May Bank Holiday in Cornwall

May Bank Holiday in Cornwall


RNLI Rescue Display, Looe

A May Bank Holiday in Cornwall has something for everyone. This year we have  the famous Love Festival of the Sea on the 1st of May, celebrating 150 years of the RNLI in Looe. This will include air-sea rescue and helicopter displays, fishing trips crabbing competitions and many delicious cooking demonstrations, involving wonderful local cornish seafood.

 Other local events over the May bank holiday in Cornwall:

Trevithick Day (Sat 30th April): An annual celebration displaying an impressive range of vintage steam powered vehicles roaring through the streets of Cambourne.

Obby Oss Day (Mon 2nd May): A world renowned festival with over 30,000 expected to descend on the little town, there’ll be singing, dancing, fireworks and plenty of traditional cornish food and drinks for the whole family to enjoy.

The Transat bakery. Prologue. St Malo. France Pictures of the start of the Prologue race close to the shore and city this evening Image licensed to Lloyd Images

The Transat Bakerly Yacht Race

Transat Bakerly Yacht Race (Mon 2nd May): For all those water-sports loving/speed fanatics, the world famous transatlantic race will start at approximately 2.30pm from Plymouth Sound. Additional festivities accompanying this exciting race include a Jazz Festival, air and firework display ( 9:15pm), street entertainment, food, competitions and prizes.



British National Surfing Championships – Watergate Bay, Cornwall


English National Surfing Championships (Sat 30th April – Mon 2nd May): Watch the next generation of young surfers battle to knock established competitors off the top spots  for national titles. This annual event at Watergate Bay is a firmly established competition on the English surfing calendar, with 14 divisions including Open, Longboard, Masters, Veterans , Ladies and Juniors.

 Also coming soon….

Port Eliot Dog Festival and Whippet Tea Party (Sat 7th May): A family event, also enjoyed by our four legged friends. Last year over 700 people attended with hundreds of dogs. There’ll be classes for dogs to enter such as ‘Dog who most resembles owner’, as well as afternoon tea, canapés, treasure hunts and musical entertainment. Only a 10 minute drive from Moor2Sea Cornwall the Port Eliot estate is easily accessible and we’d be delighted to welcome dogs and their well behaved owners. The Dog Festival is being held in support of the incredible charity Children’s Hospice South West.

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Port Elliot Dog Festival