Best Things to See & Do in Gunwalloe


  • Kota / Porthleven

    Kota Restaurant - Porthleven

    If you're looking for dining with a difference, Kota's your calling. The restaurant's located overlooking Porthleven's picturesque harbour and run by critically acclaimed chef Jude Kereama, whose Chinese-Maori roots are showcased in his cooking.

    Super fresh local seafood is meticulously crafted into Asian-influenced cuisine. Dishes such as panko-coated hake and prawns with wasabi tartar have gained a mention in the Good Food Guide in 2019, which was followed up by a place on Harden's...

  • Flambards theme park

    The award winning Flambards has something for all the family from the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibitions to the best fairground rides in Cornwall

  • The Square / Porthleven

    The Square - Porthleven

    A harbourside address, and a place in the Michelin guide have both given The Square a solid spot on Porthleven's dining scene.

    An ever-changing menu makes sure that only the freshest of dishes are plated up at this place. If Cornish crab's on the menu, we suggest you snap it up. Dessert is covered by the Square Deli which sits on the restaurant's sidelines, its homemade ice creams and sweet treats are the talk of the town. 

    Good to know: Dogs are welcomed here with open arms,...

  • Grey Seal

    The National Seal Sanctuary is a haven for injured and orphaned seal pups set on the picturesque Helford Estuary in the lovely village of Gweek

  • Autumn afternoon - Penrose Estate

    The Penrose estate is a large area of parkland between Porthleven and Helston. The rolling parkland of the estate stretches down to, and includes a section of coast from Gunwalloe to Porthleven. There are many areas of mature woodland and miles...

  • Kota Kai / Porthleven

    Kota Kai - Porthleven

    You guessed it, Kota Kai is Kota's sister restaurant, and chef Jude's more-than-capable hands are at the helm here too. Both the restaurant and its menu are more laidback, which means you can taste his signature flavours without stepping too far out the box. 

    Burgers and fish chips are on the line-up, as well as oyster, mussels and steak dishes, too. 

    Good to know: Dining with little ones can be tricky, but Kota Kai has you covered...

  • Halliggye Fogou

    Halliggye Fogou is a remarkably well-preserved underground tunnel dating back to the Iron Age. Located on the Trelowarren Estate, on the Lizard Peninsula, the site is believed to date back to the 5th century BC. Little is...

  • One2Eleven soft play

    One2eleven is a dedicated soft play area located right next to the Flambards theme park. There are a good range of play areas suitable for toddlers to pre-teens featuring slides, a cannon park, ball swamps, climbing frames, an assault course,...

  • Bonython Manor - First Lake

    Country estate located on The Lizard Peninsula comprising of 20-acre garden, farm and woodlands.

  • Humphry Millet Grylls Monument - Helston

    Located at the bottom of Coinagehall Street in Helston is the distinctive neo-gothic archway of the Humphry Millet Grylls Monument. It is often referred to as Gryll's Gate or just 'The Monument'.

    The arch, with it's...

  • Helston Folk Museum

    Set in Helston's historic Market House and Drill Hall is a surprisingly large (and interesting) museum. Formerly known as the Helston Folk Museum it is home to one of the biggest social history collections in the South West. The museum is spread...

  • One of Corwall's most historic estates, located on the Lizard Peninsula near the River Helford

  • National Trust owned Tudor and Stuart Grade 1 mansion complete with Elizabethan stables.
    Surrounded by formal gardens (c.1500), orchards, bluebell woods and extensive estate.

  • Goonhilly Earth Station

    Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the largest satellite earth receiving station in the world with over 60 dishes in total

  • View across Housel Bay

    The Lizard Peninsula, with the sea on three sides and the Helford River to the north, is an ecological microcosm and home to one of Britain's rarest breeding birds, the Cornish Chough. A species of crow with distinctive red...