5 reasons to visit Cornwall in September

Fathers and children running from the sea on a beach in Cornwall.

Fancy a break in Cornwall in September?

If your summer holiday already seems like a distant memory, here are five reasons why a week’s escape to Cornwall could be just the ticket (from the middle of the month we offer short breaks at Bosinver too).

Come on in, the water’s lovely… 
Late summer is the perfect time to visit Cornwall, particularly if you’ve got a baby or toddler. While it’s usually a little cooler than at the height of summer, you can still enjoy long, sunny days. The water’s also warmer than it is at any other time of year. Anyone for a dip?

Beach Fun

Far from the madding crowd
Once the schools are back and the summer crowds have gone, things move at a more leisurely pace in Cornwall in September. Forget about getting stuck in traffic jams or finding a parking spot and simply r-e-l-a-x.

Bosinver makes the ideal base for family holidays in Cornwall
September is the ideal month for family adventure in Cornwall

If music be the food of love…
Cornwall’s burgeoning festival scene has gone from strength to strength over the last few years. There’s a whole host of events happening throughout Cornwall in September, including the ever-popular Looe Music Festival (29th September – 1st October 2017) which features big names such as Jesus and Mary Chain, Lulu, Happy Mondays and great locals acts such as William the Conqueror, People’s String Foundation and Dalla, plus many more…

Little Orchard Cider and Music Festival is a laid-back affair at Healey’s Cider Farm (8th -10th September 2017). There’s always a great line up including local bands and up-and-coming artists..

For more events in Cornwall during September, take a look at Visit Cornwall’s What’s On guide. 

Food, glorious food
Tempt your taste buds in Truro at Great Cornish Food Festival (22nd – 24th September 2017). This three-day gastronomic extravaganza celebrates the best of Cornish food and drink.

Just down the road from Bosinver, the Eden Project’s Beer festival on 30th September 2017 is an evening of beery fun, fabulous food and live music with St Austell Brewery, featuring a huge range of speciality beers and ciders. Your entry fee includes four drinks and a commemorative pint glass to keep.

And if seafood’s more your thing, don’t miss Newquay Fish Festival (8th – 10th September 2017).

Walk this way
There’s nothing like fresh sea air, a gentle breeze and the feeling of the sun on your back as you walk the coast path. For an experience to remember how about joining the Fal River Walk on 17th September? This charity walk (organised annually by the Rotary Club) includes specially organised ferries and a cream tea at the end. The full walk is 15 miles, but there’s also a shorter six-mile version. It’s a great way to explore this beautiful area of Cornwall, meet other walkers and raise money for a good cause all at the same time.

Cornwall in September is ideal for walking
View across the River Fal


Which is your favourite month to visit Cornwall, and why? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Leave a comment below, post on our Facebook page or tweet @bosinver to join the conversation.

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