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Mother and toddler on the south west coast path at Polurrian Bay

Things to do in Cornwall

With the best of Cornwall on our doorstep, there’s plenty to see and do.

Perched above a secluded beach, right on the South West Coast Path, the hotel offers a wealth of choice for days out. Better still, most options don’t even require starting the car.

From surfing to horse riding, there’s a range of family activities to choose from. Our own Polurrian Cove is ideal for body-boarding and building sandcastles; and we’ve got plenty of beach gear to borrow for seaside adventures. It’s just five minutes away; a trundle down the coast path. To get a better sense of our beautiful coastal location, take a look at our live webcam.

If you want to experience the thrills and spills of surfing proper, champion surfer Dan Joel runs a surf school at neighbouring Poldhu Cove – a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive from the hotel.

Cornish coast around Polurrian Bay

With the South West Coast Path at the end of the hotel garden, you don’t need four wheels to strike out and see the spectacular coastal scenery. Simply turn right (past the monument marking where Marconi sent the first transatlantic message in 1901) to Poldhu Cove, or left to Mullion Cove, made famous in the 2014 storms. Cast off from this idyllic fishing harbour and witness the coastline from the sea on a kayaking or coasteering trip with Lizard Adventure.

Further afield, you’ll find the pearly sands of Kynance Cove, before reaching the UK’s most southerly point at the tip of the Lizard. Here, as well as exploring the rugged scenery, enjoy a visit to the Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre, where you can climb the lighthouse tower, sound a foghorn, track ships and even build your own lighthouse with soft-play bricks.

Although the coast hogs the spotlight, there’s plenty to do aside from beach life. Inland, you can gorge on Cornish ice cream and meet the animals at Roskilly’s Farm, or walk back in time and listen out for the air raid siren at Flambards Theme Park. If you have a penchant for arts and crafts, head to the artisan shops and chocolate factory at nearby Mullion Meadows.

Our friendly staff are always on hand to give you an insider’s guide to the local area, or read through our list of more nearby activities and attractions.

Couple walking their dog on holiday in Cornwall

Attractions

Polurrian Bay is conveniently close at hand for exploring some of Cornwall’s best family attractions, offering chances to get up close with animals from the sea and shore, and to delve into the past.

Family playing games at child-friendly hotel Polurrian Bay

Events Calendar

There's always plenty going on in Cornwall. Check what's happening during your stay, or plan a break around a special event.