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Things to do

Heligan Caravan and Campsite is set in beautiful countryside, ideal for exploring the local environment and instilling a sense of nature in all the family. There’s lots to do on the doorstep; bike trails, wondrous walks, numerous beaches and fishing villages to explore.

Plunge into the rhododendron forests at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, take the ferry from Mevagissey to Fowey, catch fresh mackerel from the harbor wall, swim from the sandy beaches, hunt through the glittering rock pools or simply enjoy true Cornish hospitality at one of the many traditional village pubs.

For garden lovers Lanhydrock House, Trewithen and Trerice are all nearby as are the gardens of Pencarrow House and Pine Lodge.Another popular day trip is to see the gardens at Trebah and Trelissick and the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth.

  • A woodland rope bridge - one of the many things to do nearby to Heligan Woods
  • Cycle trails surround us here in south Cornwall
  • The beautiful Cornish countryside and coastline on our doorsetp
Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan

These stunning gardens are right on Heligan Woods’ doorstep. Simply step through a gate to get to them. They were rediscovered in 1990, and boast the accolade of “Best Outdoor Attraction” 5 star award winner.

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Pentewan Beach

Beaches

Heligan Caravan and Camping Park is ideally located close to many beautiful beaches, just two miles away the soft, calm seas of Pentewan Sands are perfect for children and adults alike. There are also a number of secret coves and hidden beaches to explore further along the coast. 

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The Seahorse

The Seahorse

This modern facility is located at our sister campsite, Pentewan Sands. There’s an inside play area, two swimming pools with Jacuzzi and a bar/restaurant upstairs. 

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Pentewan Cycle trail

Pentewan Cycle trail

This lovely trail is very close by and offers cycle hire on a daily & weekly basis.

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Local Walks

Local Walks

The famous South West Cliff path, with its amazing views, is rated by Lonely Planet as one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world. 

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The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is an ecological wonder and one of Britain’s premier attractions. View weird and wonderful plants collected from all around the world, inside the projects’ huge artificial biomes

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Mevagissey

Mevagissey

The fishing harbour at Mevagissey is a picturesque and still working fishing village. Narrow streets and steep valley sides lead down to the centre of old Mevagissey where the distinctive twin harbour provides a safe haven for the many fishing boats that land their daily catch.

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Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

Shipwreck and Heritage Centre

The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre is in Charlestown. The many and varied exhibitions reflect village life in Charlestown, its history, shipwrecks and the once thriving China Clay industry.

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St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery

Explore the interactive museum, or take a guided brewery tour and learn the fascinating story of its pubs, beers, wines and spirits and the Cornish families who created them over the years.

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Porthpean Golf Club

Porthpean Golf Club

Enjoy a round of golf with spectacular sea views at Porthpean Golf Club.

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Wheal Martyn China Clay Mine

Wheal Martyn China Clay Mine

This interesting attraction brings Cornwall's fascinating billion pound China Clay industry to life!

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Truro

Truro

The city of Truro is well worth a visit with its excellent shops, funky bars, cool restaurants and specialist food shops and cathedral.

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National Maritime Museum Falmouth

National Maritime Museum Falmouth

This multi-award winning museum has 15 galleries over five floors, beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of Britain.

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National Trust Lanhydrock

National Trust Lanhydrock

The grandest house in the county is set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the River Fowey.Trerice and Cotehele are beautiful Elizabethan manor houses with fine interiors and delightful garden.

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Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens

A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop.

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Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Situated on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay Blue Reef houses local marine species, as well as hundreds of tropical species. 

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Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

An award-winning family attraction. Just a short walk from Newquay town centre, it’s home to over 130 of the world’s rarest and most exciting creatures. 

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Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park

Flambards Theme Park is the perfect family day out with a large selection of rides and attractions to suit everyone - from the thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace.  

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