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boating lake and amenity park
and the seafront promenade.
Praa Sands. An Ideal beach for surfing and bodyboarding
and overlooking the docks on the Castle Drive. Not be missed,
Point from the south west coast path.
away Helford village.
heritage not far from Lands End at Botallack
Garden near to Penzance.
Gardens famous maze. Near Falmouth
Exploring West Cornwall
Towns: We are ideally positioned as a base to explore this area of
Cornwall. It is easy access to the main roads and Helston our nearest town is
only 2 miles for larger supermarkets and shops. It does have a small cinema
and a very interesting local museum (free entry). Also a small sports centre
with swimming pool. Annually on May 8th all stop for the Helston Flora
Day. Further away is Truro (18miles) our county town with cathedral, Penzance
(10miles) gateway to the Lands End peninsula and Falmouth (10miles) a
port/dock town and yachting haven. Each town has their own characteristics and
We are not too far either from many of the other small harbour
villages and worth a look are: Mullion Cove, Cadgwith and Coverack.
Perhaps as part of a walk or drive. All on the Lizard peninsula. To
the west just past Penzance are Newlyn and Mousehole.
Visitor Attractions: We
are within 10 miles of some of the county’s top visitor attractions, which
include: Gweek Seal Sanctuary, Flambards Theme Park, Birds of Paradise and St.
Michaels Mount. The Lizard Point and village are well worth a look over their
more publicised twin
Lands End. Falmouth has the National Maritime Museum. And the Ships and
Castles Leisure Centre, with swimming pool including water flume and
In Cornwall you cannot also fail to miss the old granite engine
houses of the tin and copper mines. In fact there are ten areas that are of
UNESCO World Heritage status here. Click on the widget to the left to find out
more mines to visit, walks, cycle trails, local geology and more. Our local
area, Tregonning is in red and adjacent to Helston on the map. This includes
the Trewavas engine houses you can see from the village and pictured left from
Gardens: The local gardens and estates are good throughout the year and
especially in May and June. These include Godolphin (NT), Trebah, Glendurgan
(NT), Trengwainton (NT), Trelissick (NT). All within 30minutes
drive. About 1hr away is the Eden Project and Heligan Gardens. There is a free
Cornish Gardens guide/pamphlet/map with all the main gardens and their
opening times. And free NGS leaflets on the Cornish gardens that are
open and when.
Beaches: There is also a
selection of beaches close by and served by amenities in season. To the east Church
Cove, Poldhu Cove and Kynance Cove. To the west Praa Sands and Perranuthnoe.
Further away on the north coast- Sennen Cove, Gwithian, Portreath and
Perranporth. All are great for surfing and bodyboarding throughout the year.
The sea temperature peaks in early September for warmth and though it
seems strange it is likely to be warmer in November than May. Where it
has been cooling over the winter and yet to warm up again.