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Falmouth the premier resort of West Cornwall has four main beaches and is brimming with boats, watersports, high street shops. Together the futuristic Ships and Castles swimming pool and Pendennis Castle command breathtaking views over this large and busy commercial port.

Famous for its springtime Flora Dance, (Fri 8th May 2015) Helston nestles in a wooded valley north of the Lizard Peninsula. Shops, pubs, cobbled alley-ways and the beautiful Coronation Boating Lake help you relax into your self catering holiday. Home of RNAS Culdrose - Air Day Date TBC.


On the outskirts of Helston is the famous theme park of FLAMBARDS boasting 'Best day of the week' with spectacular award winning indoor Victorian village and 'Britain in the Blitz' exhibitions (collect your discount voucher on check in). There is also the POLDARK MINE at Wendron an all weather attraction tin mine with guided tours, museum, craft shop, restaurant etc. only 3-4 miles from Retanna Holiday Park. Visit places used in films & television all within one hour from Retanna.

At Helston GOLF & LEISURE spend an afternoon sharpening your handicap. Again within 3-4 miles of Retanna Holiday Park  is the Cornish SEAL SANCTUARY at Gweek which is situated on the famous Helford River which was immortalised by Daphne du Maurier's FRENCHMAN'S CREEK.

Porthkerris Divers are a Professional PADI 5* Dive Centre located on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula. They offer the whole range of PADI Scuba Diving Courses, from beginner to Instructor. You can also have a go at diving with a "Try Dive" under the expert guidance of an Instructor. Porthkerris has one of the best shore dives in the country & also offer RIB & hard boat charters to all the local reefs & wrecks.

A short drive from Retanna Holiday Park & Helston  is the well known fishing village of Porthleven with quayside pubs and cafes, shops and restaurants. First week in May is the Flora Day celebration in Helston with the well known `Floral Dances' where the whole town is dressed up with bluebells for processions of dancers through the town alleyways and even shops! - See our Special Offers for this time of year.

Enthusiasts for water skiing, wind sailing can 'wet' their appetite at Stithians Lake very close to Retanna Holiday Park. Another lake that offers lovely walks is Loe Bar which is just to the south of Helston and the largest freshwater lake in Cornwall separated from the sea only by a long sand bar.

The Lizard Peninsula is just through Helston and designated as an area of outstanding beauty. There is also Goonhilly Earth Station (former B.T. communications complex & now disused) except for Segway Rides, National Trust walksMullion and Coverack harbours plus many secret sandy coves for swimming. PRAA SANDS also offers superb swimming, surfing and beach with plenty of facilities together with Lifeguard Patrol May - September. For a special night out visit Hall for Cornwall, Truro. Do try to fit in an omnibus ride with the Lizard Stallions. 

Other attractions such as St Ives  Lands End, St Michael's Mount, Eden Project, Falmouth Maritime Museum, Minack Theatre and numerous Car Boot events and camping /leisure suppliers aztecleisure are all within 60 minutes or less by car from Retanna Holiday Park.


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