If your ideal group holiday entails leisurely picnics on the beach, catching a few waves and slowly making your way through the list of ice cream flavours from the local café, then you can’t beat the stunning Cornish coastline. From surfing hot spots such as Newquay, Polzeath and Widemouth on the north coast to the charming fishing villages and hidden coves in Mevagissey, Mousehole and Polperro on the south coast, Cornwall’s beaches are deservedly renowned as some of the best in the world. Try something new and book a group surfing or stand-up paddle-boarding lesson, venture out to sea on a boat trip, or hire a deck chair, sit back and relax.
Combine stunning beaches with a vibrant arts scene in St Ives, or home to Rick Stein’s infamous shops, cookery school and restaurants, foodies should head to Padstow. Whether you prefer Michelin-starred restaurants or fish and chips on the beach, Cornwall’s coastline is perfect for adventurous group activities, long leisurely walks or simply enjoying the stunning scenery in the company of family and friends.
Any keen walkers will love Bodmin Moor. Chat away as you stroll through the beautiful and untamed moorland whilst trying to spot wild ponies and ancient standing stones. Climb one of the peaks and admire the beautiful views or walk part of the sixty-mile Copper Trail. The trail starts in Minions, the highest village in Cornwall, where you can also enjoy a well-deserved pint of Cornish ale or delicious cream tea. Bodmin Moor is also designated an International Dark Sky Landscape, so any keen star gazers staying close by will love watching the night sky.
Perfect for adventurous groups, Adrenalin Quarry, near Looe, offers a range of thrill-seeking activities such as ziplining, go-karting, an inflatable aquapark and a clifftop swing hanging above a lake. Or if sipping wine and pottering around vineyards is more your thing then book a group wine tour and tasting at Knightor vineyard. Depending on how good the wine tastes, you can combine a trip here with a visit to the rainforest at the Eden Project or the impressive Lost Gardens of Heligan.
Spending time with family and friends is a lovely way to holiday. After a day out exploring, have a cocktail or two on the terrace, enjoy sociable evenings barbequing in the garden overlooking the sea, relax with a glass of fizz in the hot tub or indulge in a feast fit for a king around the large dining room table before curling up by the roaring log fire. Bring the grandparents, get all the cousins together, have a reunion with your friends, and throw in the dog for good measure. Stay together in one of our larger properties, or if you prefer your own space, rent out a group of neighbouring cottages. Treat yourself to a beachfront holiday home with a hot tub and swimming pool, or enjoy the relaxed pace of life in a secluded country house in the moors. Wherever you decide to stay, our large selection of group accommodation in Cornwall means that whatever the occasion, there is always plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a very happy holiday.