What brings the majority of holidaymakers to the south-western county of Cornwall is a desire for peace and quiet. The heady mix of sleepy fishing villages and unspoiled coves is ideal for those in search of some rest and relaxation. The south Cornish coast boasts a chilled out atmosphere among locals, as well as being home to some of the most beautiful spots in the country. Fortunately for travellers, there's also plenty of excellent hotels in this part of Cornwall.
Cornwall is special in that it's home to both the most western and the most southern points in mainland Britain, in Land's End and the Lizard. No trip to southern Cornwall would be complete without going as far south as south goes by heading out to Lizard Point. This quiet peninsula isn't home to much but small villages and the occasional post office, but that's all part of its charm. There's a small shop offering fresh pasties beside the car park at the Lizard, which is the only facility visitors really need!
Walking the Coastline
The south Cornish coast boasts some of the most spectacular cliffs and beaches in all of the country, and it's best seen on-foot or by boat. Highlights of the south coast include the Minack Theatre, built into the cliff edge in the far West, and the stunning Roseland Heritage Coast, just East of Falmouth.
Be sure to speak with the staff at your accommodation to find out about the best walks in the area. The long coastline offers something for all abilities, with a consistently high level of beauty all the way along.
Hotels in Southern Cornwall
The south is home to some of the finest luxury hotels in Cornwall. The Carlyon Bay Hotel, just outside St. Austell, offers a breadth of relaxing facilities, as well as the opportunity to stay fit.
The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate provides a range of spa treatments, designed to lull guests into a state of complete relaxation. If you need a pick-me-up after this total calm, the nearby town of St. Austell is very well-served for places to eat and drink.