Reasons to Visit Cornwall in Autumn

Kresen Kernow Cornwall's History & Heritage centre

While larger crowds flock to the Cornish coast in the summer months, Cornwall remains a fantastic all-year-round holiday destination. The South West typically enjoys a milder and warmer climate than the rest of the UK, making Cornwall a perfect choice to escape for a last-minute staycation. Enjoy autumn days walking along the coastline, experience Cornwall’s most loved attractions with fewer people around, and watch the leaves in Cornwall’s Great Gardens transform into their autumn hue. Here are just a few reasons why we love Cornwall in the Autumn…

Enjoy Cornwall’s top attractions and heritage sites

Even though Cornwall is quieter, the attractions and heritage sites are still open to the public so why not take full advantage and experience the magic of a stately home or head back in time with a visit to one of Cornwall’s famous mines. Cornwall’s brand new records and archive centre ‘Kresen Kernow’ opens it’s doors to the public for the first time in September. Boasting miles of shelves packed with all things Cornish, Kresen Kernow is perfect for those looking to trace or reconnect with their Cornish roots or learn more about the history of the world-famous County and it’s less than 5 minute’s drive away! FIND OUT MORE


Have some of the UK’s best beaches to yourself

Cornwall is home to some exquisite beaches so why not choose to enjoy them at their best? For a calm and peaceful visit, autumn is the perfect time to explore considering that the roads are quieter, yet the weather is still good. Miss the school holiday crowds and appreciate Cornwall in all its glory.

Find Gwithian and Godrevy just a 10-minute drive away from the Penventon Park Hotel, along with an amazing stretch of coast called the North Cliffs. The North Cliffs are easily accessible, wheelchair friendly and offer spectacular views across the rugged North Coast.

Explore Cornwall’s countryside on foot

Soak up the extraordinary beauty of the countryside during the autumn months as nature unfolds. As the sun continues to shine down, venture to Cornwall’s Great Gardens and listen to the leaves crunch under your feet whilst you experience the changing of seasons.

Don’t forget that we offer our guests 20% off the incredible award-winning Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of Cornwall’s fascinating secret gardens. If you want to try something different, then we suggest the outstanding sub-tropical Trebah Gardens located near Falmouth on the Helford River.

lost gardens of heligan cornwall

The foodie scene is at its best

Cornwall has an exceptional food scene all year round. With an array of food festivals, tantalise your taste buds and jump from stall to stall for the very best of locally sourced food and innovative dishes.

Spoil your appetite at Falmouth’s Oyster Festival, Newquay’s Fish Festival or Truro’s Food Festival this September.

The best time for a Cornish sunset

The days might be getting shorter at this time of year but you’re likely to be rewarded with a stunning autumnal sunset over the sea. Our local beaches Gwithian and Godrevy are one of our favourite places to watch the sunset. Find a cosy spot in the dunes, wrap up in a blanket and watch the orange colours take over the sky.

sunset over beach in cornwall

Dog-friendly days out

From October 1st the seasonal ban is lifted and our four-legged furry friends are welcome to roam most of our beautiful beaches again. With a little more freedom it means that you have the opportunity to explore a wider area of Cornwall. Don’t forget… Dogs stay free!

Our botanical-inspired ground floor Superior Family Rooms offer the ideal hotel accommodation for guests with dogs. Enjoy plenty of space for up to two pooches, with patio doors opening directly onto partially enclosed private gardens.

Stay this September from only £59.50pp in a standard double room. Shrug off the stresses of Summer and experience Cornwall in all its autumnal glory before unwinding in the lounge with a gin or our heated pool or Jacuzzi and relaxing with £10 off pre-booked spa treatments with breakfast in the morning. BOOK NOW 

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