Here at Cherished we thought we would share a few ideas of things to do during the forthcoming Easter holidays. Whether you are looking for an action-packed stay or a quiet evening out, here are a few of our favourite places to visit while you are on holiday in Cornwall – we hope you enjoy them as much as we have!
If you are feeling energetic, we can’t recommend highly enough a day out on the bikes – you don’t even need to bring your own, you can hire them on the day!
Firstly, up is the very famous & much loved, Camel Trail starting from Padstow. Running along the beautiful Camel Estuary there are wonderful views of creeks, sandbanks and rocky shores, which is also a bird-watchers paradise. This trail is flat and ideal for everyone. You can cycle just over 5 miles to Wadebridge, refuel with a coffee, lunch or even a pint, and then return to Padstow. If you are feeling more energetic then you can carry on a further 12 miles to Bodmin and really earn your pint!! A great day for all of the family.
Closer to St Ives, just outside of Redruth, is the much quieter but equally lovely Bissoe Trail. This amazing network of cycle paths are known locally as the Mineral Tramways – which run along a series of disused mining tramways, nestled amongst the old quarries and smoke stacks of yesteryear Cornwall. Here too you can hire your bikes just give them a call to arrange your day out! One of the great things about this day out is that you can cycle coast to coast starting in Portreath and cycling 11 miles down to Devoran on the South Coast. Upon arrival in Devoran why not stop at “The Old Quay Inn” for a pint or a spot of lunch before your return trip back? It’s an easy to moderate route all the way!
Continuing with the action-packed theme, a trip to St Ives wouldn’t be complete without a day in the sea (bring your wet suits, as it’s still a bit chilly this time of the year!). In the locality there are a few water sports providers who can help you to enjoy the sea safely and with expert supervision. From Stand-Up Paddle boarding, Surfing, Sea Kayaking or even paddling a Hawaiian canoe! St Ives and Carbis Bay can offer it all, and especially for our lovely Cherished Guests we can offer an exclusive discount code for online bookings at Ocean Sports – just ask us for the code once you have booked your holiday!
If you are out and about in the Watergate Bay area you can go one step further and book “An Experience Day” at the Extreme Academy – Perfect for a group of friends, a celebration, a corporate day out or team building. Choose from surfing to wave skiing, traction kiting to beach volleyball. Mix and match your lessons or specialise in one sport, the choice is yours!
As the day draws to a close if you want to combine surfing with an amazing sunset and good food, why not take a drive around the Bay to Gwithian where the lovely Sunset Surf Café can cater for all of your needs.
With so many fantastic places to eat in the St Ives area we are hard pushed to recommend the best, but we do have a couple of favourites that we can share with you.
Situated above Porthmeor Beach is the lovely Porthmeor Beach Café, with its heated outdoor pods overlooking the beach, it is the perfect place to sit and have a meal and watch a spectacular sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, but be sure to book, as the pods fill up fast!
The Hidden Hut is (as the name suggests) a bit of a hidden gem and finding them may well turn into a small adventure, you even have to take the King Harry Ferry across the Fal River …. be assured that the secluded location is well worth it. When the hut was originally built before the war it was designed so that it could not easily be seen from the beach – this is useful to bear in mind. The Hut can be found on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, on the South coast of Cornwall, with amazing food and views over Porthcurnick Beach.
And if you fancy a night at the movies, we have a wonderful FilmHouse in Newlyn, just a 15 minutes’ drive from St Ives. The FilmHouse shows all the latest movies and has a lovely bar and restaurant for pre and post film dining and drinking! The cinemas are quite small so we would recommend booking before venturing over.
For a very different night at the movies, The Cornish Cinema Club and Porthmeor Beach are bringing the “Cinema to the Beach”. The open-air beach cinema sets up a few times a year, and the next showing is on 17th April. The film showing on this occasion is the much acclaimed “Bohemian Rhapsody”. During the showing The Takeaway will be serving hot Food & Drink, or you can bring your own picnic (but don’t forget your blanket)!
With all of the above (& much, much more) happening during the Easter holidays, why not give us a call and book your Easter getaway today? St Ives and the team here at Cherished are looking forward to welcoming you 🙂
Tim & The Girls @ Cherished Cottages!