Where should I stay in Cornwall for the first time?
What's better Newquay or St Ives?
Newquay has beautiful beaches but it's become a bit of a magnet for big groups of young people, drinking. Like a kind of "spring break" destination. Generally St Ives as it has better transport connection and wider range of activities.
Which is better St Ives or Penzance?
Penzance is on the main line railway, but St Ives has it's own branch line which is a lovely scenic ride. There are a good selection of pubs in both places, obviously more in Penzance as it's a bigger town, and if you are after nightclubs, then that would be Penzance as well.
Is Penzance worth visiting?
IMO Penzance is a lovely, fascinating old town with nice gardens, art gallery, attractive back streets, and wonderful coastal views which deserves at least a few hours of anyone's time. However Cornwall isn't just a land of beautiful beaches and coastline or quaint idyllic villages.
What's best north or south Cornwall?
Sea is generally rougher with better surf on the north, while the south has more safer beaches with less waves and more sheltered, better for small children. If you want to surf/bodyboard then you want the north coast.
Where is better Cornwall or Devon?
Cornwall stirs your wanderlust; Devon is just a nice place to visit. And you have to admit that Cornwall wins hands-down when it comes to beaches. ... The weather is always better in Cornwall, too. When rain sweeps in from the Atlantic, Cornwall often emerges in sunshine while clouds get snagged over soggy Devon.May 11, 2016
Is Truro Cornwall worth visiting?
The capital, Truro, isn't by the sea, but it's well worth a trip. Moreover, the vast Bodmin Moor is an excellent place for hiking and will give you another edge to the city. There are also plenty of world-famous attractions to visit in Cornwall, both by the sea and inland.May 7, 2021
Is St Ives Cornwall worth visiting?
The north coast fishing town of St Ives in Cornwall is one of the region's best loved destinations, and with obvious reason. The town is built on a narrow peninsula fringed with sandy beaches. Radiating out from the idyllic harbour are a maze of painfully quaint cobbled streets lined with fishermen's cottages.
Which is better Padstow or St Ives?
I think you should stay in St Ives. Far prettier than Padstow, five fabulous beaches, fascinating harbour, clifftop walks, excellent shops, restaurants and bars. An excellent base for exploring West Cornwall, including St Michael's Mount and the Minack Theatre.