Helston

If you're searching for a new home in Cornwall, Helston could be the ideal place for you. Situated in the west of the region, Helston is a small, family-friendly town with easy access to fantastic beaches. With a range of new build houses available at one of our developments, perhaps this lovely town could be yours to call home. 

Helston offers a great range of facilities and amenities. There are two main shopping streets, edge-of-town superstores, a community college, a Sports Centre, and good road connections to Penzance, Falmouth and Truro. It’s also on the way to the Lizard Peninsula, and the Lizard Heritage Coast is a dramatic section of the South West Coast Path between Porthleven and Falmouth. 

Nearby RNAS Culdrose is an important partner to Helston, and the airbase is a longstanding part of the life and economy of the town. One of the most popular local attractions is Flambards Theme Park, while Loe Bar, Church Cove and Kynance Cove are just three of many fabulous beaches to enjoy all year round.

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Living in Helston

Getting here

The towns of West Cornwall rely on the A30 and the A39 as the main road routes. Helston is on the A394, a southern route from Penryn on the outskirts of Falmouth 10 miles away, to Penzance which is 13 miles away. Cornwall’s capital, Truro, is 17 miles away. A cross-country route takes you from Helston up to the A30 at Redruth, 10 miles away. The nearest train stations are Camborne and Hayle.

Going to school

There are four primary schools in Helston, and for secondary-age students, Helston Community College operates from two campuses in the town. Further afield, Truro School is Cornwall’s leading independent school. For further education, Cornwall College’s Camborne campus is the nearest. For higher education, Falmouth University, Penryn, has a focus on creative industries and is rated as the top arts university in the UK.

Going out

You don’t have to go far to find a friendly pub or restaurant. The Blue Anchor and Wetherspoon’s Coinage Hall are in the town centre and the May Tree is on the outskirts. Porth Levan is renowned for its harbourside pubs and restaurants, where The Harbour Inn, the Ship Inn, and the Atlantic Inn are aptly named local favourites. Amelie, Kota Kai and Kota are great restaurants there. For a really traditional pub with stunning sea views, try The Halzephron Inn at Gunwalloe.