Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 11:44
Off the Cornwall for a short holiday next month, staying in Marazion.

I know there are a lot of great photo opportunities near bye but just wondering if there are any hidden gems I should try and take in.
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Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 12:32
have you heard of the lost gardens of heligan
if you are in for a good walk
well worth the walks there in the lost woods


Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 12:35
Where do we start! Just look for a German number plate and follow it! They seem to have a guide book written by a local, whereas the English just head for the beach.
Anyway, look up Porth Curnow/Pedn Vounder (locals call it Pedny beach)/Logan rock. If you like walking, just start at Logan rock and keep going, visiting the little beaches, until you reach Lands End.
Lamorna (if you prefer car parks to walking)
You can't really go wrong with any of the coast paths from Lamorna, on to Lands End and round to St Ives. After you round Lands End, you're in Poldark country and it's all just stunning.

St Ives is great for a beer and pasty while the kids play on the beach, but it'll be packed in Summer.
All the paths are easily reachable from the coast road and all the secluded beaches will reward a little excursion down the cliff.
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Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 12:53
Sennon Cove and or Priests Cove nr Cape Cornwall


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Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 16:05
As already mentioned plus Church Cove Gunwalloe, Porthleven, The Loe pool, Rinsey Cove, Prussia Cove, Mousehole, Portgwarra, Godrevy


Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 18:44
Kennack Sands, Cadgwith, Coverack all on the Lizard Peninsula. if you have a dog then Kennack has one beach available to let them loose on at any time .
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Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 19:54
St Mawes Castle, Pendennis Castle, Godrevy at sunset. Geevor tin mine museum at Pendeen. Take a day trip over to the Scilly Isles. Oh and St Michael's Mount
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Link Posted 18/05/2015 - 20:53
The Eden Project?
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Link Posted 19/05/2015 - 08:58
Depends how much time you want to waste on the road. All of the above are well worth a visit.

I would add Newlyn Pier/ harbour for a taste of a working fishing port

If you like gardens - Trengwainton and Trewidden are within spitting distance of Marazion.

If you fancy driving a bit further - Falmouth and the Rose Peninsula are well worth a visit - and the boat trips up the Fall river or Helford passage are a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Lots of interesting little places around the Helford river such as Gweek and not forgetting my personal favourite gardens in Cornwall - Trebah with it's stunning tropical plants and trees and superb private cove and beach.

In Marazion

The Fire Engine pub in Marazion at the top of upper fore street is a 'real' pub with decent food and a garden with excellent views of the mount.

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Link Posted 19/05/2015 - 09:19
I'll second Trebah- nice garden and nice beach!!
Padstow is ok but you would be travelling a fair distance


Link Posted 19/05/2015 - 21:31
Hi All,

Many thanks for all your info and suggestions so far, some real gems to think about, only in Marazion for 3 whole days so have to be thoughtful on what we can and can't do, will most likely stick to the immediate area around Marazion, St Ives and Lands End.
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Link Posted 20/05/2015 - 10:33
I got lost in the garden at Eden, I loved it. Best experience I ever had...
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Link Posted 20/05/2015 - 18:40
I was in Cornwall last weekend, staying in Mullion. The coves around there are very photogenic and there is a great coastal walking path. Around Mullion (south of Helston towards the Lizard) you'll find Mullion, Poldhu and Church coves, and also Gunwalloe. If you're a museum fan, there's the Marconi museum at Poldhu Cove where the UK end of the first-ever transatlantic cable was based.

p.s. watch out for snakes in the garden at Eden...
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Link Posted 25/05/2015 - 09:03
I liked Mullion, last time I went there a small section of it was fenced off due to the storms.
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Link Posted 25/05/2015 - 11:12
I would have thought the obvious was Mounts bay, St Michael's mount.

You can walk out at low tide or take a boat from Marazion.
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