Discover The South Cornwall coast

Our recommendations

These have been hand-picked by our skilled and knowledgeable local experts

Talland Bay, South Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Looe, South East Cornwall c John Such
The Mineral Tramways Trail, South Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Matt Jessop
Glendurgan Garden, South Cornwall c Visit Cornwall /Matt Jessop
Fowey, South Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Matt Jessop
Mevagissey, South Cornwall c John Such
Pendower Beach, The Roseland c John Such
Falmouth, South Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Matt Jessop
Rame Head, South Cornwall
Helford River, South Cornwall
Mevagissey, South Cornwall
Charlestown, St Austell, South Cornwall
Truro, South Cornwall
St Mawes, South Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Matt Jessop
Falmouth, South Cornwall c Shutterstock / Visit Cornwall

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