South West England
This site has been
designed to help visitors to Cornwall find holiday accommodation
- Cornish self catering, bed and breakfast, hotels and holiday parks. It
also has lots of links to the attractions, museums, house and gardens,
activities such as walking, surfing riding and fishing, as well as
pubs and restaurants for eating out.
The accommodation, pubs and restaurants,
towns and villages has been split into the following regions: -
The North East Boscastle,
Bude, Camelford, Crackington Haven, Delabole, Kilkhampton, Polzeath, Port Isaac,
Rock, Sandymouth, Tintagel, Trebarwith, Widemouth Bay An area of dramatic rugged coastline steeped in history and legend. A visit to Tintagel is a must - supposedly the home of King Arthur and definitely an important
5th and 6th century settlement. As well as the spectacular cliffs, you will also find plenty of family beaches such as
Sandymouth, managed by the National Trust and classed as Heritage Coast. This is a great beach for children with sand, rocks and many rock pools.
The North West Camborne, Crantock, Holywell
Bay, Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Padstow, Porthtowan,
Portreath, Redruth, St Agnes, St
Columb Major, St
Newlyn East, Wadebridge,Watergate
Bay, Again this is an area of contrasts.
To the south the rugged, wild beauty of the landscape reflects Cornwalls historic mining past. In contrast we have the popular resort of Newquay with 11 sandy beaches - famous for its great surf. And then we have Padstow, for centuries a major port, being the only safe harbour on the North coast and now best known for its superb sea-food restaurants!
The Far West Cape Cornwall,
Carbis Bay, Godrevy, Gwithian, Hayle, Lamorna Cove,
Land's End, Marazion, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance, Porthcurno, Praa
Sands, St Ives, St Just, Zennor,
Cadgwith, Coverack, Gunwalloe, Gweek, Helston,
Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Mullion, Porthleven, St. Keverne Land's End, where Cornwalls 200 foot granite cliffs meet the Atlantic ocean is one of the most famous landmarks in the country. Other well known places in the area are St. Michael's Mount overlooked by the
small town of Marazion and the picturesque cottages and walled harbour at Mousehole. Should you are interested in the local culture, visit Newlyn -
Cornwall's busiest fishing port. If however you are looking for long sandy beaches you will not be disappointed at Porthcurno, Hayle or Praa Sands.
South West Falmouth,
Feock, Mawnan Smith, Penryn, Philleigh, Portloe, Portscatho, Probus,
St Anthony, St Mawes, Truro, Veryan
As well as the superb countryside of the Roseland peninsula, with plenty of opportunities for horse riding, cycling, walking and golf, this region has the two important centres of Falmouth and Truro.
Falmouth was a busy fishing port and ship building centre and it is now the home of National Maritime Museum Cornwall. A river or sea cruise from here should also be on your agenda. Truro, Cornwalls only city, has a splendid Neo-gothic cathedral, craft markets and plenty of interesting shops to browse around.
South East Carlyon
Bay, Charlestown, Dobwalls, Downderry, Duloe, Fowey, Golant, Liskeard,
Looe, Lostwithiel, Mevagissey, Polperro, St Austell, St Ewe An area of peaceful estuaries and fishing villages. The more sheltered temperate climate provides the ideal conditions for more exotic plants and you will find plenty of magnificent gardens here. The bays are also ideal for watersports and Mevagissey and St Austell are perfect for the dinghy sailor and windsurfer. Fowey harbour is famous for the week long Royal Regatta at the end of August.
Callington, Calstock, Cawsand & Kingsand, Gunnislake,
Launceston, Saltash, Torpoint
Breathtaking scenery and a rich & varied
wildlife - The Tamar Valley is an area rich in beauty
and history, possessing some of the finest scenery in the
West Country. The Estuary is an important haven for wildlife,
such as the Avocet and Little Egret. The valley of the river
Tamar - and its tributaries, the Tavy and Lynher - is designated
as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Moor Area - Altarnun,
Blisland, Bodmin, Bodmin Moor, Cardinham, Minions, St
Neot Bodmin Moor
is unspoilt moorland at its best and it is the largest
area of semi natural habitat in the county. The views from
its huge granite tors are fantastic and look out over
the moorland, bogs, wooded valleys and isolated farms.
This rugged landscape has been farmed since prehistoric
times, the remains of which can be discovered as you
explore this mysterious area of legends.
The pages for activities - fishing,
golf, watersports, walking, attractions, houses and gardens, museums
and general information are listed for the whole of the county.