Beaches in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of England’s beauty spots and is a very popular destination for tourist’s year upon year. One of the things that attracts many tourists to Cornwall is the golden sandy award winning beaches. The beaches are always clean, the sand is gold and the sea is often a clear blue. If you are in to surfing, you may find some of the best surfing conditions in England are found in Cornwall.

Cornwall is a popular area that offers a wide range of activities for all the family. Apart from the beaches, there is a fantastic night life, boat trips, wildlife parks and theme parks, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Newquay is a beautiful costal town within Newquay and is host to the Board Masters competition every year. Even if you do not surf, this is a great time of year to go and provides fantastic entertainment.


A holiday in St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town in Cornwall. It is a popular destination for tourists and is said to have a Mediterranean feel, with holiday makers likening it to holidays abroad.

Historically St Ives thrived on its fishing industry, but as this declines it area was more popular for its holiday resorts and fantastic beaches.

Driving through St Ives is restricted for much of the summer months meaning you can only enter at certain times. The streets are very narrow and parking is limited but you can chose to jump abroad the park and ride where you can park your car all day for £10.50 for a car of up to 4 people.

Being located in the south east of England, the weather is often quite nice compared to the rest of the UK as St Ives is closer to the equator but having said that it is still in Britain so there really is no guarantee with the weather.

Cruise holidays

If you are looking for a holiday with a difference this year, then you may want to consider a cruise holiday. Some people think that they would not like being on a boat for such a long period of time, but it is totally different from being on a ferry for a few hours. Usually the ships that are used for cruises are extremely large, meaning that you feel less of the movement from the sea. This can often be enough to stop you getting sea sick.

Also most cruise trips stop off most days at different ports to allow you time to get off the ship and explore. With the wide range of entertainment available on a cruise ship, such as singers, dancers and comedians, means you will certainly not be bored. Most of them have an outdoor swimming pool which can be enjoyed throughout the day and in to the evening.

You don’t have to travel far to see beautiful sights

If you are looking for a picturesque holiday in the UK then you are really spoilt for choice. The UK has hundreds of little spots, many of which are still not visited on a regular basis that create the perfect setting for a family holiday and often these holidays do not cost the earth.

These places are often stumbled upon by accident, but it is worth doing some research before booking your holiday location. The Cotswolds is a popular choice for a picturesque holiday but it can be expensive, venture a little further out and there is still some beautiful choices of accommodation and surrounds but for a fraction of the price.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so it may be that different people class different area as beautiful, but if you spend a little time sight seeing when on holiday you will be sure of discovering some hidden gems.


Budgeting for a trip

If you are able to go on holiday this year, you may have blown a lot of your budget on the flights and accommodation and therefore need to restrict the amount you spend whilst you are away. Planning is often the best way to save money. Organising transport to and from the airport in advance can often save you a small bundle. Planning activities to do that are either free or low cost will mean all the family get to spend time together without worrying about running out of money. Try and not use your credit and debit cards whilst abroad as you may find that you get charged a fee when you are abroad for withdrawing money.

Food and drink is also a huge cost when away, so buying in some supplies such as bread, cheese, milk, cereal, fruit and other snacks will mean that you can have breakfast and even lunch in your apartment rather than eating out for every meal.