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March 7, 2018

Visit Cornwall

Filed under: England,Gardens,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 2:37 pm

Visit Cornwall – One of the most popular places to visit in the United Kingdom, especially during the summer months, is the county of Cornwall. Literally Cornwall has it all, wonderful beach resorts, stunning scenery, historic castles and country houses, beautiful gardens, surfing, fishing, hiking, camping and much much more. It enjoys some fabulous weather conditions and is a great summer holiday destination. Located in the temperate South-West of England, Cornwall juts out into the Atlantic Ocean like a giant’s leg dipping its water into the sea. At its tip is Land’s End, the southernmost tip of England. Popular towns to visit include Penzance, St Austell, Newquay, Bodmin, Perranporth and the capital Truro. Tourist attractions include Dartmoor National Park, the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Pendennis Castle. The coastline of Cornwall is rugged and beautiful and the famous South West Coastal Path is one of the finest walking routes in the World, attracting many thousands of visitors each year.

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March 8, 2010

Surfing in Perranporth Cornwall

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 11:48 am

Situated along north Cornwall’s wave battered coast lie a number of popular surfing hot spots, one of these, the village of Perranporth is not quite so well known as nearby Newquay but warrants a visit if only for the fact that it’s beach is generally less crowded that that of Newquay. Perranporth in fact has a splendid beach, which can reach a length of almost 3 miles at low tide, the slight downside is that the beach disappears almost completely at high tide, making it a little dangerous. During the months May to September there are usually lifeguards on duty at the beach giving a feeling of extra security when surfing. Perranporth beach is regarded as a good place for beginners, or to actually learn to surf, with a wide range of waves experienced there. The bigger breakers are produced by hundreds of miles of uniterrupted ‘fetch’ and provide a challenge even for experienced surfers. Those wishing to try their hand at this popular sport can get lessons and learn more from the Perranporth Surf School (tel: 07974 550 82307974 550 823). Perranporth is situated on the B3285 around 6 miles south-west of Newquay and 8 miles from Truro, it can be easily reached from the main A30 road.

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