4 Reasons Why September is the Best Month to Visit Cornwall

Pack your bags this autumn...

Throughout the year our holiday villas in Cornwall remain a firm favourite with our guests. As the seasons change so does Cornwall, with each month revealing its own hidden gems and activities to be uncovered. Although there’s nothing like a Summer spent in Cornwall, September is such a great time to visit and appeals to many as their preferred month to book. Here’s why:

1. Escape the crowds

As August comes to an end, so do the crowds. Although some enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Summer months, many prefer the calmer Cornwall that September brings. The calmer streets and roads gives holiday- goers the chance to explore without having to worry about planning activities around busy spells and heavy traffic.

Don’t get us wrong, the county is by no means quiet, and there is still a lovely atmosphere to soak up – it’s just a more relaxing experience when getting from A to B.

2. Lovely, warm sea

Believe it or not, September is favoured by many as the best month to visit Cornwall because the sea is at its warmest. If you think about it, it makes sense – the sea has been basking in the Summer sunshine for three months! This makes it ideal for taking a dip; whether it be swimming, surfing or diving, the sea is much more inviting.

All of our Cornish retreat destinations including: Trewhiddle, Fowey and Fistral Beach are all just a stone’s throw away from some of the bests beach havens in the county, so you will never be far from a slice of coastal paradise. Cornwall’s surfing fanatics also claim that September brings some of the best waves for surfing, so if your fancying riding some waves, September it is!

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3. Food Festival Galore

Cornwall is renowned for being a foodie hot spot throughout the year, but September marks the prime food festival season. On the doorstep of our Fistral Beach Apartments is The Newquay Fish Festival, which takes place on the weekend of 12th to the 14th September.

Regarded as one of the best food festivals in the Cornwall, you want to attend this event on an empty stomach (or equipped with some serious self-restraint!). Expect cookery demonstrations by renowned chefs, the opportunity to taste some of the freshest seafood and the latest, innovative concoctions which are taking the seafood cookery world by storm.

There’s also The Great Cornish Food Festival, which is one to attend in late September. Witness hundreds of local food producers and speciality companies take over the historical streets of Truro to proudly showcase their tastiest food to visitors. Our luxury villa’s and cottages in Trewhiddle are just a short drive from this event, so you can relax in sumptuous luxury after filling your bellies with Cornwall’s delicious local produce.

4. Events, Events & More Events!

If food festivals aren’t your forte, fear not – there are plenty more festivals and events to sink your teeth into this September. One to add to your diary is the St Ives September Festival, where guests can submerge themselves in music, art, literature and poetry.

If you’re fancying a ‘grown-up’ music festival, then Looe Music Festival at the end of September is a must. Nestled in a magical setting on the Cornish Coast, the festival takes over the beach and streets to bring you an eclectic mix of music and an infectious atmosphere as people from far and wide come together to have a good time.


Fancy experiencing the charms of Cornwall this September? It's not too late, call our concierge team on 01625 416 430 to book your escape today.

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