Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Cornwall

The area's history and museums are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Cornwall. Well known for its beaches, restaurants and seaside, this welcoming city won't disappoint. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Sightseeing in and around Cornwall

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Cornwall a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Screech Owl Sanctuary (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Cornwall Football Golf (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Camel Valley Vineyard (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Camel Creek Adventure Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
  • Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Cornwall

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 65°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cornwall

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Cornwall. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Eden Project (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Pinetum Park and Pine Lodge Gardens (5.4 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Marsh Villa Gardens (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Porthpean Beach (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Cardinham Woods (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Cornwall

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Roche Station, Bugle Station and Luxulyan Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Cornwall?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 10,349 house rentals near Cornwall. From 3,915 Cottages to 4,016 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cornwall for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cornwall?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cornwall. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint Ives: 2,067 vacation rentals
  • Port Isaac: 1,895 vacation rentals
  • Penzance: 1,946 vacation rentals
  • Mawgan Porth: 2,021 vacation rentals
  • Looe: 1,995 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cornwall! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cornwall?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cornwall:

  • Saint Ives: 2,067 rentals
  • Port Isaac: 1,895 rentals
  • Penzance: 1,946 rentals
  • Mawgan Porth: 2,021 rentals
  • Looe: 1,995 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Cornwall?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Cornwall are:

  • Land's End / St. Just Airport (LEQ): 2,132 home rentals
  • Penzance Heliport Airport (PZE): 2,870 home rentals
  • St Mawgan Airport (NQY): 4,442 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Cornwall?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Cornwall. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Minack Theatre: 2,168 vacation homes
  • Perran Beach: 5,020 vacation homes
  • Land's End: 2,044 vacation homes
  • Camborne Station: 4,309 vacation homes
  • Lizard Point: 2,080 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Cornwall listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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