5 reasons why September is the best month in Cornwall
Warm oceans, milder temperatures and quieter streets – Cornwall is absolutely stunning in September.
Here’s why an escape to The Duchy this Autumn could be one of the best holidays you’ve ever had…
…No surprises here really, but the summer hordes start to ease and things begin to move at a more leisurely pace again, so you can explore the back streets of historic fishing harbours or cycle along with Camel Trail without the hustle and bustle of school holiday crowds.
There’s (usually) no need to battle for a parking space, no more lengthy queues for a pasty and the whole vibe mellows out a little. Pure bliss.
The sun shines (generally)
It’s Murphy’s Law, but you can pretty much guarantee that the sun will put its hat on again as soon as the Autumn school term starts. September in our beautiful part of the world is known for its long, hazy sunsets and milder temperatures, but there’s still plenty to do in Cornwall even when it rains. Read the five best ways to spend a slightly greyer day in Cornwall here.
The beaches become even more beautiful…
…If that’s even possible. The Autumn swell hits our shores making picture-perfect coastal scenes for surfers, or explore still rock pools where lots of underwater creatures are waiting to be discovered. The majority of beaches in Cornwall allow dogs too, so there’s no need to leave the pooch behind! The ocean is crystal clear and at its warmest, and the September sunsets are simply spectacular.
It’s likely that you’ll be able to find a stretch of sand all to yourselves too, perfect for a family picnic dinner nestled away from the breeze in the sand dunes.
There’s lots of things to do
Sample delicious fish dishes, watch local chefs rustle up incredible food and enjoy harbour side entertainment at Newquay Fish Festival or put your Cornish food knowledge to the test at the Redruth International Mining & Pasty Festival (both 7th-9th Sept).
There are still a few tickets left for the Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival at Healey’s Cyder Farm if you fancy a few days of scrumpy drinking and dancing to banjo bands (middle weekend in September), and there’s even a Grandparents’ Weekend at Lappa Valley at the end of the month if you’d rather pack up the little ones and send them off with the in laws for a while, not to mention lots of Autumn shows at the world-famous Minack Theatre. To be honest, you’ll struggle to fit everything into a week’s stay…
The wildlife re-awakens
There’s more wildlife than ever to discover in The Duchy in September. Take a seal-watching boat-trip off the Cornish coast or see how many you can spot bobbing in the waves when you’re on a clifftop walk. The local flora and fauna changes colour dramatically too, with bursts of different colours starting to infiltrate the moors and hedgerows.
We’re just a short drive from Newquay in the heart of the Cornish countryside, and just a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches. Atlantic Reach is also the best place to stay to access world famous attractions like The Eden Project. To check our Autumn availability and to book, go here.
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