Despite Cornwall being a hub of buzzing social activity and events, in many respects it is one of the few places in the world where the excitement of city life and the captivating essence of nature and beauty balances out.
Winter is a quieter time of year to visit the Cornish coast, in terms of the number of people visiting, but one of the bolder and more exhilarating times when it comes to our unrivalled landscapes. The air is alive with a crisp energy. While lush and verdant in summer, during colder months the woodland and coastal walks take on an eerie ethereality unlike anywhere else in the world. And our sea, our beautiful sea, takes on a wild temperament which builds the kind of roaring storms that have inspired so many artists over time.
If you have the pleasure of being able to visit Cornwall over the next few months, don’t let lower temperatures keep you away from the bays. Although a little chillier for swimming and surfing in, the unrestrained abandon of the Cornish waters makes for a sight truly worth seeing.
Undoubtedly, the most dramatic spectacle produced by the winter weather here is the coastal storm. So much so, that since the dramatic series of storms that lashed our coastline in 2014, Cornwall has become a kind of Mecca for a new kind of visitor – ‘Stormchasers’.