"A rainy day at the beach is better than a sunny day in the office"
"Rainy days are good
for the soul"
"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain"


If it's raining you are going to get wet anyway, so a perfect time to learn to surf! The guys at Kingsurf will get you standing on your board and catching a wave in no time! Merlin Farm guests receive £5 off their first lesson. Or why not explore the rugged coastline with Kingcoasteer where you can expect to jump, swim, climb and find hidden caves. Just a few miles away at Retallick Water Park you will find Cornwall's biggest 'total wipeout' style floating inflatable Aqua Park.



Woodland offers shelter from the rain so is always a good option if you fancy getting out to stretch your legs. Explore caves and rock pools on the beach.Take Wellies, waterproofs and a change of clothes and I'm sure you'll have a great time.  Check out pubs nearby to dry off afterwards with a hot chocolate.


Lunch with a view

Stay warm and dry and enjoy lunch with some great views. How about a pub lunch at The Merrymoor Inn overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach or Afternoon Tea at The Terrace Restaurant overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay.

Eat Chocolate

Visit Kernow Chocolate at nearby St Eval. Free parking and a coffee shop - a great place to stock up on your souvenirs.


Check out the lovely shops in and around Mawgan Porth, a rainy day is a good day to shop for souvenirs.

Visit the Cinema

There are Cinema's at nearby Wadebridge and Newquay, also St Austell and Truro. Make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment


Allow Extra Time for Traffic

Allow yourself extra time for getting to places. Everyone takes to their cars in the rain, and at peak times/high season expect delays.

More Rainy day links...

101 things to do on a rainy day in Cornwall

A Cornish Mum's blog: What to do in Cornwall when it's raining

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