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.

Newquay Zoo

Get close to the animals, from Africa to South America, as you journey around this terrific zoo, set in tropical botanical gardens. Enjoy the adventure play areas and hands-on experiences including feeding time for the monkeys, lemurs, penguins …

Cornwall’s Lakes

Cornwall’s lakes are an important habitat for local wildlife and plants. These lakes are also used for a wide range of outdoor water activities at five visitor centres.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Get up close to over 40 naturally themed habitats and discover an underwater aquarium tunnel with incredible views of giant loggerhead turtles, reef sharks and tropical fish.

Godrevy Beach

Popular with surfers, families and walkers, this sandy beach is on the edge of St Ives Bay and around three miles northeast of the town of Hayle.

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