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The Beautiful South Coast

Local Beaches

Glebe Cottage is three miles from the coast. Choose between the village beach at Gorran Haven with a small cafe, shops and toilets or try more remote and quieter beaches at Hemmick, Carhayes or Carne.

Something for Everyone

The south coast of Cornwall is the calm, sheltered coast. Probably the best way to discover it is to walk the South West Coastal Path, discover hidden coves and small fishing villages and understand why this was once the perfect landscape for smugglers.

If gardens are your thing the fabulous Lost Gardens of Heligan are right on the doorstep. Many less famous, but no less impressive gardens are also within easy reach of St Ewe: Trellisick, Caerhayes and Trewithan are all within a 15 minute drive from the cottage.

Then there is the world famous Eden Project. A not to be missed experience for all ages. Whether it’s the plants or the jaw droppingly, spectacular architecture, you will not be disappointed by a visit here.

Good Places to Visit

The fishing villages of Mevagissey, Fowey and St Mawes are within easy reach of Glebe Cottage and are all worth a visit. Here you will find a good selection of shops, restaurants, cafes  and art galleries and  enough activity in the harbour to while away a few hours watching the world go by, or trying your luck with a crab line.

Family Holidays

Family holidays in Cornwall are full of experiences children never forget. The south coast of Cornwall has sheltered beaches, perfect for building sandcastles, hunting in rock pools, easy swimming and beach BBQ’s. Nature is a backdrop to everything you do here: spot basking sharks, dolphins and lots of friendly seals as well as the occupants of the rock pools at low tide.

Choose from local beaches at Gorran Haven, Vault, Hemmick, Porth Luney beach, with spectacular Caerhayes Castle in the background or the wide expanses of Carne and Pendower beaches. Most of the time the sea on the south coast is calm and swimming is easy. If there’s a south easterly wind you can body board and that’s when the surfers appear.

When you’re fed up with the beach there’s the coastal path and many easy walks with lots of places to stop and rest weary legs.

Good Food

The south coast may not have Rick Stein but that doesn’t mean you won’t be well fed. From the michelin star Marina Restaurant in Fowey to more relaxed, child friendly eating places there is plenty of choice for eating out. Lobbs Shop is just up the road. Here you can sample a huge selection of fresh, local produce. Glebe Cottage has a useful list of recommended restaurants to try.

Out on the Water

The calmer seas of the South Coast are a good place to get out on the water. Whether it’s taking one of the many local Ferry rides or trying your hand at Kayaking or Windsurfing you will find lots of opportunities to try out new water sports within easy reach of Glebe Cottage

Walk the Coast Path


The South West Coastal Path is one of the UK’s favourite walking routes. Access to it is easy from Glebe Cottage and there are many circular walks with good lunch spots to try out. The views from the path are stunning and there is lots of local wildlife to spot en route.


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