Craving Cornwall? Bring Cornwall to your TV screen this Winter

2020 was a year like no other and presented the nation, including Cornwall, with some huge challenges. Restrictions on the movement of people and socialising meant that many couldn’t travel abroad or indeed even to the South West this year with friends or family.

If you’ve missed your fix of Cornwall lately, fear not. We’ve picked out some free to view TV series that document Cornwall’s rich variety of geography, gastronomy and culture as well as intriguing insights into what lies ahead for our beautiful county following the challenges of 2020.


Rick Stein’s Cornwall – BBC 2, 6:30pm every weekday for 3 weeks from 4th January (15 episodes)

In a new series from Rick Stein he reveals the Cornwall that he knows and loves. With his famous natural inquisitiveness, Rick shares the road less travelled – championing the food, history, music, art and culture of the county. Follow Rick over 3 weeks as he visits many parts of Cornwall local to The Point and even some of our suppliers. Watch on BBC iPlayer.



Cornwall with Simon Reeve – BBC iPlayer (2 episodes)

He may be known for his intrepid and investigative overseas travels, but Simon Reeve turned his sights closer to home in his latest TV series, with some particular features on Polzeath and the areas local to The Point.

The presenter travelled through Cornwall during a 2020 summer like no other. As the county was emerged from the spring lockdown, the pandemic had thrown up so many questions about Cornwall and the future of tourism and industry in the region, as well as its people as well as what lies ahead.

Join Simon as he explores the amazing geography and environment within Cornwall as well as exploring the lesser known parts of the county and the projects and people behind them. Watch on BBC iPlayer.



Cornwall Air 999 – discovery +, free to view (10 episodes)

Cornwall Air 999 delivers a first-hand look at the lifesaving charity, as cameras follow the team of critical care paramedics and pilots on the Cornwall Air Ambulance.

The critical care teams are seen in the action, fighting to save lives during 2020 in the remotest parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The series features some stunning views as the crew fly to incidents – Which spots will you recognise?.  Watch on Discovery +.

Find out more about the lifesaving work of the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, who rely solely on donations from the public and local businesses.



Cornwall and Devon with Julia BradburyCornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury – ITV1 Weds 6th January – 8:30pm (8 episodes)

The presenter walks through the two most westerly counties, which boast more than 5,000 miles of footpaths, from the rugged rocks of Dartmoor to the picturesque port of nearby Padstow. Keep an eye out for some familiar sights in the Camel estuary in episode 2 when Julia visits Padstow.
If this gets you inspired read our top 5 walks in North Cornwall here. 



Feeling inspired to visit the county in 2021?

 The Point is perfectly placed on The North Coast to enjoy all of Cornwalls rich heritage, food, geography and culture as well as a place to relax, unwind and escape with the family. All our accommodation is self-catering giving you the ultimate freedom to take your holiday into your own hands.

Choose from 2-5 bedroom cottages and apartments all situated 15 minutes walk from Polzeath beach with complimentary access to our very own Health Club and tennis courts as well as discounted rates on our 18-hole golf course.

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