Uncrowded Cornwall: fine food and walking on the Lizard

Overtourism isn’t in evidence when we catch the last rays of summer at a new hotel well-placed for enjoying this peninsula’s quiet beaches, empty footpaths and welcoming pubs

Cornwall has been a popular holiday destination for well over a century, but in recent years it has become a victim of overtourism. Last summer, it was so deluged by visitors that roads were gridlocked and the tourist board stopped promoting its beaches. But despite all this, it has pockets that remain relatively quiet, with almost-deserted stretches of coastal path, uncrowded coves and peaceful pubs.

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