A Tale of Foolishness in Cornwall

Whilst enjoying your Cornwall Holidays there are a few things that you should bear in mind so that you don’t end up regretting the whole trip. Along with things like checking tide times so you don’t get stranded, making sure that you have some (or a lot of) rainy day activities planned, assuring you read some reviews of your accommodation in advance so you don’t end up somewhere awful and generally just planning for most of the likely eventualities, you also need to remember one very important thing: the sea can get really cold.

It doesn’t matter what time of year you go, you’ll always see people in the water wearing wet suits. It could be the middle of summer but you’ll still find some people taking the time and care to put on their wet suits before entering the water. There is a very good reason for this. You might be perfectly content to keep swimming back and forth or catching waves on your body board without a wet suit whilst the sun in shining, but wait until it disappears behind a cloud and you feel how the temperature suddenly drops.

Kids will start crying all across the beach, and torrents of families will leave to head back to the accommodation at their holiday parks, planning on taking a warm bath and then huddling by a heater for the rest of the day. You don’t have to fall prey to this though. For a very reasonable price you can acquire yourself a wetsuit for the day, and believe me, it will make the water so much more tolerable.

It might not even be the case that you find you can’t stand the water, just that after half an hour or so your ears start to ache a bit and you find yourself getting more and more uncomfortable. As much as you’re enjoying messing about in the water it quickly becomes unpalatable to do so. Just think how easy it would have been to avoid this with a little forward thinking.

And, of course, being a wet suit it’s not going to get too hot either. New water gradually filters in to replace the old, insuring you are kept at a reasonable temperature all day long.

It’s partly because so much of the Cornish coast faces out to the Atlantic that cold water is such an issue. There are colder places in Britain, certainly, but the influx of fresh water from such a huge ocean really does mean that Cornwall’s coast can be cold.