When it comes to coastal getaways, few regions can match the dazzling scenery, diverse outdoor activities and fascinating history of Cornwall. This far-flung jewel of the southwest is blessed with spectacular twin coastlines, unmissable wildlife and some of the best surfing spots in the UK. Take a look at our guide to the best things to do in Cornwall to ensure you get the most out of your next British beach break.
Fancy a weekend in Cornwall but struggling with your budget? Let this video give you all the inspiration you need to get out there with your friends and see this stunning part of the country on a shoestring!
We offer on-site accommodation at one of Cornwall's most iconic attractions: The Eden Project. Inspired by the eco-friendly and sustainable surroundings, the hostel's bedrooms are made from recycled shipping containers and the reception is built within a heated marquee. Also, if you purchase your Eden Project tickets early from us, you'll even get a discount off the on the door price!
In Cornwall, it isn't just the Eden Project's Mediterranean environment biome that can boast weather more often experienced in southern Europe. Average summer temperatures are notably favourable in comparison to those in the rest of England and it's worth noting the bizarre subtropical microclimate which encapsulates certain coastal areas in the far western reaches of the county.
Cornwall's stunning Penwith Peninsula is ideal for a multi-hostel surfing adventure. Find out how travel writer, Niko Cionek, tackled the waves and walked the cliffs on Cornwall's famous coastal region.
From refurbished mansions to recycled shipping containers at the Eden Project, our unique hostels scatter the Cornish coastlines and give visitors unrivalled access to some of the best beaches, towns and attractions. Whether you want to be close to Land's End or a stone's throw from Treyarnon Bay, you're sure to find unique accommodation for the best prices with YHA.