Nearby places and attractions

Major Cornwall attractions just a stone’s throw away…

Whether you fancy a relaxing day on the beach, time exploring the county’s mining heritage or want the adrenaline rush of one of the many Cornwall attractions – it can all be found close to Enys Boathouse

The village of Porkellis is ideally situated for access to both north and south coasts and is just a short drive from some of Cornwall’s most picturesque towns and villages.

We have put together a brief guide of some of the nearby Cornwall attractions which are well worth a visit during your stay – and all just a stone’s throw away from our Cornwall holiday let.

Put your best foot forward and walk the South West Coast Path

There are dozens and dozens of miles of South West Coastal Path to explore, and a great place to start is the Lizard Peninsula, which is just a short drive away.

From Mullion and Kynance Cove to Porthleven and Helford there’s so many amazing coastal areas to explore on foot! Take a closer look below…


Places of interest

Helston (5 miles from Enys Boathouse)

The ancient market town of Helston is just a short drive away from Enys Boathouse. This pretty town is packed full of shops, bars and restaurants and is well worth a visit. It also boasts several supermarkets – ideal for anything you might need during your stay.

The town is also home to Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Culdrose, which hosts one of the region’s biggest air shows each summer, attracting thousands of people.

Popular with younger visitors is Flambards, the county’s main theme park, which is also in Helston. Here the whole family can enjoy rollercoaster rides, play areas and a host of different entertainment.


FalmouthFalmouth (10 miles from Enys Boathouse)

Falmouth boasts a proud maritime heritage and is one of Cornwall’s busiest ports and is the world‘s third largest deep water harbour. There is much to see and do here, even if time spent on the water is not your thing. As well as the busy town centre, with its many art galleries, shops and restaurants, there’s also the National Maritime Museum, the beautiful Gyllyngvase beach and many gardens.


Truro (14 miles from Enys Boathouse)

Cornwall’s only city, Truro is a truly beautiful place packed full of historic buildings and a majestic cathedral. Truro boasts a unique blend of historic and modern touches, with its cobbled streets and narrow shopping streets to the bright and open Lemon Quay. Truro is well worth a visit and is widely regarded as Cornwall’s premier shopping destination.


Porthleven harbourPorthleven (8 miles from Enys Boatouse)

This stunning harbour town is a must visit. Wander along the waterfront and marvel at the stunning clock tower. Sit and relax in the sun as you tuck into a tasty lunch from one of the many eateries along the sea front.


Helford RiverHelford River and Helford Passage (8 miles from Enys Boathouse)

One of Cornwall’s real hidden gems, the Helford River is a magical place. This tranquil setting really is a must visit. Take a trip down to Helford Passage and enjoy a stroll along the water’s edge in this pretty village. Enjoy a drink or a bite to eat in the Ferryboat Inn and then take a trip aboard the small ferry across to Helford village. Here you can wander around this stunning picture postcard Cornish settlement and look out over the creek, river and out to sea.


praa sandsPraa Sands (12 miles from Enys Boathouse)

Cornwall is famous for its beautiful beaches and spectacular coastal landscape, and for those seeking the sun Praa Sands offers a true holiday haven. With a long, golden sandy beach, it is ideal for those wanting to relax in the Cornish summer sun.


St Michael's MountSt Michael’s Mount and Marazion (15 miles from Enys Boathouse)

Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount. Here you will discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history.

With the tide out, you can stroll across the causeway and follow in the footsteps of pilgrims. When the tide is in, a small boat will take your across to the island where modern life meets layers of history.


Poldark Mine (1.4 miles from Enys Boathouse)

Poldark Mine is one of Cornwall’s most important mines and is now a World Heritage Site. Here you can take a trip underground to explore the caverns and caves on the county’s most iconic tin mine, once the scene of intense industrial activity.


Trebah Gardens - one of the many Cornwall attractions on the doorstep of Enys BoathouseTrebah Gardens (10 miles from Enys Boathouse)

Located at nearby Mawnan Smith, Trebah Gardens is a stunning sub-tropical paradise, with a coastal backdrop. Discover this magical Cornish garden, with over 4 miles of meandering pathways. Duck under giant Gunnera plants and explore under canopies bursting with exotic blooms.


Cadgwith CoveCadgwith Cove and The Lizard Peninsular (15 miles-plus from Enys Boathouse)

The Lizard Peninsular is the UK’s most southerly point. This outcrop is rural Cornwall at its finest, with stunning harbour villages on the coast and remote landscapes away from the coast. Here you can sample some of the finest stretches of the South West Coast Path or just unwind with a pint in a traditional Cornish pub.