Posted 21 March 2018
When we're on holiday we do it the democratic way - we each choose something we'd like to do or see and then let the weather decide when's best to do it. The Roseland weather is great though, as it rarely scuppers any plans. One of the most popular choices is to pack a picnic and swimming gear and explore a small area near our holiday cottage on foot or by bicycle, without researching in advance. We love the element of surprise and always find something interesting.
Families with small children will adore the Roseland, I'm sure, as you can spend most of your time on the beach - we taught ours to build sandcastles on Pendower beach, and they quickly learned to swim in the sea in the Roseland's sheltered coves. It's also a great place for chilling out.
But if you want to learn something new, or half your group wants to do different things and you need to know the kids are supervised, there are organised activities too. Watersports are the obvious ones and you can have a go at everything from dinghy sailing to surfing and kayaking on this coast. You'll find all sorts of non-water activities too, from an hour or two to a full day, in things as diverse as fishing, falconry and carriage-driving. There's also a fab cookery school at Philleigh where you might even find yourself cooking on a sunny cliff-top - don't worry, the cliffs are gentle around here! The excellent information centre at St Mawes can help you discover and book a range of experiences.
And if, shock horror, it should rain - or even if it doesn't - I recommend the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, just a short hop on the ferry. It's a brilliant place that appeals to all ages. When I say there's something for everyone on the Roseland I really mean it, so do come and see for yourself. If you haven't already booked your Cornish holiday cottage do browse our website, and if you have any questions we're here to help