Stay home this summer, choose Cornwall

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If you’re choosing to stay in the UK for your family holiday next summer, you are more spoilt for choice than you realise. Yes, you don’t have completely guaranteed weather, as you would if you headed off to one of the Mediterranean beach resorts of Spain, Greece, or Turkey, but the weather is certainly improved during the summer months, and there is nothing more pleasant than a warm, English summer day.

When it comes to destination, you could head up north to one of the ever-popular seaside resorts, and experience some traditional seaside fun, such as fish and chips, paddling in the sea, and amusement arcades, or you could go down south and enjoy something a little more continental, such as some of the towns in beautiful Cornwall.

Generally speaking, the weather in Cornwall is slightly better than the rest of the country during the summer months on average, and the scenery is second to none. The beaches in this part of England are wild and beautiful, with the endless blue of the Atlantic Ocean your view for the duration of your holiday.

Cornwall holiday parks are great for family holidays, and offer a fun base for your exploration of this beautiful region. You can choose from a variety of towns within the county, such as Newquay, St Ives, and Looe. Holiday parks offer an affordable base, with entertainment during the evening for all the family, swimming pools, restaurants, sporting activities, and that fun holiday park vibe we all know and love. Parks are often located just outside of town centres too, so you have a relaxing base, within easy access of the main towns and sights around the area.

This part of the country is also known for the great outdoors, and breathing in some fresh, coastal air. Beach towns offer surfing, fishing, water-sports, swimming, and general beach day fun, and if you head to Newquay in particular you will experience a more laid-back feel, with fantastic night-life of an evening. The beaches here are famous for surfing in particular, with Fistral Beach a host site for international surfing competitions – if you are visiting when a competition is taking place, make sure you watch it because the sight is simply amazing.

Of course, there are some authentic Cornish traditions you must take part in, i.e. Cornish pasties and cream teas. These two items might not be great for your waistline, but they are a must do when you visit Cornwall!

So, if you’re wondering where to head on your next summer break, and either you’re fed up of European beach destinations and fancy a change, or you’re trying to save a few pounds and keep cash in your pocket, consider Cornwall and the beauty of the south-west coast. The sun will shine, you will have fun, and you will rediscover the beauty of England, away from the European resorts you may have become so used to for your annual summer holiday.

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