Out and About
Mawnan Smith makes an ideal base for exploring the South West Peninsula. You can walk from the house to several gardens and many local beaches.
Further afield the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trelissick are easily reached. Land’s End and Newquay provide air travel to the Scilly Isles and the tropical gardens of Tresco Abbey. St. Ives houses the Tate Art Gallery and the north coast offers many splendid surfing beaches and rugged walks.
The Helford Estuary
Probably one of the most beautiful estuaries in England. From the Helford Passage a passenger ferry  will take you to Helford allowing you to explore some of the many creeks on the south side, including Frenchman’s Creek immortalised by Daphne Du Maurier.
Maenporth beach
A traditional working harbour, has resort beaches, water sports, subtropical gardens and boat and ferry trips. Falmouth is now home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The Lizard Peninsula 
Contains some of the most rugged and stunning scenery, pretty fishing villages and beautiful beaches. The South West Coast Path winds its way around the peninsula providing walks for of all abilities.