Helford River

Helford River

Overview

15 miles

This unspoilt estuary stretches from Falmouth Bay to the port of Gweek. Stroll along the little beaches dotted along its rocky shore.

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What makes it special

  • Scenic beauty and marine ecology
  • Kayaking, sailing and snorkelling
  • Walking and birdwatching

Hostels nearby

Helford River

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SW 73844 26203

Lat/Lng: 50.092788, -5.1632715

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