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If you rent a car in Cornwall, you will get you explore the beautiful beaches and coastline as and when you please. With the roads and highways being a much more convenient way to travel than the somewhat limited public transport system, you will be able to get to places of interest much faster. For example, if you want to travel to a secluded beach such as Hemmick Beach, then you would be able to get there in much more efficient fashion than if you opted for a mode of public transport.
You will find driving in Cornwall very similar to that of driving in the rest of the United Kingdom, as you drive on the left and have the steering wheel on the right. The speed limits of the country are also the same as the rest of the UK, so you will know not to travel faster than 30mph in towns, 60mph outside of towns and 70mph on motorways. Also, you will be familiar with the change of speed to 20mph when you drive into a residential area.
When you are hiring a car in Cornwall you must be aware of the minimum age that is set by each individual car hire company. It is advised to contact the company you want to hire from before you arrive to ensure you meet the requirements. You must be at least 21 years of age, but some companies will require you to be older. You are also likely to have less choice when it comes to vehicle selection if you are under a certain age bracket, as car companies will restrict you from using the more powerful cars. If you are under a specific age, often 25, then you will also most likely have to pay a surcharge for hiring a car in Cornwall.
Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cornwall.
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