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INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN CORNWALL – 10 UNMISSABLE LOCATIONS

By September 22, 2020 No Comments

Discover some of the most Instagrammable places in Cornwall, that are most definitely worth a visit for any budding photographer, or simply to add to your personal album. It goes without saying that Cornwall is home to some of the most picture perfect spots in England, with plenty of white sandy beaches, turquoise oceans and bustling harbourside towns.

Most instagrammable places in Cornwall

Kicking off the most instagrammable places in Cornwallโ€ฆ

ST MICHAEL'S MOUNT

Linked to the Cornish town of Marazion, you can find the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount a short distance across the glistening turquoise ocean. You can walk from Marazion to St Michael’s Mount across the causeway during certain times of the day when it is exposed from the sea. On average the cobbled pathway is visible for around 4 hours a day and is 500 meters from the mainland. The island is home to a medieval castle, sub-tropical gardens and a small island community, St Michael’s Mount is steeped in history with plenty to explore.

THE MINACK THEATRE

The iconic open-air Minack Theatre is perched on the Cornish coastline above the Atlantic ocean. The theatre has breathtaking panoramic views over Porthcurno Bay and is just 4 miles from Lands End. Minack Theatre offers a range of performances which you can watch from the grass and concrete terraces for a unique viewing experience. Although the theatre looks like its was built centuries ago it is actually less than 100 years old.

LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

The botanical Lost Gardens of Heligan are situated near the harbourside village of Mevagissey in Cornwall. With 200 acres of beautiful pathways, vibrant flowers and a rope bridge, there is plenty to explore in this stunning part of Cornwall. The Lost Gardens of Heligan is Europeโ€™s largest garden restoration project, the gardens spent a large amount of time unknown and unseen since the outbreak of WW1. Today, the flourishing gardens attract plenty of visitors throughout the year seeking to explore the tranquil paradise which is home to an abundance of plant species and wildlife.

THE LIZARD & KYNANCE COVE

Situated in Southern Cornwall you could easily mistake this beautiful part of the coastline for somewhere far more tropical. The white sandy beaches and turquoise ocean definitely make this coastal location one of the most instagrammable places in Cornwall. Aย picture perfect sight that will leave you wanting to explore far more of the spectacular Cornish coastline.

PORTHMEOR BEACH

Situated in stunning St Ives, Porthmeor beach attracts plenty of visitors wishing to enjoy the Cornish seaside. The beach holds the prestigious Blue Flag Award, given in recognition of water quality, safety, environmental management and education. The sandy beach and clear water make Porthmeor beach the perfect spot to paddle in the ocean and enjoy the sunshine, popular amongst surfers and paddleboarders.

TINTAGEL CASTLE

Situated on Cornwall’s north coast, the striking Tintagel Castle stands tall above the rugged coastline and provides dramatic views out to sea. The mysterious castle ruins are said to be the birth place of the legendary King Arthur. There is plenty of history to learn about Tintagel Castle, visiting this icon landmark gives you a real sense of stepping back in time. Due to its unique history and dramatic surroundings Tintagel is definitely one of the most instagrammable places in Cornwall.

Merlin’s Cave is close-by and also worth exploring, the Cave is 330-foot-long and was formed due to erosion. Merlin’s Cave was said to have been home to Merlin, the wizard of Arthurian legend, it is a magical location regardless of whether you believe the stories.

POLLY JOKE BEACH

Situated in a picturesque cove between Holywell and Crantock, Polly Joke, also known as Porth Joke is an unspoilt sandy Cornish beach which is often overlooked. If you are lucky enough to visit on a quiet day you will be rewarded with picture perfect views of the calm ocean and intriguing caves to explore. Polly Joke is a popular location for rockpooling and is also a fantastic location for swimming. The beach is far less busy than other popular spots nearby which provides the perfect calm andย  tranquil atmosphere.

POLPERRO

Cornwall has an abundance of unique harbourside towns and villages with bundles of charm and character. One of the most popular, and for good reason, is the pretty fishing village of Polperro. Situated just along the coast from Looe, the village is home to plenty of idyllic old buildings perched in the cliff face and overlooking the harbour. During your visit explore the cobbled streets and embrace the slower pace of life which this scenic village promotes.

EDEN PROJECT

The Eden Project is a well known Cornish attraction, popular for its magical wildlife and array of plant species. Housed under tropical biomes the Eden Project is a beautiful day out that all of the family can enjoy. Eden educates on mankind’s dependence on plant life, and provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature. There are so many vibrant and colourful flowers, many of which you may not have seen before, this provides the perfect photo opportunity for any budding photographer.

PORT ISAAC

Another breathtaking example of a beautiful Cornish harbourside town. Situated on the stunning north coast of Cornwall, Port Isaac is home to plenty of white-washed cottages and traditional architecture, once a busy port handling imported and exported goods. There is a family friendly sandy beach with rock pools, the perfect location to take a dip in the calm and clear ocean.

Whittling down the list of instagrammable places in Cornwall, is an impossible task, there are so many breathtaking areas and unique locations to explore. Each time you visit somewhere new on the Cornish coastline, or see a new photograph, it’s astonishing how tropical and idyllic this beautiful corner of the United Kingdom is.

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