Top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Cornwall


In celebration of Rick’s Cornwall TV series, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 most Instagrammable locations in Cornwall. Those spots you’ll love to visit with your phone in hand ready to snap away and share with your friends and family online.

1. Porthcurno and surrounding coastline
Even if you haven’t been to Cornwall before you’ll no-doubt recognise the azure water of Porthcurno. Just a few miles from Land’s End, this National Trust beach is stunning when the sun is shining. Climb the coastal path to the left of the beach for great views or wander up to the Minnack Theatre for the best shot looking across Porthcurno and Pedn Vounder (nudist beach).

2. Trevose Head
A few miles south of Padstow, Trevose Head offers great views of Booby’s Bay and Constantine Bay. The lighthouse makes a super photo too.

3. Fistral beach
You can’t come to Cornwall and not either give surfing a go or spend some time watching the pros glide over the waves. Fistral Beach is probably the best-known surf beach in the country. We recommended taking the perfect photo from south Fistral looking north as the waves roll in.

4. Kynance Cove
A real favourite with both locals and holidaymakers. Hidden away on the Lizard, getting to the National Trust car park early in the morning is a must to get a space – especially in the summer. The viewpoint en-route from the car park to the beach will help you capture the clear blue waters, sandy beach and rock formations perfectly. Best to visit at low tide.

5. St Micheal’s Mount
Who could argue with a castle in the sea making the top 10… Located in Marazion, this special place is a joy to wander around and take photos of.

6. Padstow harbour
Our home in Padstow had to make the list. There’s something timelessly romantic about seeing the boats bobbing around in the harbour. Looks great regardless of the weather too.

7. Gwithian
Similarly to Fistral, watching the waves roll into the miles of golden sands at Gwithian (and Godrevy) is good for the soul and makes a great photo too. We love the view looking south towards Hayle and St Ives beyond.

8. Holywell Bay
If you’ve ever watched Poldark you’ll recognize the famous Gull Rock that sits proudly in the bay. Find your favourite spot on the sand dunes to capture the dream shot. Best when the waves are

9. Bodmin Moor
Bodmin Moor’s vast expanse offers a totally different photography experience. You can wander for hours without seeing another person which makes for some incredible countryside shots.

10. Gribben Head
Park in Fowey and enjoy the walk around the coast to Gribben Head (we recommend wearing sturdy shoes for this). The bright red and white daymark can be spotted for miles around and gives fabulous coastal and countryside views along the south coast.

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Our 40 rooms in the heart of Padstow, designed by Jill, have large comfortable beds, crisp linen and beautiful bathrooms, and all stays include a very good breakfast to set you up for a day of exploring.