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Things to do near Kilminorth

Whether you’re looking for a romantic break, or a good old fashioned summer holiday, Kilminorth Cottages is the ideal base to plan your Cornish adventure.

Even though the beaches are our most famous asset, Cornwall actually has 12 separate geographical areas that make up the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including estuaries, wooded valleys and moorland. And if you’re dead set on beach life, there’s almost 300 miles of coastline to discover – much of which remains relatively untouched, even in the height of summer.

Harbour highlights

Book at stay at Kilminorth, and you’re perfectly situated to discover nearby Looe and the 13th Century village of Polperro. Both are quintessentially Cornish fishing villages – ancient stone harbours perched between steep hills, with tight roads winding down through medieval cottages. Then it’s a short drive to the upmarket Fowey with its picturesque harbour, treasure trove antique shops and annual Royal Regatta. All three boast excellent restaurants and cosy pubs, with locally caught seafood a speciality.

Get active

The South West Coastal Path is easily accessible from Kilminorth, and shows the dramatic effect the sea has on this peninsula. Go horse riding, surfing, sailing, or take a fishing trip – all easily available nearby, with a choice of shops, pubs and restaurants all within 1.5 miles of us.

Further inland you’ll find the Eden Project, whose futuristic ‘biome’ greenhouses nurture plant life from around the world, arranged in stunning, lifelike habitats.

For those in search of faster paced entertainment, it’s a ten minute drive to the infamous Adrenalin Quarry – the must-visit home of clifftop thrills, with giant zipwire, giant swing and freshwater coasteering all on the menu. And if you like your high-speed attractions a touch more traditional, nextdoor Kartworld caters to budding racing drivers of all ages.

Aching to get out on the fairway? South East Cornwall boasts a hatful of Cornwall’s stunning golf courses including Looe, St. Mellion and the dramatic cliff-top courses of Carlyon Bay and Whitsand Bay.

Take a long day out

Further afield, you can sample the delights of Rick Stein’s Padstow, or Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant and the Extreme Surf Academy at Watergate Bay. Newquay is home to the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo and of course, Fistral Beach – home of the vibrant UK surf scene. Then there’s Land’s End, St Michael’s Mount… The possibilities are endless!