Blog Home Holidays Top 20 spring and summer things to see, eat and do in Cornwall Jen August 2, 2018Cornwall, holiday, luxury holidays, summer From good old fashioned bucket and spade beach days to days spent messing about on boats, the footprint of Cornwall’s breathtaking landscape offers the very best backdrop to create your luxury holiday. Whether your Cornish Gems holiday is days away or you’ve still a few weeks to get planning and packing, map out your days on the Cornish coast with our recommendations. With our fingers firmly on the pulse of all things Cornwall, our Gems team share their top 5 tips to help you make the most of your luxury Cornish holiday including secret spots, cool cafes and unique Cornish experiences. A taste of the region Cornwall is firmly planted on the foodie map so we heartily encourage you to get stuck in. Create your own gourmet picnic with local produce from the many farm shops, make a waterside reservation to feast on the freshest seafood or simply grab a traditional pasty (award winning of course). Here’s our top 5 cafes and restaurants for the hottest tables in town … Porthmeor Café Bar, Porthmeor, St Ives Café Mylor, Mylor Harbour, Falmouth The Fish House, Fistral Beach, Newquay Sams On The Beach, Polkerris, nr Fowey Strong Adolfos, Wadebridge Saltwater adventures No trip to Cornwall is complete without a dip in the oh-so-blue seas that flank the high cliffs, rolling headlands and golden sand beaches. Whether you prefer to be on the water or to dive right in, here’s our recommendations to make the most of your saltwater adventures. Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) with Ocean High , Marazion Kayaking with Koru Kayaking , Falmouth Surfing with King Surf, Mawgan Porth River trips with Fal River Learning to dive with the Cornish Diving Centre Secret spots Take only photos, leave only footprints. Escape the buzzing hot spots (just for the day) and discover magical corners of Cornwall the guide books often don’t mention – shhh. Nanjizal, nr Land’s End Rinsey Cove, nr Porthleven The Molunans Beaches, The Roseland Peninsula Lundy Bay, nr Port Isaac Lantic Bay, Polperro nr Fowey A new Cornish experience Return home having mastered the waves, crimped the perfect pasty or captured your seascape on canvas. Cornwall offers a host of day courses for those looking for a little more than the sea and sand culture. Philleigh Way cookery school, The Roseland Peninsula Cornish Cruising day sailing, Falmouth Newlyn Art School, Newlyn Fused glass creative workshops, nr Fowey My Fish Kitchen, Falmouth With a wealth of verdant countryside, healthy appetite for all things foodie, stunning seascapes, rolling surf and beautiful beaches – make the most of your time in Cornwall this summer (and don’t forget to plan your next trip too to discover even more …) For more recommendations and holiday inspiration, sign up to our newsletter here.