South Coast Tour – Rainforests and wild coastline

Start the day in the bustling town of Falmouth, enjoying the wide variety of shops and cafes and a walk along the front. From here you can take the opportunity to enjoy a wildlife tour with AK Wildlife cruises, Apollo can arrange this for you and your party, including transfers from your accommodation.  The scenic road out of town offers amazing views over the docks and harbour giving you the opportunity spot many beautiful and well-known boats passing St. Anthonys lighthouse and sailing into the Carrick Roads. Here you can visit Pendennis Castle, originally built by Henry VIII, and in use from the Tudor period until the 1950`s.

Now we head out towards Helford village, there are options here to visit sub-tropical gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah, and your day can be adjusted accordingly (fees apply). Driving through England`s last area of temperate rainforest, enjoying winding roads, babbling creeks and unique scenery.

Here we leave the car for a stroll down to the village, Helford is charming predominantly thatched village, where The Shipwrights Inn provides refreshment overlooking Frenchman’s Creek, the view being the inspiration for the Daphne De Maurier novel of the same name.

Driving from Helford towards the Lizard there are options to visit some of the small fishing villages such as Coverack and Porth Hallow, that are dotted along this coastline. This is a breathtaking part of the British coast and on our way to or from the Lizard, a stroll along the cliffs at Kynance is a must. The perfect spot for photography, wildlife spotting and picnicking, a cream tea with a view. Kynance is stunning whatever time of year you visit, wild in the winter and turquoise waters with flower meadow cliffs in the summer.

The most Southerly point of mainland Britain next. Here you can visit the Lighthouse, which is the only lighthouse you can climb in Cornwall. From the cliffs you can spot seals and dolphins and may be lucky enough to spot a Cornish Chough, the bird that appears on the Cornish Coat of Arms, which is making a comeback in the county.

From Kynance we travel round to Porthleven, on the way there is the option to visit Mullion Cove or perhaps Poldhu, a westerly facing cove that is particularly stunning at dusk.

Porthleven is a haven on this wild coast, that has become known for its art and foodie culture. A mecca for experienced surfers with one of the most famous reef breaks in Cornwall. This itinerary can be adjusted to allow you and your party to visit as much or as little of this stunning area as you wish. Entrance fees for gardens etc are not included in the price of this tour, but we are happy to work with you to make arrangements as appropriate

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