Cornwall offers an endless choice of superb activities. Here we have compiled a selection especially to help you plan your days out whilst on holiday with us.
The Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are both just a short drive away from our park. A trip to nearby Mevagissey, Fowey or Polperro is a must. For those feeling energetic, walking the coast path is a great way to enjoy the amazing coastal views in this area.
Caerhays Beach (Porthluney Cove) (1.7 miles)
A beautiful sandy beach situated next to Caerhays Castle & Gardens.
There is a large car park, shop, cafe and toilets. Dogs are allowed on the
beach 12 months of the year.
Gorran Haven Beach (2.2 miles)
The heart of Gorran Haven is a cluster of fishermen's cottages, nestling around a secluded cove which remains much the same as in years gone by. The two village beaches boast golden sand and are amongst the safest in the County, making them ideal for the whole family (including dogs on a lead). The main beach is accessible to all, and all facilities are close by including a large car park. The harbour is sheltered by a stone quay from which angling trips are available and there are visitors' moorings for the boating enthusiasts.
Vault Beach (2.5 miles)
Vault Beach is a sheltered beach to the eastern side of Dodman Point which reaches up 110 metres. It is a curved sweep of sand and shingle that gently slopes into the sea. Dogs are allowed on the beach.
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe. Visit website…
Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park
Set in 26 acres of woodland, nestling in the historic Ruddle Valley on the outskirts of St Austell, the China Clay Country Park provides a fascinating day out for all the family. The Park, now part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, is set in the grounds of two former working china clay pits and provides visitors with a fascinating insight into china clay - how it was mined, what is was used for and what it meant for the families who lived in the area. Visit website…
The West Country's leading attraction for rides both gentle and daring, award winning unique exhibitions and family fun and entertainment. Visit website…
Dairyland Farm World
DairyLand created the concept of farm tourism diversification in 1975. Today they are one of the UK's leading farm attractions with over a million visitors to date. DairyLand and the farm are still family owned and run, which is reflected in the atmosphere of traditional family fun and entertainment enjoyed by visitors of all ages. Visit website…
You’ll meet lots of colourful birds including many rare and beautiful parrots, flamingos, toucans and red-billed Cornish choughs. With over 650 birds there is a stunning collection to see. Plus lots more wildlife including Red squrriels, Red pandas, two species of otter and some furry friends in our Fun Farm including donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more. Visit website…
Blue Reef Aquarium
Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of aquarium attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. Visit website…
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. Visit website…
The Eden Project
The largest conservatories in the world, cutting edge iconic architecture, awe inspiring gardens, a rainforest... the list goes on!. Visit website…
Pine Lodge Gardens
Pine Lodge Gardens, being situated on the warm and sheltered south coast of St. Austell Bay, in Cornwall, provide excellent growing conditions for rare, unusual and tender plants. Visit website…
An historic private estate internationally renowned for its collection of magnolias and camellias. Visit website…
Lanhydrock is the perfect country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. Follow in the footsteps of generations of the Robartes family, walking in the 17th-century Long Gallery among the rare book collection under the remarkable plasterwork ceiling. Visit website…
The Barley Sheaf (1.1miles)
Newly refurbished family and dog friendly village pub. A "Freehouse" specialising in real ales and locally sourced quality food. Visit facebook page…
Gwineas Bar & Bistro (2.2miles)
At The Gwineas they've taken a much loved Cornish local and brought it bang up to date. The clean, smart, modern interior provides a comfortable and relaxed place for you to chill out and catch up with friends and acquaintances. Visit website…
The Sharksfin, Mevagissey (4 miles)
Looking out onto one of Cornwall's most picturesque scenes, Mevagissey harbour, The Sharksfin takes local sourcing to a new level with vegetables from nearby Lobbs Farm, strawberries from Boddington's and fish landed fresh each day at the quayside. Visit website…
The Kings Arms, Tregony (5 miles)
A beautiful, old coaching inn, the Kings Arms was refurbished in 2005 to bring it back to its original glory. Enjoy the original slate floors and wood panelled walls of the three bars. You can even see an original well through the floor. The Cask Marque accredited pub serves excellent St Austell ales along with tasty bar snacks and meals. Visit website…
Austells, St. Austell (8 miles)
A genuine commitment to using the very best local ingredients, respecting seasonal variations, means that the menu changes regularly but the food on your plate is always prepared and cooked with understanding, passion and care. The service is truly Cornish, warm and friendly yet attentive with the clear aim of making every visit a pleasure. Perhaps it is the combination of all the above and head chef Brett's innovative flair that gained 2 AA rosettes within 6 months of opening. Visit website…