If these photos are anything to go by, you do not need to get on a plane and travel miles to get beautiful beaches and stunning scenery. If you think you need to go abroad to have an exotic break? Then you might want to think again… Gone are the days of wet, cold summers at the beach, or camping in the countryside, instead you’ve got destinations that feel like you’ve left the country, with stunning coastlines, dive pools, picturesque streets and quaint canals.
It almost goes without saying that there are some incredible holiday destinations to be found in this world – Bali, Hawaii, the Maldives and Mexico to name just a few. Exotic places where you can find everything you need to truly escape and unwind. White sand, tick. Turquoise sea, tick. Fantastic surf, locally-sourced seafood, lush greenery, far-reaching views, watersports, space to sunbathe, blue skies and startling sunsets, palm trees, and delicious cold drinks on tap – tick, tick and tick.
In a recent survey by Holiday cottage providers, Stay In Cornwall 90% of people can’t tell the difference between Cornwall and the Caribbean in their picture quiz. I certainly couldn’t and I travel the world for work! The tricky picture quiz proves that the vast majority of people genuinely can’t tell the difference between a beach in the Indian Ocean and one hidden on the coast of our own little island. The picture postcard paradise is actually an awful lot closer than any of those far-flung destinations mentioned above and is in fact in the south-westerly county of Cornwall. If you want to take the quiz yourself check is out here Kernow?…Err no!
65% of people couldn’t pick out a Cornish sunset when compared to those in Hawaii, Indonesia and the Galapagos Islands, and a huge 80% of participants couldn’t tell which was the National Trust beach in Cornwall, when put up against the staggering surf of Australia, Canada and France.
Here are my favourite destinations you won’t believe are in England….
INSTEAD OF: MAJORS BAY, ST KITTS
Port Lympne Reserve, Kent
INSTEAD OF: SERENGETI, TANZANIA
Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
INSTEAD OF: NEW ZEALAND
Minack Theatre, Cornwall
INSTEAD OF: ANCIENT GREECE
Norfolk Lavender Fields
INSTEAD OF: PROVENCE, FRANCE
INSTEAD OF: THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA
Lunan Bay, Scotland
INSTEAD OF: CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS
Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
INSTEAD OF: LYNN CANYON PARK, VANCOUVER, CANADA
Portmeirion Village, North Wales
INSTEAD OF: THE AMALFI COAST
INSTEAD OF: TAJ MAHAL, INDIA
Little Venice, London
INSTEAD OF: AMSTERDAM
Where else have you been to in the UK and thought it looked as exotic as another place abroad?
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