Top 5 Picnic Spots in Cornwall

What better way to celebrate the launch of our new Cornish Picnic Hamper than by heading out and uncovering the top 5 picnic spots in Cornwall and sharing them with you!

Pack a rug, grab a hamper full of tasty Cornish produce and head to one of these beautiful locations.

Pepperpot Portreath


The Pepperpot, Portreath

Just 2 miles down the road from our Simply Cornish Hampers shop you’ll find the harbour village of Portreath. Park up on Lighthouse Hill and its just a short level walk away, so you can come with as much picnic paraphernalia as you can carry! Sitting high on the cliffs the shipping daymark known locally as ‘The Pepperpot’ has sweeping views across the sea, Portreath beach, the harbour and Gull Rock island. It’s also the perfect spot to watch the sun dip into the sea at the end of the day amid a blaze of colour.


Portheras Cove


Portheras Cove, nr Pendeen

Take the scenic B3306 road from St Ives towards Pendeen for an amazing drive with stunning views before you’ve even arrived at your destination! Park near Pendeen lighthouse and take a short stroll along the cliffs to the secret beauty of Portheras Cove. Do be careful though, this cove isn’t suitable for a dip due to strong currents.


Wheal Prosper, Rinsey

Wheal Prosper, Rinsey

Another spot close to a car park for easy access with a picnic hamper! Wheal Prosper is a picturesque Cornish engine house perched on the edge of the cliff with views across Mounts Bay. In front of Wheal Prosper is a beautiful level grassed area, just calling out for your picnic rug. Laze away an afternoon with a book and some bubbly.


Durgan Beach

Durgan Beach, Helford River

Enjoy a whole day out by exploring Glendurgan Gardens on the way through the valley and down to Durgan.  This tiny hamlet has a peaceful beach with views of the Helford River and out to sea. You can also get to it from the coast path.


Trencrom Hill

Trencrom Hill near St Ives

A bit of a climb to the top but totally worth it for the views across two coasts. Legend has it that the hill was once the home of a giant so keep an eye out! The spectacular rock formations at the top create plenty of natural flat picnic tables, perfect for that Instagrammable picnic layout.

If you’ve been inspired to discover any of our top 5 picnic spots in Cornwall then our new Cornish Picnic Hamper is perfect to take with you. It contains two Cornish steak pasties, four butter scones, clotted cream, jam and Cornish elderflower wine. Perfect for a special picnic for two. Click here to order yours from £43.99.