Moving to Cornwall isn’t about turning your working life into one long holiday. Instead, it’s a chance to find a new balance and get the most out of your personal and professional lives, whatever that looks like for you. We sometimes take for granted the work/life balance you get from being in Cornwall , but being able to recharge in this beautiful region means that when we get back to the desk on Monday morning we are 100% ready to get to work.
Whether you’re looking for relaxing country walks, exciting outdoor sports, or just an award-winning place to eat – Cornwall has it all.
With more than 30% of the region registered as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s no surprise Cornwall attracts thousands of people every year. Every weekend is a new adventure, with hundreds of unique spots scattered across the region, from stunning beaches to hidden-away fishing villages.
Those looking for a brisk coastal walk will find one along the UK’s longest coastline, stretching more than 400 miles and covering iconic landmarks like Land’s End and The Lizard. Or if you’re interested in exploring historical sites, you can choose from dozens of English Heritage sites like Tintagel and Pendennis Castle.
Cornwall also hosts some of the country’s most popular nature attractions, including The Lost Gardens of Heligan and National Trust sites like Glendurgan Gardens and Lanhydrock. And if you’re after a truly unique day out, look no further than the world-famous Eden Project. The giant biomes are rated as one of the UK’s top places to visit, allowing you to explore rainforest and Mediterranean environments without leaving the region.
Cornwall’s fast-growing food and drink sector means the region has a wealth of unique restaurants, including everything from Michelin star eateries to gourmet pubs.
The region is famous for its seafood, caught by fishermen from some of the UK’s longest-running harbours like Newlyn and St Ives. You’ll find their daily catch served at renowned restaurants like Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, The Wheelhouse, and Rick Stein’s Seafood bar – and sold in fishmongers across the region.
You won’t struggle to find the best eating spots, either. With dozens of food and drink festivals throughout the year celebrating the region’s best producers, you’ll always have an opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich food culture. Whether it’s tasting locally brewed beers at the Falmouth Beer Festival or enjoying local delicacies at Porthleven Food Festival, it’s never long until the next event.
Despite Cornwall’s relaxing scenery, there’s still plenty of adventure to be found. Home to more than 300 beaches and coves, Cornwall offers some of the best watersports experiences you can find in the UK – from picturesque paddle boarding and kayaking spots to sought after surf locations.
Surfers worldwide celebrate Newquay’s Fistral Beach as an ideal surfing spot – it even hosts international surfing competitions every year. And with plenty of surf schools across the region, it’s never too late to learn. But don’t worry if watersports aren’t your thing. Cornwall is famous for its sailing community, hosting multiple regattas throughout the year, including the well-attended Falmouth Week sailing event and annual tall ship races.
You won’t need to compromise culture when moving to Cornwall. The region’s towns are rich with history that’s celebrated every year.
Falmouth hosts the annual international Sea Shanty Festival, an exciting showcase of Cornish culture that attracts thousands of visitors every year. You’ll also find multi-arts festivals throughout the region, from the Fowey literary festival to popular music festivals like Boardmasters, Tunes in the Dunes, and the Masked Ball.
And Cornwall’s theatre scene offers experiences you can’t find anywhere else. With one-of-a-kind venues like the cliffside Minack Theatre, you’ll be able to enjoy open-air theatre against the backdrop of the Celtic sea. The world-renowned theatre shares the region with dozens of specialised arts cinemas and unique venues, so you’ll never struggle to find entertainment.
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