Holiday Travel - Getting Around Cornwall

Holiday Travel - Making your way around Cornwall


How many times have you got lost when you're on holiday? How many times have you ever sat in a queue of traffic or been left circling a car-park simply to find an illusive automobile parking space at a top tourist spot? Causing all of this on your 'relaxing' holiday. Driving and navigating around a fresh area can be both stressful and daunting and frequently, you can miss out the very best bits by going the direct route. Travel Australia Today

Yet by incorporating planning and a little bit of imagination (and sometimes lots of guts!) there are some interesting options to travelling around Cornwall while on your self catering holiday and uncover some little gems you wouldn't necessarily see whilst with all the most well trodden paths through the entire South West.


The previous artists' colony of St. Ives encompasses all the charm of the quaint Cornish villages and is constantly on the attract many visitors each year. Even if you've been to St. Ives before, a vacation on the St. Ives Railway, a brief journey across from St. Erth station, is an opportunity to experience the dramatic views of Hayle Towans and Carbis Bay before arriving in St. Ives. With trains running everyday (except Christmas day and Boxing day) all you need to do is make sure you don't miss the last train back to on your own catering holiday cottage!

To leave out and about on trains and, you could wait for a sunny day or pack your waterproofs and head out on FirstGroup's Service 300 open top 'Cornwall Explorer' under western culture of Cornwall. Sit on the very best deck and see over the Cornish hedgerows and feel the wind on your face as you traverse West Cornwall. Buy a day ticket and you can hop on and from the First bus routes enjoying places including Mousehole, Newlyn and Land's End provided you want.


Fancy spending the morning in Mevagissey and be in Fowey in time for afternoon tea? Well, utilizing the Mevagissey to Fowey ferry or more lovingly known as the Bessie-James, you can arrive in Fowey after a 35 minute boat ride that follows the astonishing coastline. Even well behaved dogs are welcome aboard this regular service that picks up and drops off on Lighthouse Quay, Mevagissey and Whitehouse Quay, Fowey, causing you to be more than enough time to explore the galleries, cafes and perhaps the pubs too (seeing that no-one is driving!)

For any more serene and individual chance to explore the coastline at your leisure, why not hire a kayak or canoe and leave on your own? Many beach shops can arrange the hire of all equipment and show you to some of the best spots for any morning or full days excursion.


For some though, being on the ground just doesn't offer the same perspective as probably the sky. Cornwall offers probably the most incredible aerial views spanning the county, and from your air you can trace the contours of moorlands and coastlands that Cornwall is famed for and possibility the traditional Cornish holiday cottage you're residing in. For the traditional, take a trip to Bodmin or Perranporth airfields to get a trial flight that will amaze or for those wanting something just that little bit different, head on down to Redruth where they can offer hang gliding, paragliding and simply have to remember to keep your eyes open though!!

Or forget everything that and just get out and walk. Do your bit towards the environment and may well avoid some money whilst seeing good what Cornwall has to offer, up close and personal at your own pace.

Choosing the right holiday cottage in Cornwall to make your self catering holiday perfect could be a task. But can help you to decide between their great choice of cottages in Cornwall easy. Travel Australia Today