Unlike many places which are winding down towards winter, Cornwall and Devon still have a spring in their step. Throughout September music, food and culture festivals are buzzing with the excitement of Cornish produce and talent, the sea is still warm enough to swim in and to top it all off, it’s a lot quieter than the busy summer months.
Whether you are a young family, a couple looking for a romantic break or just in need of a last minute holiday, September is the perfect getaway.
The biggest festival of Cornish food and drink in the county. There will be top chefs here sharing their tips and techniques and lots of Cornish food to get stuck into. It’s a great festival for the whole family.
Over 40 bands playing on 3 music stages, from jazz and easy listening to folk, indie and rock.
The perfect activity for a relaxed holiday by the sea. North Cornwall has miles of coastal paths hugging tightly to the coast line providing spectacular panoramic views across North Cornwall.
September is a great time to surf in North Cornwall as many of our beaches are exposed to swell from the Atlantic. The wind speeds are also picking up providing the perfect conditions to learn how to Kitesurf. The Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay provide both surf and kitesurf lessons so there’s no excuse.
A truly hidden gem, the Newquay Fish Festival showcases this traditional Cornish harbour with practical cooking demonstrations.
Have the beach to yourself.