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Enjoy a Cornish retreat in Helston holiday lettings

With its lively, friendly atmosphere and array of historic and cultural sites, Helston is an excellent location for a fun-filled retreat. Explore miners’ cottages, historic pubs, vast estates and expansive natural spaces on your holiday in Helston, all within reach of Helston holiday homes.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Helston

Are you looking for things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Helston a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bonython Estate Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Cornish Seal Sanctuary (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Flambards (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Poldark Mine (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Penjerrick (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Castle Beach (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
Day trips

Excursions near Helston holiday homes

Helston is a great base for exploring the sites of Cornwall. Holiday homes are close enough for a day trip to places like Land’s End Landmark Attraction, a Cornish landmark gallery with exhibitions, film shows, a farm park and an animal centre, and Lost Gardens Heligan, a subtropical estate with Victorian gardens, lush grounds and a charming tearoom. You could also explore the Tintagel Castle, the reputed birthplace of King Arthur that offers a dramatic cliff backdrop and sweeping sea views, or Fistral Beach, a sandy beach known for its dunes and prime surfing waves.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Helston

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Helston is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Land's End (22.8 mi / 36.6 km)
  • Bonython Estate Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Poldhu Cove (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Polurrian Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Loe Bar Beach (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • The Loe (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
Beaches

Best beaches near Helston holiday homes

Helston has miles of pristine beaches for relaxing in the sun, playing with the kids or getting out on the water for some thrills. Holiday homes are available near areas like Porthleven Beach, a steeply shelved beach with soft sand and a shallow tide, and Loe Bar Beach, a shingle bank on the freshwater lake with soft sand, gentle water and grassy areas for play. You could also enjoy the sun on the golden shoreline of Praa Sands Beach, or try out paddling or other water sports at Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach.

How to get there

How to get to and around Helston

Fly into Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), the closest airport, located 28.7 mi (46.1 km) from the city centre.

Food & drink

Iconic cuisine near your Helston holiday rental

Cornish food is varied and may include everything from traditional cuisine to contemporary culinary creativity. Some of the most iconic Cornish dishes are cream tea, a scone with jam and clotted cream, Cornish Yarg, a centuries-old, semi-hard cheese wrapped in nettle leaves, and the Cornish pasty, a humble dish of beef, onion, potato and turnip that was once a staple for miners’ lunches. Experience traditional Cornish fare in restaurants and eateries near your Helston holiday rental.

Family friendly

Family fun near Helston holiday lettings

Numerous family-friendly attractions are found throughout Helston for fun or education with the kids. Holiday homes put you in reach of kid-focused places like the Helston Railway, a Victorian railway restoration site with running vintage locomotives, and the Crealy Theme Park & Resort, which has rides for young children, a play area, live shows and an animal park. Kids will also enjoy Goonhilly Downs, a heathland nature reserve with a satellite station, and the Wheal Prosper Tin Mine, a historic tin and copper mine with a working engine house. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, a seal rescue centre with a collection of seals, penguins, otters and ponies, is also great for kids.

Can I find a vacation rental around Helston?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,467 vacation rentals near Helston. From 782 cottages to 245 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Helston for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.