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Things to Do in Cornwall

Carbis Bay Estate is the ideal centre for touring and visiting the glorious coast and moors of West Cornwall, the unique landscape of The Lizard and the green valleys and inlets of the South coast around Falmouth and The Roseland.

Fun for all the family

Must-see local attractions include the Tate Gallery, St Michael's Mount, the fishing village of Mousehole and the theatre on the cliffs at the Minack, Porthcurno. The magnificent coastal scenery of West Cornwall is not to be missed.

As well as Carbis Bay, there are some fantastic beaches in the area such as Whitesands Beach at Sennen Cove, The Beaches of Porthmeor and Porthminster in St Ives and the three miles of golden sands at Gwithian, Hayle.

Carbis Bay

Carbis Bay Beach

The Carbis Bay Estate and our privately owned Blue Flag beach with 25 acres of safe golden sands is a perfect place to play, relax and unwind for the whole family.
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Luxury Motor Yacht

Fun-filled days aboard Carbis Bay Estates's own luxury motor yacht. Slip the ropes and relax as your Sunseeker Manhattan 50 power boat glides effortlessly out of Falmouth Bay creating unforgettable memories.
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Attractions and Adventure Parks

The Eden Project

A living theatre of plants and people and a botanical garden too - housing the largest rainforest in captivity.


Whatever you fancy doing, whatever the weather, the Flambards Experience is simply... The Best Day of the Week.

Lands End

A place of natural beauty, legend and mystery with 6 superb attractions.


Britain's leading farm attraction, rain or shine.

Healey's Cyder

Tractor rides, tastings, tours and friendly farm animals.

Zoos and Wildlife Sanctuaries

National Seal Sanctuary

Britain's busiest marine rescue centre.

Blue Reef Aquarium

The ultimate undersea safari.

Paradise Park

Cornwall's top wildlife sanctuary with jungle barn play.

Newquay Zoo

Hundreds of animals in sub-tropical lakeside gardens.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Learn about Cornish wildlife with a fun-packed Events Programme suitable for everyone.

Maritime Attractions

Shipwreck, Rescue and Heritage Centre

An insight into the history of Charlestown.

National Maritime Museum

Discovery talks, hands on activities, creative workshops and waterside drinks plus much more.

The Pilchard Works

A unique example of Cornwall's fishing industry.

Gardens, Country Houses and Castles

St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount rises gracefully to the church and castle at its summit, accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway or other times by boat.

Pendennis Castle

Cornwall's greatest fortress, journey back through 450 years of history.

Tintagel Castle

Legendary birthplace of King Arthur.


Historic house and listed gardens, still family-owned and lived in.


National Trust - Fifty evocative rooms to discover in this magnificent country house.


National Trust - Get lost for a day in a place of enchantment.

Trelissick Gardens

There's room to run, climb and explore in the glorious garden at Trelissick.


National Trust - Lush and sheltered valley garden dropping to the Helford River.


National Trust - Sink gently into the past at Trerice and immerse yourself in Elizabethan Cornwall.


National Trust - It's so warm at Tregwainton that extraordinary plants from all over the world live happily out of doors.

Trebah Gardens

Discover the magic of this peaceful, wild, sub-tropical valley, a truly unique experience.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The mysterious gardens and estate at Heligan have been discovered from extensive overgrowthin a massive restoration project over recent years.

Art Galleries and Theatres

Tate St Ives

Exhibiting many famous St Ives artists such as Alfred Wallis, Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach and many more. There is an ever-changing exhibition throughout the year.

Falmouth Art Gallery

Nominated for twelve national awards. Exhibiting a variety of works. Family friendly and free.

Barbara Hepworth

Relax in a garden brought to life by her world-famous sculptures.

Minack Theatre

A unique open-air theatre created from the cliff side at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade.

Hall for Cornwall

A variety of performances from contemporary dance theatre to Stuart Little.

Sports Activities

Visit Cornwall

Great fun days out for all the family, from adventure sports to horse riding, fishing and golf. And for those who enjoy a more active holiday, whether you want to catch a wave, kite-surf, kayak or sail on Cornwall's first wildlife-watching eco boat trips, Cornwall has an exciting experience to offer you.

Cycling in Cornwall offers a route ideal for all ages and abilities. Whether you wish to meander through picturesque fishing villages, take the younger members of your family on the genteel camel trail or set yourself a challenge with some of the steepest gradients in the country.

Isles of Scilly

Visit the Isles of Scilly

Only 9 miles from the Carbis Bay Estate there are transport links to the Isles of Scilly - whether you choose to cruise by the Scillonian or by plane.

With over 100 islands, it is one of the world's most beautiful archipelagos. The islands are a playground for those interested in exploring and having fun! There are crystal-clear waters, a plethora of marine life and fantastic wreck-diving. Numerous boat trips help you to explore the smaller islands at your leisure.