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If you like to visit beautiful gardens, there are plenty to choose from in west Cornwall, just a short drive from Seashells.  Here we list our favourites, all of which have provided many a great day out for us and the kids in the long school holidays. Trelissick, a majestic National Trust garden on the beautiful Fal river, can be easily reached by car from the B3289 Truro - Falmouth road, or for ...

Porthtowan makes a great holiday destination for young families, with its beautiful beach, lovely little playpark and family friendly cafe and restaurants. Not to mention the amazing ice-cream parlour of course! The village is smaller and more laid back than some of the other north coast resorts, making it lovely and safe, and the playpark can even be viewed from Seashells, so older children can g...

Beautiful Porthtowan beach is of course right on our doorstep but if you would like to explore other beaches in the area here are a few of our absolute favourites.  Our number one pick would have to be be spectacular Sennen Cove/Whitesand Bay, on the very southwest tip of Cornwall. Just a few miles along the coast path from Lands End, this wide sweep of dune backed sand looks straight out into the...

Porthtowan is perfectly placed for visiting the best of what Cornwall has to offer.  In our next few blogs, we'll be highlighting our favourite days out in west Cornwall within a short drive of the village.  Here we focus on the beautiful cathedral city of Truro and the gorgeous seaside towns of St Ives and Falmouth.   Truro... Truro is less than half an hour from Porthtowan and makes a lovely da...