Your Guide to the Best Short Break in Cornwall - St Moritz Hotel

Whether you're seeking a romantic escape, a family break, or a solo adventure, Cornwall has it all. This guide to the best short breaks in Cornwall brings you the ultimate guide to experiencing the very best this enchanting region has to offer. From the charming villages of St Ives and Padstow to the rugged beauty of the Southwest Coast Path, each destination is handpicked to ensure an unforgettable experience. Discover secluded beaches, indulge in delectable seafood, and immerse yourself in the delightful Cornish culture.

Why Cornwall is the perfect destination for a short break

Cornwall boasts stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and a rich cultural heritage, making it an idea destination for a short break. Whether you’re craving relaxation by the sea or an adventure along the coast, Cornwall offers something for everyone making it the perfect getaway destination throughout the year.

From the moment you arrive at the St Moritz Hotel, Cornwall’s charm begins to unfold. Whether you craze a leisurely stroll along the golden sands of Polzeath, a surf lesson with Wavehunters in the azure waves, or a rejuvenating cycle along the stunning Camel Trail, Cornwall caters to everything you could possibly imagine on your short break.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Bodmin Moor, exploring ancient tin mines, or head to the quaint fishing harbour of Polperro and explore the ancient smugglers village.

– Popular attractions and activities in Cornwall

Cornwall is brimming with attractions and activities to suit every taste. Embark on a journey through history as you explore iconic landmarks such as St. Michael’s Mount, a tidal island topped by a medieval castle, and the majestic ruins of Tintagel Castle, steeped in Arthurian legend.

For nature enthusiasts, Cornwall’s rugged coastline offers spectacular views and thrilling outdoor pursuits, from surfing waves at Fistral Beach to hiking the cliffs of Lands’ End.

Delve into the county’s artistic soul with a visit to the Tate in St Ives, showcasing contemporary art inspired by Cornwall’s landscape and heritage.

 Explore the quaint streets of St. Ives, indulge in fresh seafood in Padstow, or hike along the dramatic coasts of the Southwest coastal path. Other must-see attractions include the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

With its wealth of attractions and activities, Cornwall beckons travellers to immerse themselves in its rich tapestry of culture, history, and natural beauty.

The best times to visit Cornwall for a short break

Welcome to Cornwall. Where rugged coastlines, picturesque villages and golden beaches await your exploration. Planning a short break is an exciting endeavour, but choosing the right time to visit can enhance your experience further. At the St Moritz Hotel, we understand the importance of timing when it comes to memorable getaways. Let us take you through a run down of the seasons, here in Cornwall…

Spring: Blooms and Tranquillity (March-May):

As nature awakens from its winter slumber, find Cornwall blossoming with life in vibrant blooms. Springtime in Cornwall offers mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and the opportunity to witness the countryside in full bloom.

Summer: Sun, Sea and Festivities (June-August):

Summer is undoubtedly one of the most popular times to visit Cornwall, and for good reason. With long days, warm temperatures, and an array of festivals and events, summer offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

Autumn: A Tapestry of colours (September – November)

As summer fades into autumn, Cornwall transforms into a kaleidoscope of colours, with golden hues blanketing the landscape. The crowds begin to thin, making it an ideal time to explore Cornwall’s hidden gems and scenic routes

Winter: Coastal Charm and Cosy Retreats (December – February):

While Cornwall may experience cooler temperatures during the winter months, its coastal charm remains undeniable. Experience the raw beauty of Cornwall’s coastline and cosy up by the fire with a hot cup of cocoa.


No matter the time of the year, Cornwall beckons with its timeless allure and breath-taking beauty. At St Moritz Hotel, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery and relaxation, where each season unveils its own unique charm. Plan your short break with us and let the magic begin!

 Planning your short break itinerary in Cornwall

When planning your short break in Cornwall, consider your interests and preferences. Whether you’re drawn to the coastal walks, historic sites, or culinary delights, there’s plenty to explore. Create a flexible itinerary that allows you to experience the best of Cornwall while leaving room for spontaneity and relaxation.

Here is an example of an exciting Cornwall itinerary:

Begin your adventure with a visit to the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac, famed as the setting for the beloved TV series, ‘Doc Martin’, before journeying to the laid-back atmosphere of St Ives, where narrow cobbled streets lead to sandy beaches and thriving art galleries. For a taste of adventure, venture to the rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor, stopping off at the very popular Malcom Barnecutt’s bakery for a tasty Cornish Pasty. Unwind amidst the subtropical wonder of the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a botanical paradise. Complete your itinerary with a culinary exploration of Cornwall gastronomic delights at Rick Stein’s famed restaurant in Padstow.

With careful planning and a sense of adventure, your short break in Cornwall promises to be an unforgettable journey into the heart of England’s southwestern gem.


Accommodation options at St Moritz

For a luxurious stay in Cornwall, consider the St Moritz Hotel & Spa. Nestled on the stunning North Cornwall coast, St Moritz offers elegant accommodations, gourmet dining and world-class spa facilities. With serene ambiance and impeccable service, St Moritz is the perfect base for your short break in Cornwall.

Choose from our inviting Cosy Rooms, ideal for solo travellers or couples seeking a snug retreat adorned with modern amenities and a touch of coastal charm. Our King/Twin Rooms provide spacious comfort featuring plush furnishings and luxurious touches to ensure a restful night’s sleep.

For those craving panoramic views of the mesmerizing sea, our Seaview Suites are the perfect choice, bosting expansive windows that frame the ever-changing coastal landscape. Dive into relaxation in our Garden Suites, offering convenient access to your own lush private garden, perfect for enjoying the Cornish Sunshine.

Families and groups will find their ideal home away from home in our Self-Catering Villas, complete with multiple bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and private gardens, providing the ample space for bonding and relaxation.

Alternatively, our Self-Catering Apartments offer the perfect blend of independence and luxury, with modern amenities and spacious living areas ensuring a comfortable stay for guests all ages.


Whichever accommodation option you choose, St Moritz promises an unparalleled blend of comfort, style and hospitality, ensuring that your short break in Cornwall is truly unforgettable.

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