Things to do in Cornwall: Activities
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The world famous Cornish coastline offers a choice of many beautiful beaches, from popular surfing and family beaches to quiet coves. Situated close to the dramatic north coast, Globe Vale is less than 4 miles from both Porthtowan and Portreath. The famous surfing beaches of Perranporth and Newquay are further along the coast. From our central position, close to the A30, the picturesque harbours and coves of the south coast are easily accessible. More about Cornish Beaches at vistitcornwall.com
HISTORY & HERITAGE
Cornwall is a county with a strong historical identity and a rich and colourful past. The powerful bond between the Cornish people and the sea is legendary, from small fishing ports to the huge international harbour at Falmouth (not to mention smuggling). The iconic Cornish Engine Houses that are so much a part of the landscape are evidence of a fascinating industrial history and, for those who prefer a glimpse into a more genteel past, there is no shortage of beautiful houses and gardens to visit. See more about Cornwall’s history at visitcornwall.com.
There’s more to Cornwall than surfing! Cornwall’s varied coastline and inland waters offer a wide range of opportunity for water sports of all kinds. Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving and waterskiing are just a few. See more at visitcornwall.com
CYCLING IN CORNWALL
Cornwall offers plenty of opportunity for off road cycling. The Coast to Coast Cornwall Mineral Tramways Trail runs right past the Globe Vale site. You can even cycle to the beach at Portreath! Or why not try a family day out on the Camel Trail. For more information and maps check out the Visit Cornwall site.
FISHING IN CORNWALL
Cornwall’s rocky coastline and sandy beaches make sea angling a popular pastime. There are plenty of inland waters too if coarse fishing is your thing! See more information at visitcornwall.com.
Cornwall’s traditional association with the arts is famous. St Ives and Newlyn are both internationally renowned as creative centres in the past and there is still an active and exciting artistic community in Cornwall today. There is plenty to see here, whether you are a serious collector or just an appreciative browser. More information on Arts in Cornwall at visitcornwall.com.
WILDLIFE IN CORNWALL
Cornwall’s mild climate and unique geological structure provides a wide range of habitats for wildlife. From conservation centres to coastal waters, there is plenty to see for the wildlife enthusiast. Click visitcornwall.com for more information.
There are several excellent golf links in Cornwall offering sea views and beautiful coastal scenery. Radnor Golf Club has an accessible 9 hole course and is within a short distance of the Globe Vale Site. More information here.
WALKING IN CORNWALL
Cornwall provides a wealth of opportunity for walkers of all kinds…from hardened hikers to casual strollers.
The county’s 300 mile stretch of the spectacular South West Coast Path offers walks of varying length and difficulty and includes large areas of outstanding natural beauty, from towering, windswept cliffs to sheltered coves and estuaries.
Globe Vale is just over 4 miles from the surfing beaches of Portreath and Porthtowan, where the coast path can be joined, and the famous Coast to Coast: Cornwall Mineral Tramways Trail runs right past the site offering easy access to peaceful walking and cycling.
For more information on walking in Cornwall, watch the video below or go to the iWalkCornwall site.