Winter in West Cornwall
If you're planning a Winter escape, Cornwall is packed full of things to do throughout November and December
Mount’s Bay comes alive throughout the Winter season, whether it’s the dancing waves forcefully blown onto the shore, or the plethora of colours that engulf the sky as the sun sets over the rugged landscape of the Penwith Peninsula.
If you’re brave and a lover of water sports, kitesurfing with Ocean High could be the activity for you. With a unique choice of beaches and beach directions, the team are able to teach in optimum conditions, whatever the wind direction. Or perhaps you would like to chase the swell and surf the Cornish coast. Winter brings in the waves from the Atlantic, and where better to learn the county’s emblematic sport than in Sennen Cove with Smart Surf School.
Active, but not too sure about the temperature of the sea, then wrap up warm and pull on your wellies – it’s the ideal time to explore the South West Coast Path! Start at the doorstep of the Godolphin Arms and venture in either direction and discover what the area has to offer.
Walk eastwards and stop in Perranuthnoe at The Cabin Beach Café for a Proper Job Hot Chocolate overlooking the cliffs or head slightly inland for a hearty lunch at the Victoria Inn. Head west and trek towards the quaint village of Mousehole and explore the winding streets that are filled with wonderful places to eat and drink, including the Old Coastguard and The Rockpool Café, as well as a selection of unique galleries and gift shops – and from the middle of December, the Christmas lights that brighten the harbour are not to be missed!
Dog Friendly Holidays
Bring your dog on holiday with you and visit dog-friendly attractions, such as the sub-tropical Trengwainton Garden, just outside of Penzance, or explore the fortress of Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. And of course, the outdoors is their limitless playground! Venture across the various stretches of beach and coastal paths throughout the area with your four-legged friend throughout the winter months and have the place, mostly, to yourselves! Find out more on Dog Friendly Cornwall’s website.
Festive Fairs & Christmas Cheer
Cornwall does Christmas well! With fairs and markets aplenty and harbour villages and towns festively lit throughout the county, there is plenty to see and do.
Here are a few of our favourite events in the area:
18th November: Winter Maker’s Market, Penzance
22nd November: Truro Festival of Lights,Truro
25th November: The Christmas Makers Market, Penzance
25th - 29th November: Made in Cornwall Christmas Market, Truro
1st & 2nd December: Trengwainton Lantern Walk, Penzance
2nd – 3rd December: Flambards Christmas Fayre, Helston
8th December: Christmas at Trereife, Penzance
12th – 17th December: The Winter Gift Fayre, Truro
17 December – 7 January: Mousehole Christmas Lights, Mousehole
16th - 21st December: Montol Festival, Penzance
25th December: Christmas Day Swim, Sennen
Stay at the Godolphin Arms
If you are planning an escape to Cornwall, why not take advantage of our 3 NIGHTS FOR 2 OFFER, including a full Cornish breakfast for two, with prices starting at £180 for a town view room, or £240 for a sea-view room.
Treat Yourself to a Feast
The Godolphin Arms is a great place to get together with family and friends throughout the season, and with our Festive Menu launching on the 24th November, what better way to celebrate than with delicious food, great company and breath-taking views! We will be serving traditional favourites with all the tasty trimmings, alongside some of our most popular dishes. There will be tempting desserts, including Christmas pudding, and a range of festive cocktails inspired by our coastal location, to get you in the mood.
Whether you are a small family or a large group, our team can help accommodate your Christmas Party. Please contact our Events Team directly on 01736 888510, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your festive celebration.