Things to do Helford River area

Easy walks

Lots of local walks that can be as short or as long as you like (using the Parish Map for guidance). From the foreshore or the Ferry Boat Inn take a trip across the water to Helford village and explore the area across the river. Longer walks along the coast path (to Falmouth) or inland to Budock Water, Penjerrick Gardens, Port Navas and Constantine (there is a local bus service, for the return trip if required, but its not very frequent in the winter). With 24 hours notice we can arrange a picnic basket full of tasty treats to take with you on your walk or boat trip.

Trebah and Glendurgan gardens are within walking distance. Ask at Reception for Trebah tickets. 

Pubs and Inns

The Ferryboat Inn is just around the corner and down the hill at Helford Passage, ideal for coffee or lunch or you can hire a boat from the jetty. 

The Red Lion pub in the village at Mawnan is within walking distance and a nice spot for lunch. 

The Shipwrights Arms at Helford village just across the water is reachable by boat from Helford Passage and lovely for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

Bike hire

Bikes can be hired and delivered if requested.

Boat trip aboard the HannahMolly

Organised by hotel in conjunction with Helford River Cruises.


9 or 18 holes, included in room rate, contact the Golf Shop at the hotel.

Natural Heath Spa

Relaxing and beneficial treatments available in hotel, contact the Spa direct.


Direct from the foreshore to Frenchman's Creek - organised through Reception with Koru Kayaking.


Rackets and balls can be hired through Reception. Perhaps organise a lesson during your stay with our tennis professional Des O'Reilly.


On the terrace outside the pool.


With a book in the conservatory or sun lounge at the foreshore.


Within a 20 minute walk the small beach at Helford Passage or Grebe Beach at Durgan are great for swimming (please be aware there is no lifeguard cover at either). Or the hotel's own indoor pool is available every day from 7am - 10pm. Swimming lessons or wild swimming sessions can be arranged. 


Around the grounds and down to our private foreshore and relax in the sunlounge.


From our foreshore at high tide, or arrange a days fishing at sea aboard the The Blue Pointer operating from nearby Helford Passage, just a short walk from the hotel. We can also arrange guided shore fishing with Cornwall Fishing Adventures who will provide all equipment for you. 


Plenty of places on the coast path or across fields and down quiet lanes.

For further details, including maps, directions and booking information please contact Reception.

Things to do near Budock Vean Hotel Cornwall
Things to do near Budock Vean Hotel Cornwall
Things to do near Budock Vean Hotel Cornwall
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