Days Out & Attractions

Things to do…Just for fun!

Picnic at Gorran Haven Beach

There are plenty of stunning places to chill out and enjoy a picnic together. If you love being at the beach, head to Gorran Haven, throw down a rug on the sand and enjoy the calm, coastal views. There’s a big car park close to the beach and if you haven’t filled up on the contents of your own picnic hamper, there’s plenty of charming little shops nearby selling snacks and refreshments.

Watch the Sunset at Polkerris

There’s nothing more romantic than watching a sunset together. When the weather’s been beautiful during the day, you’re sure to be treated to a spectacular sunset. Head to Polkerris Beach and watch the sky turn a palette of warm oranges and yellows as it goes down. There’s a private car park a few minutes walk from the beach as well as a pub and restaurant.

Or Better Yet, Be Really Adventurous and Watch the Sunrise!

There’s something incredibly magical about watching a sunrise and there’s no one better than to witness the dawn of a new day than with your beloved. For spectacular views of it happening, head to the Gribbin near Fowey. The elevated position is sure to give you a great platform. You’ll probably get some cracking pictures too, so don’t forget your camera!

Try Something New

It’s always good to push your boundaries and try something new. Why not give stand up paddle boarding a go? Or maybe kayaking? There are plenty of places to rent equipment from Fowey, Polkerris and across to Pentewan.

Brewery Visitor Centre

Why not head to St Austell Brewery’s Visitor Centre at their HQ on Trevarthian Road and discover the secrets behind some of the county’s favourite tipples.

Learn the history and heritage of the Brewery with their interactive tour, explore the Small Batch Brewery and of course sample some of the Brewery’s delicious beers. Click here for more details.

Enjoy An Award Winning Ice Cream At Tall Ships Creamery, Charlestown

Who needs an excuse to eat ice cream! Pay a visit to historic Charlestown and head for Tall Ships Creamery, home to a mouth-watering selection of ice creams and sorbets made lovingly by hand.

Their adorable little shop, that looks over the Harbour’s tall ships, was once a weighbridge used for weighing commodities like China Clay and metals. Today it has been transformed into an Aladdin’s cave of sweet treats.

Renowned for some of the tastiest flavours around, it’s not just us locals that rave about Tall Ships Creamery. A number of their products have been awarded Taste of the West and Great British Taste awards.

Check these winners out for yourself whether you fancy being adventurous and sampling Ginger and Pear or Caramel and Cornish Sea Salt, or prefer something more classic like Cornish Vanilla Gold.

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