February is a great time of year to visit Cornwall, whether it’s your first time or as a returning visitor. As the days get longer, spring is just around the corner, and there’s plenty to see and do in Cornwall during the February school holidays. As well as some pretty spectacular places to stay, although we are a little biased…
February brings with it a bounty of natural beauty, with gorgeous flowers in Cornwall – keep your eyes peeled for daffodils – and luscious greenery and let’s not forget the beautiful beaches, which look stunning all year round.
Cornwall’s beautiful beaches aren’t just to be enjoyed in the summer – they look just as stunning on a crisp winter’s day. If you’re visiting with your four-legged friend there are no restrictions on our beaches outside of peak season, so everyone is free to roam in February. Our Cornwall Beach Guide has all the information you need to know.
It may still be rather wintry outside, but here in Cornwall spring flowers are already pushing through the soil to say hello. Expect daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops to be popping up all over the place especially in the west where the gulf steam keeps it all pretty mild at this time of year.
At Pencarrow, Snowdrop Weekend takes place on 11 and 12 February, where visitors will get to see beautiful snowdrops in bloom, while supporting two Cornwall-based charities, with a suggested donation of £5 per person.
View of the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden © Bowness. Photo © Kirstin Prisk
Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, sculptor Barbara Hepworth moved to St Ives in 1939, where she lived and worked for the rest of her life. Running until 26 February, the exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life presents almost 50 years of her sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints and designs. If you’re in St Ives this February half term, it makes for a creatively inspiring start to the day.
Eden Project Super Natural
Running until 26 February, head to the iconic Eden Project to learn more about how every living thing on earth is interconnected. The Super Natural exhibition explores humankind’s ever-evolving understanding of ourselves as a part of the natural world, as plants feed, fuel and nurture us, providing the very air we breathe. All visits to Eden must be booked in advance.
Eden Project, near St Austel. ©Hufton+Crow
From large properties in the countryside to cosy boltholes by the sea, find your perfect Cornish Secret for February half term.