Weekend Breaks in Cornwall – Top Coastal Towns

A recently available winner of ‘Best UK Vacation Destination’ from The British Travel Prizes 2009, weekend breaks in cornwall has much to offer. Situated in the Westcountry this award winning county boasts spectacular coastal scene, over 300 beaches, top family attractions, a range of Cornwall resorts, self catering lodging and quaint coastal towns and hamlets.
Such coastal towns and villages are scattered around the North and South coast of Cornwall. Full of character and Cornish appeal these coastal towns bring many visitors every year. On quest of Cornwall you are going to find an assortment of distinguishing Cornish place names. Many are named after saints, including St Agnes and St Ives which refer to the first Celtic Christian missionaries who brought Christianity to Cornwall. Others have common prefixes for example ‘Tre’ (house, farm or hamlet), ‘Chy’ (home) and ‘Pencil’ (headland).
Below are only a few of a few of Cornwall’s most scenic coastal towns worth seeing:
Fowey is situated in the estuary of the River Fowey and has a unique and unspoilt charm, with medieval and Tudor cottages, cobbled paths, exquisite high-end Cornwall resorts, narrow roads plus a active boating scene. It is rich in nautical history. It could be traced back to the Middle Ages where it acted as a significant port for warship and galleons. It also played an essential job on the exportation of China Clay through the 18th Century.
Fowey has powerful links together with the well-known writer, Dame Daphne Du Maurier, whereby she spent almost all of her life. Each May there’s holiday in the town which observes her life and her work.
Nearby beaches include Readymoney Cove, a sheltered cove situated close to the mouth of the River Fowey, Par Littoral a big beach that will be located to the West of Fowey and Lantic Bay, a quiet cove which lies East of Polruan.

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