Now, with one of the most favorable climates in Britain, the focus of industry is now firmly on tourism. Newquay is Britain's premier surfing resort. Cornwall is bounded on all sides but one by the sea, also making it a popular location for large-scale drug smuggling and atheistic surfers.
Cornwall is regarded as being one of the Celtic nations, and has its own language, Cornish, related to modern Welsh and Breton. Although the language has now died out, it survives in written form and a growing number of people are learning it as part of a wider Celtic renaissance in the county. Some Corns claim not to be English
The county has its own flag, the flag of St. Pirran, a white horizontal cross on a black background, and its own political party, Mebyon Kernow, now substantially represented on several local councils, which campaigns for greater local autonomy.