When it comes to things to do in Cornwall, the list goes on, and on, and on! But, as challenging as it was, in this blog post I've narrowed down my all time favourite places to see, explore and photograph!
Here's a list of my top five favourite spots to visit in Cornwall for photography and Instagram worthy shots (or just some awesome exploring too), including how to get there and what you need to know!
1) Land's End
Being the most south westerly point of mainland UK, Land's End is a must for anyone interested in a bit of exploring. With Sennen to the north and Porthcurno to the south, it's a mecca for walkers and the columnal granite cliffs make it a dream for photographers!
Getting there: Simply follow the A30 west from Penzance for about 8 miles. Shortly after passing the turn off for Sennen Cove, you'll arrive at the car park. Postcode TR19 7AA.
2) St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount might just be Cornwall's most impressive landmark. Sitting in Mount's Bay on Cornwall's south coast, this small island is topped with an incredible castle and is home to it's very own harbour and glorious gardens! However, the stone causeway that links it to the mainland will only reveal itself at low tide!
Getting there: Follow signs to the town of Marazion using the A394 if coming from Falmouth or The Lizard, or the A30 from pretty much anywhere else. Multiple car parks can found found on the west side of Marazion, with the closest car park being St Michael's Mount Slipway car park. Postcode TR17 0EQ.
3) Wheal Coates
If the surrounding scenery was good enough for “Poldark” then it's good enough for me! Wheal Coates is a former tin mine that is now a UNESCO world heritage site. It sits to this day above the beautiful Chapel Porth beach and is a must for sightseers, explorers and photographers alike!
Getting there: From the A30 Chiverton Cross roundabout, drive towards St Agnes on the B3277. After reaching St Agnes, take a left (first exit) at the mini roundabout, following Goonvrea Road and bearing right at the Chapel Porth turn off, with the National Trust car park then coming up on the left. Postcode TR5 0NU.
4) Kynance Cove
Kynance Cove is quite possibly the most breathtaking beach in all of Cornwall, which is a bold claim, I know... But you won't believe your eyes when you see it! Astonishing islands, astounding sea stacks and crystal clear water – this place has it all!
Getting there: Driving towards Lizard Village on the A3083, the National Trust car park is signposted on the right roughly three miles after the Mullion turn off. Postcode TR12 7PJ.
5) Bedruthan Steps
For more gigantic sea stacks, head for Bedruthan Steps! The views are unmissable, the cute cafe serves extraordinary cream teas and the sandy beach below makes for great exploring! But be aware of the tide and be prepared for the steep stairs on the way down!
Getting there: Located between Newquay and Padstow on the B3276, Bedruthan Steps is a left turn shortly after Mawgan Porth if coming from Newquay, or a right turn shortly after Porthcothan Bay if coming from Padstow. Postcode PL27 7UW.
This list wouldn't be complete without the most photographed beach in Cornwall! A couple of additional options here would be up on the cliffs above the neighbouring Pendvounder Beach or The Minack Theatre that overlooks the bay and over to Logan Rock.
What's your favourite place in Cornwall? Leave a comment below to let us know!