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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★★★★★ Visit Britain
South Coast > Falmouth
Dolvean House is a 5* luxury bed & breakfast in Falmouth, who pride themselves in hospitality and look forward to spoiling you with care, courtesy as well as modern luxury and comfort. There is never a shortage of things to see and do.

South Coast > Truro > Truro
The Haven has been recently refurbished to a great standard and offers majestic views of Truro Cathedral.

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South Coast > Looe > Bodmin Moor + Tamar Valley > Liskeard
Six beautifully appointed 5* luxury self catering cottages. Surrounded by open countryside it is a haven for peace and relaxation. Perfect for countryside lovers, dog owners and walking enthusiasts.

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South Coast > St. Austell > Film and Literature > Poldark
Luxury award winning self catering cottages on a superb complex with indoor heated pool set in around two acres and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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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.

★★★★AA
South Coast > Pentewan > St. Austell
A quiet, family touring park nestled on the banks of the River Winnick. The spacious touring park has a selection of hard standing and grass pitches.  Ideally located on the edge of the coastal village of Pentewan, 3 miles from St Austell. 

South Coast > Polperro
Luxury holiday lodge near Polperro, with open plan lounge, dining area and fully fitted kitchen, 2 twin rooms, 1 double bedroom, 2 bathrooms and parking with use of site facilities.

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