Things To Do In Cornwall In The Rain


A holiday in Cornwall is the perfect escape, offering unparalleled views, beaches and countryside to explore. But escaping to Cornwall doesn’t mean escaping the ever-present British weather we all know and love.

The weather is constantly changing, meaning that no matter your holiday plans, you may need to find a little flexibility in your schedule (and your suitcase, don’t forget those wellies!).

Whilst sunbathing on the golden sands of Gyllyngvase Beach may be out of the picture, there are still plenty of things to do in Cornwall when it rains!

Our 8 Favourite Rainy Day Activities in Cornwall

Don’t let the rain dampen your stay, plan the perfect rainy day with our favourite Cornish activities!

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1. Visit The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Less than half an hour away from our doors, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is the perfect day out for families, no matter the weather! Meet the resident seals and sea lions on the bank of the Helford River. Get a sneak peek of the seal pups in the Nursery, learn more about the sea life off our shores and maybe see a few farmyard friends along the way!

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2. Explore The Tate, St Ives

Stroll the halls of the Tate and take in the beautiful artwork of local artists that adorn the walls. View curated collections and captivating stories showcasing the Cornish Coast. 

Why not make a day trip out of it and enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the country from St Erth?

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3. Try Some Wine

With our usually subtropical climes, Cornwall has a few excellent vineyards and wineries creating delicious wines. Whilst the rain falls take shelter with Knightor on one of their guided winery tours, alongside a tasting experience of some of their tasty local wines and vermouths.

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4. Laser Tag at Raze the Roof

Looking for a little more shelter from the outside weather? Head to the closest soft play centre with a laser tag course to get your body moving and adrenaline pumping. If you want to tucker your kids out before settling into your cosy family suite for the night, Raze the Roof is the perfect place to do it!

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5. Explore the Beaches

We know that beaches scream sunshine and warm weather, but have you ever explored the surrounding Cornish beaches when the rain sets in? Imagine moody settings like those you would find in a Daphne De Maurier novel, with waves washing in alongside treasures such as sea glass, shells, and even the occasional piece of Lego! A treasure hunter's dream.

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6. A Day By the Pool

So swimming in the sea might be out of the question on a day like this, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a seasonal dip. Living beside the sea wouldn’t be complete without a pool, and luckily for you, at St Michaels we have two!

Relax in our hydrothermal pool at the St Michaels Spa, or head to our Health Club for some family fun time splashing about!

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7. Water Sports

If you’re already going to get wet, why not do it in a wetsuit? Explore Cornwall from a new perspective and paddle the coves surrounding your favourite beaches in Falmouth with these all-weather beach activities. Paddleboard, kayak, windsurf or sail during your exploration. This could also be the perfect opportunity to try out surfing!

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8. Head to the Gardens

With a pair of welly boots and a waterproof coat, you have the perfect outfit ready for exploring one of the many Cornish gardens dotted around the county. Splash through puddles as you visit English country gardens and subtropical paradises, full of flora and fauna, mazes and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Discover Cornwall’s Many Charms, Come Rain or Shine

Get ready for your next stay on the Cornish Coast without fearing the weather with hidden gems and indoor escapes to make your break the perfect escape!

Dive into your next adventure now with St Michaels, the perfect base for all of your adventures, with a few fun treats ready for you to find right here in the resort! Check out our selection of rooms available today, or get in touch to find out more!