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Think of Cornwall and you immediately picture long sandy beaches, a glittering sea, lush, sub-tropical gardens and, of course, the legendary Cornish pasty. With winding country lanes and stunning coast roads, hiring a car is the best way to get around and see all this county has to offer. And, of course, to find some of the best places to enjoy that mouth-watering local delicacy, too.
Cornwall’s coast is littered with some of the most stunning beaches in the UK. Whether you’re here to surf, paddle or search for inspirational views, you’ll find them all. With your hire car you can escape the summer crowds and explore some of the more out-of-the-way beaches, as well as easily carry all the supplies you need for a day out.
The pretty whitewashed cottages and striped deckchairs of St. Ives have inspired artists for years: stroll around the peaceful Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden at the Tate’s West Country outpost. Drive inland and you’ll find even more gems and unexpected sights. Hidden in a former quarry outside St. Austell you’ll find the lush biomes of the Eden Project, home to the world’s largest undercover rainforest. Or pay a visit to the enchanting Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey. With limited public transport links in the county, and many of the most beautiful spots tucked away, hiring a car is essential to make the most of your stay in Cornwall.