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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Museum
“Great exhibition that changes. Activities for kids lots of days. See across the harbour and under it. Sailing boats are always a winner. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Pub along the Helford River from Falmouth. You can walk to it along the coast path (10 miles).”
  • 36 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Local Penzance town gallery, shop and thriving cafe in beautiful town gardens - Penlee Park”
  • 34 locals recommend
Premise
“Best views and sunsets around, Fabulous Tapas, cocktail bar in the summer. Why not watch an outstanding Porthmeor sunset in style”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cafe
“Sit in the cafe & watch the world go by, the cafe is on the beach & looks out to sea. It is in a beautiful setting & worthy of a visit!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a charity that rescues and rehabilitates grey seals pup from around the Cornish Coastline. Each season, the Sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons, from malnourishment to being separated from their mum. The Sanctuary also provides a permanent home to animals that need special care from their team of marine animal experts. When visiting the Sanctuary, you can experience wonderful marine animals up close and personal and learn all about their individual stories. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
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“Lizard Point is the most southerly tip of mainland Britain. No visit is complete without a walk along this stunning section of the coast path. Visit the Lizard Lighthouse, Polepor Cafe and gift shops at the point. Pick up a serpentine gift, unique to this part of the world, turned by craftsmen and women in the shops dotted around the point and the village green.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best seafood around - sometimes takes months to book so get in early ( if you can). Open Thurs/Fri/Sat and cash only! A great experience. 20-25 minute walk into town or 5-minute drive. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Unique of seafood tapas style menu in a relaxed cafe style. Excellent quality and extremely popular ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“As one of the world’s top surfing destinations, backed by high cliffs and sand dunes, Fistral is the playground for hundreds of enthusiasts who flock to the beach to get a fix of the big waves. All the big UK surf competitions take place here including the Famous Night Surf, Boardmasters Surf Championships, National Surf Championships, the Groms plus many more… so if you’re a gung-ho pro or a just a timid beginner, this is the ideal place for you to show off or take your first tentative dip in the ocean. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“great sunset lovely fresh fish...book ahead as it gets very busy and only has a few tables.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“aside from being one of the only pubs truly on the beach in this country, the watering hole get a great selection of bands and run a good events calendar through the year, so worth checking whats on. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“this place is amazing... local, fresh seasonal produce cooked outdoors. super relaxed and very affordable, and by thebeach...whats not to love? ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The first polytechnic in the UK, this building now offers art exhibitions, theatre and independent films.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
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“always our first stop for a Sun downer when we arrive. cocktails, ciders/beers burgers cake and coffee”
  • 28 locals recommend
Zoo
“Nearby animal park and play areas, demos, small train rides, dinosaurs, indoor play area. ”
  • 23 locals recommend