Things To Do & Local Shops

Here are just a few things you can do, see and eat around here. If you have a suggestion for this page, please drop us an email.

Helford River

The Helford River is a large estuary that nestles snugly between the western edge of Falmouth Bay and eastern side of The Lizard Peninsula. It is renowned for its scenic beauty and marine ecology and is a popular tourist destination.

Gear Farm Camping Trebah Garden Helford River

Trebah Garden is a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. One of the Great Gardens & rated among the 80 finest gardens.

Roofed and walled in stone, this complex of passages is the largest and best-preserved of several mysterious underground tunnels.

Explore Glendurgan that runs down to the sheltered beach at Durgan. Puzzle in the maze & enjoy year-round colour from a range of plants.

Sailaway St. Anthony is a long established boat yard on Gillan Creek at the entrance of the Helford River. We operate a large hire fleet of craft.

Eating Out & Takeaways

Gear Farm Camping Boo Koos Burgers Helston

Boo Koos, 5.9mi

American themed, monster burgers. You need to book, as their are normally rammed.

Gear Farm Camping The Five Pilchards Helford

The Five Pilchards, 6.5mi

Meals are locally-sourced fish, steak & classic burgers, along with veggi & vegan dishes.

Gear Farm Camping Shipwright Arms Helford

Shipwrights Arms, 4.9mi

Sitting proudly on the shoreline of the Helford River, enjoying stunning views of Helford Passage

Gear Farm Camping Porthleven Fish and Chips

Fish & Chips 8.3mi

Okay, I know what you are thinking ‘9 miles away’! But it is worth it. In Porthleven.

Towns & Villages to Visit

Gear Farm Camping Cadgwith


Cadgwith is an ideal archetypal fishing village with its cluster cottages.

Gear Farm Camping Porthleven


Porthleven in West Cornwall is a harbour, beach and foodie destination.

Gear Farm Camping Coverack


Coverack village is a picturesque fishing community in the heart of Cornwall.

Gear Farm Camping St Ives

St Ives

St Ives – the dazzling jewel in Cornwall’s crown. There are 4 beaches there.

Family Days Out

Rescues grey seal pups.

This can fill most of the day.

Gear Farm Camping Praa Sands

Praa Sands

A great beach for the family

RNLI Guarded, Cafe & Toilets

The ultimate adventure park

Eboats, SUPs & outdoor swimming

The most westerly point of the UK. With an amazing history.

Cycling Routes & Shops

From Devoran to Portreat fun for the whole family. There is bike hire.

It is one of those cycle shops where their reputation is massive!

Our Sport Cycle Tours make the most of Cornwall’s coastal terrain.

The 18-mile Camel Trail links Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin.

Supermarkets & General Stores

Gear Farm Camping Mawgan Stores

Mawgan Stores, Mawgan

Only 1.2 miles away

Gear Farm Camping Lidl Helston

Lidl, Helston

6.2 Miles away

Gear Farm Camping Sainsburys Helston

Sainsburys, Helston

5.4 Miles away (with fuel station)

Gear Farm Camping Tescos Helston

Tesco, Helston

6.3 Miles away (with fuel station)

Camping Shops

A nice camping shop in the heart of Helston, campingaz stockist.

Gear Farm Camping Trespass Falmouth

Trespass, Falmouth

Like all run of the mill camping & hiking high street shops.

Gear Farm Camping Trago Mills Falmouth

Trago Mills, Falmouth

They have the basics. Good place to buy camping accessories.

A fully stocked fab shop for all camping gear on your way here.

Fishing Tackle & Bait Shops

The person who built this website does a lot of fishing. These are the fishings tackle shops that he uses while in Cornwall. His favouite shop is Lizard Tackle & Bait “it’s like a tardis in there”. However Trago Mills does have a good range of mackerel lines.

Lizard Tackle & Bait

A real gem of a tackle shop, A+++

Gear Farm Camping Trago Mills Falmouth

Trago Mills, Falmouth

Enough to get you started

Newtown Angling Centre

A good place to buy tackle

Fear Farm Camping West Cornwall Angling

West Cornwall Angling

A good range of tackle & bait

Talk to us

Have any questions? We are always open to talk about your you stay at ‘Gear Farm’ in the Helford River Area.

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