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
Elmswood House is a superb Victorian Guest House with 6 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms set in attractive gardens in the friendly and historic village of Tywardreath. 

Cornwall
Combining the luxurious perks of a boutique hotel with the privacy and independence of a home away from home, each one of our properties has its own unique personality.

South Coast
Luxury Self Catering Country Cottages only minutes from Looe. Set in beautiful grounds, with award winning private gardens, sleeping 2-5, open log fires and dog friendly. 

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Cornwall
Victorian farmhouse, all rooms en suite, on a 250 acre family beef and sheep farm, offering a warm welcome in peaceful, unspoilt countryside within easy reach of coastal beaches. Several large public gardens and the Eden Project are near.

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Cornwall
Bocaddon Holiday Cottages consist of three barn conversions, situated in the centre of Bocaddon farm. The farm lies six miles inland from Looe in beautiful countryside. There are numerous gardens and houses to visit and spectacular walks.

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

South Coast > Looe
Trelay Holiday Park is beautiful, well-kept and non-commercial, located just outside the gorgeous harbour town of Looe. Trelay offers a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere set amongst the stunning Cornish countryside. 

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