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

Seaspray - Inspirational cliff top setting with fantastic sea views

Escape- Relax- Enjoy! Seaspray Cottage is in an inspirational cliff top setting overlooking Mullion Cove, Cornwall-U.K. Close to breathtaking sandy beaches 1-2 mile radius. Mildest climate in mainland Britain. Sleeps up to 4 fantastic sea vi...

Harbour View, The Creekside

The Creekside has been specifically designed by award winning architects, providing a seamless fusion of timeless tradition with modern living. This quality development has been sympathetically created to blend in with the beautiful natural surrou...

Vacation home Ingledene in Looe, South, South-West - 6 persons, 3 bedroom(s)

Property details building and outdoor: Cosy, comfortable semi-detached house Ingledene. 400 m from the centre of Looe, in a quiet position, 1 km from the sea, 100 m from the river. Parking (for 2 cars). Shop, grocery, restaurant, bar 500 m, railw...

Great Looe Flat With Amazing Sea Views

Millendreath is a superb two bedroom ground floor apartment with private patio areas leading off both the Lounge and Master Bedroom, ideal for enjoying the breathtaking views – Looe Beach, the town of Looe, the Looe River and 15 miles of coastline...

Peaceful Location, yet only Yards from Harbour

The grade 2 listed cottage is approximately 175 years old and is constructed in traditional Cornish granite and was a typical fisherman's home. Various building works and modernisation have taken place over the past 35 years, including converting ...