The Working Boat’s ultimate Cornish summer bucket list


The Working Boat’s ultimate Cornish summer bucket list

We’ve created the ultimate Cornish summer bucket list for you to tick off whilst on your travels around our coastline…

It’s no secret that Cornwall holds incredible beauty, amazing food and magical history. There’s an endless amount of day trips and activities to do in Cornwall, but we’ve narrowed down our favourite selection.

Have a read through this exciting itinerary and download our bucket list for you to tick off, here.


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📷: Cornwall Fishing Adventurescornwall_kerensa | The Greenbank

LURE A CATCH WITH CORNWALL FISHING ADVENTURES

Dive into a day out fishing with Justin from Cornwall Fishing Adventures, who will show you all the best spots to lure a catch.

ENJOY AN ICE CREAM ON SWANPOOL BEACH

Home of the quirky ice cream, don’t miss their “hedgehog” (smothered in Cornish clotted cream then covered in honey-roasted hazelnuts). There are plenty of amazing ice cream creations at this café to sample.

TRY NEW FLAVOURS FROM TARQUIN’S GIN

One of our favourite Cornish gins, try Tarquin’s latest flavours while overlooking our beautiful harbour, here at The Working Boat.


📷: Heligan | Jubilee PoolWavelength Magazine

EXPLORE THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

Weave in and out of the sub-tropical plants and wander through bamboo tunnels. This dreamy Cornish garden has it all.

SWIM AT JUBILEE POOL

Visit the UK’s biggest, art-deco sea water lido and geothermally heated pool. Jubilee Pool is run for the community, by the community, and so a visit here is a great way to be amongst the locals as well as the lovely Cornish landscape.

SEE A FILM AT THE DRIVE-IN CINEMA

A cinema experience like no other, watch a popular film and take in the incredible views of Watergate Bay at this drive-in cinema.


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📷: The Working Boat | Perranporth Surf School

LAUNCH FROM OUR QUAY WITH GYLLY ADVENTURES

After a spot of lunch at the pub, Gylly Adventures will greet you from our very own quay and show you the most beautiful spots around Falmouth by paddle board or kayak.

TRY FRITTO MISTO AT THE WORKING BOAT

Catch up with friends around a sharing platter of fritto misto. This decadent pub favourite features battered haddock and plaice, skewered prawns, salt and pepper squid, and rustic chips.

LEARN TO SURF

A must for anyone taking a trip to Cornwall, take to the waters with Perranporth Surf School who will have you standing on a surfboard in no time!


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📷: The Alverton | The Working Boat | Paul Ashby Johnson Photography

LISTEN TO LOCAL TUNES AT THE SUMMER GARDEN SESSIONS

With so much musical home-grown talent around Cornwall, enjoy acoustic sounds in the relaxing verdant gardens of The Alverton. There are eight dates to choose from this summer.

TAKE A DIP AT DURGAN

One of our favourite secluded spots in Cornwall, this tranquil beach is loved by both tourists and locals. You’ll find it tucked away on the Helford river.

EXPLORE CORNISH MINING HERITAGE 

Visit the idyllic Wheal Coates in St Agnes and soak up some history on a tin mining walk.


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📷: The Greenbank | jb_coastal | The Guardian

TASTE CORNWALL WITH THE LAND & SEA PLATTER

From our local Cornish waters straight to your plate at The Greenbank, indulge yourself and try the new land and sea platter in the Water’s Edge. Our Head Chef Bobby’s show-stopping signature dish!

WANDER FROM SWANPOOL TO MAENPORTH

The perfect walk to blow the cobwebs away, feel the salty air on your skin and take in the beauty of the Cornish coast around Falmouth’s beaches.

LEARN ABOUT KING ARTHUR AT TINTAGEL

Become immersed in local folklore and legends with a visit to Tintagel Castle.


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📷: Cool CampingThe MinackAdam Sargent

GO CAMPING ON THE CORNISH COAST

Set up your tent and take in the landscapes of the Cornish coastline. What’s better than falling asleep under the stars and waking up to the sound of the sea? The ultimate way to fully experience the county.

BE MESMERISED AT THE MINACK THEATRE

This dramatic setting will have you losing yourself in the mesmerising stories that take center stage. We’d recommend spending a day at the stunning Pedn Vounder, followed by a trip to the Minack Theatre in the evening.

INDULGE IN A FEAST NIGHT AT NANCARROW FARM

Nestled in a hidden valley near Truro, this family farmhouse offers hearty feast nights from their organic farm.


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📷: Fal RiverDine With irisGood Fon

CATCH THE FERRY TO ST MAWES

One of the most tranquil coastal villages in Cornwall, you can easily catch a ferry from Falmouth to St Mawes and explore for the day.

PICNIC ON THE BEACH

Treat yourself to a luxurious picnic experience on the beach with Dine With Iris. She’ll do all the hard work for you, so you can just kick back, relax, and tuck in.

WATCH THE SUN GO DOWN AT BEDRUTHAN STEPS

Because there’s nothing better than enjoying a Cornish sunset. Complete your Cornish bucket list at Bedruthan Steps to take in all the beauty from your trip.


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Fancy popping into The Working Boat as you work through your bucket list? Book your table here.