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With the beaches less crowded and the winter drawing in, Cornwall in November can be a magical place.

With the festive season fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to take stock with a calm break in Cornwall in November.

We’ve put together a list of events happening all over North Cornwall in November to give you some inspiration on what to do while you’re here.

Read on to find out what’s happening in North Cornwall in November…

couple in Cornwall in November

Guy Fawks Night at The Bearded Brewery

Friday 5th November 2021, Saint Mawgan

This adults-only event in Cornwall in November offers an exciting take on Bonfire Night. Enjoy live music, fire dances and delicious fire-cooked food.

Find out more details on the event here.

Butchery and Bushcraft Cooking Course

Saturday 6th November 2021, Saint Mawgan

If you’re seeking unique things to do in Cornwall in November, check this out. This Butchery and Bushcraft Cooking Course is an all-day immersive experience led by experienced game butcher Robbie.

He will guide you through breaking down a carcass and understanding the cuts of meat. Enjoy delicious wood-fired pizzas and cider taster session at lunch, before spending the afternoon learning how to cook on an open fire.

Check out the event in more detail here.

Euro Bodysurf England 2021

Saturday 13th to Sunday 14th November 2021, Newquay

Surprisingly, surfing is one of the best things to do in Cornwall in November! The beaches and waves are quieter, the ocean swells are more consistent and the water temperature doesn’t drop until the end of November or early December.

If you’re visiting Cornwall in November and are a fan of surfing, head down to Fistral Beach in Newquay and watch the Euro Bodysurf England 2021 competition.

The competition will be hosted over the weekend of the 13th, and will include heats, semi-finals, and finals for both women and men.

Find out all the details here.

Beach Clean in Polzeath

Wednesday 17th November 2021, Polzeath

We can all help the environment more. So why not spend a beautiful morning on Polzeath Beach helping the environment this November in Cornwall?

The Polzeath Marine Conservation Group are working in conjunction with Beachcare to organise this beach cleaning event. Enjoy the fresh sea air and beautiful views and treat yourself to a hot drink from one of the local cafés afterwards.

Find out more details here.

Cornish Winter Fair 2021

Saturday 20th November 2021, Wadebridge

Enjoy a day of celebrating all things Cornish farming and food while in Cornwall in November!

Perfect for a fun day with the family with farm animals and a food and farming educational discovery zone, where you can learn more about local agriculture and food production!

Discover more details here.


Your break to Cornwall in November will offer a chance to enjoy Cornwall in its quieter season.

Why not stay in Cornwall in December too, to visit a host of amazing North Cornwall Christmas events on offer?

Read our North Cornwall walking guide and explore the beautiful countryside, or picturesque coast of North Cornwall in the crisp autumn air.

There’s plenty of secret coves in North Cornwall to discover and enjoy all to yourself too!

Book a North Cornwall holiday cottage today and make memories in Cornwall in November with John Bray Cornish Holidays.