Cornwall travel guide for first time visitors.

Cornwall travel guide for parents and first time visitors

Cornwall is a beautiful place. Even if the weather is worse than you would expect it. We came for 4 nights and I can tell you it’s not enough. You have thousands of places to see in Cornwall. So many family-friendly activities, farms, parks, castles. We already know it wasn’t our last visit there.
It was first such a long road trip with our son and we didn’t know what to expect. So, I’ve decided to prepare a little travel guide for parents who want to explore that lovely part of England.

travel guide to Cornwall

Be prepared for the unexpected!

Our son was really lovely. He was sleeping about 2 hours and he didn’t cry or moan. We even didn’t need to give him our phones or tablets. The only thing we didn’t expect was his vomits on the end of our journey. Seriously he couldn’t choose a better time. We literally just hit our destination, parked and he did what he did. The smell was awful so we need to spend an hour to clean our back car seats and his car seat. I’m not sure if you can put toddler’s car seat under shower but we did it. And what’s more we almost burn it when we were trying to dry it close to the radiator. Big applause for best parents ever. So yeah even if your baby doesn’t have a problem with motion sickness it’s better to take a lot of bags.

Be prepared for massive wind

At the end of the day, we’ve decided to see a sunset. Close to ocean, we saw some cars but we didn’t know why people are sitting inside if the view is so nice. But after a couple of minutes, we were sitting inside as well. The sand was everywhere. In my mouth, hair, eyes. Now I know that in Cornwall is massive wind:D Especially close to Ocean so it’s better to sit in your car…on the beach:D

wind in Cornwall

The buggy is not a good solution

The rest days we spend on viewing castles, beaches, and closes cities. There are lots of places to sit and admire the stunning views along the coast especially clifftop views. So as you can imagine is not the really good place for a buggy if you want to admire those views. For most of the time, we were using our baby carrier and I advise every parent to get one if you want to explore Cornwall.

Travel guide to Cornwall

Weather can be really tricky

Be prepared for rain, sun and wind. Especially wind and rain. We were visiting Cornwall in September and one day was really sunny and hot and another day was windy and rainy. It’s good to take with you some board games. Find any indoor activities near your place.

I need to say it was unforgettable 4 days in Cornwall. I’m sure we will not forget this trip. Hope to go there at least one more time. If you live in England and don’t know where to go for your holiday you definitely need to visit Cornwall. Stunning views are for free:)


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  • Reply Marysa

    Looks like an incredible place to explore. Sounds like a great place for a family to visit. This is the kind of travel we like to do and it would be fun to visit Cornwall.

    13 March 2018 at 23:06
  • Reply Zainab

    I’m definitely adding this place to my to travel list. Looks fun- the windy makes me happy 🙂

    14 March 2018 at 01:56
  • Reply Jasmine Hewitt

    looks like an amazing place to visit-def add this to my list!

    14 March 2018 at 21:21
  • Reply Natasha Brown

    That view is so amazing! It looks like a great spot to take a walk!

    14 March 2018 at 23:18
  • Reply Natasha Brown

    This is such a great view! It looks like a great place for a walk.

    14 March 2018 at 23:19
  • Reply Amanda

    I can’t believe you took your kiddo! I would want to enjoy Cornwall by ourselves! We loved England and Scotland

    18 March 2018 at 04:56
  • Reply Beth

    I have to admit, I smiled a little at your descriptions of Cornwall. I was expecting some majestic write-up with photos, from the title, but you are keeping it real, and I love that! 🙂 Sorry to hear about your son getting sick. Yuck! Thanks for the tips about the wind and the bugs. If I ever make it to Cornwall, I’ll remember that! 🙂

    5 May 2018 at 13:42
  • Reply Sing dong

    You are saying correct unexpected may always wait for you when you are outside. So be ready for various things.

    6 July 2018 at 11:20
  • Reply WhodoIdo

    We went on a road trip to Cornwall last month and absolutely loved it! The views are stunning in Cornwall. I think we were lucky with the weather since we have beautiful sunshine throughout our trip. We’ve been to Padstow a few times – such a charming little town. Definitely try the fish & chips at Rick Steins!

    27 August 2018 at 17:48
  • Reply Halal Traveler

    Always love to visit Cornwall, one of my favourite place.
    Glad someone has written about it.

    28 November 2018 at 10:59
  • Reply HolyVeggies

    I’ve heard amazing thing about Cornwall. I’ve never been but it’s definitely on my wish list.
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    28 January 2019 at 13:21
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