With the sudden explosion of sunny days over the last few weeks here in Cornwall, it’s easy to get carried away and feel the summer vibes before its even begun.
We’re already thinking about beach BBQs, relaxing on a sun lounger and whiling the days away on the ocean or with a good book in hand.
Not that that’s a bad thing – but there is so much to do in Cornwall in the springtime and you don’t want to miss it!
So, if you’re here in the Duchy over the next month or two, or want to book a last-minute trip, here’s some things to inspire you along the way…
Nature coming back to life
Cornwall’s coast paths aren’t just pretty for their views. Spring is an amazing time to see the wild flowers coming back to life and our cliffs are just scattered with them. Think hues of pinks, yellows and greens and the sudden influx of butterflies around you.
We just love the summer atmosphere here in Cornwall – the hustle and bustle of people and the long, warm evenings.
But, sometimes, it’s nice to just be able to walk on an empty beach and feel the vast beauty of the Cornish seascape without any interruptions – which is exactly why spring is a great time to visit!
The local events
Spring is a time for celebration and across Cornwall you’ll find a number of traditional, long-standing festivals which are rooted pagan traditions which celebrate the start of new life. May is a particularly busy time, with the world-famous Helston Flora Day on the 8thand Padstow’s ‘Obby Oss on May 1st, which attracts visitors in their thousands.
See the seals
Early spring is the best time to see seal pups out in nature, particularly after battling what was quite a harsh winter. Great seal-watching spots include Godrevy near Hayle, where you can watch seals (quietly) from the safety of the cliff tops as they lounge in the sun.
For a guaranteed spot, head down to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary, where you can see the pups that have been rescued over winter before they’re taken back out to sea.
The Cornwall Spring Flower Show
Often referred to as the ‘Chelsea of the West’, the annual spring flower show at the Royal Cornwall Showground, near Wadebridge, will see a stacked schedule and more than 100 trade stalls on the weekend of April 6th.
With something for everyone, check out the competitions, children’s activities and gather the best gardening tips to keep you going for the next year!