Holiday Travel – Getting Around Cornwall

Holiday Travel – Getting Around Cornwall

How many times have you got lost when you are on holiday? How many times have you sat in a queue of traffic or been left circling a car-park just to find an illusive automobile parking space at a top tourist spot? And all of this on your ‘relaxing’ holiday. Driving and navigating around a new area can be both stressful and daunting and infrequently, you can miss out the very best bits by going the direct route.

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Yet with some planning and a little bit of imagination (and sometimes lots of guts!) there are some interesting alternatives to travelling around Cornwall while you’re on your self catering holiday and uncover some little gems you wouldn’t necessarily see whilst while using most well trodden paths through the entire South West.


The first kind artists’ colony of St. Ives encompasses all of the charm of the quaint Cornish villages and will continue to attract many visitors each year. Even if you’ve been to St. Ives before, a vacation on the St. Ives Railway, a short journey across from St. Erth station, is a chance to experience the dramatic views of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St. Ives. With trains running everyday (except Christmas day and Boxing day) all you have to do is be sure you don’t miss the past train back to oneself catering holiday cottage!

To leave out and about on trains and buses, you could wait for a sunny day or pack your waterproofs and leave on FirstGroup’s Service 300 open top ‘Cornwall Explorer’ under western culture of Cornwall. Sit on the most notable deck and see on the Cornish hedgerows and feel the wind on your face as you cross West Cornwall. Buy a day ticket and you can hop on and off the First bus routes enjoying places for example Mousehole, Newlyn and Land’s End as long as you want.


Fancy spending the morning in Mevagissey and stay in Fowey in time for afternoon tea? Well, by using the Mevagissey to Fowey ferry or maybe more lovingly known as the Bessie-James, you can arrive in Fowey after a 35 minute boat ride that follows the spectacular coastline. Even well behaved dogs are welcome aboard this regular service that picks up and drops off on Lighthouse Quay, Mevagissey and Whitehouse Quay, Fowey, allowing you more than enough time to explore the galleries, cafes and perhaps the pubs too (seeing as no-one is driving!)

To get a more serene and individual opportunity to explore the coastline at your leisure, why not hire a kayak or canoe and go out on your own? Many beach shops can arrange the hire of all equipment and guide you to some of the best spots for any morning or full days excursion.


For many though, being on the bottom just doesn’t provide you with the same perspective as probably the sky. Cornwall offers some of the most incredible aerial views spanning the county, and from the air you can trace the contours of moorlands and coastlands that Cornwall is famed for and possibility perhaps the traditional Cornish holiday cottage you’re remaining in. For the traditional, vacation to Bodmin or Perranporth airfields to get a trial flight that will amaze or for those wanting something just that little bit different, at once down to Redruth where they could offer hang gliding, paragliding and paramotoring… simply have to remember to keep your eyes open though!!

Or forget everything that and just get out and walk. Do your bit towards the environment and may well avoid some money whilst seeing the very best of what Cornwall has to offer, in close proximity and personal at your own pace.

Choosing the right holiday cottage in Cornwall to create your self catering holiday perfect can be quite a task. But can guide you to decide between their great collection of cottages in Cornwall easy.

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