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The Accessible Guide to Cornwall

 

A holiday guide to accessible things to do in Cornwall

With beautiful scenery, sandy beaches, and great food, it’s no wonder that Cornwall is such a popular place for visitors from all over the UK. We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the magic that Cornwall has to offer. This guide is designed to make things just that little bit easier for guests of all abilities to enjoy a relaxing holiday in Cornwall.

Many of the places to visit have facilities that make things easier for visitors with accessibility needs, but it’s always best to check specific information with a venue or attraction in advance of your visit.

For the adventurers, Cornwall has you covered. Many of the most-loved attractions have taken the time to make things easier for the less mobile holidaymaker. Cornwall from the water with wheelchair-friendly boats, or hire an off-road wheelchair or sand chair.

Our friendly team of holiday experts know many of the places to visit, and can help point you in the right direction.

Getting to Cornwall...

Plan your visit

Cornwall Service Station

Cornwall Service Station is open 7 days a week 6am-11pm, located on the A30 at the midway point between Exeter and Penzance.
Cornwall Services is fully accessible to disabled visitors. There are plenty of disabled parking spaces close to the main building and level access to all facilities on site. Fully accessible toilet facilities are also available– including a specialist ‘Space to Change’ toilet. For access to these facilities simply ask for the Services Manager.

Accessible changing places and Loo Map

If you are planning to visit an area within Cornwall away from your holiday home, then the Changing Places Map will quickly show you all the ‘Changing Places’ toilets located along your route.

Useful Contacts

British Red Cross, Cornwall Branch, Red Cross House, Lighterage Hill, Newham, Truro, TR1 2XR. Tel: 01872 267950 or 0845 331 5000
The Scope Inclusion Team is a community-based team of multi-disciplinary professionals and support workers. The team provides a range of tailor-made outreach services to enable children and young people with specific, and often complex, special needs to access all areas of life – whether in their local community or on their holiday. For help and specifics of local services please contact Andrew Mullen, Head of Service, Scope Inclusion Team. Tel: (01752) 840059.
Accessible South West is an online directory designed to assist visitors with disabilities travelling to the South West of England find suitable places to stay and visit.

Our local beach...

Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth

The golden arc of sand has a gentle slope and is boarded by a level pathway which runs the length of the seafront with beautiful views across the bay to Pendennis Castle on the headland. There’s also the open plan Gylly Beach Café which come rain or shine is a perfect place to enjoy a slice of beachside living. Gyllyngvase has a rentable sand chair.

Rainforest Garden...

Eden Project

At the Eden Project, catering for all ages, abilities and backgrounds comes as second nature. As well as accessible parking spaces, toilets and wheelchairs are available for hire. The Eden Project provides a range of sensory highlights and ensures no stone is left unturned with a full accessibility guide which is worth checking out before visiting.

On the North Coast...

Perranporth Beach

The golden beach of Perranporth is a year-round winner for its fantastic facilities, which include a sand chair to aid beach access and disabled toilets close by. The beach is truly stunning and is RNLI lifeguarded all year round. Home to the Watering Hole beach restaurant which enjoys uninterrupted views out to sea and tons of live music lined up for the summer.
For sand chair hire call: 07591 935222 or 01637 831383

Near Mevagissey...

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are one of the most unique and fascinating places to visit in Cornwall, with an incredible 200 acres of gardens and estate, Heligan is awaiting your exploration. There is a downloadable access guide on their website here: Access Guide

Trebah Gardens

A sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Trebah Gardens is open every day of the year, from 10 am. Around 80% of the garden is accessible by motorised vehicles. Two motorised “Tramper” chairs are also available through the Countryside Mobility scheme, as well as a motorised carer controlled wheelchair (book ahead to avoid disappointment). Trebah is a family and dog-friendly garden.

Get in Touch

Our bespoke service is there to make sure that we pair you with the best property for your individual requirements. Give us a call on 01326 250339.

Eat & Drink in Cornwall

Accessible Pubs and Restaurants

Pandora Inn

In a spectacular setting on the edge of Restronguet Creek, their attention to detail in everything – from the food and service to the décor and furniture – has established the Pandora as an award-winning pub that aims to give you an enjoyable and memorable experience whenever you visit.

Five Degrees West

A modern bar and grill located in the heart of Falmouth. There is a side entrance to the right of the building for wheelchair users.

Tremorvah Industries

Mobility Equiptment Hire

If you require additional equipment during your holiday, Tremorvah can provide a wide range of modern mobility equipment to assist your stay and help you to see all that beautiful Cornwall has to offer.
Tremorvah can provide equipment from your accommodation to out and about all at reasonable rates and hire periods to suit you. Delivery and collection can be organised also.