Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Cornwall

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Cornwall. Well known for its beaches, restaurants and seaside, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Cornwall

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Cornwall a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Screech Owl Sanctuary (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Cornwall Football Golf (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Camel Valley Vineyard (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Camel Creek Adventure Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cornwall

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 18°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cornwall

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Cornwall. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Eden Project (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Marsh Villa Gardens (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Porthpean Beach (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Cardinham Woods (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Cornwall

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Roche Station, Bugle Station and Luxulyan Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Cornwall?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 10,015 holiday rentals around Cornwall. From 3,854 Cottages to 3,974 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Cornwall is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cornwall?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cornwall. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Ives: 1,998 holiday rentals
  • Bodmin: 2,003 holiday rentals
  • Port Isaac: 1,748 holiday rentals
  • Penzance: 1,880 holiday rentals
  • Newquay: 3,000 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Cornwall! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cornwall?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Cornwall with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Saint Ives: 1,998 holiday homes
  • Bodmin: 2,003 holiday homes
  • Port Isaac: 1,748 holiday homes
  • Penzance: 1,880 holiday homes
  • Newquay: 3,000 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Cornwall?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Cornwall are:

  • Land's End / St. Just Airport (LEQ): 2,060 holiday houses
  • Penzance Heliport Airport (PZE): 2,751 holiday houses
  • St Mawgan Airport (NQY): 4,307 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cornwall?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Cornwall. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kynance Cove: 2,224 holiday rentals
  • St Ives Harbour: 3,119 holiday rentals
  • Watergate Bay: 3,794 holiday rentals
  • St Austell (USX-St Austell Train Station): 5,009 holiday rentals
  • Saltash St Germans Station: 2,249 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cornwall listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Cornwall

Saint Ives
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Port Isaac
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Saint John
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Saint Agnes
1,659 holiday rentals
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Saint Endellion
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Saint Teath
1,577 holiday rentals