We've all been waiting for a chance to dine alfresco again, and with lockdown restrictions easing why not invite a few friends for a picnic? To help, we’ve listed our four favourite picnic spots in Cornwall to enjoy when the sunshine is out. Now, all you have to do is settle on the perfect sunny spot to lay your blanket, relax with a G&T and tuck in to your hamper of artisan Cornish cheeses, chutneys and biscuits.
A picnic will enhance any visit to this secret, magical beach, particularly as all facilities are at least a half an hour walk away over the cliff. Expect golden sands, crystal clear water and its infamous natural stone sculpture, the Diamond Horse – a unique formation through which sunlight shines with a jewel-like glint. Whether you decide to dip in the sea, explore the rock formations and caves or just take in the stunning views, the majestic atmosphere is a perfect picnic setting.
Magical twining tree roots, powerful waterfalls and spectacular cascades make Golitha Falls one of the most enchanting spots to visit in Cornwall. This tranquil attraction is one of the best known beauty spots on Bodmin Moor - and it’s easy to understand why. Golitha Falls is home to many species of scientific interest, including rare flora and wildlife, which dwell in the vast woodland and mossy ground. There are lots of clearings and flat leafy areas, making this a popular picnic spot in all seasons.
Combining a picnic with a trip to the beach is a must-do in Cornwall, particularly on a sunny day as Prussia Cove acts as a beautiful sun-trap. Rich in history, Prussia Cove proved the perfect location for smuggling, which makes this area even more special and secretive. It is also known for being one of Cornwall’s most secluded and romantic spots - so grab your nearest and dearest for a picnic that not only provides spectacular views but has a fascinating history too.
Revel at the beauty of the Caerhays estate and its beach, which is located in the beautifully quaint area of the Roseland. You can nestle yourself on the small beach looking out at the ocean or take a short walk to the top of the cliff, where you can admire the estate house and its setting. There is often living music playing at the Caerhays cafe too, providing the perfect background noise while you relax and watch the waves roll in.
Cornish Picnic Essentials
Now you’ve picked where to go - what to bring? Luckily, at Naturally Cornish we have all the Cornish snacks, blankets and hand crafted gins to create the ultimate picnic haven. Get prepared for outdoor adventures with Ebb Flow Cornwall wool blankets and picnic rugs - these knitted beauties score top snuggle points and are perfect for chilly Spring picnics on the beach.
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Make your alfresco meal a hit with our selection of luxury picnic foods such as creamy blue from Cornish Cheese Co, award-winning chutneys from The Cornish Larder and premium, handmade chocolates from master chocolatier, Josh’s Chocolate. Pair your food with a Cornish G&T, using Clotted Cream Gin from The Wrecking Coast Distillery or Super Berry Gin from St Ives Liquor Co for a summery take on the classic. And don’t forget the tonic - Navas Drinks provide little bottles of organic, natural mixers that are the ultimate easy-to-transport tipple for your alfresco adventure. Picnic perfection.
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