(UPDATED MAY2018) June is a popular time to visit Cornwall, with the days getting warmer as the month goes on. Temperatures start at around 19 degrees c at the start of the month and average around 22 by the the end of the month.
The average sea surface temperature is between 13 and 17, making it ideal for trying out the wide range of watersports on offer around the coast, from surfing to kayaking and coasteering. You can expect between 11 and 13 hours of sunshine every day so bring your sun cream and flipflops.
What better time to get away to Cornwall?
If you’re planning a visit, here are a few events you might want to check out (if you’ve got time in between the sun-bathing, dining out and watching the sun set over the ocean).
Things to do in Cornwall in June
Fal River Festival, Friday 25 May to Sunday 3 June
Held in the heart of the busy fishing port of Falmouth, this event is a busy 10-day festival celebrating all things maritime, musical and mouth-watering.
Each year more than 100,000 people visit the many events that make up the festival in the town, from the comedy performances and creative arts to the live music, story-telling and delicious food.
The Charles Causley Festival, Thursday 31 May to Sunday 3 June
This festival is a celebration of music, arts and literature, with live music, exhibitions, workshops and performances.
The streets of Launceston come alive with toe-tapping performances as well as national and international poets, writers, singers and actors.
There will also be guided walks around the local area and workshops.
Royal Cornwall Show, Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 June
The grass is still wet with dew, the smell of fresh bacon wafts through the air, and the stall-holders are just opening up their marquees for a new day – it must be day one of the Royal Cornwall Show, the county’s biggest annual event.
There are hundreds of activities, thousands of animals and regular daily performances in the main ring to keep the whole family entertained. Browse the retail stalls, sample local produce and experience one of Cornwall’s biggest and most memorable shows.
Newquay Zoo’s mini beasts event, 26 May to 3rd June
You may already know Newquay Zoo for its monkeys, penguins, lions and otters, but it’s opening up its doors this June to reveal more about its smaller residents?
Go on a tour with the zoo-keepers and see the zoo’s lizards, geckos, tortoises, snakes and beautiful birds, hear about their habits, their natural environments and learn about small animal conservation. Then relax in the on-site cafe and watch the nearby animals in their enclosures.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Friday 22 to Sunday 24 June
The town plays host to hundreds of hours of free sea shanty performances, as the town fills up with singing, dancing and live music at this annual festival.
You can also make the most of everything the town has to offer from its quirky shops, award-winning restaurants and amazing views.
Fathers’ Day, Sunday 17 June
Okay. So this one isn’t exclusive to Cornwall, but can you think of a better way to treat the special dad in your life than a traditional roast and a pint in a Cornish pub, followed by a walk along the beach?
With short breaks available at Ocean Blue in June, there’s no reason you can’t go big with a luxury break away by the coast for Fathers’ Day. Give us a call on 01841 719090 or drop us an email for details.
St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June
Can you really say you’ve lived if you haven’t watched a display of dancing diggers? We say no, but judge for yourself…
Pretty awesome, right??
Dancing diggers are just one of the attractions at the St Merryn Steam & Vintage Rally near Padstow. There are also trade stands, exhibitions, vintage motors, steam engines, fresh local produce and live entertainment. Well worth a visit.
The Golowan Festival, Friday 15 to Sunday 24 June
Held in the beautiful seaside town of Penzance, overlooking the historic St Michael’s Mount, this event celebrates the arrival of Summer.
Expect live music, fancy dress, performances, market stalls, exhibitions, walking tours, workshops and much more.
Hopefully you’ve found plenty of things to do in Cornwall in June, but if you’re still struggling to fill your days (really?! Woah, you have stamina) there is always the beach.
And the 290 miles of coast path.
And the restaurants.
And the bars.
Inspired by what’s on? Book your luxury accommodation by the beach near Padstow. Ocean Blue Cornwall is home to two and three bedroom cottages and apartments, overlooking the white sands and blue seas of Treyarnon Bay.