Best known for its famous annual Furry Dance, Helston is situated at the northern edge of the unique Lizard Peninsula. This busy little town was once an important market and Stannary town. Follow the Helston town trail for a tour of local history and don’t forget to visit the excellent little Helston Museum which houses an eclectic and evocative collection of memorabilia.

Famous for its long association with the arts as well its maritime history, Falmouth is situated at the mouth of the River Fal and boasts one of the largest natural harbours in the world. The town is home to the National Maritime Museum, which is well worth a visit for anyone with a love of all things nautical.There are four beautiful family beaches in Falmouth, Castle beach, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth, not to mention the fabulous Pendennis Castle.

St Ives
World famous for its long association with the arts, St Ives is home to the Tate Gallery, and the wonderful Barbara Hepworth Museum as well as a plethora of smaller galleries and shops scattered about the narrow, winding streets. The picturesque harbour and its small active fishing fleet are a glimpse into Cornwall’s seafaring past. There are no less than four beautiful sandy beaches, Porthmeor, Porthgwidden, Harbour beach, Porthminster. St Ives is a popular surfing destination.

Truro is Cornwall’s only city. Attractions include a beautiful Victorian Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum. Truro is the main shopping centre for mid-Cornwall and has most of the more well-known larger retail stores in the city centre, as well as a range of unique local shops and a variety of restaurants and characterful pubs.

Helford village is incredibly picturesque, nestled in the trees above the emerald creeks of the unspoilt Helford River. Frenchman’s Creek is a must-see, made famous by Daphne Du Maurier’s novel of the same name. Trading ships once brought French rum, tobacco and lace from the continent to the area and during the Napoleonic Wars, pirates often populated the far reaches of the river.

Cadgwith Cove is one of the most picturesque fishing villages on the Cornish coast, made famous recently by Monty Halls’ series ‘The Fisherman’s Apprentice’ which featured the cove and the many fishermen that work here. The local pub ‘The Cadgwith Cove Inn’ is the hub of the community and the gift shop ’The Watchhouse’ sells all sorts of local craft.

Mullion is a large village with hotels, pubs, shops and a cricket ground. Down by the seafront you will find Mullion Cove, a dramatic cove owned by the National Trust. The harbour was completed in 1895, when pilchard fishing was the main local industry and is still used by local fisherman.

Porthleven is a pretty harbour well-stocked with restaurants, galleries and pubs. It is a working harbour, with boats supplying their daily catch to the eateries on the harbourside. Porthleven is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and well-known for its three miles of golden sand towards Loe Bar and the Penrose Estate.