Inspired by Barefoot Cornwall and their ‘My Perfect Day in Cornwall’ features, I’ve written my own version! This is a typical normal day for me when staying in one of my favourite places: Cornwall.
The idea behind writing your ‘Perfect Day’ is to imagine you’re spending a day in Cornwall. You can do anything, go anywhere and devour whatever you like! I think my ‘Perfect Day’ is a well-balanced experience of it all.
You know how much I LOVE all things Kernow. I visit as many times as I possibly can and I love exploring new places and revisiting all my favourite special spots too. I hope you appreciate just HOW MUCH FUN I had imagining my perfect day…
Take a read below of how I’d spend my perfect day in Cornwall!
Rise & Shine
We’d be waking up in an 18th Century restored Engine House nestled in a valley of flourishing woodland. Popping my trainers on, I’d stretch my legs alongside the meandering stream. As always, there would be tonnes of colourful jays to spot (True story – They tend to join us every morning for breakfast!).
Breakfast would be a fresh granary loaf from the local farmer’s market with wildflower honey from the Eden Project and a pot of fruit tea. We’d sit and listen to the locals riding their horses up the track and have a think of what to do with the morning!
Heading out for the day, we’d visit my all-time favourite place: The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Here, we would explore the hidden sculptures, braving a daring walk along the rope bridge.
Lunch would involve a stop off at The Lost Gardens of Heligan deli café for salads, superfood grains and a slice of quiche – Ultra-fresh ingredients grown with love by the team of gardeners.
A short drive over to the water’s edge and it would soon be time to venture out onto the sea. Kitted out with life jackets and waterproofs, we’d enjoy a few hours at sea on the boat. Our adventures would be in the capable hands of a former skipper.
He’d be showing us around the caves, lighthouses and a famous shipwreck. Our eyes would be ready to spot seabirds flying overhead and pods of dolphins alongside!
For supper, we would head back to my favourite cove for the best fish and chips known to man. There’s something so nostalgic about chips wrapped in newspaper! Perched on the sea wall, we’d be watching the waves crashing, the only people on our stretch of beach – Simple pleasures.
Back at our home-from-home, we would spend the evening playing card games and sipping Cornish cyder – Comfy hoodies thrown on and the sun setting behind the cliffs. We’d dig out all of the leaflets, iPads brimming with research and I’d start to figure out tomorrow’s itinerary.
We’d head over to a local Seal Sanctuary, Gweek Cornish Seal Sanctuary, to see the rescued pups – Not forgetting to fill up the travel mugs; mine would be a peppermint tea.
Our evening would be spent wandering Porthtowan‘s beautiful beach, watching the surfers and perhaps a dip in the secret tide pool
Are you a fan of Cornwall too? Give it a try and write your own Perfect Day, inspired by Barefoot Cornwall!
Imagine spending a day in Cornwall, doing anything you like, wherever you like. Relaxed or active; with friends, family or alone; creative or adventurous; and eat anything you like.
You can read some of Barefoot Cornwall‘s examples here:
- Ben Quinn, Chef and co-owner of Canteen Cornwall.
- Sophie Reynard, owner of The Sorting Office in St Agnes.
- Amanda Hines, owner of luxury holiday properties Polpier and Penpol.
Pssssst… My Insta feed is often glittered with photos of my adventures in Cornwall. Go check it out!
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The South coast is just beaut isn’t it! Sounds like a super dreamy day. The Lost Gardens of Heligan looks like so much fun, and definitely something I’d enjoy going to! 🙂
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