Shopping & Eating Out
With their narrow alleyways, cobbled streets and pedestrian zones, Cornwall’s towns and villages put the fun back into the art of shopping, especially when they host a maze of arts and crafts, local markets, antiques, unusual boutiques and a huge range of surf and beachwear goods.
For a wide selection of Cornwall’s offerings spend a day in the city of Truro – on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the piazza is busy with a local farmers’ market where you can buy a wide selection of local produce including fresh fish, cheese, bread, fruit and vegetables; art-lovers should head to the village of St Ives to discover its huge selection of artists studios and galleries; and for that something special you can’t beat Falmouth’s eclectic cluster of local arts, nautical novelties and contemporary boutiques.
As you would expect, Perranporth’s high street is dominated by surf shops and a favourite of ours is Bathsheba Surf, recognisable by its impressive Indonesian carving mounted on the face of the shop. Bathsheba Surf provides a wide selection of quality surf brands in clothing, wetsuits, surfboards and accessories.
Blue Hills Tin gather the tin ore for their jewellery and giftware along the beautiful North Cornish Coastline. Once collected, it is processed, smelted, refined into ingots and cast into an unique range of giftware and jewellery.
Kingsley Village is a unique shopping outlet in Fraddon (just off the A30 near Indian Queens), which includes fashion and gifts, local artisan food and drink, plus an excellent restaurant serving meals, snacks and treats from breakfast to afternoon tea.