Thursday, 11 November 2010 12:00 AM
No matter what time of year you choose to take a self-catering holiday in Cornwall, you're sure to enjoy your break by the beach.
Wherever you stay in Cornwall, you're never far from the seaside, so you'll be able to take full advantage of the county's beautiful coastline. Whether you're taking a winter walk or a summer bike ride, you'll find plenty to see and do on the spectacular Cornish beaches.
Charming St Ives is a great place to start your search for Cornwall self-catering accommodation. The mild weather here means St Ives is a haven for painters, who flock to the coastline year-round to capture the area's serene beauty on canvas. You'll also find plenty of history here - take a stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the old fishing quarter to get a real flavour for how the village looked more than a century ago.
Alternatively, you may want to look for beach holiday homes in Penzance and the surrounding area. The long sweep of sand between Marazion and Penzance holds some of the best sunshine records in the UK, making the beachside cottages here the perfect setting for a warm summer break.
Or if you're looking to spend some time in an idyllic Cornish cove, you may want to seek out accommodation in Mawgan Porth. Here, you'll be able to enjoy the views of the granite cliffs from the beach, which is perfect for exploring when the tide is out. When water levels are low, the cove is filled with rock pools and small caves - and when you're done with the day's adventures, you can relax and unwind in the nearby beach cafe or restaurant.
No matter where you choose to stay in Cornwall, you'll find self-catering cottages to be the perfect accommodation choice for you. You'll be free to come and go as you please, allowing you to make the most of your break at the beach.
And with so many locations to choose from, you're sure to discover the corner of Cornish coastline that's perfect for you - start planning your next UK break at the beach today.