There is lots to see and do around the Helford River, and on the Lizard Peninsula itself.   


Below are just some ideas; more to come!


Just popping on your bike to cycle to the local shops at both Mawgan and Newton is popular with those campers who prefer the pedal power.  

There are trails near by, and lots of back roads to explore; one great idea is to cycle to Helford Village itself, and then take the foot ferry to the North Shore.  This then opens up new areas to explore in a day.


Newton Equestrian are based at Mullion caters for all levels of riding experience from novice to the more advanced. Visit their website for more information on exhilarating beach ride, and the other things they can offer while you are staying with us at Helford River Camping.



You can bring your own dinghies (motor or sailing) and kayaks to launch on the river.  If you do bring your toys, you can launch from Gweek (very tidal), Helford Village or St. Anthony (both still tidal).  


The Sailing Club at Helford offers temporary membership at £95 per week, which will allow you to launch, store your boat on the pontoon or dinghy park and use the Club facilties.   For more information, speak to Penny on 01326 231006 -


Hire a Boat! -

Sailaway have all sorts of boats suitable for friends or families; for fishing out in Falmouth Bay or for exploring the beautiful upper reaches of the Helford River or for lazing in one of the coves.  You will find more information at


Penrose Walk - looking over Looe Bar
Upper reaches of the Helford River
Horse Riding
On the Water

There are lots of lovely walks on the Lizard Peninsula; some from the campsite itself.

Tremayne Quay - Built by Sir Richard Vyvyan in 1847 anticipating a visit from Queen Victoria. She never actually came to the quay which is now owned by the National Trust. From the site walk back toward St. Martin approx 0.2 miles and before you go into the wooded area, take the small minor road on the left.  It is about 0.3 miles until you start the NT walk; this tranquil walk down to the quay from the road runs along the wooded creekside and takes about forty minutes.