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

  • Coverack
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    £409
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    Cliffside cottage on the Lizard Peninsula near Coverack boasting panoramic views. Ideal for families and close to the beach. Dogs welcome. Parking and Wi-Fi. Sleeps 2 + 2 children
     
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  • St. Austell
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    £28
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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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  • St Martin-in-Meneage
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    £485
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    Two charming self-catering cottages with private gardens near Helston in Cornwall. Ideal for a family, and suitable for guests with pets. Short breaks available.
     
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    £350
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    Cosy self catering holiday cottage in West Cornwall, superbly situated overlooking Prussia Cove. Nearby Cuddan Point has views to Michael's Mount.
     
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    £34
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    Charming Grade II listed cottage dating from the 17th Century now offering quality B&B accommodation near Truro. 3 double ensuite guest rooms, choice of breakfast served.
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  • Feock
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    £300
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    Charming three bedroom family cottage on the Cornish coast with views over the Fal Estuary. Private outhaul & slipway for small boats. Parking, garden, dog friendly.
     
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  • Ponsanooth
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    £280
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    Beautifully restored 4 Star cottage near Truro & Falmouth. Green Tourism Gold award-winner with outstanding eco-friendly facilities. Families welcome. Woodburning stove
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    £185
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    Peaceful family run caravan holiday park in Lanivet, Cornwall. Close to Eden Project, Bodmin and the Camel Trail for cycling. Ideal for a relaxing countryside break.
     
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  • Near St. Austell
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    £75
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    Charming former Victorian chapel guest house near St Austell, just 3 miles from the Eden Project with free Wi-Fi, parking, stunning gardens and original features. Families welcome.
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  • Ruan Minor, nr Helston
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    £150
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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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