Averages for Cornwall in July

July is tied with August as being the two warmest months of the year in Cornwall. As a result, this is one of the more popular times of the year to visit as all hotels, restaurants and attractions are open for business. Therefore, lines may be a little longer, but because of the warm temperatures on land and in the sea, visitors can take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer.

Not only are the temperatures warmer on land, but the surrounding seas are also much warmer...

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  • Temperature Temperature 16°C 61°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 13°C 55°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 60 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 20 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

July is tied with August as being the two warmest months of the year in Cornwall. As a result, this is one of the more popular times of the year to visit as all hotels, restaurants and attractions are open for business. Therefore, lines may be a little longer, but because of the warm temperatures on land and in the sea, visitors can take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer.

Not only are the temperatures warmer on land, but the surrounding seas are also much warmer. This is the second warmest month of the year for sea surface temperatures with numbers climbing to an average of 16°C (61°F). While wetsuits are still needed in order to be fully comfortable, visitors are able to enjoy windsurfing, kitesurfing, wave surfing and just plain swimming. Additionally, the region experiences an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day allowing those who just want to stay on the beach to get plenty of rays. This is actually the most sunshine per day the area will see all year long.

On land, temperatures are also very pleasant with an average daily temperature of 16°C (61°F). The afternoons are also very nice with temperatures topping out at an average of 19°C (66°F). A light jacket or long sleeves are still needed first thing in the morning with overnight lows bottoming out at an average of 13°C (55°F).

This is also one of the drier times of the year. While no month is completely dry, some are drier than others. These drier conditions are another reason why the area is so popular during the summer months. During this time of the year, the region receives an average of 60mm of precipitation spread over an average of 20 days. While some raingear is still needed, much of the rain during the summer months occurs during the evening and overnight hours.

Where To Stay

One of Cornwall's best luxury hotels, The Nare offers everything that guests could want and then some. In fact, for the last 15 years this hotel has been rated as one of the best in the region and guests will not be disappointed. Situated on a private beach and containing breath-taking ocean views, the hotel offers a number of amenities including a spa, indoor and outdoor pools, hot tub, billiard room, and more. The hotel contains 36 well-appointed rooms that come complete with all the trappings of home. This is the perfect spot for couples or families and dogs are also welcome.

Located in Padstow's old town, the Padstow Townhouse contains only six suites, but don't let the size fool you. This hotel is every bit as elegant, luxurious and refined as some that are many times larger. Because of the size of the hotel, the staff are able to give each guest an unparalleled amount of attention and are always waiting to help or answer any question. This adult-only hotel has a Michelin starred restaurant on site and each room comes complete with free Wi-Fi, a curved TV with Apple TV and much more.

Located on the Isles of Scilly, Hell Bay is actually a little slice of heaven on earth.  This award-winning hotel is the perfect spot for couples or families to enjoy a luxurious July holiday. The hotel features 25 immaculately decorated suites complete with all the amenities of home. Each room contains Wi-Fi, at least one television set, DVDs and room service is available. Additionally, guests can enjoy the outdoor heated swimming pool, spa, tennis courts, sauna and Jacuzzi.

What To Do

With wind being a near constant feature of the weather in and around Cornwall, kite surfing has become one of the more popular water sports in the region. Companies such as Pasty Adventures offer classes to teach both visitors and locals the nuances of the sport.

Because temperatures in July are some of the warmest of the year, now is a great time to enjoy an outdoor concert. The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's most famous outdoor theatre and is perched high above the Atlantic Ocean. During the summer months, visitors can take in musicals, plays and more in this stunning setting. However, because this is such a popular venue, be sure to secure tickets well in advance of the production you would like to see.

Hit The Beach

For those looking for a little bit of history to go along with their beach experience, Marazion Beach offers the perfect combination. Located close to one of the oldest towns in the country the beach contains a wide span of pebbly sand that goes on for a long stretch. Behind the beach are numerous dunes and in front is St. Michael's Mount. Depending on the wind, the beach can either be calm and perfect for swimming or a haven for windsurfers who choose to brave the chilly July waters.

Restaurants And Nightlife

For perfectly prepared fish, be sure to visit the Wheelhouse in Mevagissey Harbour. Here, fish are transported directly from the boat, to the kitchen and then to your plate after being prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The award-winning menu includes a wide selection of dishes such as deep fried fillets with caper mayonnaise, mussels, cod and seafood salad. There is also a nice selection of meats including chicken, burgers and tenderloin.

With a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes, Oliver's is not to be missed. Located in Falmouth, the restaurant prides itself on top-of-the line service as well as freshly prepared foods using local produce. Dishes include hand-cut steaks, fresh fish and locally grown vegetables.

The Wine Barrel is a wine bar located in Truro that caters to those who are looking to enjoy some live jazz and blues while taking in the extensive menu. With a wide selection of wines from around the world there will be something for everyone's taste and budget.

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