What to do in Cornwall this summer

Hold fire with that bucket and spade. We love the beach as much as everyone else, but there’s loads going on at Watergate Bay and beyond in Cornwall during the summer. Here are some of our favourite to-dos.


Eden Project summer spectacular

Eden Project near St Austell

If exploring the largest indoor rainforest in the world wasn’t exciting enough, the Eden Project really ramp it up with their series of summer events. For thrill seekers, zip wire and adventure activities run throughout the season.



Pick your own

Across Cornwall

The thought of freshly picked strawberries and clotted cream makes our hearts sing. But they’re not the only thing to grow beautifully in Cornwall during summer. You can also PYO raspberries, gooseberries, currants, courgettes and rhubarb depending on the month. Our favourites are Mitchell Fruit Farm and Trevaskis Farm.

The minack theatre

Open air theatre

The Minack

Cornwall is home to one of the most famous out door theatres; The Minack Theatre near Porthcurno is known for its beautiful location, in the cliff tops over looking the sea. There is something for everyone this summer, family favourites such as Doctor Doolittle as well as Sense and Sensibility for fans of Jane Austen –  all whilst gazing out over the Atlantic ocean.

Visit The Minack website for more information and tickets.

Pendennis Castle©English Heritage

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle near Falmouth

The summer holidays is a perfect time to visit Pendennis Castle, with children or without. Explore the castle grounds and learn about the Castle’s history. Previous summer events have included games such as a giant tug of war and the chance to watch real life medieval jousting. From April to October, you can hear the noon day gun fired by the specially trained staff.

Porthmeor film screening
©St Ives Surf School

Outdoor film screenings

Across Cornwall
Keep your eyes peeled for outdoor film screenings across Cornwall this summer. In past years we’ve popped corn watching surf films on the sand at Porthmeor, St Ives and had a drive-through at Fistral, Newquay.

Bodmin Moor

Take a walk on Bodmin Moor

We love the beach. But you’re missing out if you don’t visit Bodmin Moor – 150 square miles of sweeping moorland and dramatic granite tors that are great for walking and exploring. The landscape has provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors and generated folklore and legend.


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