Averages for Cornwall in November

November is typically wet and chilly in and around Cornwall, but now may be a good time to score some deals on hotels and car rentals. However, it is a good idea to check ahead of time to make sure that certain attractions, restaurants and hotels have not closed with the winter season being just around the corner. If you don't mind some gale force winds at times as well as chillier conditions, the relative peace and quiet around the area can make this a good time to visit.

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  • Temperature Temperature 9°C 48°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 11°C 52°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 7°C 45°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 3 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 100 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 25 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 12°C 54°F

November is typically wet and chilly in and around Cornwall, but now may be a good time to score some deals on hotels and car rentals. However, it is a good idea to check ahead of time to make sure that certain attractions, restaurants and hotels have not closed with the winter season being just around the corner. If you don't mind some gale force winds at times as well as chillier conditions, the relative peace and quiet around the area can make this a good time to visit.

Temperatures during this time of the year take a considerable dip from the previous month. Overall, the average daily temperature is just 9°C (48°F). With temperatures such as this, it is important to pack the proper clothing in order to stay protected against the chill and the wind. The early morning hours are the coldest with average overnight lows of 7°C (45°F). Afternoon highs are only a few degrees warmer with temperatures reaching 11°C (52°F).

Also cooling off significantly are the water temperatures. It is no longer possible to enjoy the various water sports that the area offers because it isn't safe to spend considerable time in the water. Additionally, some of the seas are too rough thanks to strong northerly winds. On average the water temperature is a cool 12°C (54°F).

Visitors will also need to be prepared for plenty of rain during this time of the year. On average the region records 100mm of precipitation over the course of the month. However, unlike other parts of Europe during this time of year, there is no chance of frozen precipitation as temperatures remain well above the freezing mark. Overall, the month is a wet one with rain being recorded on an average of 25 days. As a result, there are only 6 dry days in the entire month.

Where To Stay

Originally built in 1790, this Georgian house is now home to the Chapel House Penzance. This boutique hotel offers just six double rooms each with a private bath, sea views, Wi-Fi and an iPad to keep guests updated on local attractions and festivals. Guests can also enjoy meals onsite made of local ingredients from local suppliers and made to order.

Located in the fishing village of Mousehole, The Old Coastguard Hotel offers 14 bedrooms and numerous additional amenities. Open 365 days a year, those looking to take a November holiday will find warm and welcoming staff at this establishment. The hotel welcomes dogs as well as children and the staff are dedicated to making sure your stay is nothing short of exceptional.

Located on the Lizard Peninsula, the Mullion Cove Hotel features service and style. The hotel has a total of 30 rooms with private baths and sea views as well as free Wi-Fi, three lounges, and numerous dining and drinking options. This dog friendly hotel offers numerous different room styles that are perfect for different needs and budgets. 

What To Do

Despite wet conditions, a trip to Trebah Gardens is well worth the effort if there is a break in the November weather. Thanks to a number of different fauna that flowers at different times of the year, the gardens offer a year-round experience. With mostly sub-tropical plants, the gardens have been named as one of the top gardens in the world. Visitors can also take advantage of numerous classes and events in addition to touring the grounds.

If, however, the weather won't let you outside then a trip to Carnglaze Caverns is the perfect idea. Perfect for the whole family, the cavern used to be a part of a quarry, but now houses a crystal clear underwater lake. In addition to the caverns, the six-and-a-half-acre park is home to numerous types of flora and fauna and is also open to tours.

Restaurants And Nightlife

Voted as one of the best restaurants in all of Cornwall, Ben's Cornish Kitchen located in Marazion is not to be missed. This small restaurant serves big food and the menu includes such items as local scallops, pan-fried Hake, pork belly and a wide selection of delicious and delectable desserts.  The chefs use only the freshest ingredients possible and also enjoy pairing their dishes with some of the best local wines.

With a name like The Fish House Fistral, you know you are going to get some of the best and freshest fish available. With a passion for food, this relatively new restaurant has made quite the splash by using only the freshest seasonal ingredients in its rustic dishes. A lively and relaxed atmosphere helps round out the experience that is second to none.

Mason's Arms is home to some of the best local ales available. Complete with its own beer garden, this pub can be found in the heart of Camelford. Guests cannot only enjoy a wide selection of spirits and beer, but they can also get in the competitive spirit with a pool table and dartboard. The interior is warm and cosy, but uniquely decorated with bottles, china cups and other memorabilia.

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