10 of the most beautiful places in Cornwall

Explore the wonders of Cornwall

Ruth Sneddon

Forestipedia writer | Helping you to discover the best places on your travels

From dramatic coastlines to bleakly moorlands, pretty harbour villages to lush tropical gardens, and industrial-age relics to places of myth and legend, Cornwall is a feast for the eyes! Feast your eyes on our top 10 beautiful places in Cornwall.

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1. Bodmin Moor

Sunrise on Bodmin Moor. Brown Willy, in the background, is the highest point in Cornwall. Bodmin Moor is an ever-changing yet everlasting landscape of wild open spaces, ancient woodland and prehistoric landmarks. Allow just over half hour to reach Bodmin Moor from your cabin.

View of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall

View of Bodmin More at sunrise

2. Kynance Cove

Could there be a more ruggedly beautiful beach than here at Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsular? Famous for its white sands, bright blue sea, and rock stacks, we think you’ll love everything about this National Trust tidal beach.

Kynance Cove in Cornwall

View of Kynance Cove in Cornwall

3. Tintagel Castle

An evocative sculpture that may or may not represent King Arthur, at Tintagel Castle, the atmospheric ruin on the north Cornish coast. From your cabin doorstep, Tintagel Castle and all its history, myths, and scenery are about an hour’s drive from your cosy cabin at Deerpark. You can cross the bridge to Tintagel Island for the first time in 500 years!

King Arthur in Cornwall

View of King Arthur in Tintagel, Cornwall

4. Minions

The ruins of a tin mine at the Minions on Bodmin Moor tells of one of the stories most central to Cornwall’s history. Not far from your cabin, you’ll find the highest village in Cornwall. Minions lies in an unspoilt area and is an ideal centre from which to explore the moors.

View of Tintagel mine in Cornwall

Tin Mine in Cornwall

5. Lost Gardens of Heligan

Cornwall’s temperate climate means that the county is blessed with some beautiful gardens. Here, a giant lies sleeping in the Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Truro. Simply head down the A390 for just under an hour and uncover 200 acres of garden history, mystery, and romance.

Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall

Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Truro in Cornwall

6. St. Nectan's Glen

You almost expect to see fairies here at St. Nectan’s Glen, near Tintagel on the north Cornwall coast. The river Trevillet has carved its way through Late Devonian slate and created a magnificent 60 foot waterfall. The water now cascades into a beautiful valley. A place of such beauty, you’ll find pure moments of joy at St. Nectan’s Glen with its walks and waterfalls. There’s even free wellie hire!

View of St. Nectan's Glen in Cornwall

St. Nectan’s Glen, near Tintagel in Cornwall

7. Polperro

Polperro, near to Deerpark in the south-east of Cornwall, is everything you imagine a Cornish harbour village to be. You’ll think you’ve stepped back in time as you unearth an enchanting jumble of cottages and an exceptionally pretty Harbour. The streets are so narrow they are banned for cars, so enjoy this quaint village on foot. The best bit is that it’s just 20 minutes in the car from Deerpark.

View of Polperro near Cornwall

View of Polperro, near Deerpark in Cornwall

8. Marazion

Stand on the shore at Marazion, in south-west Cornwall, for this spectacular view of St. Michael’s Mount, place of magic and myths. Soak up the atmosphere of this long sandy beach and enjoy simply watching the windsurfers, kite surfers, and sailors – or have a go yourself! If that sounds too energetic then just wander along the sand dunes and find yourself a private suntrap. Just an hour or so from your cabin in the wooded valley of Deerpark.

Marazion in Cornwall

View of St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall

9. Cape Cornwall

The sun sets over Cape Cornwall, near to Land’s End, where Cornwall gives way to the mighty Atlantic Ocean. A National Trust location, Cape Cornwall is where the Atlantic currents divide. There’s plenty of walks to enjoy and some spectacular views of the Atlantic along the way. From your cabin, you’ll find Cape Cornwall is about an hour and a half’s drive.

View of Cape Cornwall

Sun set at Cape Cornwall, near Land’s End

10. Deerpark

Ready to come and enjoy the beautiful places in Cornwall? Book your cosy cabin, hidden deep in a wooded valley at Deerpark. Unwind with your loved ones in natural surroundings and uncover beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and wild walking trails. Then return to your cosy woodland cabin, sink into your outdoor hot tub, and experience the tranquillity of the forest.

Offering peaceful millpond views, winding forest trails, and a hidden valley to explore all minutes away from bustling seaside towns, untamed moorland, and the spectacular Cornish coast. Plan your forest staycation at Deerpark and look forward to getting back to nature. What are some of your favourite views in Cornwall?

Forest Holidays cabins at Deerpark in Cornwall

Cabins at Deerpark in Cornwall

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