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 > Looe > Polperro
Converted barns and fishermen's cottage that would suit families and groups from 1 to 19 people.  Properties situated on a farm location between Looe and Polperro with one cottage in the heart of Polperro village itself.

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South Coast > Fowey > Lostwithiel > St. Austell
Superb Victorian period family house in quiet unspoilt country village of Tywardreath. Just a short walk to Par Sands & the coastal footpath. Minutes' drive to Fowey, Eden Project, Heligan Gardens.

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South Coast > Falmouth > Penryn
Self catering flats near Falmouth that are modern, low cost, self-contained, sleeping 1 - 4 guests.  With a double bed and double sofa bed in each flat, Glasney Flats are perfect for a couple or young family with children

South Coast > St. Austell > Film and Literature > Poldark
The five cottages are set around a landscaped courtyard. Great care has been taken to make them as cosy as possible. There is ample parking with storage area adjacent to the complex.

South Coast > Pentewan
A beautifully styled apartment set in a wooded valley just a mile from the sea, with an onsite indoor heated swimming pool.  We are on the ground floor and perfect for children and pets as well as for couples or those looking for a total retreat. 

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South Coast > Pentewan > St. Austell
Cosy stone terraced holiday cottage with old wooden beams and low ceilings, sleeps 6. Located in peaceful Pentewan, South Cornwall, 200 metres to quay & a safe sandy beach. Good pub & restaurant in village. 2 miles to Heligan & Mevagissey, 9 miles

South Coast > The Roseland
Brookfield - rural location, just 2 minutes to Tregony village, 5 minutes to shop and pub, sleeps 10, 5 bedrooms, one double bedroom on the ground flour, most pets welcome, 2 ponies in meadow will feed at the garden fence. Driveway parking up to 4 cars

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Truro > South Coast > Truro
Elerkey House is situated in Cornwall amid the tranquil village of Veryan on the picturesque Roseland peninsula and will offer you a warm welcome in this fantastic guest house. 

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