Pictures of England

- EXPLORING THE MOST PICTURESQUE & HISTORIC PLACES IN ENGLAND
- CREATE YOUR OWN PICTURES OF ENGLAND GALLERY
- DISCOVER HISTORY, FACTS, & MORE..

Search:


Historic Towns & Picturesque Villages

Wroxham, Norfolk Broads

Wroxham

in the county of Norfolk

Epping, Essex

Epping

in the county of Essex

England Articles

Pictures of St Anthony

in the county of Cornwall
Towan Beach

About St Anthony

Pleasant coastal hamlet with a "picture postcard" look. It is situated in south-facing position at the edge of Gillan Creek and is backed by lovely wooded countryside.

A dominant feature is the lighthouse some 65 feet above the sea, this was built in 1835 to serve as a guide for shipping entering the Carrick Roads. From this dramatic headland there are unrivalled views over Falmouth Bay, one of the world's most beautiful natural harbours, and for those who take pleasure from walking there are miles of glorious coastal footpaths to tramp.

Local pub landlords will regale you with tales of times when the region was dependent upon fishing and smuggling, these days the local revenue is mainly from tourism for this beautiful coastline is brim full with visitors during the summer months.

The area offers a wide choice of gorgeous little creeks and bays to explore, sailing, fishing, and plenty of opportunity for sea-sports including surfing. Holiday accommodation is plentiful, with a choice covering luxury hotels to friendly bed and breakfast homes and spacious caravan parks.

Recommended towns & villages near St Anthony

St Mawes

St Mawes (61 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km of St Anthony)

St. Mawes is the stuff picture postcards are made of, the sunlight reflecting on the frothy ocean waves, the warm sea breezes, dreamy thatched cottages overlooking the bay...

Coastal Viewpoint in Falmouth, Cornwall

Falmouth (97 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(2.7 miles, 4.3 km, direction W of St Anthony)

Think of Falmouth and you immediately think of the sparkling sea in a bay alive with busy colourful pleasure and sailing boats all jostling along in bright sunshine. You think.....

The harbour at Portloe, Cornwall. One of Cornwall's prettiest coastal villages

Portloe (5 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction NE of St Anthony)

"One of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages" - Sir John Betjeman (famous poet 1906-1984)..

Truro, Cornwall

Truro (41 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Cornwall

(8.1 miles, 13.1 km, direction N of St Anthony)

Truro, today is Cornwall's unofficial capital and adminstrative centre but in the Middle Ages Truro was one of the towns which controlled Cornwall's flourishing tin mining industry...

Looking towards the inner harbour.

Mevagissey (248 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction NE of St Anthony)

One of a ribbon of picturesque fishing villages dotting the fabled Cornish coastline. Mevagissey has ancient buildings flanking steep and extremely narrow streets which during.....

All towns & villages in Cornwall
Complete A to Z of towns & villages in England

Nearby attractions..

St. Anthony's Lighthouse. near Falmouth, England

St Anthony Head (1 Pictures)

(0.6 miles, 1.0 km)

One of the world's largest natural harbours...

St Mawes Castle - the sea view.

St Mawes Castle (12 Pictures)

(0.9 miles, 1.5 km)

Built by Henry VIII between 1540-45 due to the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain. Built as one of a pair, their.....

Pendennis Castle, Pendennis Point, Falmouth, Cornwall

Pendennis Castle (11 Pictures)

(1.8 miles, 3.0 km, direction W)

Built at the side of a naturally deep harbour Pendennis Castle forms one of Henry VIII's coastal defences, built to guard against.....

Greenery

Trebah Garden (14 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.6 km, direction SW)

Trebah Garden occupys one of Cornwall's most dramatic landscapes, set into a beautiful wooded ravine descending towards a private.....

Glendurgan Gardens, in Cornwall.  Tree Heather in flower in March

Glendurgan Garden (23 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.6 km, direction SW)

These beautiful gardens are set on a rising landscape at the side of the Helford River. The gardens, mainly full of exotic trees.....

Truro, Cornwall. Truro Cathedral from the river

Truro Cathedral (23 Pictures)

(7.9 miles, 12.7 km, direction N)

A former 16th-century parish church once stood on the site of this sumptuous cathedral, which was designed by John Loughborough.....

True love never runs smooth.

The National Seal Sanctuary (13 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.5 km, direction W)

The Seal Sanctuary was set up in 1958 in the small village of St Agnes, in 1974 we moved to Gweek after we needed more space for.....


All attractions in St Anthony
All attractions in Cornwall
Complete A to Z of attractions in England