Towns & Villages
From historic ports to market towns, each town and village in Cornwall is unique and has it’s own reason to visit.
Padstow is very picturesque and has a good harbour for crab fishing and boat trips. You can also cycle The Camel trail to Wadebridge, or catch a boat across the estuary to Rock.
Truro is Cornwall’s one and only city, with an impressive cathedral and lots of small independent shops. A Farmers Market is held every Wednesday and Saturday morning on Lemon Quay.
Falmouth is based around a thriving harbour and is gateway to the beautiful Fal River which runs through an Area of Natural Beauty. It’s possible explore the Fal estuary by arriving by ferry from Truro. The National Maritime Museum is here, also Pendennis Castle. Trebah Gardens and Glendurgan Gardens are nearby.
St Mawes is the principal village on the Roseland Peninsula, situated on the mouth of the Percuil River. The village remains a centre for a range of water sports activities, and has a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants.
Port Isaac is a traditional fishing village with a vibrant local community in North Cornwall and home to the TV series Doc Martin. It’s a truly picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages that head down to the harbour where you can watch local fisherman landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobster.
St Ives is worth a day trip, but as it gets very crowded, try using the Park & Ride from Lelant and take the train into the heart of St Ives for the beach, harbour, art galleries and the Barbara Hepworth museum.
The Lizard is the most south-westerly point of the British mainland and boasts its own unique landscape and stunning views. There are plenty of picturesque coves and beaches such as Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands and Coverack. Also worth a visit is Roskilly’s farm, to sample their award winning ice cream.
Mevagissey is a charming little fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall. The quay is a favourite spot to relax and take in the views. Sit and watch the fishing boats sail by or try your hand at a bit of fishing.
Looe is a thriving town and busy fishing port with a popular family-friendly beach. Nearby Polperro is a step back in time with beautiful cottages clinging to the steep hillsides around a small harbour with spectacular views.
Fowey is large deep water harbour is a magnet for sailing fans. The old town is full of narrow streets full of small, independent shops. Fowey river mussels are a highlight.