When you’re glamping in Cornwall, your days are filled with adventure. Explore hidden rocky coves, get lost (in a good way) on coastal walks and discover off-the-beaten-path Cornish villages and towns. Your downtime will be spent cuddled up in a corner of your treehouse or stretched out in the bath outside your hobbit home. If you’re looking for places to stay in Cornwall that have soul, look no further. Canopy & Stars brings luxury glamping in Cornwall, to you. Whether you’re staying in a blow-the-budget treehouse or a sumptuously decorated yurt, you’ll spend days in walking, swimming adventures and evenings in cosy, relaxing splendour.
Cornwall beaches are the stuff of legend. The county wears the UK’s crown for some of the best seaside action you can get and when you’re glamping in Cornwall, you’re never far away from glittering sand or a rocky cove. If you’re looking for surf head to the beautiful Sennen Cove. Perfect waves and a mile-long beach make catching a few here one of the best things to do in Cornwall. The beach offers great facilities with a couple of surf shops, cafes and a pub.
Porthcurno Beach barely needs any introduction and is regularly voted one of the best beaches in Cornwall. Glorious white sands and turquoise waters are overlooked by a world-famous theatre, The Minack, built into the cliffs, if your glamping in Cornwall coincides with a show, you should definitely get tickets. Families will love Watergate Bay Beach, with miles of golden sands perfect for sandcastles and ball games and watersports for the older kids. Godrevy beach, overlooked by a lighthouse island just off the coast, is all crags, rock pools and nooks and crannies before it opens out onto a stretch of sand. It’s beautiful, but the surf gets interesting here and switches at will so be very careful if you’re heading for the swell.
Picking a coastal walk when glamping in Cornwall is simple. Just head for the sea and go left or right before the water, because you certainly can’t go wrong. One of the best things to do in Cornwall, walks or otherwise is The Lizard Coastal Walk. The trail starts at Kynance Point and you’ll pass a disused Victorian lifeboat station, a lighthouse and the ‘Lions Den’ before reaching Lizard Point. Alternatively, a great circular walk is the route from Perranporth to Trevallas. From the beach car park, follow the lane past the hotel and pub until you reach three metal poles, from there bear right and waymarkers will guide you on your way. You can make the light hike from Gorran Haven to Mevagissey a circular route by stopping off in one of the delightful cafes and simply turning around again. If glamping in Cornwall means chasing waterfalls, the route from Trewarmett to Tregardock is one of the best things to do. It’s a moderate to difficult 5.9-mile trail through the country and coast to where the Tregardock Beach Waterfall erupts from the side of a cliff, the perfect end to this Cornish walk.
Discovering coastal towns and villages is one of the perfect ways to spend a day of glamping in Cornwall. For culture and art, St Ives is one of the best places to visit in Cornwall. Gallery hop between The Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum and a multitude of local spots before heading to the beach. An equally bustling spot is the town of Fowey. Explore winding streets and immerse yourself in the maritime history of the harbour which bristles with yachts in the summer. The small fishing town of Port Isaac is all narrow streets, quaint shops and pubs that you stumble upon just when you need them. If it looks familiar, it’s because TV series Doc Martin and Poldark have filmed here.
With an art school, working harbour and successful tourist industry, the town of Falmouth is a hotspot of interesting folk. Visit the National Maritime Museum and Pendannis Castle to earn your tourist stripes. A little south of Penzance, the fishing village of Mousehole is a perfectly proportioned slice of Cornish history. Follow winding cobbled streets to find the tiny harbour and beach, and visit The Ship Inn where poet Dylan Thomas spent much of his honeymoon.
Cornwall is famed for its clotted cream, Cornish pasties and incredible seafood, but there’s plenty more to discoved when glamping in Cornwall has worked up your appetite. For Cornwall’s mightiest pizzas, and arguably the freshest fish, head to Sam’s on Polerris Cove. Once an RNLI lifeboat station, this spot is right on the beach and the views make everything taste even better. Between Padstow and St Ives, visiting Tarquin’s Gin Distillery is one of the great things to do in Cornwall. The county’s first distillery in over one hundred years, the friendly team offer tours, tasting and a gin school.
Reputation proceeds The Hidden Hut near Portscatho and St Mawes, with some calling it one of the best restaurants in Cornwall. Using a simple outdoor grill and a small kitchen oven, miracles are worked and soups, cakes, sandwiches and standout suppers are served most days. For their memorable sunset evening events, booking in advance is very much recommended. Porthminster Cafe is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the area and a must-visit when glamping in Cornwall. Right on the beach, the menu is sourced from the sea right in front of you or the kitchen garden behind you.
Glamping in Cornwall
Go glamping in Cornwall and experience jaw-dropping coastline, beautiful countryside and epic adventures whilst staying in unique spaces in nature. From lakeside converted shipping containers to treetop tents our spaces are as delightful as the beaches they’re close to, and they are all inspected and selected by us.
What glamping means to us
Here at Canopy & Stars we are passionate about glamping and inspired by nature. All of our spaces are selected, after personal inspection, because they give our guests the gift of time. Time to spend with their favourite people in a place that is guaranteed to make them feel better; outside. Quite simply, glamping in Cornwall is good for the soul.
How we choose our places
A member of the Canopy & Stars team has visited every single one of our spaces to make sure that when you are glamping in Cornwall, you’re staying somewhere with a bit of magic and a real connection to nature. We look for quirky interiors, handmade features and true grounding in the local area. Our spaces are as unique as the innovative people who create them.
About Canopy & Stars
Canopy & Stars is majority employee-owned and part-owned by a charitable trust. We have sustainability and responsible travel at our heart and care deeply about our guests too. Our Guest Experience team consistently earns one of the highest customer service scores in travel. When you’re glamping in Cornwall with us, you can be sure that you will be looked after.
We're majority employee owned, which means we all get a say in how the business is run.
Our Charitable Trust uses 24% ownership of the company to support environmental causes
We're committing to raise £50,000 by 2027 to help protect nature in our national parks.