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Best Picnic Spots in the South West
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Best Picnic Spots in the South West

We’ve got the picnics, all you need to do is pick the spot! Here’s a round up of some of our favourites:

1. Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno
Porthcurno3 credit Adam Gibbard and Visit Cornwall

With turquoise oceans, golden sands and beautiful coastline, Porthcurno is a firm family favourite picnic spot. There’s often sightings of basking sharks and dolphins off this coast, so keep your eyes peeled – you can even take your picnic into the Minack Theatre, the cliff side theatre and watch an afternoon matinee.
Pick up your picnic from Penzance, Newlyn or St. Just

2. Cardinham Woods, Bodmin
Cardinham Woods
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a treat! These woods will bring out your inner adventurer – not only are they perfect for walking until your find a sunny (or shady) spot, you can cycle or even horse ride if you fancy it! Another plus is they’re dog friendly, so make sure you bring your furry friends along too.
Pick up your picnic from Bodmin

3. Instow Beach, near Barnstaple

We have it on good authority that this sheltered cove offers a pretty spectacular sunset. Fill your picnic hamper with goodies and a something fizz, grab your significant other and watch the sky turn orange.
Pick up your picnic from Barnstaple

4. Exeter Quayside, Exeter

If you’re more of a city slicker than a countryside lover, take a short walk from Exeter town centre to the quayside. A hub of activity, dangle your legs over the riverside and watch gig rowers, kayakers and even artists painting along the riverside. There’s even swans and ducks to help with your leftovers.
Pick up your picnic from Exeter

5. There’s no place like home
You don’t have to go far to enjoy a perfect picnic. It’s not always practical or convenient to gather everyone up, so why not make the most of your back garden, local park or if the weather takes a turn for the worse, you can even lay out a blanket in your living room!
Find your local Warrens Bakery here

 

Images © Visit Cornwall, Adam Gibbard, BodminLive.co.uk, InstowDevon.net, waterfrontexeter.co.uk