We are so blessed to live here in Cornwall – not to blow our own trumpet too much but we think it’s one of the best places to be in the whole wide world, and we’re delighted to be able to welcome you back! Just to jog your memory, here’s why Cornwall’s the best place on Earth…
You can’t argue with the fact that Cornwall has a fantastically beautiful and varied landscape – in fact, 27% of Cornwall is an Area of Outstanding National Beauty. Whether you’re an adventurous seafarer, a committed hiker, a stargazer, or whether you simply prefer a deckchair and a book, Cornwall’s got you covered with hundreds of miles of unspoilt coast, craggy and windswept moors, lush secluded valleys and quiet, peaceful harbours. There’s something for everyone.
Cornwall has an amazing range of natural habitats and ecosystems that are home to all sorts of wonderful plants and creatures. From green valleys where you might spot deer, otters, beavers and herons, and miles of sandy beaches filled with birdlife and rock pools bursting with life, to the ocean where you’ll find our regular dolphins, seals and sometimes more exotic visitors like basking sharks, sunfish and whales. Another coastal find is the Chough (the bird featured on the Cornish coat of arms). They have red beaks and legs and a really distinctive cry. Its Cornish name is “palores”, meaning digger – because they’re often spotted digging in loose soil looking for food!
Say it softly, but another amazing thing about Cornwall’s abundant wildlife is that in certain cases, it makes a delicious dinner! Renowned for our seafood, Cornish mussels, oysters, crab and lobster are amongst the most sought after in the world – and with our wonderful climate we produce an amazing range of vegetables, fruit and other produce to go with them. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s the holiday classics like fudge, cream teas, clotted cream and ice cream – and we’ve not even begun to mention the award winning vineyards, breweries and craft spirits (many of which we’ve got behind the bar!). If the way to your heart is through your stomach, Cornwall will have you swooning in no time.
Activities, Culture and Heritage
There’s always something to do in Cornwall – whatever the weather! Sunny days can be adventure days (you can’t go wrong with a trip to the beach in our opinion!) but there’s also diving, sailing, zip lining, hiking, coasteering, and foraging to name but a few! Cooler days are perfect for pottering – you could explore our great little city, Truro, or any of the historic harbour towns or picturesque villages. For lovers of the great indoors, did you know that there are over 70 different museums in Cornwall? And if you’re looking for a perfect memento of your stay, you’re in luck – Cornwall’s long been a destination for creatives of all types, so make sure you check out the amazing work of the many artists, sculptors, photographers and more at the huge range of galleries, exhibitions and local craft fairs while you’re here!
The last and best thing about Cornwall is the people who live here. The Cornish are a warmhearted, generous bunch who love to socialise – so it’s been a tough old year without all the festivals, carnivals, live music, pubs and venues where we like to get together, have a natter and a yarn about what’s what. But now things are edging a little closer to normality, we can’t wait to see each other again (in a socially distanced and safe way of course!), and to give our visitors a big welcome too!
Here at The Bowgie, we are so fortunate to have it all. Our refurbished, award-winning pub is perched right on the clifftop overlooking beautiful Crantock beach, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the fresh sea air and your favourite beverage with the most stunning view you’ve ever seen. We love our community of locals and our visitors, and we can’t wait to have you back!