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Holiday in South Cornwall

South Cornwall is the most southerly part of England with the sunniest climate with the mildest temperatures, filled with dramatic scenery and interesting historic landmarks. Explore the stunning coastline of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs, wild woodlands and smuggler's coves that make up the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And enjoy the circular walks around Lizard Point and Mullion Cove, the rugged and atmospheric Bodmin Moor, picturesque Tamar Valley and the iconic mines at Botallack as seen in the BBC drama Poldark. Keen walkers will love the Rame Peninsula and the 800 acres of Mount Edgcumbe Park. For a unique theatre experience, visit the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, a wonderful open-air theatre built into the granite clifftop overlooking the ocean. From surfing the clear aquamarine ocean waves at the award-winning Porthmeor Beach to discovering the legend of the medieval hilltop castle of St. Michael's Mount and the fun and history at Flambards theme park, there's so much to see and love on a memorable holiday in South Cornwall.

Award winning holidays

Riverside Lodges in Cornwall

This 2-bedroom luxury lodge is set in a peaceful 11-acre riverside resort near the town of Saltash. This comfortable new countryside retreat sleeps up to 4 guests and features floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor decking area with garden furniture and barbeque to fully enjoy the idyllic natural surroundings.

About South Cornwall

South Cornwall has something for everyone, whether it's surfing the crashing waves, walking the cliffs, or enjoying the art, the culture and the food. South Cornwall is a place of naturally beautiful surroundings dotted with picturesque ports and fishing villages with award-winning restaurants and eateries offering amazing local produce. You won't be disappointed by the good old-fashioned fish and chips, the locally caught seafood, famous Cornish pasties or traditional Cornish cream tea. Spend a day in Mousehole, the very pretty fishing village with an interesting maze of winding alleyways that's famous for its Christmas lights display in the surrounding harbour or find out all about Cornwall’s hidden communication history when you visit the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno. 

Seek out the heart-shaped stone where history and legend meet at the fairytale St. Michaels' Mount and its sub-tropical gardens. The myth was that this medieval 12th-century hilltop castle set on an island with breathtaking views was built by a giant and can be reached by land when the tide is out and by boat at all other times. Enjoy a fun, fascinating and thoroughly educational day out for all ages at the Eden Project near St. Austell where you can experience the largest indoor rainforest in the world inside an amazing giant biome complete with waterfalls, canopy walkways, rope bridges and over 1,000 plant varieties.

Families and anyone young at heart will absolutely love Flambards in Helston, the theme park with so much more than just rollercoasters and rides, featuring several immersive indoor attractions where you can walk through life-sized replica recreations of a Victorian village with cobbled streets and alleyways connecting over 50 shops, a London street during the second world war Blitz and the real-life Edwardian chemist shop with all its original pills and potions that lay dormant for 100 years. There are also museum exhibitions of wedding dresses through the ages, a collection of vintage and classic motorcycles and an interactive aviation experience.

Art and wildlife lovers should head to St. Ives for the Tate St. Ives Art Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Take a boat from St. Ives to Seal Island to see the grey Atlantic seal colony there, or visit the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance with woodland, dramatic views, large exotic and sub-tropical plants and modern art created by globally renowned artists. South Cornwall is a spectacular UK holiday destination with some of the best attractions, food and ocean views in the country.

Things to do in South Cornwall

St. Michael's Mount

St. Michael's Mount Cornwall

Visit the iconic St. Michael’s Mount at low tide when you can walk the causeway between the mainland and the island then take the boat for your journey back.

Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park Cornwall

Flambards is an amazing theme park with thrilling rides, rollercoasters and a recreated Victorian Village, Britain in the Blitz and Chemist Shop Time Capsule. 

The Eden Project

Eden Project Bee

The Eden Project offers a fascinating fun day out with a great itinerary of events for all ages, contemporary gardens and the largest indoor rainforest in the world. 

Land's End Signpost

Land's End Cornwall

Visit the iconic Lands End signpost and add your home town and its calculated distance from Land's End for a personalised photo memento of your trip.

5 Reasons to Book a Holiday in South Cornwall

1. South Cornwall has some of the best award-winning beaches and clear turquoise sea in the country including Porthmeor Beach with its sandy beach and surf school and Porthcurno Beach with its fine white sands, high cliffs and sheltered coves.

2. The Eden Project near St. Austell, is an interesting day out for all ages with its futuristic biomes that house simulated rainforests with thousands of plant species and botanical gardens to explore. 

3. The Minack Theatre is a unique outdoor theatre built into the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean in Porthcurno, Penzance. This wonderful theatre puts on plays, music, comedy and opera throughout the year, come rain or shine.

4. Land's End is the most south-westerly point of England and an iconic landmark place to visit in South Cornwall. Tourists have been adding their home town and the distance from Land's End to the icon signpost since the 1950s for a memorable souvenir of a Cornwall holiday. 

5. For young and old, Flambards is a theme park with more than thrilling rides and rollercoasters, featuring a wonderful variety of indoor attractions, including the fully immersive recreated Victorian Village, Britain in the Blitz and Chemist Shop Time Capsule.