amazing fish house restaurant!
Mawgan Porth was very lovely but there is a lot of building going on at the moment (still a great beach and we always have a good time in Catch the restaurant there)
bubblehun · 14/01/2023 18:38
@Ohhelpicantthinkofaname I was one of the chavs who used to go to RTTS festival there every year so I am coming from a place of experience 🤣
OP wherever you go you'll need a car. I live on the Devon/Cornwall border & the village I live in there is a bus... twice a week...
LadyFlumpalot · 14/01/2023 19:37
Sennen is my happy place. But, you will definitely need a car. Huge beautiful beach with a surf school, amazing walks, Geevor Tin Mine is a surprisingly interesting day out. Best fish and chip shop I have ever known is just outside Sennen and you can visit Botallack and the Crown Engine Houses. Steer clear of Lands End however, it's a huge con. Or at least, walk there and avoid the amusement arcade.
seathewayahead · 20/03/2023 18:23
And Newquay isn't chav central, it just has a lot of holiday makers particularly from the north. There's a lot to do and cheaper hotels than other harbour towns. There's more for teenagers to do, arcades, mini golf, surfing, coasteering and even diving. You can rent jetskis at lusty glaze (there's seven different beaches walkable from the town centre). You can get the branch line train across from the mainline and then a taxi to your hotel, you don't need a car.
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