Explore Cornwall, May 2014
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Make the most of Cornwall this May

If you’re thinking of visiting Cornwall in May this year, here are our top tips to ensure you have a wonderful break:

  1. Children are back at school from April 22nd until May 23rd, which means you’ll have the beaches, roads and cliff paths almost to yourselves.  Enjoy the quiet and the calm, and take the time to reconnect with each other.
  2. May‘s the month to take a blanket and a bottle of wine down to Mawgan Porth Beach and watch the sunset together. The evenings are mild and there’s usually nobody about to disturb your peace. Well, maybe the odd squawky seagull.
  3. Cornwall blossoms this time of year. Enjoy wild flowers along the hedgerows and coast paths, explore the exotic Trelissick Garden in Truro and visit the formal glory of the Japanese Bonsai Garden, just down the road from us in St Mawgan.
  4. May is a bumper book month here in Cornwall, with the St Ives Literature Festival and the Fowey Festival of Words and Music (formerly the Daphne Du Maurier Festival) running side-by-side from May 19th to May 17th. You’ll have plenty of time to hit both festivals in one visit. Mingle with writers and poets, bibliophiles and logophiles. Join book launches, poetry readings, workshops and open air events galore including poetry and prose readings, live music, comedy acts and creative writing workshops.
  5. You can celebrate Wild Food Day with us if you visit in May. We’ll take you to a beautiful guided walk of local woodlands and coastline followed by an interactive cookery demonstration, a lesson on how to make a wild three-course meal and a delicious lunch to top it all off.
  6. May’s a great month to challenge yourselves a little. Learn something new on one of our free taster workshops. Will you try life drawing or printmaking? Or both? Read more about our events and workshops here: Bedruthan Events
  7. Tourist attractions are quieter this time of you. So if you go to St Ives, say, or Padstow, you’ll have room to breathe and space to soak up some of the atmosphere and really experience picturesque Cornwall’s side without the crowds.