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5 Awesome Things You Can Do Around Roselidden When You Visit Cornwall

Updated: Oct 22, 2022

What’s on, my Ansome?

We all know there’s a lot that goes into planning a holiday. Finding a place to stay, things to do (that are worth your while!), and places to eat.

You want to make sure you have the best time possible!

As a family with generations of roots laid here in Cornwall, we’re just as keen for you to love the local area as much as we do!

We reckon we’ve got some awesome ideas for you and your family. Think of this as your holiday starter pack!

In this post, we’re going to give you 5 recommendations for things to do in Helston on your holiday that you will love!

Let’s get into it!

1. The best beach to visit near Roselidden - Housel Bay

If you’re coming to Cornwall, you’re going to the beach, right? And there are hundreds of great beaches all around the county!

There are loads of top beaches close to Roselidden - Praa Sands, Porthleven, and many more.

But if you’re looking for a proper hidden gem, make your way down to Housel Bay! It’s a 25-minute drive from Roselidden House campsite.

It takes a bit of effort to get to the beach, as it involves a walk down some steep steps and a ramble over some rocks once you reach the bottom.

However, you’ll soon find it’s worth the effort as you find yourself on one of the most beautiful little beaches anywhere in the country.

The views are stunning and the water is crystal clear. And the extra effort it takes to get down there means that it’s a lot quieter than the more popular beaches around the area!

If you do plan to visit Housel Bay though, please make sure you check the tide times in advance - When the tide is in the beach is completely underwater!

So please make sure you plan ahead to be able to enjoy the beach and, more importantly, stay safe!

PSA - You should always check the tide schedule and take great care of the sea on any smaller cove beach around Cornwall - Smaller beaches often have no lifeguards.

You can be in great danger if you don’t pay attention. Make sure you always look after yourself!

2. The best attraction to visit near Roselidden - Museum of Cornish Life

Located in Helston Town, a quick 10-minute drive from Roselidden, the Museum of Cornish life is a fantastic place to spend an hour or two on a rainy Cornish afternoon!

The museum has one of the largest collections of social history in the South West.

From local geology, exhibits on the local industry, archaeology, and more, there’s nowhere better for you to learn about the county.

And best of all, entry is free! (Although, if you have a good time and feel generous, a small donation to support their continued operation would be greatly appreciated.)

3. The best restaurant to visit near Roselidden - Kota

There’s a fantastic food scene down in Cornwall. From the local delicacies like a proper Cornish Pasty, and Cornish clotted cream, to the amazing seafood on our doorstep, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your holiday!

But if you visit our local area, the one restaurant you can’t miss is Kota, in Porthleven.

Named in Harden’s 100 best UK Restaurants in 2022, the restaurant is helmed by Chef Jude Kereama, who previously won the right to represent the South West on the BBC show The Great British Menu!

The food is bloody lovely! The local produce down here in Cornwall is already top-notch. Give that to a talented chef who’s also bringing some of his Asian heritage to the table, and you get magic on the plate. We can’t recommend this place enough!

And, as an added bonus, it’s located in the beautiful little fishing port of Porthleven! It’s a perfect place to work off the food with a post-meal walk. Make sure you don’t miss this one!

4. The best place to take the kids near Roselidden - Flambards

If you’re visiting the area with a family and want a fun day out, look no further than the legendary Cornish amusement park Flambards!

Now, we’ll have to be honest. This isn’t going to be an Alton Towers experience. There aren’t any world-famous rides or thrills to be found at this park. (The Hornet coaster still gets people screaming, though!)

What it does offer is a great day out for an all-ages group with plenty to keep your family entertained!

The rides at Flambards are accessible to everyone, and some great indoor attractions give a glimpse at life in Britain during the Victorian era and the Blitz. There really is something for everyone here!

If you’re here in August you might be lucky enough to get a ticket to some of the banging (lol) fireworks displays held throughout the month as well.

If you book online you can save 10% on your tickets, too!

5. The best town for sightseeing near Roselidden - St. Ives

There are so many fantastic towns and villages around Cornwall, but if you’re here you really can’t miss visiting St. Ives. It’s a 40-minute drive away from us, but it is absolutely worth the trip.

St. Ives is the very definition of a picturesque Cornish seaside town. Even just spending a few hours getting lost meandering through the side streets, visiting all the little shops would be an afternoon well spent if you ask us. But there’s much more to do than that!

There’s a thriving art scene in the town if that’s your thing. The Tate St. Ives is but one of many art galleries you can find yourself in if you’re here.

The local beaches here are both beautiful and, Porthmoer in particular, great for surfing and bodyboarding!

And to top it all off, you’d be hard pressed to find a better ice cream anywhere else in Cornwall. It’s the perfect way to round off a day of sightseeing!

Now go out and have fun!

And there it is, pals. You’re now armed with our list of recommendations for some of the best things to do in Helston!

We really do rate these places, and we hope that you will too!

So what’s grabbed your interest? We’d love to know! Leave a comment about where you want to go first!



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