Travel plans have been thrown into disarray this year and many of us will likely have to wait until later in the year when it’s safer to do so. After an epic year of travel in 2019, I’ve given up on the idea of international travel happening this year, as I still feel like it’s too risky.
2021 is going to be all about the staycations, and places you once overlooked may now be at the top of your list. I have a long list of places I’d love to visit in the UK including Bath, Cornwall, York and to go back to Bournemouth again in the summer.
It’s not quite like two weeks in the Maldives, but at this point, all I want to do is escape somewhere new and preferably jump straight into an outdoor pool or the sea! I’m sure most of us can relate.
Cornwall seems like the ideal getaway; swapping city life for a coastal escape instead. It makes the top of all ‘best places to visit in the UK’ lists every year, and having done some research, I can see why. Not only does it offer breathtaking beauty, world-renowned beaches and the infamous Cornish pasty, it appears to have a slower paced lifestyle. This seems particularly appealing as many of us have embraced slow living over the past year, and what more do you want from a relaxing getaway?
There are so many stunning beaches to visit in Cornwall; Constantine Beach -which looks like one of the most beautiful on the north coast, Pedn Vounder Beach, Gwithian Beach, Bedruthen Steps, Sennen Cove, Hayle Beach and Holywell Bay to name just a few!
As much as I love a beach, my happy place is most definitely in the water. I could honestly spend days on end paddling around in the sea and jumping over waves but when it comes to watersports, snorkelling is as far as I have ever been. Does that even count!? Probably not. Top of my list would be to go snorkelling at Kynance Cove and possibly even try a spot of surfing or windsurfing (if I’m brave enough) while I’m there.
Mostly though, I’m looking forward to escaping London, enjoying the fresh sea breeze, relaxing on the beach and of course having my first authentic Cornish cream tea. The real question is, clotted cream or jam first? I’m team cream first and jam on top – sorry Cornwall.
It’s great that domestic travel is slowly easing now. We can start to resume our lives and head somewhat towards normal again but don’t forget to keep up to date and follow the UK government advice on travel if you’re making plans.
*In collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own