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the best local attractions open in Cornwall

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July 8, 2020

Darwin Escapes has three unique resorts in Cornwall for you to choose from, you can enjoy the English coastline with us


Enjoy a getaway to the coastline with Darwin Escapes at one of our Cornish resorts. Sandymouth Holiday Resort and Piran Meadows Resort offer family fun, while Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat has a more relaxed atmosphere and a charming local area to discover.

Read below for more local area information near our resorts


Sandymouth Holiday Resort


  • Sandymouth Bay
  • Summerlease Beach
  • Duckpool Bay

The Big Sheep
Limited sessions available for pre-booking via the website. There are lots of animals to meet, from llama’s and alpaca’s to goats and pigs. Follow the new farm track and visit the wonderful animal barn with puppies and new lambs to visit with!

Bude Surfing Experience
Pre-book your session by calling 07779117746. The Surfing Experience can help you learn, hire out equipment and have fun in the sea! They also offer paddleboard lessons at 3 different locations. Fun for all ages.

Castle Bude
Reopening from 13th July with social distancing in place, however there is no need to pre-book. The castle will be opening its galleries with an exhibition called Walk on the Wild Side, by Bridget Winterborne. Enjoy the grounds and lawns around the castle, as well as the picnic areas.

Tintagel Castle
Timed slots available for pre-booking online. The magical place is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. Lose yourself in myth, legend and history, enjoy a day out on Cornwall’s rugged North Coast. The new castle bridge has reunited the two halves of the castle for the first time in 500 years.


Piran Meadows Resort

Camel Creek Adventure Park
Pre-booking is essential for you visit. Ideal for all the thrill seekers and fun chasers of all ages. Rides include, mini log flume, clown coaster, mega slide, swampy’s tree house, the toddler dizzy dina and the mini Ferris wheel.

The Eden Project
Booking is essential. The rainforest and Mediterranean biomes are open to visitors, as well as the outdoor gardens and core education centre, which is hope to the stunning Infinity Blue sculpture.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
Tickets and time slots available to pre-book online. 200 acres of gardens, history, mystery and romance is waiting to be discovered. Lost to the over-growth since the start of WWI, the gardens were found by a chance finding of a secret door 30 years ago. The gardens are now pride of place in England and offer beautiful flowers and stunning sculptures.

Newquay Zoo
Please follow the one way system and pre-book all tickets online. Newquay Zoo has 13 acres of tropical gardens and over 1000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals. Visit with the lions, tigers, lemurs and birds, then opt for the woodland walk.


  • Lusty Glaze Beach
  • Fistral Beach
  • Porth Beach


Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat

Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, pre-book your time slot via the website. This wonderful charity rescues and rehabilitates grey seal pups that get stranded around the Cornish coastline. Visit with all the seals and animals at the sanctuary. The Discovery Cove outdoor playground is now also open.

Lizard Adventure
Open for booking, from a gentle introduction to outdoor activities, to a complete adrenalin rush. Activities at Lizard Adventure include, coasteering, sea and inclusive kayaking, climbing and paddleboarding.

Flambards Theme Park
Get ready for a great day out, reopening its doors on 18th July, Flambards will be offering family fun to all. There are traditional rides available, as well as specific areas including the Jurassic journey, dino dig and the sky high rides are also open. The indoor exhibitions will also be open.

South West Coastal Path
The UK’s longest and most loved national trail, the 630 mile route offers fantastic views and hundreds of circular day walks to enjoy.


  • Kynance Cove
  • Gunwalloe Church Cove
  • Poldhu Cove Beach


Book your holiday with Darwin Escapes and explore the Cornish coastline today

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