Spring breaks in Cornwall

Retreat to a coastal village for spring break in Cornwall

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Sophie Gackowski

Sophie Gackowski
HomeAway travel expert

CornwallBoasting long, beautiful beaches, a green countryside, spectacular mountains, and plenty of spas, restaurants, and shopping, Cornwall is one of the most popular spring break destinations in England. There are, in fact, few better places to shake off the winter blues than in lovely and local Cornwall, where smiles greet you on the street, and fun and relaxation are to be had around every corner. While there, you can expect to enjoy everything from music festivals to food and craft fairs, as well as guided walks through the breathtaking and celebrated landscape.

Whether spent on the mountain trails, the warm sandy shores, or in town, a stay in Cornwall is guaranteed to leave you feeling reinvigorated, and ready to tackle the old day-to-day once again. Your biggest difficulty, in all likelihood, will be deciding where to stay! Luckily, HomeAway's got you covered there, and offers a range of cozy and comfy accommodations all across the Cornwall area.


Five fun spring break destinations in Cornwall


Newquay Spring breaks in Newquay

Newquay, a charming seaside resort in Cornwall, is perfect for both those spring breakers looking for an exciting, adventurous break, as well as for those who just want a chance to relax and unwind. Book an appointment at Fistral Spa, where you can nourish your spirit, body, and mind with a variety of therapies. Or interact with live pirates at Buccaneer Bay for a most entertaining and imaginative way to escape the daily grind. The opportunities for fun are endless: horseback riding at the Newquay Riding Centre, scuba diving, mini golf, bowling, and pool are all also on offer.

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Bude Spring breaks in Bude

Bude is considered one of the top beach destinations of the entire UK - for good reason - and subsequently, it attracts throngs of beackgoers every year. Centrally located next to an astonishing array of vibrant villages and major attractions, Bude spans eight main beaches to choose from, and numerous hidden coves - making it a great spot for shore-side fun. Adventurous spring breakers especially will thrive here, as they will find everything from cycling to mountainboarding available to provide them the rush they crave.

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Looe Spring breaks in Looe

The little town of Looe won't fail to capture your heart. One of Cornwall's many picturesque coastal villages, Looe is just brimming with places where you can feast on the excellent local cuisine - be sure not to miss the panoply of restaurants nestled on the scenic hillside, which provide spring breakers with beautiful views of the harbour while they dine. Looe also boasts several beaches for avid shore goers. Whitesand Bay Beach, for example, is one of the most popular beaches in Looe, thanks to its backdrop of high cliffs. Seaton Beach, on the other hand, is great for surfing and sailing enthusiasts. But, unexpectedly, the most truly unique opportunity in Looe is not on the water: Looe is host to the Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, whose staff rescues and provides shelter to primates. It's not often one gets to see monkeys in England! 

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Mevagissey Spring breaks in Mevagissey

More and more tourists recognise Mevagissey's unique charms as a holiday destination every year. It's quaint, narrow streets are lined with cafes, bars, shops, and galleries, and exploring them can fill an entire afternoon. The village was founded in 1313, and its history pervades the air; history fans won't want to miss the local churches. Additionally, Mevagissey falls within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding National Beauty - so make sure to bring your camera. And that's only the tip of the iceberg: Mevagissey is also known for the fun “Treasure Trails” that criss-cross town, and its Lost Gardens of Heligan, which is resplendent with lovely and rare flowers, trees, and variegated plants of all kinds.

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St Ives Spring breaks in St Ives

Spring breakers whose intent is to spend their days between water and warm sand will love the beaches of St Ives. There, they'll be able to do everything from scuba diving deep down into the rollicking blue below, to surfing the waves above. When the time comes to refuel, there are plenty of world-class restaurants to choose from, as well, in addition to many smaller, laid-back bars and cafes. With plenty of galleries, festivals, and craft fairs, this little town is also known for its love of art. Be prepared for a little crowdage now and then, though - St Ives is the most popular holiday destination in all of Cornwall!

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Cornwall Cottages

Cottage in Bude - PORTH

COSY COTTAGE IN SMALL PEACEFUL HAMLET CLOSE TO NORTH CORNISH COAST This character end of terrace cottage nestles in the traditional hamlet of Woodford with many original features including slate floors low ceilings and doorways as well as a narrow...

Barn in Fowey - GREAD

SET WITHIN 250 ACRES OF FARMLAND WITH CATTLE This detached cottage is situated in one of Cornwall s most popular areas and is less than 3 miles to the world famous Eden Project. Explore the area with a wealth of popular attractions which include f...

Barn in Port Isaac - GRCOB

TRANQUIL CORNISH HIDEAWAY A charming contemporary conversion of one of the original buildings set in the former farmyard opposite the owners barn. It has been refurbished to a high standard to provide the perfect base for your holiday. Set in unsp...

Bungalow in Mullion Cove - SMULL

FANTASTIC LOCATION WITH COAST PATH RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP Situated in a small complex of 12 bungalows in a superb location on top of Mullion cliff. The South West Coast Path is right on your doorstep and will take you along miles of cliff-tops in ...

Cottage in Port Isaac - HESUN

A LOVELY TRADITIONAL DETACHED COTTAGE IN A PLEASANT HAMLET Enjoy easy access to many attractions from this spacious cottage with large feature garden. Ideally positioned for enjoying some of the best coastline in the South West with sandy surfing ...
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