Winter is a perfect time to Visit Cornwall

As winter solstice and the longer evenings continue drawing closer – Cornwall, whilst being one of Britain’s busiest holiday destinations in the summer months, tends to settle into a slower and more harmonic pace of life, with residents falling back into the leisurely rhythm of taking comfort in nature walks, frequenting their favourite cafe or cosying up next to the fireside – this period between December and March is the perfect time to take a holiday in Cornwall.

Why Cornwall continues to attract Holiday-makers in Winter months?

Whether you’re opting to escape in the quieter months away from the hoards, or wishing to save a bit of money visiting in the off season or for those simply wanting to take advantage of the milder Cornish climate than the rest of Great Britain, there are many reasons why guests choose Cornwall as their winter destination, here are just a few..

Embracing the Slower pace of life..

The Cornish recognise the Importance of knowing when to slow down..

As the first frost sets in, the County begins its slow and graceful retreat to a more traditional and measured pace of life, everything in Cornwall feeling a huge draw to wind down and take stock over winter.. it is the perfect time to take a wellness break, a chance to slow down and embrace the quiet, reflect on the past year and take stock yourself, ready to start anew for 2023.


Cornwall’s milder Climate attracts Visitors all year-round

Many retreat to Cornwall for the milder weather front, Winter in Cornwall can be both more dramatic and more serene than any other season, but it still possesses the mildest conditions anywhere in Great Britain, the County lies on the eastern edge of the Gulf Stream, which means that its winter temperatures will always stay moderate.



This makes it one of the warmest counties in the UK and yes, daffodils can often be seen in December. Cornwall can still be mild and sunny during the winter – it actually rarely gets as harsh and cold as the rest of the Country.. making it the perfect opportunity to hog the local beaches and coast paths all to yourself whilst making the most of the winter sunshine.

Blissfully Quiet Beaches

There are over 300 beaches sweeping the length of Cornwall and all are blissfully quiet in Winter months so enjoy quiet wintery beach walks knowing that you don’t have to fight for a parking space, so get wrapped up in your Winter woolies, remembering that in Cornwall – ” there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad attire.” Cornwall can be quite dramatic in the winter with changing weather fronts and crashing waves, often with storms bringing in an abundance of treasures, sea glass and driftwood, but also inevitably tonnes of plastic waste – why not get involved in a local beach clean?

Doggy Dreams..

We know that tails don’t just stop wagging over the winter months in Cornwall, incidentally you should find you are more likely to enjoy a peaceful walk in Cornwall in winter time, making it a great time of year to visit if you are travelling with nervous pooches. Many beaches’ seasonal dog bans are lifted and four-legged friends can take their pick of beaches to run, fetch, swim and generally have a barking good time! Check out the list of dog friendly beaches here;

Come on in, the Water is Warm!

Okay so we lied, it’s not exactly ‘Warm’ but generally speaking Cornish seas remain milder than elsewhere in England throughout November and December, averaging a bracing 11.7 degrees, perfect time to don your favourite wetsuit and leave your inhibitians on the shoreline! You can even join the foolhardy folk who think it’s fun to get wet and chilly with a Christmas and New Year dip! Brrr.. Remember it’s always a good idea to swim with a buddy, firstly because it’s safer and secondly- you’re so much more likely to get in! A good old chat and a laugh is the best distraction when adjusting to the cold. Always keep an eye on the tide and currents and above all else, know your limits, find out more on swim safety here..

Here for the Sunday Roasts and Cosy Cornish Pubs

Hear me out, when It’s cold; you want a cosy pub with a roaring fire and promise of a hearty meal after a bracing walk along Cornwall’s coastline? I’m talking low beams, flickering candles, olden day nick-nacks, wildlife of some description; stuffed and sat proud on a mantleshelf, a plethora of local Cornish ales served in tankers and a passive aggressive sign suitable placed above the bar informing you (because they’re clearly bored of people asking) – that no they do not have Wifi, please feel free to pretend it’s 1925 and talk amongst yourselves..’ Need we say more?

Escape to Cornwall this Christmas time

Instead of driving home for Christmas, why not break away to Cornwall?

Spend the festive period exploring the Tamar valley, relaxing in your own private hot tub and switching off from reality.

7 Nights was £1403 – Now £1099!

Friday 23rd December – Friday 30th December £1099

Monday 26th December – Monday 2nd January £1099

Thinking of staying for New Years?

Friday 30th December – Friday 6th January £1,117

Want to discuss other dates and shorter break options?

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This wonderful, contemporary, semi-detached cottage is close to the Tamar Valley Holiday Park, in the village of St Ann’s Chapel – Cornwall, offering superb countryside views, a private hot tub and spacious contemporary living, Tamar Cottage is well-placed for discovering the Tamar Valley AONB, as well as being a 30-minute drive from south coast beaches.

This property is ideal for a family or group of six guests wanting to enjoy the outdoors, with Cornwall’s rolling countryside on the doorstep.