Points of interest

Cornwall is brimming with places to visit. Enjoy breath-taking scenery to historic houses and gardens, and of course the stunning white beaches. Why not take a look at some of our owners’ top picks before you head off exploring?

What to do around Cornwall

The beauty of Cornwall is hard to match which is why people flock here year after year, and the best way to see it first hand, is on foot. Whether you want to explore the sandy white beaches, experience the rich history of the area or simply find a blissful spot to enjoy the scenery with a coffee there is something to suit everyone.

With an abundance of natural beauty in the area, from the stunning coastline to the sprawling countryside there are plenty of nature trails, historic estates and famous walks in the area; all of which are ideal for those who love the outdoors and the chance to have a picnic.

Of course Par Sands has its very own wildlife lake and swimming pool, so if you just decide to stay on park you certainly won't ever be short of things to do.

Our Owners’ Top Picks

Eden Project

This world-class visitor attraction and botanical garden is a unique regeneration venture which continues to attract thousands of visitors year after year and is Cornwall’s most famous attraction. The Eden Project isn’t just a fantastic day out with its living theatre housing the largest rainforest in captivity; it’s also a charity and social enterprise and works hard on its social and environmental projects, giving back to the community.


Fowey Museum

Housed in the old Fowey Borough Council Chamber, this museum displays the local social and family history of Fowey, displaying civic regalia, costumes, weapons, old photos, models of old sailing ships and more. It’s a fascinating insight into the past of this civic history town and its famous seafaring heritage. If you’re out and about in the town it’s worth discovering!


Fowey River Expeditions

If you want to explore and experience the beautiful River Fowey rather than just admire it, Fowey River Expeditions offer guided canoe trips and kayak hire. Accompanied by a guide and safety boat, you’ll be able to travel several miles of the river upstream, enjoying the fabulous scenery and wildlife from a canoe within a group.


Charlestown Heritage Centre

At the Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre you can find the largest private collection of historical artefacts of this type on public display in Europe, displaying unusual and interesting collections from over 150 shipwrecks from the past 45-50 years. These exhibitions reflect village life and history of Charlestown and the maritime history dating back to 1715, including one of the largest underwater diving equipment collections in the country.


St Catherine’s Castle

A small 16th century fort situated at the harbour entrance of Fowey built by Henry VIII to defend the harbour, St Catherine’s Castle is accessible on foot from Readymoney Cove and entry is free. The Castle demonstrates how military architecture, technology and defensive tactics developed over a period of 400 years so makes a great and interesting family day out!


Kidzworld Cornwall

Kidzworld is one of Cornwall’s largest and leading kids indoor adventure playgrounds, offering a fun and action-packed day for youngsters at a very reasonable price. Within this 54,000 sq ft of ‘all weather’ fun there’s the Sky Trail, Digi Climbing Wall, play area and slides, dodgems and mini-golf, plus sand and water play – and with no height restrictions adults can join in the fun too!


Why Par Sands?

Just a stone’s throw from the Cornish coast Par sands has many facilities to choose from. Whether luxuriating the heated indoor swimming pool, enjoying the putting green or exploring the wildlife lake there is plenty to keep you occupied.

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