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10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for The Real Cornwall

We've put together just a few our favourite instagram accounts that we feel show the best of Cornwall... Check them out and get your daily dose of Cornwall during lockdown. Featuring small businesses, individuals and mermaids!


St. Ives Surf School

Instagram: @stivessurfschool
Needing a little dose of Porthmeor Beach? St Ives Surf Schools instagram will give you just that. Snapshots of the fun that can be had learning to surf whilst keeping us up to date with the latest goings on with the team and the town.

St. Ives Mermaid

Instagram: @stivesmermaid
If you haven’t yet heard of the St. Ives Mermaid, then thank us later. She’s keeping the magic alive for children via instagram whilst we are on lockdown. Once this is all over you will occasionally find the St. Ives Mermaid on the water edge posing for photographs with some very excitable children. 

Our Cornish life

Instagram: @ourcornishlife
Greg and Hollys Cornish adventures are documented regularly on their feed. Celebrating Cornwall and its beauty daily, with beautiful photographs and the coffee/restaurant recommendation.

Cornish Walking Trails

Sarah and Andrew’s instagram is full of snippets from some of the epic walks they have done in Cornwall. They film all their walks and put them on their YouTube channel. Check them out and get planning your next walk around Cornwall.

Down the line

Instagram: @downthelinesurf
Being 'Cornwall’s Hardcore Surf Shop Since ’93’ any budding surfers will probably already know all about Down The Line. When not in lockdown they give daily surf reports, in the meantime you can browse their surf shots and boards on their instagram.

Joshua Quick

Instagram: @joshwildstives
Following Josh with give you a totally new perspective on your surroundings. We recommend joining Josh on your next trip to St. Ives for a 'Wild Food Walk', until then follow Wild St. Ives on Instagram for an insight in to Cornish food foraging!

So St. Ives 

Instagram: @sostives
A grid full of beautiful photos of St. Ives. They post almost daily a snapshot from our favourite town along with recommended places to stay when visiting.

A Cornish Life

Instagram: @a_cornish_life
Paul Sampson’s instagram provides us all the opportunity to see Cornwall from a paddleboard. With the pristine glassy waters and beautiful photographs, be prepared to confuse Cornwall with the Caribbean.

I walk Cornwall

Instagram: @iwalkcornwall
Is there anything better to do than a coastal walk, finishing with a pub at the end? Luckily for us, Cornwall has so many incredible walks. Every photo on I Walk Cornwall instagram is guaranteed to feature, the sea, a cliff and a walking path.


Visit Cornwall Uk

Instagram: @lovecornwalluk
Set up by The Tourist Board for Cornwall, you will find inspiration to visit lots of different towns within Cornwall. We can’t guarantee that you will visit anywhere better than St. Ives, but you can always try.

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