The best sights in Cornwall

Posted on 03rd August 2014

Cornwall is a beautiful and stunning county that boasts glorious beaches, dramatic scenery and a number of attractions that pull in millions of holidaymakers every year.

There are a number of Cornwall attractions that just have to be visited during a vacation in the county, but one thing that Cornwall is renowned for is its beautiful sights and scenery.

So if you are staying in one of the great value Cornwall coastal cottages and you and your family are nature lovers in search of some of the best sights in the county, then follow this guide of where to go this summer.

Golitha Falls

If you get out your Cornwall map and search the southeast section of Bodmin Moor you will find the village of St Cleer.

Just over a mile from St Cleer is the beautiful Golitha Falls, which is a collection of booming waterfalls.

The area is renowned by many locals as the prettiest spot on Bodmin Moor, with the area not only home to some beautiful waterfalls, but pretty woodlands as well.

You are able to swim in the waterfall’s pools, but if you have children you should keep a close eye on them as the rocks can get very slippery.

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St Michael’s Mount at sunset

Cornwall attractions don’t come much bigger than St Michael’s Mount as it is one of THE places to visit in Cornwall.

If you want to escape the hordes of people that visit St Michael’s Mount during the day, then you should head to the area before sunset.

By doing this on a nice day, you and your family or friends will also get to see the sun set over the waters of Mount’s Bay – a real spectacle that will make you want to come back the next evening.

If the tide is out, you should look to walk across the cobbled causeway that links St Michael’s Mount to the small Cornish town of Marazion.

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St Ives beaches

There are plenty of coastal holiday cottages to rent in Cornwall and if you are staying in one of the holiday cottages near St Ives then you just have to visit this seaside resort.

There are plenty of things to do in St Ives, such as visit the Tate St Ives or walk around the town’s cobbled streets, but one of the best pastimes to enjoy is to sit down with a portion of the town’s famous fish and chips, looking out over the St Ives beaches.

One of the best sights in the county is the view when looking out from St Ives at the surrounding coastline and over the town’s beaches – it really is beautiful.

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 Geevor Tin Mine

The Geevor Tin Mine is one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall as not only does the tin mine, which shutdown in 1990, offer visitors an insight into the life of miners in Cornwall, it also gives visitors great views of the Cornish coastline and countryside.

The image of Geevor Tin Mine in the sunshine with the sea in the background really is just like seeing a postcard of Cornwall.

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