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Discover some days out and adventures on your doorstep when you stay with us at Helford Snug…

Poldhu Cove in West Cornwall
Poldhu Cove is about 10 mins away and has a fantastic cafe open 363 days of the year. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10am to 6pm July and August, but they are allowed in the cafe. See what’s happening at Poldhu here: https://www.facebook.com/poldhu/
Kennack Sands beach in West Cornwall
Another beautiful soft sandy beach about 10 minutes away. Kennack Sands has toilets, two beach cafes and Kennack East, accessible via the path behind the beach nearest the car park is dog friendly all year round. Dogs are not allowed on the nearest part 10am to 6pm July and August. https://dogfriendlycornwall.co.uk/listing/kennack-sands-east/
Kynance Cove in West Cornwall
Kynance Cove wins awards for being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and you need to visit to see why. At low tide, the beach forms so the sea is at both sides of the sand and there are intriguing rock tunnels and caves to explore. Again, dogs not allowed between 10am to 6pm July and August, but there is a lovely beach cafe and toilets. There is an NT car park at the top of the cliff with an accessible pathway behind the beach — look out for it if you don’t want a steep climb! Get there early in summer too, this one gets busy. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kynance-cove
Church Cove, West Cornwall
Another beautiful beach about 10 minutes away. Church Cove gets its name from St Winwalloe Church on the edge, which still has smugglers tunnels leading into it. This one again has a dog ban 10am to 6pm July and August, but right next to it, and nearer to the car park, ice cream kiosk and toilets is Dollar Cove, which is dog friendly and gets its name from the silver dollars which wash up on the shore from a famous treasure wreck just off the coast. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunwalloe
Lizard Point, the Most Southerly Point. This is as far south as you get in the mainland UK and it is about 20 minutes drive. There is a lighthouse here which you can visit at certain times, the wonderful Polpeor Cafe which has amazing deserts and offers a garden directly overlooking the sa. There’s a small beach and the remains of the old lifeboat station as well as shops and galleries. You can also find nice places to eat and shops in nearby Lizard village. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lizard-point
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
About 15 minutes away is the famous Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, which rescues about 70 injured or stranded seals each year and the team rehabilitate them here before releasing them back into the wild. Some seals who are not able to go back into the wild live here all year along wtih sealions, Humboldt penguins and new addition of beavers as part of a new conservation project. It’s a beautiful, child friendly, accessible and dog friendly place to visit for a day out. Book tickets and find info here https://sealsanctuary.sealifetrust.org/en/
Flambards Theme Park near Helston
About 10 minutes away, and next to the nearest supermarket, Sainsburys, is Flambards. You can enjoy log flume or other rides here, or explore the Victorian Village, or aircraft exhibition. An interesting option for rainy days if you get them! www.flambards.co.uk
Kayak on the creek at t Anthony in Meneage, Cornwall
If you’re looking for hidden beauty spots, St Anthony in Meneage is about 10 minutes away, tucked away at the edge of a little creek just off the main Helford River. There is a church and a shop here selling chandlery, ice creams and coffees and you can hire kayaks, SUPs or boats here to explore the river. www.sailawaystanthony.co.uk
Coverack Harbour
Coverack Harbour is a beautiful fishing village about 10 minutes away. There are shops, cafes a pub and also a watersports centre to hire kayaks, SUP and boats here. Nearby is Roskilly’s farm with its famous ice cream and some lovely ponds and farmland to explore. coverack.org.uk
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Stay in style in a cosy studio apartment, in a peaceful Cornish village…

Set in the heart of the Lizard Peninsial, in Newtown St Martin, a short distance from the Helford River, Helford Snug is a small, stylish apartment, with enclosed garden in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We’re dog friendly and people friendly and look forward to welcoming you to this hidden, beautiful corner of Cornwall

Kingsize Bed

Helford Snug sleeps two people in one comfy kingsize bed. You might fit one, even two small children in with two adults, but not much more…

Walk in shower

The apartment has a walk in shower in a separate bathroom. It’s handy for those who can’t get in and out of the bath easily, not so great if you want a long, hot bath…

Private garden

The garden is private, enclosed and looks out over fields and countryside. Dogs are welcome to stay, and you have a designated parking space on the drive.


Helford Snug is the perfect base to explore the beautiful and undiscovered southern banks of the Helford River, and the Lizard Peninsula. We had such a magical time, thank you.

Rebecca Dargue


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