Our Favourite ‘Top 20’ Must-Do-Things in Cornwall For 2020

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1.Welcome in 2020 with a Firework Display by a Cornish Beach

Firework displays take place all along the coast. Head to the seafronts, then as the tide goes out spill onto the beach for parties and dancing to celebrate the New Year!

2.Eat at a Celebrity Chef’s Cornish Restaurant

Take your pick from Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw, Paul Ainsworth and the rest of the ever-growing list of celebrity chefs based in Cornwall.

3.Cycle the Camel Trail from Padstow to Bodmin

Follow this disused railway line for a spectacular ride through tranquil woods, old Cornish towns, and along the Camel Estuary with views of creeks, sandbanks and rocky shores.

4.Head out to Sea for a Spot of Whale & Dolphin Watching

Embrace the magnificent local wildlife. Head out to sea for whale sightings, sharks and pods of dolphins, while marine birds circle overhead on one of the organised sealife boat safaris.

5.Make your Own Cornish Pasty

Discover the secrets behind the ancient artform of pasty-making at JH & M Choak’s Pasty School. Learn from Charlie Choak, the ‘Zen Master of Pasty Making’.

6.Surf on Newquay’s Fistral Beach

Fistral beach is one of the most famous surf spots in the UK, offering beginners and experienced surfers a real taste of world class surfing.

7.Eat an Oyster at the Falmouth Oyster Festival

An action-packed, food-filled, party event and the perfect moment to try your first oyster!

8.Join an Escorted Wine Tour around Cornwall’s Greatest Vineyards

Cornwall produces some of the best wines in the UK. Jump aboard the Cornish Wine Tours minibus for a wine tasting extravaganza.

9.Visit Tintagel & Discover its Magical Secrets!

Like so many places linked to King Arthur, the truth may be lost in myths and legends, but this is still one of the most atmospheric spots on the stunning Cornish coastline.

10.Tuck into a Cream Tea the Cornish Way

Jam then cream!

11.Walk the Coastal Path

Lace up those walking boots and explore this magnificent coastal route. Don’t worry, there’s no need to travel the full 360 miles!

12.Watch a Performance at the Minack Theatre

A magical location to enjoy some of the best performances in the country – remember your picnic and blanket.

13.Sign Up to a Cornish Cookery Course at Philleigh Cookery School

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a wonderful world of culinary adventures.

14.Cross the Causeway to St Michael’s Mount at Low Tide

There’s something incredibly rewarding about strolling out over the cobblestones to get to St Michael’s Mount, but don’t linger, the tide moves quickly!

15.Spark up a Beach BBQ

Pack some fine local Cornish ingredients and a find sheltered sandy spot to create your ultimate beach barbecue.

16.Get Back to Nature & Forage for Food with Local Expert Rachel Lambert

Learn about a variety of weird and wonderful things you can eat in the great outdoors, on a Wild Food Walk with guide Rachel Lambert! Rachel will teach you how to forage for leaves, berries, edible flowers and mushrooms.

17.Ride in a Hot Air Balloon over the Cornish Countryside

Experience Cornwall from the sky and book a hot air balloon ride over the county. Enjoy a glass of champagne to make the flight even more memorable!

18.Behind the Scenes of our Favourite Doc

Follow in the footsteps of Martin Clunes and the rest of the cast of this well-known TV programme by visiting Port Isaac and its traditional Cornish fishing harbour.

19.Culture Vultures of St Ives

Whether you’re an art lover, culture vulture or have never stepped foot inside a gallery, St Ives boasts something special for everyone to appreciate. There are art galleries, cultural events and don’t forget The Tate St Ives.

20.Run into the sea on Christmas Day before the arrival of 2021!!

Brace yourself for a shock on Christmas Day morning when everyone lines up for the traditional dash through the waves, you’ll never feel more alive!

Wishing you a very exciting, action-packed 2020!