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St Austell

About St Austell


Nestled on Cornwall’s south coast with miles of sandy beaches and gorgeous coastline to explore, holiday cottages in St Austell are perfect for those looking for a relaxing escape. Though known as ‘the Cornish Riviera’, you will find plenty of things to do in St Austell beyond the beautiful coastline.

Porthpean and Pentewan beach at St Austell, Porthluney Cove at Mevagissey and the Charlestown Beach are all really popular with holidaymakers. The village of Charlestown is also popular due to the tall ships in its historic harbour – not to mention its starring role in TV’s Poldark! The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are also must-visit attractions.

Find what to do in St Austell with our holiday articles below. And if you’re feeling inspired, you can also take a look at some lovely holiday cottages there too!

Inspire: St Austell Holiday Articles


What to do in Cornwall when it’s Raining

With so much to see and do, Cornwall allows you to plan your holiday perfectly. There are beautiful beaches, amazing activities and so many things to do that you won’t possibly fit them in to a single break.

But the one thing you can’t control is the weather! Despite having the mildest and sunniest climate in the UK, when the heavens do open in Cornwall they can put a dampener on visiting some of its most iconic sights.

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Cycling in Cornwall

Cycling in Cornwall is a delight. The region’s rural beauty and its network of cycle trails offer plenty for experienced riders or families looking to stretch their legs in the countryside.

There are coastal routes, woodland trails, peaks, valleys and everything in-between. In fact there’s something to meet the needs of every single cyclist – regardless of age and ability.

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Fine Dining

Gorgeous scenery, local culture and fine weather are always important in a destination, and Cornwall offers them all. Today though, more and more people are looking to add great food to that list of essential holiday ingredients. So, how does this popular corner of England measure up?

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Finest Festivals

There’s nothing the people of Cornwall like better than a good old fashioned festival. And we’re not talking about fairy wings and legal highs here – Cornish festivals are a riot of tradition, culture, music, dancing, food and drink, making them some of the most colourful events on the British summer calendar.

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Family Friendly Activities in Cornwall

It’s sometimes hard to believe that Cornwall is part of Britain. It’s warmer than the rest of the country; it has nicer beaches than anywhere else in England; and the food is in a league of its own. Yet it’s just a few hours’ drive from your front door.

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Wild Swimming

Along Cornwall’s dramatic coastline, sandy coves and smugglers’ inlets are set amid rugged scenery. The south coast is gentle with several meandering estuaries while the north is wilder and bears the full brunt of south-westerly swells. The region, which has inspired writers and artists from Daphne du Maurier to Barbara Hepworth, has become very popular, but there are plenty of secret places if you want to escape the crowds.

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