Free things to do in cornwall!

Time spent in Cornwall doesn’t need to break the bank. With an abundance of natural beauty and heritage on our doorstep, there are plenty of free things to do in Cornwall with many memories to make. Here’s our top picks of things you can enjoy during a break at your holiday home...

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Hit The Beach

With one of the longest stretches of coastline in the world at 422 miles, Cornwall is completely shaped by the sea, with over 300 beaches and coves to explore. No inland area is more than 20 miles from the sea with each coast holding a lure of its own. For drama and intrigue head to the north coast where wild Atlantic waves crash onto sheer cliffs and abandoned mines teeter just metres above the shore. Here you will find world-class surf, miles of golden sandy beaches and incredible rock formations. In contrast, the south coast is a tranquil land, home to deep estuaries and hidden coves where waves gently lap the shore and sail boats meander gently past. It’s where trees tumble to the waters edge, wild swimmers enjoy peaceful bathing waters and rockpools beckon.

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Catch A Sunset

The sunsets in Cornwall are truly unrivalled and we urge all our guests to take the time to sit and watch. Perch yourselves on the clifftops or snuggle up on the beach, however you choose, we guarantee you will be blown away by the spectacle. Sit and marvel as the sky bursts into orange flames, mellowing in colour to reds and ochres as the sun lowers towards the ocean. Be patient, keen eyes may spot the elusive green flash. If you do watch one of these famous sunsets, please share with us on social media so we can share these moments with you #trelaysunset #mytrelay

Walk The South West Coast Path

As we mention above, Cornwall is home to one of the largest stretches of coastline in the world with over 422 miles to explore. From the undulating north coast to gentler paths along the south, no two stretches are the same. Lace up your boots and set off, you’ll be richly rewarded with hidden gems, secret spots, incredible wildlife and friendly locals, all without spending a penny.

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Explore On Two Wheels

There are numerous cycle trails and paths dotted across the county, each of them free. Perhaps the most famous is the Camel Trail which spans the distance between Padstow and Bodmin, passing through the town of Wadebridge midway. Eighteen miles of predominantly traffic free cycle way, some running parallel to vineyards and railways whilst the other offers scenic river and estuary views. Car parks are widely available at a small fee, with a free of charge car park in Bodmin. Bike hire is also easily accessible for those needing to rent a bike for the occasion. Aside from the Camel Trail, cyclists can enjoy Bissoe, the Clay Trails, Lanhydrock and mountain biking for the more adventurous at Cardinham Woods. Lots of fresh air fun for free, although car parking charges may apply.

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Royal Cornwall Museum

Located in Cornwall’s capital, Truro, the Royal Cornwall Museum boasts an exceptional wealth of artefacts from local history dating back to pre-historic times to significant archaeological finds, including an Egyptian mummy. Entry is free for under 18’s with adult tickets costing £7.50 so whilst not a free day out, it certainly offers excellent value for money. The café next door is incredibly tempting too!

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Mysteries & Moor

Step away from the coast and you won’t be disappointed. Not far from Trelay lies the wild and rugged Bodmin moor, rich in history, steeped in legend with plenty to wander and discover. Visit the seemingly precarious Cheesewring, walk to the captivating Rough Tor or climb Brown Willy, Cornwall’s highest point. With stone circles, iron age monuments and panoramic views across the county, free things to do in Cornwall don’t get much better. Aside from the above there are plentiful local gardens, museums, play parks and sites of historic interest scattered throughout the county, each of them free to enjoy. With picture-perfect harbour towns to wander through, the list of free things to do in Cornwall is endless. Please do share any of your days out with us on social media as well as any tips you have so we can pass on to fellow guests to delight in too.

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