The Helford River

The Helford River is a wonderfully unspoilt estuary stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the port of Gweek and it is just a short cruise from Falmouth Marina, passing Pendennis Point, Gyllyngvase, Swanpool and Maenporth beaches.

The coastline from Pendennis Point to the Helford is attractive with green fields running down to a rocky shore dotted with little beaches nestled between the rocks (and the odd shipwreck!). Just before the entrance to the Helford, August Rock (the green navigation buoy) also has its own tales to tell.

The Helford River is the perfect destination for your rib charter as you can enjoy this peaceful setting from the rib or enjoy the facilities provided by The Ferry Boat Inn which offers a relaxing spot to enjoy lunch from a particularly picturesque position on the creek.

The Helford is renowned for its mention in Daphne du Maurier’s novels and for the beautiful sub-tropical valley gardens of Glendurgan (National Trust) and Trebah, which is privately owned, leading down to Durgan village and Polgwidden Cove; famous for its part in the D-day embarkation.

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