Car & Van Hire in Cornwall

Enterprise car hire locations in Cornwall

The coastline of Cornwall is one of the most exquisite you will ever come across in England, with the north and south coasts having very different characteristics. The Celtic Sea forms the northern coastline, which receives more exposure, hence its wild nature. Conversely, the south is bordered by the English Channel and therefore more sheltered. Traditional Cornish fishing towns, such as Newlyn in the north and Polperro in the south, have made Cornwall a tourist hotspot. The golden sandy beaches and mild weather of this county set the perfect environment for fun-filled holidays and adventures. From the city of Truro to St. Ives, Cornwall has splendid attractions that will occupy your holiday from the first day. With car hire in Cornwall, you can easily move from one stunning location to another without worrying about keeping a regular tour schedule. Enterprise has car rental offices in the region that allow you to find the most appropriate transport means.

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Our Vehicles For Hire In Cornwall

The types of cars for hire available are many, and settling on one can be tough. At Enterprise, we have small vehicles, large commercial vans, mid-sized SUVs, executive vehicles and coupes, among others. If you are driving to Truro for a day’s break, a small car will make it easier to navigate the streets and is convenient when parking, so that you won’t worry about finding space.

A family trip to the beach will call for a car with a fair amount of space. Of course, if you are going to enjoy St. Ives, the full experience is the only way to do it, and that means blankets for lying on the sand, and towels and toys for the children. A people carrier will be the best answer to such demands. It offers enough space in the boot, and you can carry seven or more people comfortably. Our SUV range will work for a holiday that involves driving long distances and encountering rough terrain, and they also have plenty of space for families or groups. We also rent out commercial vans that are a good choice when you are moving house or otherwise need to transport bulky items.

Attractions In Cornwall

The Celtic Kingdom of Cornwall is the place to be if you want a slew of sightseeing options and water activities. Its breathtaking coastline should not be missed. The former medieval monastery of St. Michael Mount paints a picture of what life was like for its inhabitants during that time. Take guided tours of the impressive structure as you catch outstanding views of the shores below. The Eden Project consists of marvellously structured domes that house the world’s largest indoors rainforest, making it a great environment for adventures, especially with friends.

Another way to while away the day with family is to visit the Newquay Zoo, which is home to over 130 animal species, from ring-tailed lemurs to meerkats. The ruins of the Tintagel Castle are as captivating as the legend they hold as being King Arthur’s birthplace. From the cliff top where the castle once stood, you can watch the waves hit the rocks and enjoy the spectacle that the incredible shoreline creates. Book a car in Cornwall and head to Lands’ End, where you get to see the ocean as far as it stretches. You can experience another landscaping phenomenon with the Lost Gardens of Heligan that span 200 acres of fruits, flowers and vegetables. The grand estate of Lanhydrock, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, the Minack Theatre, Trevaunance Cove and Kynance Cove are other must-see places that will contribute to a memorable time in Cornwall.

Places To Visit Outside Cornwall

For a drive outside of Cornwall, Devon is the best choice available. The county has five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the lush countryside is a testament to that. The coastlines in Devon are magical, with gorgeous views from the bays and sandy beaches for family fun. Drive to the beautiful attractions that this neighbouring county has to offer, such as the Exeter Cathedral, which is an architectural marvel. The National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth Gin, the Milkyway Adventure Park and the Thelma Hulbert Gallery are other worthwhile attractions.

Airport Car Hire

The Newquay Cornwall Airport is considered the fastest growing in the region and caters to domestic and international flights. If sightseeing the English countryside is part of your adventure, you can fly to nearby airports such as Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham and hire a car from our local branches.

Parking And Traffic Information In Cornwall

Cornwall's rise into a major tourist destination led to the development of road transport, such as the improvements to the dual carriageway and the A30 trunk road. Towns that were bottlenecks have bypasses that help to relieve the increased traffic in the region. Finding a place to park at the attractions in Cornwall shouldn't be too much of a problem, but consider alternative options during peak seasons just in case.

Cheap Van And Car Hire

Enterprise in Cornwall offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.

Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our Cornwall van hire page to find out more.