With the summer months and warmer weather slowly arriving in the UK, combined with the gradual lifting of lockdown measures, now is the perfect time to start planning your 2021 summer staycation.
The searches for summer vacations in the UK have soared as of late, with the number of people searching online for a summer get-away almost doubling. In fact, searches on popular holiday home rental website are up 129% from last year, surpassing pre-pandemic levels, and Devon and Cornwall are proving to be particularly popular destinations with sun-seekers and beach dwellers.
Head to the coast
If you’re looking to plan the perfect staycation this year, we have the ideal location recommendation for you. Perhaps one of the most stunning coastal areas of the UK is Cornwall, catering to the entire family’s holiday needs. Whether you’re looking to soak in the idyllic atmosphere or get your walking boots on for a good old British adventure, you can’t go wrong with a trip to the seaside.
There’s plenty to do during your trip, ensuring every member of the family is entertained! Below are some of the top attractions Cornwall has to offer that you can add to your itinerary:
- Visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary
- Explore the wonders of the Eden Project
- Learn about the wildlife at Newquay Zoo
- Experience the mystery of The Lost Gardens of Heligan
And, of course, you can feel the sand between your toes at one of the many soft-sand beaches Cornwall has to offer. Since we’re experts in the area, we recommend St George’s Cove, tucked away on the sandy banks of the Camel Estuary.
Head off the beaten track
Coastal getaways aren’t always just for frolicking on the beach! In fact, Cornwall is home to some of the most exhilarating walks and hikes the UK has to offer. If you’re looking to stretch your legs and boost your step count after over a year of lockdown, check out some of the best hiking trails in Cornwall below:
- The Cornish Coastal Path
- The Camel Trail
- Fowey Estuary
- South West Coast Path
- Padstow to Harlyn Bay Trail
- Kynance Cove from Lizard Green Walk
The beauty of Padstow
Particularly, Padstow has plenty to offer when it comes to enjoying the perfect staycation in the UK. Located on the north coast of Cornwall, Padstow is certainly more than meets the eye.
For the food enthusiasts, you won’t be disappointed, as Padstow is the home of several Rick Stein establishments including The Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Bistro, Rick Stein’s Café, and The Cornish Arms, to name but a few. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a pint of local ale or experience some fine-dining, you should absolutely put some time aside to visit these iconic venues.
Did you know that, while Cornwall is famed for its food and beach festivals such as Boardmasters, it is also known for its hand in big golf tournaments, with the likes of Ian Woosnam OBE taking to the course?
If you’re staying in the area, then why not visit the Trevose Golf & Country Club? Full of rich history, Trevose boasts some of the most beautiful golfing views the whole of Europe has to offer, with sweeping greenery and breath-taking ocean views.
If you plan your trip right, you could be just in time to witness the European Legends Links Championship! Involving four days of great golfing fun and action from 17th – 20th June, the golf-lover of the family will surely feel right at home in this stunning location.
It isn’t just for the golfers though, as the views can provide the entire family with a day out that they won’t forget.
Are you ready for your summer staycation?
If you’re looking to plan a staycation in the stunning and enchanting Cornwall this summer and you happen to be a golf fan, then you can’t go wrong with the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.