The Roseland Revealed: Our Top 10 Wonders in Cornwall’s Coastal Paradise

Nestled away from the bustling tourist hubs of St. Ives and Padstow lies Cornwall’s best-kept secret – the Roseland Peninsula. Far from the madding crowds, this enchanting corner of Cornwall beckons those seeking an unspoiled haven of natural beauty, historic charm, and coastal serenity. Often overlooked, the Roseland Peninsula boasts a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. Join us on a virtual journey as we unveil the allure of this hidden gem, showcasing 10 captivating things, and some incredible Gems to call home, to experience that make the Roseland Peninsula a destination like no other for an unforgettable holiday. From historic castles to secluded beaches and charming villages, let the magic of the Roseland Peninsula captivate your imagination and inspire your next Cornish adventure.

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Easter holidays 2024 in Cornwall mum and child walking along sunny beach in St Ives

Find Space to Breathe this Easter

Easter in Cornwall is a magical time of year, where the region bursts into an oasis of colour with the combination of coastal wildflowers and azure blue seas; sub-tropical gardens and evergreen woodlands, and the picturesque landscapes truly come alive with the sights and sounds of nature.

With the two-week break on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to connect with the outside world, explore the elements of nature and feel refreshed as we move into a new season. Springtime is marked by the rejuvenation of flora and fauna across the county, along with the unveiling of vibrant scenery, whilst the winter chill melts away.

Whether you’re a loyal Cornwall-explorer, or are visiting the beautiful corners of our coastline for the first time, we welcome you with open arms and invite you to discover the enchanting countryside, quaint villages and majestic seascapes. With a myriad of activities and attractions on offer this Easter, you’re guaranteed an invigorating springtime experience.

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Our Sustainability Accomplishments in 2023

We are deeply rooted in the beauty of Cornwall, and we feel a strong responsibility to take care of our home. Using our business practices, our community and how we communicate with our guests, we’re committed to being a force for good within our industry and within Cornwall.

We’re immensely proud to have achieved what we have this year, so stay tuned to hear about our upcoming commitments for 2024.

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Sustainable Christmas Gifting

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Although the festive season may seem like a while away, it’s slowly creeping up on us, so it’s never too early to get present planning. At Cornish Gems, we’re a lover of all things Cornwall, and even more so when they’re sustainably sourced and locally made. Whether you’re looking to buy for someone who’s bought a new home that needs decorating, a child about to start school, or an enthusiastic foodie, we hope to offer you some inspiration, with our extensive list of stocking ideas.

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Unleash the Fun: Dog Friendly Cornwall – Where Furry Friends Stay for Free!


Imagine this…you and your furry-friends exploring the iconic coastlines of dog friendly Cornwall, with the sea breeze in your hair (or fur!), before you unwind in a cosy cafe, with a puppuccino or a doggy ice cream. After a long day wandering the Cornish landscapes, settle into your own Gem, equipped for all your dog’s needs, so that you can put your feet up and relax. With our newest campaign, Dogs Stay Free, pup-parents no longer need to worry about an additional pet supplement fee. Choose your preferred Dog Friendly Gem so that your pups can skip the kennels and emBARK on a luxury holiday, for free! You’ll have a ball on your next Cornish staycation!

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October Half Term in Cornwall

As the crisp autumn air descends upon the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, a world of adventure and discovery awaits during the October half term (23rd-27th October 2023). This enchanting coastal region, with its dramatic cliffs, golden beaches, and charming villages, becomes an ideal destination for families seeking both relaxation and excitement. From exploring historic castles to indulging in Cornish delicacies, the possibilities are endless. Join us as we unveil a curated guide to the most captivating October half term in Cornwall. 

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Kate to Coast: Wild Swimming Adventures in Cornwall

Surrounded by the ocean on all sides but one, our county is one of fishing, secluded coves and pumping surf. With endless spots along Cornwall’s coastline begging for a bracing dip, it’s no surprise that wild swimming in Cornwall is a popular pastime for locals and visitors. 

In recent years, the UK has seen a boom in wild swimming activity, with first timers heading towards lakes, rivers and oceans. But we caught up with someone who has been in and out of the sea for as long as she can remember. Kate Passmore (@katetocoast) is a wild swimming enthusiast, embedded in the open water swimming community. We touched base with Kate to get her knowledge, insights and experiences of Wild Swimming in Cornwall, and to find out what keeps Kate going back to the ocean for more…

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Our Sustainability Journey

Cornish Gems: Our Sustainability Journey.

At Cornish Gems we have always loved Cornwall, the landscape, the coast, the culture and the people. We understand that loving Cornwall is not enough, we are pro- actively searching for ways across the business to reduce our impact on the planet.Read more

Sustainable Christmas

A Sustainable Cornish Christmas

How to Have a Sustainable Christmas in Cornwall.

This Christmas we once again look forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy the festive season with family and friends in our beautiful properties. For many people, locals and visitors, reducing their environmental impact has become an increasingly important priority. With that in mind we’ve put together a guide to some of the simple ways that you can have a sustainable Cornish Christmas.Read more

Portreath holiday

Portreath, Porthtowan and Tehidy: Discovering Cornwall

Portreath, Porthtowan and Tehidy

We never need an excuse to visit the beautiful section of Cornwalls’ north coast that encompasses Portreath and Porthtowan. Especially with sandy beaches nestled between dramatic cliffs, inspiring coastal path walks, rolling Atlantic surf and strolls around the scenic woods at Tehidy, there truly is something for everyone.

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Cornish landscape

Cornish Gems Teams up With CHT

Cornwall Heritage Trust

There’s so much more to Cornwall than Cornish cream teas and beaches, although we love both!  Cornish Gems have teamed up with Cornwall Heritage Trust to provide an exclusive opportunity to our guests to discover and explore some of the most iconic sites in Cornwall. Our guests now have the opportunity to choose an annual family membership to the Cornwall Heritage Trust as their complimentary welcome gift.Read more

Baby’s First Cornwall

Cornwall introduces babies and toddlers to new sights, new smells and new sounds. With miles of sandy beaches and gardens to toddle around in, it’s no surprise that the county is a favourite destination for a baby’s first holiday.

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