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Top Choice Beach in Lizard Point

Kynance Cove

A mile north of Lizard Point, this National Trust–owned inlet is an absolute showstopper, studded with craggy offshore islands rising out of searingly blue seas that seem almost tropical in colour. The cliffs around…
Top Choice House in Helston

Godolphin

This wonderful medieval house and garden was the family seat of the Godolphin family who, during the 17th and 18th centuries, were one of Cornwall's great mining dynasties. The main house is still undergoing restora…
Top Choice Ice Cream in St Keverne

Roskillys Farm

Just outside St Keverne, this renowned organic farm produces some of Cornwall's most delicious ice cream, as well as yoghurts, fudges and sorbets and jams. It’s a lovely spot to spend an afternoon: there are several…
Top Choice International in Porthleven & the Loe

Kota

Porthleven's top restaurant is run by half Maori, half Chinese-Malay chef Jude Kereama. Set in an old harbourside mill, the menu is spiced with Far Eastern and fusion flavours, underpinned by classic French credenti…
Top Choice Pub Food in South Helford

Shipwright Arms

Thatched on top, beamed inside, with to-die-for river views, the Helford's waterfront pub is a riverside beauty. Nautical knick-knacks adorn the bar, and there are outside tables right on the water. It's hard to thi…
Top Choice Bistro in South Helford

New Yard

Run by a new chef, Jeff Robinson, this upmarket bistro on the Trelowarren Estate is passionate about local sourcing: fish comes from a Cadgwith boat, meat is from Warrens in Launceston, and most veg is grown on the …
Top Choice Bakery in Lizard Point

Ann's Pasties

Are Ann Muller's pasties the best in Cornwall? Well, according to Rick Stein they are – and judging by the queues stretching out the door at lunchtime, locals seem to agree. Traditionally made and prodigiously sized…
Top Choice Chocolate in Mullion

Trenance Chocolate

Fancy bars and boxes of chocolate are sold in the shop at this premium Cornish choc maker. You can mix-and-match your own selection, or just go for one of the pre-packaged boxes which include a combo of dark, milk a…
Top Choice Bakery in Helston

Ann's Pasties

This is quite possibly the best pasty-maker in Cornwall. Originally based at her shop on the Lizard, Ann Muller's pasties have been so successful she's set up this second shop on an industrial estate in Helston, run…
Top Choice Food & Drink in Porthleven & the Loe

Porthleven Food Festival

This annual three-day food fair attracts big-name chefs to town for cooking demonstrations and talks, along with some 30,000 peckish punters. Many of the county's top producers also display their wares along the qua…