A major port until the 16th century, now a pretty fishing village.
The dream the of Rowena Cade, a world renown theatrical setting with an all star cast spanning decades.
Once the sad landing point for many a poor shark, this busy working fishing port has beautiful, sandy beaches. If the tide is right, take a very wet stroll over to St George's Island off West Looe.
An island of myth and legend, Tintagel is the 'birth' place of King Arthur. The visible castle ruins are the remains of a fortress built by the Earl of Cornwall in the 13th century.
This sleepy inlet village was rudely awoken in August 2004 after flood waters devastated the peaceful calm.
Tintagel Post Office
Built circa 1380 and originally thatched, this 600-year-old building started life as a farmhouse. Over the centuries it always remained a home until saved from demolition by the National Trust.
Well known as the gateway to St Michael's Mount, the town itself has a interesting and colourful past. Resting place of many a smuggler and pirate, the glorious beaches were used to dismantle WWII battleships.
St Michael's Mount
A short stroll from Marazion, is one of 43 tidal islands that can be reached by causeway from Britain's mainland at low tide. The castle and chapel that sits atop has been in the St Aubyn family since the 17th century, now managed by the National Trust.
Noted for its circular design, this often over looked Norman ruin sits quietly by the river Fowey, Lostwithiel. Offering 360 degree views, the remaining castle keep gives a fascinating insight into 13th century castle life.
Former home to author Daphne De Maurier (Jamaica Inn, The Birds), this pretty estuary town has its own castle, historic church and surviving china clay works. Take a river boat tour for great views and wildlife or you could try personality spotting if you prefer.
Isles of Scilly
Never the Scilly Isles, the locals don't like it! A white beached archipelago, St Agnes is the UK's most southerly point. You can fly here but it's much more fun to take the ferry from Penzance, if your stomach can take it.
Very picturesque fishing village a short walk from Looe along the South Coast Path. Leave your car in the village top car park to avoid any dramas. A beautiful place to spend a few hours.