Cornwall is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in the UK. Whether it’s the pristine beaches, imposing cliffs or the expansive moors, stunning scenery is found everywhere you turn.
Are you considering a trip to Cornwall this summer? But the long drive is putting you off? Well we’re here to convince you otherwise.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Cornish beauty spots, so beautiful in fact, you’ll forget all about the cost of petrol.
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A climb to the summit of Carn Galver gives visitors the ideal vantage point to truly appreciate the beauty of Cornwall. The view from the top conjures up images of waves crashing against the coast as well as the patchwork of the fields below.
Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
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The Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps are one of the most popular places to visit on Cornwall’s north coast. The giant sea stacks stretching across Bedruthan Beach into the Atlantic Ocean and the breathtaking clifftop walks ensure that it remains a must-visit.
Lizard Point and Kynance Cove
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The Lizard Peninsula is situated on the southernmost point of Britain and is famous for its wild flora and dramatic coastline. Standing on top of the cliffs and looking out over the ocean in front of you is the ideal way to unwind in the evening.
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Lying on Porthcurno beach surrounded by golden sand and clear turquoise water, you would be forgiven for thinking you were in the South of France.
The beach is sheltered on either side by high cliffs, which besides from providing protection from the wind, also act as an impressive backdrop.
The Minack Theatre
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After your day at the beach, visit the Minack Theatre, a cliffside open-air venue which boasts spectacular views of the coastline.
At first glimpse you might think it was built thousands of years ago by invading Romans, however it was actually the brainchild of one local woman, Rowena Cade. Since its inception in 1931, the theatre has played host to hundreds of stage productions.
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Cornwall isn’t just sandy beaches and clifftop scenery, it also has fantastic forests to explore. Cardinham Wood is a great place to come and enjoy a walk, cycle or a delicious picnic.
Whether you’re looking to reconnect with the great outdoors or enjoy some time with the family, this is the ideal location and if you’re lucky, you may spot a pheasant or even a deer.
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The wild and rugged scenery of Bodmin Moor is something that has to be seen to be believed. From the top of Rough Tor and Brown Willy, the two highest peaks in Cornwall, catch a glimpse Boof the Bronze Age standing stones and medieval farms below.
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The Rumps is a prime location to take in some spectacular coastal scenery, having once inspired English poet Laurence Binyon to write his poem, For the Fallen during World War I.
Standing on the eastern headland you can see the island of The Mouls as well as views towards Port Quin Bay. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some dolphins, seals or Basking Sharks.
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Boscastle, a quaint village on the Cornish north coast located in a naturally sheltered inlet, offers unrivalled views across the harbour.
For those who want to stretch their legs and take in some scenery, why not try a walk along Bostcastle’s Coast Path.
St Nectan’s Glen
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Often described as a mystical place, St. Nectan’s Glen is an area of natural beauty and its woodlands remain completely unspoilt.
The highlight of your visit to the Glen is undoubtedly the beautiful 60 foot waterfall which cascades down through the valley.
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