Helston is at the north end of the Lizard Peninsula and it is a very pleasant town close to some lovely beaches such as Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe, Poldhu Cove, Mullion and the Loe Bar. Visit the Penrose Estate which offers woodland and farmland walks. Helston is home to shops, a cinema, good eateries, the Flambards Experience, and RNAS Culdrose.
Why visit Helston?
Helston is one of the quieter towns in Cornwall and retains a sleepy rural feel to it. With its attractive streets and good location for beaches and the Lizard, you won’t ever run out of places to visit and activities to embark on. It has good links to St Ives, Truro, Penzance and Falmouth.
Things to do in Helston
Go boating in the family-friendly Coronation Park; take a woodland stroll to the sea through the Penrose Estate; walk along the Loe Bar; Gweek Seal Sanctuary; or visit the viewing deck at RNAS Culdrose. You can reach the Lizard with ease from Helston as well as Penzance and St Ives.
Why stay in a Helston cottage?
Helston is a slightly off-the-beaten-track but with its handy shops and pretty streets, it works well as a base from which to explore the Lizard and to enjoy the local visitor attractions like the Flambard’s Experience and RNAS Culdrose. We have a range of Cornwall holiday cottages to suit everybody in and around Helston.
Three must-see places to visit in Helston
- The Flambards Experience is one of the best theme parks in the West Country.
- Coronation Park is a lovely open space with a café and boating lake close to the centre of Helston.
- The viewing deck at the navy base RNAS Culdrose is a great spot from which to observe jet planes land and take off.