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Cornwall’s southern coast is a mixture of seaside resorts, working harbours and historic villages, along with some long, beautiful stretches of quiet coastline.

Inviting Looe is a combination of family holiday centre, with its lovely surrounding beaches, and working fishing port, while nearby Polperro is the picture of historic Cornwall, with its cliff-side housing and picturesque harbour – although it can get over-run by tourist crowds on summer’s days.

To the east is one of Cornwall’s least visited stretches of coast and the Rame Peninsula is a great spot for anyone wanting to get off the beaten track. To the west, a stunning stretch of coast, scattered with some wonderful secluded beaches, leads to attractive Fowey and its picturesque hillside houses and harbour.

The coast continues west past more beautiful, secluded scenery and the attractive town of Mevagissey, to the wonderful Roseland Peninsula, with its pretty villages, fantastic beaches, well-preserved castle, picture-perfect church and inviting creeks.