Travel experts, Cornish Horizons highlight top places for St Piran’s Day

Padstow in Cornwall

Travel experts, Cornish Horizons have highlighted the top places in Cornwall for St Piran's Day on the 5th of March. Cornwall is one of the prettiest places in England, with its beautiful coastlines, wild moorlands, gardens, beaches, and quaint villages. It's no wonder that Cornwall is the leading staycation destination. In fact, Cornwall is so popular that it has its own national day of Cornwall, St Piran's Day, on the 5th of March every year.

To help celebrate St Piran's Day, travel experts, Cornish Horizons have highlighted the top 10 places to visit in Cornwall including the only city in Cornwall, Truro and the popular seaside towns of Padstow, St. Ives and many more.

Padstow
Made famous by chefs, Rick Stein and Nathan Outlaw, Padstow is a picturesque fishing harbour, full of excellent independent eateries and a wonderful selection of local shops. Surrounded by glorious beaches including Constantine Bay and Harlyn, Padstow is a great base to explore the Camel Estuary and North Cornwall.
Where to stay: Court House, a Grade II-listed property located in the heart of Padstow which sleeps up to 10 people and two dogs.

St. Ives
Home to the Tate St. Ives Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum, St. Ives is renowned as the art capital of Cornwall. With the combination of a mild climate, sparkling turquoise waters, world-class beaches such as Porthmeor Beach, Carbis Bay and Porthgwidden, and pretty streets, St. Ives has plenty to explore for all.
Where to stay: Coastal Dreams, a stylish holiday home with private hot tub which sleeps up to eight people and a dog.

Fowey
This is an enchanting harbour town located in South Cornwall with narrow streets leading through the town boasting charming independent shops. There's also a great collection of bistros, cafes, pubs, and restaurants including Sam's and Appleton's.
Where to stay: The Old Dairy – Fowey, a contemporary coastal property with superb river views which sleeps up to eight people and two dogs.

Porthleven
This charming seaside village is located along the South Cornwall coast, near the Lizard Peninsula, and is home to one of the most impressive harbours in Cornwall. The rugged coastline here offers some of the best views in the area and is renowned for storm-watching opportunities during the winter months.
Where to stay: Chapel Downs, a thoughtfully designed property with original features which sleeps up to seven people in Porthleven with stunning harbour views.

Newquay
Previously voted by TripAdvisor as one of the top ten beach destinations in the UK, Newquay is one of North Cornwall's most popular towns with seven miles of sandy beaches to explore which include Fistral Beach, Lusty Glaze Beach, Tolcarne Beach and Towan Beach to name a few.
Where to stay: Pebble House, a modern family home which sleeps up to six people and two dogs with far-reaching views over Fistral Bay.

Looe
Surrounded by some of Cornwall's most stunning countryside and beaches, Looe is a vibrant seaside town with a range of fantastic eateries. This working fishing town huddles around the East Looe River and is a constant hub of activity.
Where to stay: Meadowsweet, a beautifully furnished property which sleeps up to four people andtwo2 dogs with superb views across the Looe river and to the sea beyond.

Marazion
Marazion has a front-row seat to one of the most iconic and beautiful views in the West Country, that being St Michael's Mount. Marazion has a lovely beach with shallow waters, perfect for paddling. The pretty villages of Mousehole and Newlyn are close too.
Where to stay: The Old Cowshed, a wonderful property which sleeps up to six people and three dogs, with sublime views over the water to St Michael's Mount.

Bude
The charming seaside town of Bude is situated on the northernmost point of the Cornish coast, with an abundance of beautiful beaches dotted with colourful beach huts and rock pools. This area of North Cornwall offers lovely scenic walks all around as well as the top surf spot Widemouth Bay nearby.
Where to stay: Comrie, a fabulous property which has been lovingly fitted with its own hot tub, which sleeps up to eight people and three dogs.

Truro
The cathedral city of Truro is a bustling centre of culture, shopping and fine architecture. Its spectacular cathedral, complete with gothic towers jutting out into the skyline, looks down upon a myriad of little streets full of quirky boutiques, delis, bars and cafes.
Where to stay: Morvah, an elegant holiday home near Truro which sleeps up to five people with views of the surrounding Cornish countryside and a creek.

Port Isaac
You may recognise the traditional Cornish village of Port Isaac, as its winding streets and pretty fisherman's cottages play host to the fictional village of Port Wenn in the popular TV series Doc Martin. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and countryside and with an abundance of seafood restaurants, pretty tea rooms and charming shops, Port Isaac gives you a real taste of authentic Cornwall.
Where to stay: Sea Haven, a wonderful period property which sleeps up to 11 people and two dogs, right on the waterfront with breathtaking sea views.

To discover more about these beautiful places in Cornwall, please visit: www.cornishhorizons.co.uk/guides/places-to-stay-cornwall

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