Things to do in South Cornwall

Discover the best of South Cornwall

Explore wooded river valleys and estuaries that are perfect for sailing, or wander around whitewashed fishing villages, harbour towns and exotic gardens. Or if you fancy something a little different, there’s the Tate St Ives gallery, the National Boat Museum, and the world's largest indoor rainforest at the Eden Project.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Home to tropical plant life and woodland walkways, this historic 200-acre is the perfect place for a relaxing day out. A visit to their bakery for a proper Cornish cream tea is a must.

The South West Coast Path

This world-famous walking trail begins in Minehead and ends in Poole, and takes you along some of Cornwall's most beautiful stretches of coastline.

Cycling in Cornwall

From routes along old railway lines and through picturesque woodland to the iconic Camel Trail, there are plenty of stunning cycle routes up and down the county.

The Cornwall Seal Sanctuary

Set in the picturesque Helford Estuary by the beautiful village of Gweek, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary has over 55 years' experience in seal rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Lizard Adventure

Take the plunge and experience Cornwall from a different perspective. Go coasteering, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding, rock climbing and learn some essential survival skills.

National Maritime Museum

Explore 15 galleries, the National Small Boat Collection plus the 100ft tall Look Out Tower, Under the Sea Tidal Zone and exciting new family-friendly exhibitions.

Tate St Ives

A stone’s throw from Porthmeor Beach, the gallery features international contemporary art presented within dramatic spaces or against breathtaking coastal backdrops.

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