Sea Dips & Sips: Celebrating Picnic Week

Sea Dips & Sips: Celebrating Picnic Week

As we embrace the warmth of Picnic Week, there's no better place to combine the joys of a leisurely picnic with a refreshing sea swim than Cornwall. Renowned for its stunning coastline, Cornwall offers numerous idyllic spots where you can enjoy both a delightful bite to eat and a rejuvenating dip in the sea. Here are some of our favourites.

Port Quin

Near Port Isaac, Port Quin offers a picturesque inlet with clear waters ideal for a sea swim. After your swim, enjoy a picnic on the grassy cliffs overlooking the bay, with views of boats bobbing in the water.

In our picnic basket : A platter of Cornish cheese, Popti crackers and a glass of fizz.


St. Ives

The vibrant seaside town with several beaches, each offering a unique charm. Porthminster Beach is ideal for families, with its calm waters and beautiful promenade, while Porthmeor Beach is perfect for those looking to combine a picnic with a bit of surfing. The artistic vibe of St. Ives adds a special touch to your picnic experience.

In our picnic basket :  A fresh crab sandwich, from the Cornish Deli.


Treyarnon Bay

Treyarnon Bay is a family-friendly beach with rock pools to explore and gentle waves for swimming. It's less crowded than some of Cornwall's more popular beaches, making it a peaceful spot for a picnic. The surrounding landscape offers stunning coastal walks, perfect for working up an appetite before your picnic.

In our picnic basket : A platter of sweet treats, including Rodda's clotted cream, strawberry conserve and scones, to create a classic cream tea. 


Kynance Cove

Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, Kynance Cove is renowned for its dramatic cliffs, white sand, and turquoise waters. The serpentine rocks enhance the stunning scenery, creating a picturesque and tranquil environment. After enjoying a hearty picnic, explore the hidden caves and take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters.

In our picnic basket :  A saffron cake and thermos of tea.


Lusty Glaze

Nestled near Newquay, Lusty Glaze Beach is a secluded cove with golden sands and turquoise waters, perfect for a tranquil sea dip. After your swim, enjoy a picnic on the beach followed by a sundowner in the beachside restaurant with panoramic views of the coastline.

In our picnic basket : A cocktail pasty followed with an ice cold Cornish cider.


Tips for the Perfect Sea Dip and Sip

  • Check the Tides: Ensure you're aware of the tide times to pick the best spot and stay safe.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bring plenty of water, especially if you're swimming and spending the day in the sun.
  • Pack Light: Choose easy-to-carry picnic gear, like a portable cooler and a lightweight blanket.
  • Stay Safe: Always swim in designated areas and be aware of local safety advice regarding currents and tides.


Cornwall's blend of stunning coastal scenery, delicious local produce, and charming picnic spots makes it an ideal destination for celebrating Picnic Week. Whether you're a local or a visitor, these beautiful locations offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy "Sea Dips and Sips" while creating unforgettable memories. So pack your picnic basket, grab your blanket, don your swimwear, and head to Cornwall for a week of seaside bliss!