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.

Nourishing Retreats In Nature

Whilst the blossoms of spring paint Cornwall in an array of hues, there’s no better time than Easter to embark on a family escape, as the children break away from school and the days are getting longer. With the rise of the new season, Cornwall’s tapestry of nature-based activities are kicked back into action, with the blooming gardens awaiting your visit, where the whole family can reconnect to earth.

Spring Flower Show – Hosted by Cornwall’s Garden Society, this annual display of flowers and shrubs exhibits work by talented landscape designers and horticultural traders. Feel inspired by the ‘Chelsea Of The South West’ and unleash your inner botanical-mastermind, as well as pick up some top-tips for your own garden. Accompanied by an array of handmade gifts and Cornish food on every corner, the family-friendly event offers flowery fun for all. 

Carkeen, nr. Port Isaac (sleeps 8) – For the large families looking to hang out by the rugged north coast, Carkeen boasts a perfect blend of traditional and modern living. Whilst beautifully adorned in roses and various other flora, this bright family retreat is just a short journey away from the Spring Flower Show.

Easter Egg Hunt at Godolphin – Discover the atmospheric estate of Godolphin, near Helston, one of Cornwall’s gorgeous National Trust sites. With endless trails around the medieval garden and historic house, embrace the countryside setting, as it flourishes during springtime. If that wasn’t enough, throughout the Easter holidays, challenge your family to some friendly-competition on an Easter Egg Hunt, where you can race along the cobbled paths and treat yourself to a chocolate egg at the end!

Mill Cottage, Mullion (sleeps 6, dog friendly) – If you’re longing for a rural hideaway this Easter, then look no further. Nestled within the iconic Lizard Peninsula, this cosy family cottage offers the perfect hub for an adventurous springtime stay, whilst moments from Mullion Cove and other glorious landscapes.

Breathe In The Coastal Serenity

There’s a unique magic in the air along the Cornish coast, where the bracing sea breeze carries a sense of tranquillity. Join us as we explore the refreshing sea air of Cornwall – a symphony of salty notes that dances throughout the picturesque landscapes, sandy shores and charming villages. Discover the therapeutic benefits, along with the natural beauty, and breathe in the fresh air of Cornwall’s springtime coastline for your next refreshing getaway.

Outdoor Yoga Sessions – Imagine the rhythmic sound of waves, the soft touch of the sand beneath your feet and the gentle caress of the sea breeze flowing throughout your body, whilst practising yoga on the beach with your family or friends. Get ready to engage with your mind, body and soul, amidst nature, and create a mindful moment for your Easter break. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a newcomer to the practice, our friends at WiseSage host sessions for all, whilst immersed into the fresh Cornish air.

Albany View, St Ives (sleeps 8)- With beaches all over the county, you’re spoilt for choice when looking for your next adventure by the coast. In the coastal paradise of St Ives, the salty breeze carries the whispers of the Atlantic, which can be discovered on the holiday door of Albany View. Delve into the unique qualities of St Ives and unveil the seaside charm, whilst inhaling the encapsulating, soul-soothing beauty.

Explore The Coast Paths – If you’re an adventure-seeker, get ready to don your hiking boots and take to the South-West Coast Path, for a captivating journey through Cornwall. Discover the allure of the coastlines, where every step unveils panoramic vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and folds over to a new chapter of Cornwall’s maritime beauty. No matter the weather, the mystical sea breeze will sweep you off your feet and transport you into a family experience like no other.

Sky House, St Agnes (sleeps 7, dog friendly) – Leap into Cornwall’s natural playground this Easter, for guaranteed joy all week long. Blending a canopy of green forestry with a neighbouring seaside wonderland, this stylish sanctuary beholds a harmonious stay for the whole family. However you choose to spend Easter, Sky House promises a serene staycation, where dreams are brought to life.

Cosy Easter Retreats

As Easter heralds the arrival of spring, there’s never been a better time to explore the charm of Cornwall’s snug hideaways, where crackling fires, snug blankets and the promise of serene moments await. Escape for a warming retreat in this enchanting region, where each flicker of flame creates an ambiance that invites relaxation, reflection, and the simple pleasures of a fireside getaway.

Wood-Fired Sessions – After an adventurous day exploring the true essence of nature, across Cornwall’s majestic seascapes, kick your feet up and chill out at Polurrian On The Lizard for their ever-popular Wood-Fired Sessions. Enjoy food perfectly cooked in a wood-fired oven, along with tempting cocktails, whilst listening to live music, with the sunset as a picture-perfect backdrop. With a different performer each week, take your pick of music genres and get ready to dance the night away.

Laflouder Thatch, Mullion (sleeps 8, pool, dog friendly) – Also nestled in the beautiful landscape of The Lizard Peninsula, this outstanding family home offers everything that you could possibly want for an Easter holiday like no other. Complete with a swimming pool, effortlessly landscaped gardens and plentiful family spaces, Laflouder Thatch creates mindful moments for all.

Family Nights By The Fire – Although we’re anticipating a sunny Easter break, there’s no harm in snuggling up to the fire with your family. Whether you’re sharing stories, toasting marshmallows or simply basking in the glow of the flames, these family nights are designed to kindle a sense of connection and joy. Imagine the flickering firelight casting a soft glow on laughter-filled faces, as you unwind in the comfort of your Gem, surrounded by the warming ambiance of the crackling logs.

Alta, Constantine (sleeps 10, hot tub, dog friendly) – Snuggle into this rural home with your whole family, for days of endless excitement. Set in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, high above the Southwest Coastal Footpath and the shimmery creeks and inlets of the Helford River, this environmentally-conscious home includes a sunken fire pit, for those idyllic cosy nights under the stars.

Easter By The Waves

Embrace the ebb and flow of the waves this Easter, whilst retreating by the soothing seaside. Imagine waking up to the sound of gentle waves, taking leisurely strolls along sandy shores, and enjoying the Easter festivities against the panoramic backdrop. Cornwall’s coastal magic comes alive during this season, offering the perfect setting for seaside egg hunts, family picnics and serene moments by the water’s edge.

Easter Tide-Ings – Dive into Cornwall’s phenomenal tidal pools, dotted in secret locations across the coastline. Grab your wetsuits and take a splash in the picture-perfect pools, with your loved ones at your side. Connect to the beauty of the marine life in Cornwall and uncover hidden wonders across our rugged coastlines.

Sunset, Porthtowan (sleeps 10, dog friendly, EV charger) – This incredible home, overlooking the shores of Porthtowan Beach blends a contemporary style with vibrant coastal scenery. The beach below uncovers a man-made tidal pool, nestled into the rocks, that’s ideal for any family to explore. Experience true seaside bliss, whilst staying on the north coast this Easter.

Hop Into Saltwater Adventures – Embark on a maritime journey along Cornwall’s captivating coastline, where saltwater adventures beckon. From exhilarating water sports to serene coastal explorations, Cornwall offers a diverse range of seaside experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer riding the Atlantic swells, a family exploring hidden coves, or an adventurer seeking wildlife encounters offshore, Cornwall’s coastal escapades cater to every taste.

Seahorses, Maenporth (sleeps 10, dog friendly, EV charger, pool and hot tub) – One of our newest Extraordinary Gems, Seahorses, boasts a family holiday that you’ll never forget. Complete with a swimming pool, sea views and a hot tub, reconnect to your blue mind, whilst situated moments from Maenporth Beach. The whole family is guaranteed a remarkable stay, where luxury echoes in every detail. Take a look around below…

Whether you find yourself exploring hidden destinations, practicing yoga on the beach, or simply savouring moments by the waves, Easter in Cornwall offers a variety of delights like no other for every traveller. We hope that your family memories linger in your heart and leave you with a sense of rejuvenation.

For your Easter Retreat with Cornish Gems, find our available homes from home here, or call our friendly Guest Experience team on 01872 241241 who will help you curate the perfect Easter holiday for 2024, with plenty of local knowledge to lean on.