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Helford, Cornwall, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Select Towns & Villages: Gweek, Porthallow, Porthleven, Coverack, Lizard, Mullion, Falmouth, Helston

Stunning location
South West England is blessed with some of the most beautifully located towns and villages in the UK. Helford is one of them. Comparable, in our opinion, to Salcombe and Dartmouth, St. Mawes or Padstow, Helford is on the south bank of the Helford River and Estuary.

Given the location, if you like sailing or boat trips, then base yourself here for a Cornish holiday. Stay here also if you like coastal walking and natural beauty. We think it's a super location from which to enjoy a holiday on The Lizard Peninsula, too.

To its east are St Anthony-in-Menage, Gillan Harbour and Dennis Head. Awesome views.

Local Lizard attractions
Local Lizard attractions include Gweek's National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Downs, the National Trust's Kynance Cove and Lizard Point.

A little further away, explore Falmouth and Porthleven. As is the case with all the towns/villages we summarise in this area, we'd also suggest longer day trips. Try St. Ives and St Michael's Mount, Land's End and Sennen Cove Beach.


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Penarvon Cove, Cornwall

Located in Helford, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Penarvon Cove is a beach on the south bank of the Helford River and Estuary. We've positioned Penarvon Cove on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its exact location. It's also clearly marked on the...

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Helford Ferry, Cornwall

Located in Helford, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The Helford/Helford Passage Ferry is a small passenger ferry running between Helford and Helford Passage on the Helford River and Estuary. The ferry runs from a jetty on Helford Passage Cove across the water to a small q...

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Jackdaw Cottage
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Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Rates: 342 - 789 Per Week

This recently refurbished Victorian terraced cottage nestles in the heart of a Domesday village close to Helford Passage within walking distance of the two village pubs shop/P.O. and butchers. The Helford River with wate...

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Fifteen The Crags
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Approximately 2.9 miles away.

Rates: 423 - 953 Per Week

Commanding stunning views of Falmouth Bay and the sandy beach (pictured) which lies directly below at the end of the drive this very well equipped apartment on the Maenporth Country Estate enjoys shared use of the 29 acr...

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Avalon Guest House, Falmouth
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Approximately 2.9 miles away.

Total Rooms: 4; Rates: 75 - 250 Per Night

In a beautiful, quiet part of Cornwall, just 20 metres from the beautiful sandy cove of Maenport, this newly built guest house offers attractive, contemporary accommodation and free Wi-Fi...

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