Why Millennials Are Choosing Staycations In Cornwall

by Tanya November 23, 2022

Research shows that the number of domestic tourists planning to spend their holidays in the UK will significantly increase this year, even though many countries are now opening their borders and welcoming tourists again.

Furthermore, most of these domestic tourists make up the Millennials who are most likely to choose a staycation in beautiful places like Cornwall.

Let’s look at why Millennials are choosing staycations in Cornwall.

Cornwall holidays are often cheaper than flying abroad

The rising jet fuel prices have sent airfares soaring, which is why flying overseas these days has become very expensive.

For Millennials trying to save money, a staycation in Cornwall is a much cheaper option.

Planning a holiday in your home country can save you on plane tickets and rental cars, leaving you with extra money to spend on fun activities and experiences in Cornwall.

There are many other ways to save even more money on a staycation in Cornwall.

Millennials travelling with friends can stay in a serviced apartment with a kitchen, which minimises the need to eat out, saving you a lot of money. Cornwall has several farmers’ markets where you can shop for the freshest produce, from free-range meat and eggs to baked goods and freshly picked fruits and vegetables.

Visiting these markets is also a great way to soak up the local culture and meet the local farmers who provide the products. 

Another way to save even more money on a staycation in Cornwall is to take advantage of free activities. Just because they are free doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. For instance, you can explore picturesque villages and visit free attractions like the Falmouth Art Gallery and the Trenance Gardens Leisure Park.

Cornwall has a lot to offer 

Cornwall is one of the UK’s most desirable staycation destinations because it offers numerous fun activities to make your staycation holiday truly enjoyable.

In addition, it’s home to charming seaside villages with hundreds of stunning beaches and truly breathtaking scenery.

Some of the best activities include surfing, bodyboarding, and yoga retreats. 

Cornwall is home to some of the UK’s most gorgeous beaches, perfect for Millennials who are fond of the sun, sand, and sea.

There are more than 300 beaches to choose from in Cornwall.

If you are into surfing, you should stay in Fistral Beach on the north coast of Cornwall. It has a west-facing aspect that exposes the coast to Atlantic swells to ensure consistent waves, best suited for surfing.

There are also hidden coves, scenic bays, and welcoming beaches if you’re here to lounge and work on your tan.

If you prefer to enjoy relaxing activities while on a staycation in Cornwall with friends, try yoga. You’ll find many resorts offering yoga retreats in Cornwall, with some of these set in a tranquil setting surrounded by idyllic coastlines, which exude a truly relaxing atmosphere.

Cornwall has gorgeous towns and villages

Cornwall boasts an abundance of beautiful places, from charming villages to picturesque market towns.

Exploring these places is one of the best things you can do during your staycation. But with so many beautiful places to see, you might need some ideas on which are worth your time.

Newquay is one of the most popular resort towns in Cornwall, and a must-visit for Millennials, mainly because of its vibrant nightlife scene. But beyond the nightlife, there’s something for everyone here.

It has lovely beaches ideal for surfing and top-notch restaurants where you can indulge in mouth-watering seafood dishes.

Another beautiful town in Cornwall that you should check out is Padstow. It’s a quintessential Cornish harbour town with quaint streets that are fun to stroll around. Check out the cosy cafes, bars, and restaurants along the harbour, or sit around to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and watch people passing by.

If you want to visit a place with a more serene atmosphere, check out the picturesque fishing village of Looe. Stroll around its harbour and main shopping centre lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes. The west side is quieter and has its share of beautiful beaches, bars, and cafes.

You can stay in a cute holiday cottage 

When it comes to a staycation in Cornwall, accommodation is the most important thing you need to take into consideration.

Remember, it’s where you will relax after a day of exploring, so you’ve got to ensure that it comes with everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Consider staying in luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall for a truly relaxing stay. There are many to choose from, with each property featuring different amenities and facilities.

If you want to stay in a place with easy access to world-famous surfing beaches with fantastic seafood restaurants, look for a holiday cottage in North Cornwall. The area is home to the lovely harbour town of Padstow, Newquay’s Fistral Beach, and Bude, where you’ll find the Bude Sea Pool.

When staying at a holiday cottage in West Cornwall, you will be close to the beautiful coastal town of St Ives, famous for its art galleries and museums. Land’s End is another must-visit attraction in West Cornwall, along with Marazion and Penzance.

Cornwall is the sunniest area in the UK

Another reason why Millennials are choosing staycation in Cornwall is the weather. The weather in South England is generally better than in the rest of the country, offering plenty of opportunities to enjoy the sun, sea, and sand. 

Although the weather in Cornwall varies depending on the time of the year, generally, the further south you go, the milder the climate is. For instance, the Isles of Scilly, which lies off the coast of Cornwall, enjoys warm weather all year round, especially if you are visiting Cornwall around July time. 

Another area in Cornwall blessed with good weather is the Lizard Peninsula, which lies at the southern tip of Cornwall, and is one of the sunniest areas in the UK.

Visitors to Cornwall will be rewarded with pleasant weather, making it an ideal staycation holiday destination for millennials seeking beach day fun.

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