A number of Cornwall's most popular attractions accommodate the needs of guests with different access requirements, so you can rest assured that everything on your holiday itinerary is suited to your needs.
Here is a handy list of six accessible things to do and attractions to help you plan your cottage getaway to Cornwall:
1. THE EDEN PROJECT
In addition to accessible parking spaces, toilets and wheelchairs available for hire, the incredible Eden Project provides a range of sensory highlights and ensures no stone is left unturned with a full accessibility guide which we recommend taking a look at before you visit).
Explore the gardens, exhibits and buildings open throughout year at the Eden Project.
2. SOUTH WEST COAST PATH FROM PENZANCE TO MARAZION
The 2-3 mile stretch of South West Coast Path between Penzance and Marazion gives stunning views across Mounts Bay to the fairytale castle of St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard and Mousehole. The trail is easy, level and wide, with an array of fabulous places to stop and take in the picture-perfect views.
Catch a glimpse of The National Trust's St Michael's Mount during your hard day's exploring.
With level access to the beach, golden Perranporth is a year-round winner for its fantastic facilities, which includes a sand chair to aid beach access. The town of Perranporth, as well as the beach itself, is relatively flat and home to the Watering Hole beach restaurant which offers uninterrupted views out to sea - it's also the only beach in the UK with a bar on the beach!!
With disabled toilet facilities and beach wheelchair hire, Perranporth is the perfect choice for an accessible, family friendly day at the beach.
Arguably Cornwall’s most popular cycling route, the traffic-free Camel Trail is a great choice for those with reduced mobility. Both Camel Trail Cycle Hire and Bike Smart Cycle Hire in Wadebridge have bikes for hire which have been specially designed for adults and children with specific access requirements. There’s tandem tricycles, side-by-side tricycles, and a power assisted wheelchair tandem so that everyone can enjoy the trail!
Get out and discover Cornwall's excellent cycle routes during your cottage break.
Despite being a valley garden with steep sections and steps, there is a step-free route around Trebah Garden which is accessible for motorised vehicles. Two motorised Tramper mobility scooters are also available to hire free of charge at Trebah through the Countryside Mobility scheme (book ahead to avoid disappointment). Plus, entry for people with disabilities and their carer is half the standard rate.
6. GYLLYNGVASE BEACH IN FALMOUTH
Another beach which has a sand chair is Gyllyngvase in Falmouth. Here the golden arc of sand has a gentle slope and is boarded by a level pathway which runs the length of the seafront with beautiful views across the bay to Pendennis Castle on the headland. There’s also the open plan Gylly Beach Café which come rain or shine, is a perfect place to enjoy a slice of beachside living.
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Now that you know there's no shortage of accessible things to do in Cornwall, you have all the more reason to visit!
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