The Eden Project

The Eden Project

South Cornwall is one of the region's most popular spots for family holidays, containing famous gardens like the Lost Gardens of Heligan and top UK attraction the Eden Project. The gentle beaches of St Austell Bay are a favourite with families, and the bay also features a string of pretty fishing villages like Mevagissey. The region has close links with the author Daphne du Maurier who adored the coastline around Fowey and lived in the area for many years. Fowey celebrates its links to this great popular author of famous novels made into films, including Rebecca, with an annual arts and literary festival.

Porthleven Harbour, Mount's Bay

Porthleven Harbour, Mount's Bay

Where estuaries push far inland on the south coast you'll find top sailing locations like Fowey and Falmouth - the National Maritime Museum is situated on Falmouth's beautiful marina waterfront. Peninsula headlands like Roseland feature dramatic perched castles like St Mawes and at Cornwall's most southerly point sits spectacular coastal walking, hidden cove beaches and best diving around The Lizard Peninsula. Beyond The Lizard is the great sweeping St Mount's Bay, home to pretty fishing harbours like Porthleven and off shore island St Michael's Mount with medieval castle, gardens, shops restaurants and more.

The Lizard Coast

The Lizard Coast

Inland Cornish capital Truro is accessible by boat trip up the estuary from Falmouth and is a real Cornish centre for the arts, featuring The Royal Cornwall Museum housing some of Cornwall's greatest archaeological and fine art treasures. The region's largest entertainment venue - The Hall For Cornwall - is also here and dominating the centre is the beautiful Victorian Gothic revival Truro Cathedral.

Readymoney Cove Beach, Fowey

Readymoney Cove Beach, Fowey

Where to Stay

South Cornwall cottage, holiday home and villa choice is exceptional around the beach bays, estuaries and inland on pretty working farms surrounding capital Truro. Choose a budget accommodation option from caravan parks to camping and friendly B&Bs on The Lizard. You'll also find some beautiful country house hotels in the area, ideal for parties and gatherings. Book a great family holiday park around St Austell Bay just a short walk from beaches and right on the doorstep of the Eden Project. Pretty guest houses and B&Bs are across the South Cornwall coast and countryside, and include a number of award-winners. This part of Cornwall has long been welcoming guests, and the range of accommodation options caters for all tastes. You'll find some fantastic luxury apartments with estuary views from balconies in the Falmouth area or stay is something different like an old 18th century Cornish inn with rooms on The Lizard in the most southerly village in the country!

Accommodation in South Cornwall

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    Caravan and camping park just 2 miles from sandy beaches at Praa Sands, set in 12 acres with WiFi, dog walking fields and children's play park. Cots and highchairs available free.
     
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  • St. Austell
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    Spacious, family home in the centre of St Austell. Bed and breakfast accommodation set in a large, secluded garden close to the train and coach station.
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  • Ruan Minor, nr Helston
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    Perfect for caravan holidays in Cornwall on a working farm with beautiful surroundings and nearby beaches. Static and touring caravans. Parking, pets welcome, wifi access.
     
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  • Porthleven
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    £72
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    Porthleven harbour side hotel offering bed and breakfast accommodation ideal for walkers and golfers. Comfortable guest rooms with an on-site lounge bar.
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  • Near the Lizard
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    £219
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    Welcoming holiday park in Cornwall with touring and tent pitches, holiday caravans and a self-catering lodge. Wi-Fi. Pet friendly. Set in beautiful countryside. Close to beach
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  • St Austell
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    St Austell B&B providing luxury accommodation near the Eden Project. Families welcome. Full English breakfasts and continental alternatives served. Parking and WiFi.
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  • Falmouth
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    Holiday cottage near Falmouth offering well equipped self catering accommodation & boasting wonderful views. On road parking & private garden. Great base to discover Cornwall.
     
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  • Carnmenellis, Nr Falmouth
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    £373
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    Luxurious range of 2 & 3 bedroom holiday lodges in Cornwall with hot tubs, dishwashers, washer/ dryers & decked veranda. Some properties are pet friendly. Off peak short breaks.
     
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    Beautiful Portmellon B&B guest house near Mevagissey overlooking the cove with stunning garden. Twin, king-size & four poster. Award winning breakfast. Wi-Fi, parking. Pub nearby.
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  • Mevagissey
    Sleeps 5
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    Spacious single storey holiday cottage in Mevagissey with lovely garden, conservatory, off road parking, dishwasher & Freesat TV. Two dogs welcome. Short breaks.
     
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