Glenhaven Residential Park is a gorgeous over 50’s Park Home development, situated in Helston at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula approximately 12 miles east of Penzance and 9 miles south-west of Falmouth.
The bustling market town of Helston hosts a mixture of Georgian and Victorian architecture. An outstanding feature at the end of Coinagehall Street is The Monument, which was built in 1834 in the memory of Humphry Millet Grylls, a local banker and solicitor whose actions kept open the local tin mine and saved 1200 jobs.
Glenhaven Park is on the doorstep of Porthleven,a charming fishing harbour and world class surf break. A little further along the coast, towards Penzance, Praa Sands is a beach with a mile of sand, quality surf and all year lifeguards.
There are several good restaurants in the area and many country pubs serving meals in the villages around. Helston is the gateway to the Lizard peninsula and to the Helford River. A trip through the Helford valley is an opportunity to visit some beautiful villages such as St Anthony in Meneage and Helford Village. A little further afield is the village of , approached from Helford Passage on the north bank of the river. A ferry runs across the river here in the summer months.
The 19 mile-long Peninsula starts at Mumbles and extends westwards. It’s famous for its beautiful coastline and beaches (from vast Rhosilli Bay to tiny, secluded Pwll Du), and is a favourite destination for walkers and surfers. Inland you’ll find sheltered woodland and rolling grasslands; country pubs and fine food.
Mumbles marks the beginning of the Gower coastline. It’s a well-loved area of Swansea, and when you go there, it’s clear to see why! If you feel the urge for a bit of retail therapy, Mumbles will suit perfectly. There’s a range of high end shops, independent boutiques and quirky galleries, you can really spoil yourself when you visit Mumbles! Designer labels, handmade crafts or even surfing gear, you’ll find it all here.
Caswell Bay or Welsh Bae Cas-wellt (meaning straw fortress), is a beach on Gower. It is a sandy beach popular with families, holiday makers and surfers, and it regularly achieves Blue Flag status.
Swansea and Gower is a great place for foodies too. All appetites are catered for by a range of big name brands, independent eateries and boutique bistros. Planning a romantic meal or dinner with the family? You can even dine at the top of Wales's tallest building with incredible 360 degree views, which include the 5 mile sweep of Swansea Bay beach.