Places to Visit
A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Open every day of the year, from 10am. Discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden, 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.
Superb subtropical garden, with special interest for families. Lose yourself in the three valleys of Glendurgan Garden – full of fun, natural beauty and amazing plants. Discover giant rhubarb plants in the jungle-like lower valley and spiky arid plants basking in the sunny upper slopes.
Nature lovers from around the world visit Carwinion to admire its renowned collection of bamboo and to relax among the beautiful and rare plants in these 14 unmanicured acres of tranquil garden.
A wide and shallow beach with extensive sands when the tide is out. At low tide the sea retreats a long way and the sands are extensive. The beach has a shop/cafe, with a toilet block behind, and a village of holiday houses extend from above beach level along a wooded valley to the northwest.
Many beautiful beaches await you as you stroll along the coastal path from Mawnan Smith. Without car parks or cafes they are less crowded. There are sandy and pebble beaches all along the path and as you round the corner into the Helford River there are even more nooks and crannies to explore.
Falmouth has been shaped and influenced by its strong connection to the sea. A fascinating maritime heritage sits comfortably alongside the creative, building a name for itself as the South West’s cultural and festival destinations. Falmouth boasts the 3rd largest deep water harbour in the world.
The Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is well placed in an ideal position overlooking Falmouth harbour and the busy Carrick Roads shipping area. The maritime heritage exhibition is presented on three floors in twelve impressive galleries.
For a great value family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.