Dramatic landscapes, secluded coves, and quaint fishing villages – South Cornwall is charming and unassuming. Delve into this beautiful part of Cornwall and uncover hidden gems and understated glamour.
South Cornwall is home to some of Cornwall’s most idyllic seaside towns, and fishing harbours, but it also glitters with hidden gems, just waiting to be discovered. Take the scenic railway journey into Looe and you’ll find a nostalgic bucket-and-spade seaside town with arcades, fish and chip shops and a family friendly beach.
Just up the road is beautiful Polperro, one of Cornwall’s most picturesque harbours, packed with cafés, gift shops and art galleries. The winding streets of Fowey lead visitors gently down into a town bursting with incredible food, fashion and shimmering ocean views. Understated Mevagissey and Falmouth are packed with charming restaurants, cafés and small, interesting independent shops. And stunning Charlestown, with its historic harbour, is nothing short of breathtakingly beautiful.
Attractions like the Eden Project and gardens like Heligan and Trebah showcase South Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate. And animal lovers will enjoy the Monkey Sanctuary and Porfell Animal Land. The region’s beaches are varied and often quiet – sometimes deserted. Lantic Bay is well worth the steep climb down, rewarding walkers with turquoise waters and golden sand. Kynance Cove is one of Cornwall’s most photographed beaches because it’s simply spectacular. And Helford Passage is one of the UK’s prettiest villages. Its waterside pub is the perfect base to set off and explore this beguiling stretch of coastline, and an ideal spot for something local to eat and drink when you’re done. South Cornwall has a feeling in parts of being completely unspoiled, and it’s a magical place for a Cornish adventure.