Welcome to Carne Haven.
The view can be enjoyed around the dining-table too.
The fabulous master bedroom (Bedroom 1).
Sink into the sofas in your own little oasis; surrounded by sub-tropical plants.
Looking back towards the house from the water, Carne Haven can be seen in the middle of the photo.
The kitchen/dining-room is light and spacious, perfect for cooking and dining with friends or family.
Enjoy lighting the fire and watching the changing colours on the water.
Dining on the garden terrace, what a perfect spot.
The conservatory links the kitchen/diner with the outside space.
The sitting-room has plenty of space for everyone.
The kitchen is a very relaxing space to cook in.
The kitchen/dining-room is light and spacious, perfect for cooking and dining with friends or family.
Relax in style and comfort enjoying the fabulous outlook.
Lie in bed and enjoy the sea breeze.
The master bedroom is a lovely size.
The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
This bedroom is tucked away, what a tranquil spot (Bedroom 2).
The owners have decorated with stylish flair.
Calming green tones can be found in this bedroom (Bedroom 3).
Enjoy views over the lush banks.
The family shower-room on the first floor.
Enjoy a soak under the rainfall shower.
A lovely wide entrance welcomes you.
Your four-legged family member is also very welcome at Carne Haven.
This is the view from your holiday home.
Enjoy exploring the creek.
The leafy lane leading down to Carne Haven.
Watch the world change with the ebbing tide.
There are many beautiful walks on your doorstep.
Who knows what could be around the next corner.
Enjoy finding tucked away pubs on the banks of the river.
Poltesco beach is well worth a visit, what a pretty spot
The banks of The Helford are just waiting to be explored.
Sparking waters and bobbing boats.
What an outlook.

Carne Haven


2 miles E of Helford / Sleeps 6 + cot

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The New Inn (1 ½ miles)

This 16th century thatched village pub close to the Helford river has a lot to offer. Child and dog friendly means that the whole family are welcome! What better place to enjoy good food and drink after a walk in the beautiful countryside?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Jacob January 2020

friendly local pub serving good food

We called in here for a meal for the first time since its been taken over and refurbished. It's a lovely little pub; very friendly and the food was very good and not expensive. We joined in the pub quiz which is always fun. A great little pub with parking that deserves support

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Broderick July 2011

Lovely food and drink albeit through scary tiny roads. Well worth the journey.

Nearest beach

Eastern Cove (250 yards)

One of several small coves opposite St. Anthony Beach. Access is limited as parking is tricky but a novel way to get there is by passenger ferry from the boat hire shop at St. Anthony or by stepping stones (only at low tide) across Gillan Creek. A quiet, secluded cove with good rock pools.

Nearest walk

The Helford Valley (1 ¼ miles)

One of the nicest walks in the Helford valley is from Mawnan Church, just outside the village, to Rosemullion Head. You walk through woodland and then join the coastal path for wonderful views across Falmouth Bay.

Nearest town

Porthallow (1 ½ miles)

Finding the tiny cove of Porthallow involves taking the road less travelled. This is the Cornwall of quiet, leafy lanes, hidden beaches and a slower pace of life. If you’re looking for wild nightlife or ritzy shopping, you’re in the wrong place…If you’re after total relaxation and peace, then you’ve found perfection.

Also nearby

Trebah Garden (1 ¾ miles)

Family and dog-friendly, Trebah covers 26 acres, converting a small corner of Cornwall into a sub-tropical paradise. Located above the Helford River, every inch of Trebah is covered by lush vegetation, with 100-year old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias kicking off the season with an explosion of colour.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Woodford September 2020

A disabled persons opinion

I was really looking forward to visiting Trebah but was really disappointed, I was only able to go out of the reception building in my wheelchair when I was faced with the most sever decline and was told that it was like that all the way. It was very unsafe for me to go any further, so had to turn round and go out of the gardens

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sophie Dales August 2020

Beautiful gardens and beach

Well worth a visit. Really incredibly, calming gardens with excellent covid measures in place to feel safe. The private beach is just lovely, worth the short queue to get in (controlled by a traffic light system to ensure not too many people are on it are time). Nice cafe with gluten free options. A very good day out, would highly recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr and Mrs Clark May 2020

Best gardens to visit in the area

If you like to visit gardens then this is one of the very best in the area. We prefer it to the nearby Glendurgan gardens, though Glendurgan is run by the National Trust so you can get in for free if you are a member.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019


Excellent lovely gardens which as NT members (although Trebah is privately owned)
out of high season, can be viewed for very reasonable cost.
Best more natural gardens in the area in my view.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Wonderful Gardens leading down to a lovely beach.

These gardens are truly fascinating and beautiful. We loved that the dog was welcome even in the cafe and the food and drink were all really good, healthy, well prepared and delicious.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Impressive gardens and picturesque beach

Beautiful gardens. Very pleasant staff and good food. The private beach was very picturesque. Would recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs D September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs McCauley-Tinniswood July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gibb June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haines May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Chetwode December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bradford September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bowry June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Wallwork August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Nicholas August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

The Hidden Hut (8 ¾ miles)

A beach cafe in the most rustic sense - a beachside shed with some outdoor seating. It is a National Trust-owned hut, but run by a local couple who provide 'Feast Nights' - now made famous by their appearance on ITV's 'Cornwall with Caroline Quentin'. You need to buy tickets, but the hut is generally open to everyone, except during the winter, so check times on their Web site.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scott October 2020


What a surprise . Very popular so be prepared to queue but you can enjoy the view of Porthcurnick beach and headland.
Excellent customer service.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Stewart September 2020

Very interesting

Worth a little walk.
Very enterprising!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gaunt November 2019

A little gem

What a wonderful beachside find. It is super popular now so expect to queue, but it's is completely worth it with exceptional food, and a great beachside location. You won't regret a day out here. Check the website for opening times/days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gannon September 2019

Great food overlooking the beach

Not just another beach front cafe. This place is possibly the best beach cafe/restaurant going. Great food and atmosphere. Really hits the spot. You will not be disappointed and worth the effort.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Mrs Jarvis

Really fantastic food, great service (despite the length of the queue). You must visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Professor Elton June 2019

Perfect situation and great food

If you didn’t already know it, this a now a justly famous spit just above a lovely Cornish beach.
Splendid food - some fusion inspired and some more typical local Cornish. Great atmosphere. Also they have now a great Hidden Hut cookbook. Such a happy mix of photos and recipes!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2019

lush nosh

definitely recommend for a yummy beachside lunch

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Being relatively local to the area, we felt it was time to see if this often-mentioned beach cafe lived up to it's reputation....and it did! On a sunny August Sunday, the beach was busy and so was the Hidden Hut. Be prepared to queue - for quite a while - but once you've selected which of the mouthwatering options to go for, you've plenty of choice of places to sit and enjoy the really well cooked food and the amazing location. No doubt this will be the first of many visits to come!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2016

Wonderful location

Perfect for coffee and cake, overlooking Porthcurnick beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Geoff and Rebecca November 2016

Stunning place for a delicious lunch! Pricey but great quality. Locally sourced and freshly made. Busy on Bank holidays but worth the queue. Soups are always fabulous as are the pasties, pulled pork baps and sausage rolls. We were lucky enough to get tickets for a feast night once and it was a most memorable and special event. Check out their Facebook page https://en-gb.facebook.com/thehiddenhut/

Kynance Cove (9 ¾ miles)

Probably the most photographed beach in the area - the rugged, rocky coastline, caves and gleaming white sand make it one of Cornwall’s prettiest, take note though, the beach is totally covered at high tide. National Trust car parking is available with access to the beach via a steep gravelled path. Cafe and toilets are available during the summer months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Molloy October 2020

Beautiful day out

Stunning , a must

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Nagle September 2020

Gorgeous dramatic windswept and steep

Gorgeous dramatic beach but time your visit carefully as at high tide there is no beach. Also dogs not allowed on beach in summer as National Trust so have to stay in cafe. Steep climb down so not wheelchair accessible. Make sure you bring your national trust membership card with you when you visit as otherwise will cost you £7 to park.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lane August 2020

Busy and you’ll need change for carpark

We knew it would be busy but hadn’t appreciated quite how much. You cannot take dogs onto the cove and trailers are not allowed in carpark they’re pretty strict so don’t try and sneak in! It’s very organised with lots volunteers and go with change for car park, although it suggests there is a signal, behind the main hut so you can pay by phone it’s not the case, signal v poor.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Clifford August 2020

Beautiful beach...

...but get there early. Check the tide times to plan your visit as beach virtually non-existent at high tide. Also the slightly longer, easier walk is better on your knees and much quieter, better option to walk back up in my opinion!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sophie Dales August 2020

Beautiful but very busy

If you’re going to go here then go early! We went at 9am one day and got parked fine, had a lovely breakfast at the cafe then wondered around the cliffs. Incredible views. Dogs aren’t allowed on the beach from 10-6pm. We tried to go back a few days later, arriving at 9:20 and the car park was completely full!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Elliot January 2020

Wonderful cove!

We went on a stormy weekday in winter and it was fantastically spectacular. Wish we'd paid for longer parking! The walk gives you brilliant views and the cove itself was full of crashing waves! Unfortunately the cafe was shut (only open at weekends in January). But there was a baby seal lying on the path. Sorry, I can't guarantee that it'll be there when you visit. :-)

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Vogel August 2019

most beautiful cove

Though it is very busy and crowded its definitely worth a visit
the Kynance Cove Cafe above the beach is a highlight

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Potts September 2018

Well worth the walk !

We loved the walk to Kynance and the cafe and cove when we got there. They even had lots of gluten free choices.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Grainger May 2017

England's own Paradise

Great walks and when you actually walk down to see it a low tide you've got to catch your breath. Why people go to other countries looking for similar places I do not know. Absolute stunning.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bruderer April 2016

Beautiful place

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Heather August 2015

One of my favourite places in the whole of Cornwall... absolutely beautiful. Well worth a visit!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Paisey August 2012

Best Beach in the world

Picturesque, West facing suntrap, great surf, caves and rock pools.
My 10 year old confidently states it is the best beach in the world and I agree.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Well worth the drive

Although there is plenty to see near Falmouth this beautiful beach on the Lizard is a must and if you forget your picnic don't worry there is an excellent cafe when you get there. There are 2 paths to take from the National Trust car park, one a bit challenging and the other one very straightforward and wheel chair friendly. A fantastic morning out, a lovely walk and all very photogenic.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Coates and Mrs O'Neill November 2011

The Place to visit on The Lizard

Kynance Cove is probably the only place on The Lizard that everyone should visit. Spectacular at any time of the year, in all weather conditions, but probably better to avoid high tide, as there is no beach!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011


We could have spent every day here and not got bored. Beautiful views, sandy beach, caves, mermaids pool, sea, rock pools and a cafe that offered lovely food and great coffee - even the toilets were spotless. The only thing I would say is if you have younger children be prepared for the walk back up to the car after a long day on the beach. But don't let it put you off - its worth it!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hamilton July 2011

Spectacular scenery. We'd already been swimming that day so didn't get in the sea but it was beautiful just to sit up on the cliffs with an ice cream and enjoy watching others enjoy the waves. Being a National Trust member, parking is free so could stay as long or as short as we pleased. Wish we'd spent more time exploring the cove a bit more as I understand there are caves etc. Highly recommended

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lowry-Tanner July 2011

Best Beach on the Lizard

Whilst some don't rate this beach due to the steep walks down to and back up from the beach and the fact that there is no beach left at high tide, in our opinion it is the best beach on the Lizard and definitely worth a visit.
To avoid having to carry too much don't worry about packing lunch as the cafe there is excellent and has loads of different options from jackets to toasties, cream teas and of course pasties.
The advantage of high tide covering the whole beach is that the sand is always pristinely clean and great for making castles!
The sea is usually pretty calm but fairly cold in comparison with others locally, dolphins are often seen in the waters and fish in the cove round the back of the caves - great for snorkelling.
Toilets on this beach are spotlessly clean too which is a bonus.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Miller June 2011

The best Beach

One of probably the best beaches in the UK if not Europe and further afield. Spectacular either when calm or during a storm. The pristine sand is cleaned by each high tide and if you make the effort in checking your tide times, fancy a paddle, and get there about an hour before low tide, you could be the first to make your footprints in the untouched sand. A brilliant National Trust cafe where you can get to eat (in my opinion) the best British bacon butty (even though its in a baguette) plus the view to relish. My other half recommends the crab sandwich. And we both say mmmmm to the cream teas. And then you can exercise it all off with the coast walks north or south.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Very pretty beach with some amazing coastal paths surrounding it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

Kynance Cove

Spectacular wildlife, plants, views and rock formations with a beautiful beach (at low tide) and bathing. Wonderful local walks to the Lizard and Mullion Harbour. National Trust cafe with outside seating.

- Rodney Keen

Roskilly's (2 ¾ miles)

Taste life on a working organic Cornish farm. Walk the ponds, feed the ducks, watch the cows being milked and then indulge with some of the best ice cream in the county. The cream teas are pretty good too! During the summer months you can enjoy delicious pizza.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Smith October 2020

A real Cornish Farm

Fantastic Ice Creams and local delicacies, the home produced pizzas cooked in a pizza oven are fantastic. Walking the ponds area is very calming and can form part of an interesting round St Keverne walk.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell August 2014

A great place to visit with children - lots of animals to say hello to, feed the ducks, watch the milking and of course to sample the yummy ice cream! And, if like mine, your little one enjoys driving then it will be hard to tear them away from driving the tractor!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Aplin September 2012

I return to SW Cornwall once a year - and Roskilly's is always on the agenda for the ice cream and cream teas. It's an additional extra when the tide has forced you off the beach early. You can buy Roskilly's ice cream at a few places - but you never get all the flavours they have on offer at the farm. Idyllic walks around the ponds and watching the organisation of the milking while you work your way through their generous ice creams. Not to be missed! :)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Moir June 2012

A holiday highlight for our children - especially seeing the cows being milked. The ice cream was beautiful. Having visited last about 8 years ago, my husband and I did feel,that the information in the milking shed could have been updated - it did look tatty! Also, they asked children to name the calves but you couldn't see their names. My son (5) would have liked some commentary when the cows came in to be milked. Overall though, we would definitely return

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs James July 2011

We were a bit disappointed with this place - it was very commercialised and the shop wasn't very good. The ice cream is delicious, especially the gooseberry yogurt flavour, but you can get that at quite a number of other places around there.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2011

A great place to visit with or without children. The food and organic icecream is lovely. Highly recommend.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Roskilly's Farm

I have to say that this is one of my favourite places in South West Cornwall. A great day out for the family with a chance to walk around the ponds and feed the ducks, to watching the local cows being milked in the Milking Parlour. The milk is then used to make the famous Roskilly's ice cream (delicious!!) After a late summer afternoon stroll through the fields why not stay a bit longer and try their delicious evening barbecues.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2009

Fantastic ice creams and so many flavours to choose from - BBQ banana, Hokey Pokey and Blackberry Cheesecake all go down a treat.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008

Excellent home made food, walks and children's activities.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking the ponds and farmland is the perfect excuse to build up an appetite for a lovely ice cream - if you can decide on a flavour from the extensive variety made on site! You could tie it in with a visit to one of the nearby beaches, or a longer walk on part of the South West Coast Path. Lunches in the sunny courtyard are good too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Got to be the best ice-cream in Cornwall! They do tasty salads and pies and wonderful cream teas. In the summer they do a BBQ in the evening. Great for families.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Great whatever the weather

Well you could start with a wander around the ponds, why not bring the dog it is sure to enjoy this! Maybe feed the ducks or even just sit for a while and watch the world go by! Then head back to the barns for a well deserved ice cream. So many different flavours how do you chose? Why not stop and watch milking the kids will love it. Lovely selection of gifts in the gift shop and great local produce. Stop into the evening and enjoy the popular BBQ or on chillier evenings sit in by the open fire and enjoy a warming meal. What ever the weather your sure to enjoy a few hours here.

Falmouth (4 ¾ miles)

When booking a Falmouth holiday cottage you won’t be disappointed with this maritime treat. The location is stunning, with winding streets and terraced roads of shops, cafes, bars and cottages - all snuggled between the palm fronted beaches along Falmouth bay and its famous harbour, overlooked and protected by Pendennis Castle and its sister castle on the opposite side of the river at St Mawes. You can leave your car at the holiday cottage as everything is on your doorstep. Or, take the river taxis up to Truro or across to St Mawes and spend time exploring another part of the Cornwall. Falmouth is well placed for discovering all of west Cornwall.

Falmouth’s maritime history is unique. Having the third deepest natural harbour in the world, it became the centre of the postal network to the British Empire and the first place news was landed before spreading across the land. It is now often the start or finish point of various ‘round the world’ record breaking voyages and the Tall Ship’s race, one not to be missed. Today Falmouth is home to the National Maritime Museum, which is well worth a visit, as well as a plethora of watersport facilities. Holidays can easily be spent sailing, fishing or diving in the bay or up the river.

A Falmouth holiday could not be complete without visiting at least one of the many galleries. Falmouth Art School was founded there in 1902 and many of the students have never left, resulting in a vibrant art scene. Much of it is inspired by the locale, the scenery is inspirational and the way of life allows for many a story to be told through creative means. Pick up a Cornish memento to take back with you and provoke happy memories for years to come.

Being on the coast, there is a family friendly shoreline to enjoy. All four beaches; Castle, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth, are sandy and sheltered from the swells and prevailing wind, perfect for a family holiday in Falmouth. They also have rock pools at low tide for the kids (and dads) to explore to their heart’s content when they’ve finished building sandcastles and eating icecreams.

If you’re staying in one of our dog friendly Falmouth cottages you will be spoilt for choice as you are never too far from a rural walk. From the coast path with its panoramic sea views to the many footpaths criss-crossing the surrounding countryside… take your pick!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr McGrath July 2020

Ian McGrath

Liked the idea of shutting down the High Street to traffic between 10.00-16.00, which gave more space for pedestrians still nervous following lockdown. Recommend Harbour Lights Fish

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Day March 2015

falmouth to st mawes

Would recommend the boat trip across to lovely St Mawes, pretty harbour town, great pub lunch in the Rising Sun conservatory....

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Mitchell January 2015

Winter break

Falmouth is good to visit any time of year and we have been in all seasons. Our recent visit in January was excellent. We found plenty to do despite some very mixed weather. As oldies we went to Rick Stein of or a vintage lunch served on Tuesday's until March very busy and cheap. We also visited Pendennis Castle and the Maritime Museum for another oldies lunch (Wednesday's) which included admission to the museum. The view on the Fal is lovely and we visited Newquay and Perranporth which out of season have beautiful deserted beaches to walk on.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2013

Falmouth and surrounding area

Falmouth has something for everyone ~ great beaches, great boating, good choice of restaurants and great accommodation. Easy access to other villages and lots going on ~ one great high street with everything you can imagine. ~Would recommend Amanzi restaurant ~ great place to eat with a South African twist.
Try visiting Mylor Harbour just a couple of miles away, great for walking and eating too. Dogs are welcome at many places in the area which is a bonus......having just spent a few days there in February will be returning again in June.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Ballam July 2012

Something for Everyone

Falmouth really does have something for everyone. Having just spent a recent week of mixed weather we were never stuck for something to do, even if it was just wandering and enjoying the bustle of local life. Everyone working in the shops, cafes, restaurants and local attractions were friendly and clearly enjoyed their work, which in turn made us feel welcomed.

Trips to St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula via the chainlink ferry or by boat make for enjoyable days out.

We also enjoyed dinner and a concert at the Princess Pavillion, with its beautiful gardens that lead down to the seafront.

Hope to visit again soon.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Matthews July 2012

The National Maritime Museum is a superb informative way to spend best part of a wet day, as the number of families and school parties evidenced. As re-entry is free for a year after the initial entry fee we decided to browse the exhibitions for part of the morning, exited for lunch at nearby Rick Stein's Fish and Chip restaurant, which was delicious if a little expensive, then re-entered the Museum to finalize our tour. The Spring/Summer Search and Rescue exhibition was of particular interest as we support the RNLI.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2011

Best town in Cornwall

Falmouth is a very honest town, un-spoilt and un-commercialised, and as such I would rate it as one of the best towns in Cornwall. We have stayed here on holiday many times in various properties, and there is always plenty to do here, which is especially important with 3 young children in tow!

The maritime museum is definitely worth a visit if you are here, this is a high quality attraction which puts some of the other so-called landmark attractions in the county to shame (Land's End to name one). You could easily spend a whole week in the town itself without venturing further afield.

Avoid restaurants such as Stein's fish & chips, and venture into the heart of town for more authentic and better value food. Short ferry rides to St. Mawes and Flushing are great fun, you can even take a ferry to Truro on the high tides.

If beaches are your thing, then Gyllngvase beach is an un-spoilt beauty and is wonderful at any time of the year.

If you like pubs (and who doesn't) then go to the Chain Locker, this is one of my all-time favourite pubs and must surely be one of the best in the country. The quayside location, and the quite excellent beer, rate it very highly. The Boathouse at the top of the High Street at the entrance to the town is also excellent.

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