The weather and climate in Cornwall is strongly influenced the warmth of the Gulf Stream and although wetter than the East of the UK it has more than 300 extra hours of sunshine. Known as one of England’s favourite destination for summer holiday, its moderate climate actually lends itself to a much longer holiday season, but when is the best time to visit with a group?
Spring– the months of March, April and May are the season for garden tours in Cornwall. Spring comes to Cornwall before anywhere. Its famous gardens offer stunning displays of Camellias and Rhododendrons. Walking groups can enjoy some of the South West Coast Path’s 296 miles and see the iconic attractions such as St Michael’s Mount and Botallack Mine in the West, the towns and harbours of Falmouth and Fowey on Cornwall’s South Coast or the mysterious ruins of the castle at Tintagel on its rugged North.
Summer- enjoy kilometres of golden sandy beaches, walking the famous South West Coastal Path or explore the quaint fishing harbours and towns. Cornwall huge coastline make it a must visit destination for anyone who loves surfing, kayaking or just messing about in boats. Families come to paddleboard and sail and there are many great places to learn. There are many hotels located along the coast and many boast amazing sea views from good value 3 star to luxury boutique hotels with Michelin starred food.
Autumn- warm summer temperatures linger a bit longer in Cornwall. September and October are months popular with those travelling without children; a chance to explore the historic houses, gardens and attractions. The Isles of Scilly particulary offers a unique natural environment with white sand beaches and turquoise seas that is unmatched in the UK. Groups arrive on the Scillionian ferry from Penzance or by plane from Newquay or Lands End aiports in to St Mary’s with boat transfers from the harbour in Hugh Town to Tresco, Bryher or St Martin’s. Groups can follow their interest in walking, gardens, wildlife or just enjoy the untouched landscape and coastal scenery.
Winter- frost and snow are rare in Cornwall so a holiday in November, January or February is a chance to avoid the crowds and take advantage of special offers and discounts. Storm watching as the Atlantic waves hit the rugged north coast is a contrast to the sanding beaches of summer. For groups on a budget this is the cheapest time to visit with many hotels offering discounts and special rates
Cornwall is the ideal destination to with visit with a group as each season brings its own characteristsics. If you are looking for inspiration or help in creating an intinerary for your group we offer a complete service from transport to accommodation.