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About Helford  |  Weather  |  Tide Times  |  Video

Peaceful villages stowaway in the folds of this landscape. Explore Helford, with its riverside inn; the ancient churches of Mawgan, Manaccan and St Anthony; and Gweek, once a Roman port, today a charming clutter of boatyards and quays, and home to the Seal Sanctuary.

From the pretty villages of Constantine and Mawgan, you can meander down gladed footpaths to creeks such as Port Navas or Polwheveral with their oyster beds and yacht moorings.

Strike north from Mawnan Smith to the lush gardens of Penjerrick, or south for the subtropical gardens sloping gently to the river at Glendurgan and Trebah.

Take a stroll along the shore of Durgan, a tiny hamlet which lived on fishing for centuries, or simply pass an idle hour at Helford Passage watching the boats coming and going.

At the Argal and College Waterpark, you can enjoy good coarse fishing, a variety of water sports and excellent amenities with picnic and safe play areas for the children. A mile or so up the Helford River lies the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and to the west Flambards.


Video of Helford


Video courtesy of Paul Dinning for Wildlife in Cornwall








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