Short breaks in Cornwall by the sea at Porth Beach Holiday Park

Enjoy short breaks in Cornwall at our holiday park and say hello to a stunning location on Cornwall’s north coast, just 150 yards from the beach.

Cornwall is a popular destination for short breaks, and it’s easy to see why. It combines beautiful scenery and breathtaking coastal backdrops with picture postcards fishing villages and top family attractions. It’s the perfect destination for couples and families.

But short breaks in Cornwall also offer something else; the opportunity to get away from it all with your family or loved one without spending a fortune. At our holiday park near Newquay, we make sure that our short breaks offer real value for money, no matter what time of the year you choose to book. View our full holiday home tariff for more details…

Why choose short breaks in Cornwall?

What can you see and do if you only plan to stay for 3 or 4 nights in Cornwall? Well, you’d be amazed at just how much you can experience in such a short space of time. To help you decide how to spend your time here, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to short breaks in Cornwall: a 48-hour diary of events and activities…

Day 1:
10AM: Head into Newquay and explore this vibrant coastal town, which is just over a mile from our holiday park. Check out the many shops, cafes and restaurants and, of course, the beaches. Why not head on over to the iconic Fistral Beach for a surfing lesson or watch as the pros tackle the big waves?

12PM: Grab a spot of lunch at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the town, including the wonderful Lewinnick Lodge, before checking out some exotic creatures at Newquay Zoo and Blue Reef Aquarium. Or connect with your inner Captain Jack Sparrow and head on over to Pirate’s Quest!

Eden Project3PM: The Eden Project is one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall, and is only a short drive away. Wander around the magnificent gardens, learn about the work of this educational charity and step into the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes. It’s also a great spot for a bite to eat.

5PM: Head to the north coast and spend some time in beautiful Padstow. Famous as the home town of celebrity chef Rick Stein this picturesque harbour town really is a must-visit destination. Wander around the charming narrow streets and explore the harbour side shops. It’s also a great place for fresh seafood. Round off your day with a meal in one of the many top restaurants here. If your wallet can stretch to it, you might event want visit Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant for yourself!

Day 2:
9AM: How about an early breakfast with a view to die for? Sound good? Then take a 1.5 mile drive up the north coast to Watergate Bay and enjoy brekkie in style at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall restaurant. Enjoy the freshest food with a simply outstanding sea view. What better way to start your day?

St Michael's Mount Photo Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard10.30AM: Now that your rumbling belly has been soothed it’s time to head West! One of Cornwall’s most iconic landmarks is St Michael’s Mount, near Penzance. Here you can walk across the causeway at low tide and explore this Medieval castle (or take a short boat trip across).

12PM-4PM:While you’re in this part of Cornwall you should journey to the Lizard Peninsula and down to Lizard Point, the UK mainland’s most southerly location. Take in the breathtaking coastal views as you walk the short stretch of coastal footpath and look out to the English Channel beyond. The peninsula is home to many isolated but beautiful villages and coves. One such place – that has to be on your list – is Cadgwith Cove. This pretty little fishing village is seen on many postcards, and there’s little wonder! Here you can enjoy a spot of lunch at the village pub.

6PM: What better way to round off a busy day of exploring than to return home and enjoy a relaxing stroll on Porth Beach – which is just 150 yards from our holiday park.

There is so much more you can see and do during short breaks in Cornwall. To see other nearby attractions and destinations, visit our dedicated pages here. Book your short break here or call us on 01637 876531.

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