Fancy a short break in Cornwall in September?

If your summer holiday already seems like a distant memory, here are five reasons why a long weekend in Cornwall could be just the ticket.

Come on in, the water’s lovely… 
Late summer is the perfect time to visit Cornwall, particularly if you’ve got a baby or toddler. While it’s usually a little cooler than at the height of summer, you can still enjoy long, sunny days. The water’s also warmer than it is at any other time of year. Anyone for a dip?

Beach Fun

Far from the madding crowd
Once the schools are back and the summer crowds have gone, things move at a more leisurely pace in Cornwall in September. Forget about getting stuck in traffic jams or finding a parking spot and simply r-e-l-a-x.

Bosinver makes the ideal base for family holidays in Cornwall

September is the ideal month for family adventure in Cornwall

If music be the food of love…
Cornwall’s burgeoning festival scene has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. There’s a whole host of events happening throughout Cornwall in September, including the ever-popular Looe Music Festival (23-25 September 2016) which features big names such as Wilko Johnston, Bryan Ferry, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Seth Lakeman and many more…

Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival is a laid-back affair at Healey’s Cider Farm (9-11 September 2016). There’s a great line up this year including local bands and up-and-coming artists alongside headliners Reef and Land of the Giants.

For more events in Cornwall during September, take a look at Visit Cornwall’s What’s On guide. 

Food, glorious food
Tempt your taste buds in Truro at Great Cornish Food Festival (23-25 September). This three-day gastronomic extravaganza celebrates the best of Cornish food and drink.

Just down the road from Bosinver, the Eden Project’s Festival of Food (9-11 September) features demos from top chefs, wine tasting and a chance to sample delights from some of the best local and regional producers.

And if seafood’s more your thing, don’t miss Newquay Fish Festival (16-18 September).

Walk this way
There’s nothing like fresh sea air, a gentle breeze and the feeling of the sun on your back as you walk the coast path. If you’d like to join a guided walk, take a look at the South East Cornwall Walking Festival (10-16 September 2016).

Or how about joining the Fal River Walk on 25 September? This charity walk (organised annually by the Rotary Club) includes specially organised ferries and a cream tea at the end. The full walk is 15 miles, but there’s also a shorter six-mile version. It’s a great way to explore this beautiful area of Cornwall, meet other walkers and raise money for a good cause all at the same time.

Cornwall in September is ideal for walking

View across the River Fal


Which is your favourite month to visit Cornwall, and why? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below, post on our Facebook page or tweet @bosinver to join the conversation.