The South Cornwall coast

Why visit the South coast of Cornwall?

From the windswept Coastwatch station at Rame Head in the East, to the tranquil scenery of the Helford River toward the West, the South coast of Cornwall is full of contrasts and plenty of surprises. Like a thick green carpet slung across the land, the hills roll down to the shoreline, with sandy coves and bays, where the sea is framed by whitewashed fishing villages, harbour towns and exotic sub-tropical gardens. The sheltered river estuaries are ideal for messing about in boats and inland you'll find a host of pretty villages and market towns. 

You'll find:

  • Spectaular coastline
  • Hidden coves and beaches
  • Wooded river valleys and estuaries
  • Fantastic sailing waters
  • Cliff top walks
  • Lush sub-tropical gardens
  • Harbour towns and villages
  • The twin castles of Pendennis and St Mawes
  • The Eden Project
  • The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Places to visit include:

Kingsand and Cawsand, Whitsand Bay, Looe and Polperro, Fowey, Lostwithiel, Charlestown, St Austell, Mevagissey, Roseland Peninsula, St Mawes, Truro, Falmouth, Helford River.

Explore our map to see the south coast

South Coast > St. Austell > Truro > Truro
A charming Cornish cottage with bright & spacious open-plan accommodation. Sleeps 4 with 2 bathrooms; log burner; private garden; free Wi-Fi 

★★★★Visit Britain
South Coast > Mevagissey
Superbly situated at the top of Polkirt Hill, this B&B must have one of the best views in Cornwall, looking over both the inner and outer harbours and miles of Cornish coastline.

★★★★AA
North Coast > Perranporth > St. Agnes > South Coast > Truro > Truro
Trevarth is a small and friendly family run holiday park in the heart of Cornwall. Trevarth captures all that is best in Cornish holidays – modern holiday homes set in idyllic and tranquil location just inland from the North Coast beaches.

★★☆☆☆ AA
South Coast > St. Austell
A small rural campsite, sheltered and well drained, with toilet block. Friendly atmosphere. 3/4 mile walk to the old fishing village of Gorran Haven and several sandy beaches within one mile; impressive coastline and cliff scenery,

★★★★AA
South Coast > Looe > Polperro > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Historic country house with hotel-style facilities in beautiful gardens 3 minutes from Looe. An Idyllic touring base for Cornwall with double, twin and family rooms, award-winning hospitality, on-site parking and Looe Valley bus/train services.

★★★★Visit Britain
South Coast > Truro > Mid Cornwall > Truro
Chy-Vista is a lovely Bed & Breakfast tucked away on the outskirts of Truro. Set within its own walled garden in a quiet, rural position with lovely country views, a wonderful place to relax,unwind and enjoy the peace. Ideal for exploring all of Cornwall.

★★★★Visit Britain
South Coast > Looe
Rocktowers, Apt 12, is a 4* Luxury 3 bedroom, Penthouse Apartment on the South Coast of Cornwall in West Looe.  The balcony offers some of the best views in Cornwall and is close to the SWCP. 

North Coast > Polzeath > St. Agnes > South Coast > Mevagissey > West Cornwall > Mousehole > St. Ives
Combining the luxurious perks of a boutique hotel with the privacy and independence of a home away from home, each one of our properties has its own unique personality.

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