Dust off those walking boots, fold away your winter scarves and head on down to the Duchy this Spring.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Cornwall has a much milder climate than the rest of the country. As such, it’s the first place in the UK to experience the full throws of Springtime.
If that fact alone isn’t enough to get you packing your bags and hitting the road, then here are a few more reasons to love Cornwall in the Spring.
It’s quieter. You get all the same beautiful scenery. The same historic towns and villages will await you. But with none of the crowds, you’ll get so much more enjoyment as you experience Cornwall like a local.
Your four-legged friends can have the run of the beaches before the seasonal restrictions kick in. Seasonal restrictions in Cornwall tend to begin on 1st May or at Easter weekend. Some beaches ban dogs only during daytime hours, others restrict access over the entire summer months. Check out our other fave dog-friendly days out here: https://www.harlynsands.co.uk/our-park/blogs/dog-friendly-harlyn/
You don’t need a dog to enjoy the walks around Cornwall. With the dramatic scenery along the South West Coastal Path, and the treks across Bodmin Moor from tin mine to tin mine. You’ll find there is no shortage of incredible hikes to choose from throughout Kernow. (There’s no shortage of country pubs for a refuel in half way either.)
Whilst you’re out walking it might pay to take a pair of binoculars with you. Springtime in Cornwall is the best time to spot seal pups along the shoreline. You’ll also spot migrating birds return for the warmer season, as well as porpoises and dolphins out in the surf. If your walk takes you further inland, look out for fields filled with new born lambs and their mothers.
The early spring temperatures mean Cornwall will be awash with bluebells and wildflower meadows. Make the most of the quieter season and head out to some of our most beautiful gardens for the day. We love The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Prideaux Place and Lanhydrock (National Trust).
If, like many before you, you want to truly get into the Cornish lifestyle, you’ll be wanting to hit the surf on your vacation. You’ll find Spring tides offer some of the best for beginners. None of the harsh swells of winter and likewise none of the still waters of summer. Meaning you can really get the hang of it in no time at all.
So what are you waiting for? Book your Springtime break at Harlyn Sands now. We can’t wait to see you 💙