Things to do

Cornwall has lots to offer. Aside from the big attractions further afield such as the Eden Project or Lands End, there are endless local places of interest that you can fill your day with whilst staying with us. Here are a few of our favourites.


The South West Coast Path runs past Little Gwendreath and continues for another 630 miles around the coast of Cornwall and Devon. It is just one of thousands of walks you can try whilst based at Little Gwendreath.

Kennack sands beach is only 10 minutes walk away and has its own surf school.

Newton Equestrian are our local riding school. They offer beginners classes and beach rides amongst other things. 

Want to explore beneath the waves of the atlantic? Kennack Diving can help you.

Beautiful Beaches

Our local beach is only a ten minute walk away down a wooded path. It's really two beaches - the main beach to the West and the dog beach to the East (where dogs are welcome all year round). There are two cafe's next to the main beach for anyone who gets a little peckish for a pasty or an ice cream!

The jewel of the Lizard, Kynance has gotten very popular lately so we would recommend arriving there early.

Another great family beach with beautiful views, golden sand and a great beach cafe. What else do you need?

A mile-long sandy beach that is popular with surfers and families.


Yes, we have an ice cream factory producing quality cornish ice cream from its own dairy farm just a short distance away from Gwendreath. Yes, we try very hard not to go there every day.

Making handmade chocolates. Go try some!

Cornwall has a huge array of locally made food and drinks and the alcohol selection is particularly plentiful! Local ales, cider, gin and spirits are all available at the old cider barn on the Lizard road. It also has a room full of interesting antique trinkets!

As well as the best storm watching location, Porthleven has also become known as the foodie hotspot in West Cornwall. One of our favourites there is Amelie's Restaurant.

Ann bakes some of the best pasties in Cornwall and is based in Lizard village.

Whether you are after a white wine complete with sea breeze and cornish fishing boats or sitting in front of a roaring fire with a pint of local ale, Cornwall has a great choice of pubs. Click the link for some ideas.


Little Gwendreath is set with the Lizard National Nature Reserve and is a site of special scientific interest. Therefore, you will be surrounded with beautiful flora and fauna at every step. Bring your binoculars birdwatchers!

Cornwall has a rich mining history and it is still possible to visit some of the old mines. Poldark mine (a world heritage site) will even let you go down into the depths to experience what life was like for the miners.

Flambards features a selection of rides, Cornwall's biggest drop slide and plenty more for family fun just 10 minutes drive from Little Gwendreath (where things are a lot quieter!).

The National Seal Sanctuary is situated in Gweek on the Helford river and is a short drive from Gwendreath. You can meet some of the residents face to face!


The ultimate guide to Cornwall. Full of video tours, event listings and maps. 

For a guide to events, plays, gigs and festivals going on in Cornwall you could do worse than peruse What's On Cornwall's website.

Because sometimes even the warmest part of the UK even has rain, we've got you covered.

A little known gem. The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston is packed full of interesting trinkets and curiosities. It frequently gets rave reviews and will keep you interested for hours.

Little Gwendreath Holiday Cottages, Ruan Minor, Helston, Cornwall. TR12 7LZ

07931 171523

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