Top 10 Rick Stein’s Cornwall places to visit

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Rick’s latest travels around Cornwall include yet more special places to add to your bucket list. From Bude in the north to Sennen in the south and lots more en-route, choose your favourite and be inspired by Rick Stein’s Cornwall.

Bude sea pool

Created in the 1930s, this beautiful sea pool at Summerleaze Beach in Bude is the perfect safe haven for cold water swimming throughout the year. It’s free to use for all and is best at low tide.

Sennen Cove

Tucked away just a few miles from Land’s End, Sennen is one of the prettiest stretches of coast in Cornwall. Whether you visit for a surf, winter dog walk or to enjoy the view, warm and cosy, in a local pub – it is a must for your Cornish to-do list.

Porthmeor Beach

St Ives’ beach of choice for surfers, sun bathers, dog walkers and picnicers alike. A short walk from the main shopping street makes it a great choice to grab a pasty and watch the world go by – including fishing boats heading along towards Land’s End to check their pots. Wander up to the chapel on the island to get the best 360 degree views.

St Mawes

Peacefully tucked away on the Roseland peninsula, St Mawes is a very special little place with a few places to stay and eat, plus a castle full of Cornish history. Catch the ferry from Falmouth and make a day out it.

Isles of Scilly – Hugh Town

On a sunny day on the Isles of Scilly you could imagine you were anywhere in the world. Sandy beaches, some of the best seafood like lobster and crab and some rather good local food and drinks producers, including gin, rum, ale and more. Spending a few days over on the Scillies is something everyone should experience at least once. Stay on the main island or take a boat to Tresco, the much-loved Bryher or St Martins for a seriously peaceful getaway.

St Michael’s Mount

A day out like no other. St Michael’s Mount is one of Cornwall’s most popular tourist destinations and it’s not hard to see why. The ‘mount’, located in Mount’s Bay, can only be accessed by walking across the causeway at low tide (boats available at high tide). In true National Trust style, the castle itself is full of mystery and excitement.

Newlyn

Cornwall’s home of fish and a must visit for any seafood lover. Watch the boats come and go in the harbour, chat to the various fishmongers on the quay or choose one of the fab local restaurants to enjoy the freshest catch. We recommend saving space for a ice cream from Jelberts for dessert.

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Godrevy Point

One of our favourite coastal walks in Cornwall takes in views of Godrevy beach and lighthouse. Follow the coast path north and you’ll reach Mutton Cove – where if you’re lucky, you’ll spot seals galore that haul themselves up the beach there.

Mylor

Mylor is a gloriously quiet little spot on the Fal River near Falmouth. If boating, or just being on the water, is your favourite pastime this is the spot for you on a clear day.

Padstow

It goes without saying that Padstow has to be included in any Cornish travel plans. Restaurants and cosy pubs galore, excellent shops to mooch around and coastal walks with views over the Camel Estuary that you’ll never forget. Padstow is the perfect place to escape to for a few days of rest and relaxation.

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