Cornwall – Local and Regional Attractions

Cornwall holds a unique place in the affections of generations of holiday-makers and sun-seekers.

With our Pirate’s Rest family holiday accommodation conveniently located, you’ll find that you’re only a short 5 minutes from a seaside staple favourite, Nemo Fish & Chips, as well as locally renowned pasty shop Rowe’s, picturesque and historical streets, characterful houses, and clock tower in Penryn. Just at the top of the road behind The Pirate’s Rest, a short one-minute walk, is the Kings Head pub. And within a five-minute walk down a cosy back street is another great pub, The Famous Barrel – famous…well, of course…for its big barrel front door!

Within a few minutes walking distance from your accommodation you can also enjoy the tranquil views from the Muddy Beach Cafe deck that overlooks Falmouth harbour with its many leisure boats and easy crossing.

While you are here, explore and enjoy all the activities in our immediate area, as well as further afield in the whole of Cornwall.


The Famous Barrel

The Famous Barrel pub is over 100 years old it is a rural pub situated in Penryn in the heart of Cornwall. The pub serves a full selection of draught beers, wines and spirits for your enjoyment along with a lovely range of soft drinks for those non-drinkers and drivers. The help staff only adds to the pubs warm and cosy atmosphere. Situated on the premises of the pub there is a beer garden were you can have a refreshing drink in the summer months. From the minute you step in through the front door – a large barrel – you experience the best of Cornish hospitality.



Muddy Beach Cafe

Excellent food and drink in the sort of friendly, relaxed atmosphere that you’ll want to return to time and again. The name Muddy Beach comes from the local nickname for the beach opposite the café – a great place for wildlife and wading birds, and right on our doorstep. You don’t have to go far for the best food and coffee!




Nemo’s Fish & Chips

If you’re at the coast, there has to be Fish & Chips! Try our local, Nemo’s. ‘The best Fish ‘n Chips in Cornwall’ – a family owned shop, good value and very friendly.





The site of Tintagel Castle has been inhabited at least since the late Roman period, and a community flourished here in the 5th to 7th centuries. In the 12th century Tintagel gained literary fame when Geoffrey of Monmouth named it as the place where King Arthur was conceived. These Arthurian associations may have inspired the fabulously rich Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to build a castle at Tintagel in the 1230s, and the enduring legend still ensures Tintagel’s international renown.

Cross from the mainland to Tintagel outcrop over the new suspension bridge – an adventure in itself!


St. Ives
St Ives is a town in Cornwall, England, known for its surf beaches, like Porthmeor, and its art scene. The seafront Tate St Ives gallery has rotating modern art exhibitions, focusing on British artists. Nearby, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, in the modernist artist’s former studio, displays her bronzes and other works. Boat trips go to Seal Island, just west of town, to see the seal colony.


We think the whole area is all pretty fabulous and but there are some sights, towns and villages, views and experiences that you really wouldn’t want you to miss on your holiday! Or, simply relax in the peaceful sea air and sounds of lapping waters.