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.

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South Coast > Rame Peninsula
Tamar View b&b bedroom suites. In grounds of an English Heritage coastal fort.  King size or twin bed options. Wet room. Mood lighting. Picture window with views over Devon and Cornwall.

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Cornwall
Charming barn conversions combine peace and tranquillity with a central location to reach all that Cornwall has to offer. Five courtyard cottages for couples, plus family cottage with private garden. 

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South Coast
4 star hotel on the banks of the Helford River with award winning food, gardens, golf course, spa, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, cottages and holiday homes. Plus tennis, kayaking, boat trips & electric vehicle charging. Perfect spot for rest and relaxation
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South Coast
Self-catering accommodation ideal for large families, groups and events. Each house combines stunning sea views, luxury interiors with premium service and attention to detail. Guests are offered simply the best self catering holiday house they have ever experi

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South Coast > Truro
A spacious 3* ground floor one bedroom property sleeping 3-4 people and set in rural countryside just 20 minutes from both the north and south coast beaches, Truro or Falmouth. 

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South Coast
Luxury 4* hotel, award-winning spa & relaxed brasserie set in 43 acres of tranquil Victorian parkland. Just a touch from many of Cornwall’s most popular sandy beaches and attractions, it’s the perfect base to explore Cornwall.

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South Coast > Looe
The Portbyhan Hotel in Looe is ideally centrally located situated on the quayside overlooking this picturesque Cornish fishing port.

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