September in Cornwall is terrible. No, really, it’s completely awful. Although some believe that September is the best month to visit Cornwall due to the weather being beautifully balmy, the bulk of tourists having returned from whence they came and the sunsets being completely captivating… we are here to tell you that it’s all a farce! Autumn breaks in Cornwall should be avoided at all costs, and here are the reasons why…
- Thanks to the Cornish sunshine gently warming the water all summer long, in autumn the sea temperatures are at their warmest, which will only serve to lure you in for an early morning dip. Here at Trevigue we are conveniently located right above Strangles beach and know that a warm morning sea-swim will refresh the soul and provide a welcoming salty tonic for the body and mind. Who on earth wants to start the day like that!?
- Cornwall famously enjoys gloriously warm autumnal days where the fading golden sunshine still burns brightly
enough to attract freckles on your nose and invites you to partake in a glorious celebration of late summer sunshine. We think that you’re far better off working in your office and leaving the last golden drops of summer sun to those who are silly enough to be reaping all that healthful vitamin D and joyousness.
- September is when families with children settle back into the routine of daily school life, their summer holidays all but a fond memory… This means that people visiting Cornwall in September will experience blissfully quiet beaches, peaceful towns & villages, and the queues for ice cream are practically non-existent. No-one likes a smug know-it-all, so why would you risk becoming the envy of all your friends by choosing to holiday in Cornwall in the peaceful Autumn months?
- September in Cornwall is when you can see the most shooting stars and the skies are at their clearest. When the harvest moon is round and full a certain magic happens in Cornwall; spring tides (when the difference between high and low tide is at its greatest) can dramatically adjust the beaches’ geography to reveal such coastal treasures as sparkling rockpools filled with starfish, long-forgotten carved parts of old boats, and secluded caves boasting turquoise lagoons crying out for a skinny dip. Sounds horrible doesn’t it…
- Which of course takes us on to surfing… Cornwall is famed for its top quality surf breaks and surf culture in Cornwall has never been stronger thanks to amazing waves, beautiful beaches and the abundance of top grade surf schools. As well as those warm waters we mentioned earlier, autumn storms from across the Atlantic send swell which translates into perfect conditions and beautifully groomed waves. The easterly winds which blow at this time of year keep the surf clean and actually easier to ride, but we don’t want to give away the secret that Autumn is the best time to surf in Cornwall – that would ruin your spirit of adventure and exploration!
- With richly flowered clifftops, fiery sunsets and mature wooded valleys bursting with nature, Cornwall flaunts a breath-taking kaleidoscopic show of nature in all seasons, but it is Autumn when it truly comes into its own. September in Cornwall can be so inspiring in fact that writers and artists often pay homage to the very special light found here, and are moved to paint or write about the beautiful scenes splayed out before them when enjoying Cornwall in the Autumn. There’s a very real chance that you too would be moved in ways you haven’t known before, and we’d absolutely hate for you to be so inspired that you find your own creativity springs forth… we’d never forgive ourselves!
- Cornwall is now a well-recognised hot spot for food aficionados and the world-class restaurants which have sprung up in our coves and villages have enjoyed great popularity over the past few years. In summer, famous chefs such as Rick Stein and Nathan Outlaw carefully juggle high demand for their restaurants meaning that sometimes advanced bookings of up to six weeks are necessary to guarantee a table. In Autumn of course, the visitor numbers have somewhat depleted and top restaurants in Cornwall can be much more easily booked, leaving customers to enjoy a more peaceful and enjoyable fine dining experience. We’d hate for you to over-indulge yourself, so perhaps you’d best leave that to us…
As you can see, Autumn breaks in Cornwall are simply awful! Locals and the fortunate few who know about the beauty and magic of Cornwall in Autumn would absolutely hate for us to be sharing this little known secret. Please take our advice and leave us in peace to enjoy the calm, warm and wonderful beauty of Cornwall in Autumn to ourselves. You’d hate it, we promise!