Top picnic spots in Cornwall
Whether you want to factor a quick bite to eat into a jam-packed day of activities, or fancy spending a lazy afternoon enjoying lunch with a view, pack up your pasties, scones, clotted cream, and jam, and head on down to one of these top picnic spots in Cornwall.
In the past, Kynance Cove has been voted the West Country’s favourite picnic spot, and it’s easy to see why. With white sands and clear, turquoise waters, the Instagram-worthy cove could almost be mistaken for a Mediterranean paradise. It’s the perfect place to enjoy lunch with a view and, throughout the summer, you can even supplement your picnic with a local ice cream or ice cold, locally brewed beer from the nearby cafe.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
If you fancy heading inland and enjoying a picnic in a peaceful, beautifully landscaped garden, then we recommend visiting the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Whether you bring your own food, or enjoy a summer salad or barbecue in the picnic area, you can enjoy a bite to eat between exploring exotic jungles, ancient woodland, and romantic Victorian gardens.
If you’re planning a trip to Padstow but fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the harbour for a bite to eat, why not pick up some lunch from the famous Stein’s Fish & Chips and board a ferry to the town of Rock? With its white sandy beaches and unusually calm waters, it’s the perfect place for a relaxed afternoon.
Known for its connections with the legendary hero, King Arthur, Tintagel Castle is a place steeped in history. Whether you’re keen to explore the castle ruins, or just fancy taking a quick pit stop while exploring the rugged North Cornwall coastline, the rolling green hills and azure waters below provide the perfect backdrop for a picnic.
Trebah Garden is a magical, sub-tropical paradise nestled in a quaint valley near Falmouth. With its very own secluded, private beach on the Helford river, you can sit down for lunch whilst enjoying stunning views out to the open sea, or find a shady spot to lay your blanket among the trees.
Bedruthan Steps has been a popular beauty spot since Victorian times. Whether you pitch yourself at the top of the cliffs after enjoying a picturesque walk along the coastline or head down to the beach at low tide and sit on the sand, you can experience breathtaking views out to sea and even spot some local wildlife, including oystercatchers and fulmer.