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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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.

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South Coast > Falmouth
Luxury self-catering holiday apartment for two in Port Pendennis, Falmouth, Cornwall.

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South Coast > St. Mawes > The Roseland > Truro
Three superbly converted self catering holiday cottages set in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula and just ‘a stones throw’ from the upper reaches of the River Fal. Situated near St Mawes and numerous unspoilt sandy beaches.

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South Coast > St. Mawes > The Roseland > Truro
Trelagossick Farm is a traditional working dairy farm on the Roseland Peninsula. All 3 self-catering cottages are situated in peaceful countryside and have superb country views. They are sitiuated just 3 miles from the coast.

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North Coast > Boscastle > Bude > Mawgan Porth > Newquay > Padstow > Polzeath > Port Isaac > St. Agnes > Tintagel > Wadebridge > Watergate Bay > South Coast > Falmouth > Fowey > Looe > Polperro > Truro > West Cornwall > St. Ives > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Truro
Cornish Horizons is one of Cornwall’s leading accredited holiday cottage agencies, based in Padstow, with a collection of over 500 holiday cottages around the Cornish coast and countryside. Locations include Padstow, Newquay, Looe, Fowey and St Ives.

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South Coast > St. Mawes > The Roseland > Truro > Truro
The Roundhouse Barns was formerly a collection of 17th-century farm buildings that were lovingly restored 10 years ago creating an exceptionally well appointed B&B Suite where guests have their own bedroom and an additional lounge/dining room.

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South Coast > Truro > 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. 

South Coast > Lostwithiel > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Bodmin > Bodmin
Set in picturesque countryside, yet uniquely positioned with easy access for touring and beaches, our spacious cottages provide the ideal holiday base. Guests of all ages love the relaxed atmosphere and many return each year

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