In the 19th century Perranporth was a tin mining village. It is now a family resort with miles of golden sands, attracting surfers, sunbathers and sand yachters. It also has a golf course and boating lake and there are fine cliff walks in the area.
For those who are a little more adventurous, there are caves to explore and interesting rock formations to investigate. The town is also known for holding the Lowender Peran Folk Festival each October.
Stroll down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom. There are three valleys of Glendurgan to lose yourself in – full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants.
Big leaves and exotic flowers thrive in the jungle-like lower valley and sun-loving specimens enjoy the upper banks. In spring thousands of wildflowers carpet the sloping sides of this steep valley.
St Ives, widely regarded as the jewel of Cornwall’s crown, a beautiful seaside town, set in breathtaking coastal scenery – whatever the time of year or day, St Ives gives something special to every visitor that will make you want to return again and again St Ives is the art centre of West Cornwall. Artists were attracted to the area from the 19th Century onwards.
The Tate St Ives offers constantly changing exhibitions as well as its remarkable permanent collection of art.
The Eden Project
The Eden Project is a truly unique experience – a place to explore the amazing relationship that exists between the human population and the fascinating world of plants.
The world’s largest geodesic domes at The Eden Project, contain two distinct biosphere’s for you to explore, the Humid Tropical Biome featuring a jungle environment and the Warm Temperate Biome, featuring plant species from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California.
Welcome to Poldark country! Landscapes across Cornwall were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
There are over 200 iconic Cornish engine houses and the county’s mining industry impacted on all aspects of life as evidenced today in the rows of distinctive terraced cottages, shops, chapels and substantial public buildings. You’ll find plenty of great cafés, pubs, restaurants, art galleries and museums too!
Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches, at the head of the Camel River. Watching the everyday ebb and flow of harbour life is a perfect way to spend a day.
This foodie destination with popular eateries such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant, is the start and end point for the Camel Cycle Trail and a good base for water sports.
Described by some as paradise, Porthcurno, located in the far west of Cornwall has won many awards and it’s easy to see why. With gorgeous fine soft white sand washed by a sea that turns turquoise in the sun and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty.
The large beach is popular with families and up on the cliffs is the internationally renowned Minack Theatre which you can visit all year round.
During your stay enjoy an adventure of a lifetime and book a wildlife cruise with AK Wildlife Cruises of Falmouth to see wildlife at its very best. Join Captain Keith and awaken your senses for the ultimate marine wildlife extravaganza.
Come aboard the “Free Spirit” a beautiful “Flybridge Aquabell Sports Cruiser” and enjoy a truly comfortable journey while you explore the beautiful coastline in search of wildlife.
The harbour village of Charlestown, near St.Austell, was a Georgian ‘new town’, a port development from a local landowner for the export of copper & china clay. Throughout the 19th century the little dock was packed with ships, harbour-side sheds and warehouses.
It remains one of the finest and most fascinating places on the Cornish coast. The harbour is the home port for a famous collection of old ships employed in global film projects and are a particular draw for visitors.
Trebah is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop.
Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden, with over four miles of footpaths. Explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms and follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our very own secluded beach on the Helford River.