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The mild aquamarine waters gently lap the sandy shores of the beaches and harbours in this ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’. Dolphins leap amongst the waves and seals pop up next to fishing boats hoping for a fish or two in the calm serene waters off South Cornwall.

With winding Cornish country roads and steep stone hedges don’t be surprised if you happen to find yourselves unexpectedly close to the ocean looking out on to a breathtakingly beautiful view of South Cornwall’s coastline. Keep your cameras at the ready as there are photo opportunities at every twist and turn of the road

Located here in the South are the historical Lost Gardens of Heligan and the modern Eden Project, very popular with visitors. A full day’s exploration is needed to truly appreciate these must see attractions and all they have to offer.

Hire a boat and spend a day lazily weaving in and out of South Cornwall’s tranquil estuaries. Stop at one of the pubs located along the riverbanks for a heart warming lunch and a refreshing drink before setting off on your way again.

Picturesque whitewashed villages hug the coastline with narrow tortuous access roads. Charlestown, the historical port between St Austell and Fowey, has many stories to tell. Visit the shipwreck centre located here and learn about the county’s fascinating maritime past.

With Looe, Mevagissey and Fowey all located along this special Mediterranean-esque coastline you can explore these pretty villages and towns to get a true sense of the beauty and feel of South Cornwall.

There is something for everyone in South Cornwall. You can use our interactive search for things to do, places to visit, eating out and what’s on in South Cornwall. If you are looking for a South Cornwall cottage, Cornish Traditional Cottages has a great selection hand-picked cottages to share with you.

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