Cornwall birding website was founded in 2007 in order to fill a gap on the internet for up to date bird news, photos and more about birders and bird watching in Cornwall. This snowballed rapidly and we have fast become the county’s premier birding website and used daily by over 900 readers. Since July 2007 the site has had nearly 2.5 million hits from over 180,000 visiters originating from 121 different countries.
In 2010 we decided to publish our first Rare and Scarce Bird Report, which was a major success and became the first of our annual reports. On the back of this, and that of the website, the Cornwall Birding Association was formed.
The Marine Conservation Society is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. We work with the public, governments, industry, commercial partners and communities to raise awareness of the serious issues facing our seas. Our role is to educate and inspire people to change their habits, opinions and preconceptions to help preserve our oceans for generations to come.
Our seas are under immense pressure – too many fish are being taken out, too much rubbish is being thrown in and not enough is being done to protect our marine wildlife, habitats and fish stocks.
You can help make a difference by supporting the MCS and by bringing more awarerness to the plight of our seas and fagile marine habitat.
Offers walking holidays in Cornwall and self guided walking holidays especially walking and exploring along the south west coast path.
We have experienced guides that can provide a unique insight into Cornwall through the medium of walking, encouraging an understanding of the DNA of Cornwall made up of the natural history, culture, industrial and nautical heritage amongst many other unique layers.There is not one story of Cornwall but many stories and many Cornwall’s.
LOVE TO WALK, LIVE TO WALK
Scientists and the public partnering to monitor and improve the conservation of cetaceans in UK waters.
Marine Connection is a small but very effective cetacean charity.
Campaigning nationally and internationally for the welfare, protection and conservation of dolphins, whales and porpoises . We feel very passionate about the welfare and protection of all cetaceans, the charity never ignores urgent pleas to act on behalf of all dolphins and whales; and has contributed to many important victories to stop individual animals’ suffering and destruction of their natural habitat.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure global protection of these magnificent marine mammals, put an end to them being held in captivity and stop captures from the wild.
The WiSe Scheme is the UK standard for commercial marine wildlife watching. Recognising the need to develop and maintain the highest standards, we seek collaborative opportunities to work with like-minded organisations (nationally and internationally) to raise standards and develop new, workable initiatives.
Established back in 1987, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales and dolphins (also known as cetaceans).
MARINElife is a charity, established to co-ordinate and develop a growing portfolio of cetacean and seabird research and monitoring projects, chiefly in European Waters. Focal areas of work include whale, dolphin and seabird monitoring from ferries and other ‘ships of opportunity’ and research on Balearic Shearwaters, Bottlenose Dolphins and White-beaked Dolphins. Through these projects and collaborations, we aim to further the conservation of the wildlife of oceans and coasts through scientific investigation and educational activities.
MARINElife continues to work in partnership with a number of other research groups, spearheading an international initiative, the Atlantic Research Coalition (ARC) that aims to describe changes in the status of whales and dolphins at a European scale. Further information on MARINElife can be found by visiting our website at marine-life.org.uk and further
information on the North East Cetacean Project can be found at
It was my love of wildlife that first attracted me to photography. It seemed like a natural progression to photograph wildlife instead of just watching it, so, at the age of Fifteen I learnt the basics of photography on an old manual Praktica. In 2005 I bought my first digital SLR and from then on my love of photography has grown , and now I am passionate about many different genres of photography including wildlife, wedding, portrait, landscape, macro, commercial and editorial.
My aim, whether I am out in the field photographing wildlife or photographing a high-end wedding, is to capture the essence of the subject as naturally as possible using the best light possible. Hopefully this is apparent in my work.
Last year I entered my first photographic competition, the 2012 British Wildlife Photography Awards. Three of my images were shortlisted and one of my images was highly commended. This featured in the national exhibition and is also in the book. The same image was also runner-up in the worldwide Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition in 2012 (Nature in close-up category)
Some of my most recent commissions include wedding photography, portraits, documenting the local fisheries, equine photography and photographing the Inshore Fisheries Conservation Authority (IFCA)
To buy any of my images or view more of my work please visit
I have had a great passion for all wildlife from a very young age and enjoy studying and photographing marine animals, including underwater filming, as well as capturing the natural wonders of the countryside. At this present time I am completing my BA in Zoology at University of Exeter, Cornwall campus, and feel incredibly foretunate to live in such a beautiful place. Some would argue it is a photographers dream with the diversity and abundance of wildlife which we have on our doorstep. I have had some of my work published and have sold many of my images including a rare and beautiful visitor to these parts, a leatherback turtle. I hope to continue my love of wildlife photography and aim to pursue a career in documentary work or marine mammal research.
To view more of my work or to contact me please visit my website.
Cornwall’s most popular independent travel and tourism website.
At the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek, Cornwall those seals are predominantly grey seals, born in the winter and vulnerable to some our most severe and turbulent weather. The Sanctuary rescues, cares for and returns to the wild around 50 grey seal pups every year.
Planet Whale is the world’s largest online search engine for whale and dolphin watching trips. Planet Whale works with businesses, charities, and communities around the world to develop responsible whale watching and encourage more people to see these amazing animals in the wild. Only then can we realise the potential that whale watching offers – to inspire millions of people to help us to protect our oceans.
The whole world of birding a page for all countries and states, all UK and Irish counties, every bird family and very much more. Trip reports, Tour Companies, Clubs, Reserves and all.
Boat trips-sightseeing, wildlife watching( dolphins, whales, seals, etc ), charter and hire, fishing, parties, restaurants, holiday, sailing and learn to sail, diving, ferry, …
The official site of the Falmouth and District Hotels Association. Our website contains a useful directory of most hotels, guesthouses and self-catering accomodation here in Falmouth and surronding areas. Also contains information to help you come and explore our beautiful town, beaches, heritage and coastline from the comfort of our excellent, high-quality accommodation providers.
We also have all the latest information about attractions, events and special offers. We’re hugely proud of Falmouth and the accomodation we offer-however you choose to enjoy your stay, you can be assured a warm welcome.
Some properties offer online booking-please go to the “read more” link on their respective pages or use “Find Accommodation” search facility on the home page to find where there may be availability and book online. We hope you enjoy your stay in and around falmouth.
Open throughout the year, we provide a high standard of sevice with personalised care and attention in our relaxing and comfortable guesthouse. We are situated close to the seafront and beaches and are within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Falmouth. We pride ourselves on cleanliness and a good range of facilities in our bedrooms as well as a delicious cooked breakfast from our varied menu.
“Cosawes Barton is a beautiful historic gem set in 17 acres of woodlands and fields between Truro and Falmouth consisting of the main farmhouse (sleeps 10), Tremayne Barn (sleeps 6) and Carvosso Mill (sleeps 6). Cosawes is a wonderful base to explore Cornwall – but also a haven to relax and enjoy the peace of this beautiful place. For further details visit our website.”
Sykes Cottages have ten handpicked Cornish holiday cottages in and around Falmouth, ideal for an inspiring getaway to Cornwall’s beautiful South Coast. Our Falmouth holiday cottages accommodate from two to eight people and are well-appointed with superb self-catering facilities, so you can look forward to a comfortable and homely holiday in Falmouth.
Voted BEST SMALL SITE IN EUROPE 2012 – Alan Rogers – top 3 and BEST SMALL SITE IN UK – Practical Motorhome, Cottages, holiday caravans, camping/ touring and wigwam glamping cabins, on our David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award site, set in a beautiful wooded valley, close to stunning beaches. Information, enquiries and online booking available using the link below.
Cornish Traditional Cottages have a large selection of holiday cottages in Falmouth and surrounding areas.
A fantastic place for the whole family.
Luxury Bell Tent Hire in Cornwall
Five x 4 star gold and 5 star cottages in a courtyard area for adults and family cottage nearby which is 3 star and sleeps a family of 4. Located just off the A30 tucked in behind Zelah, so it’s easy for guests to get anywhere in the county.
5 star luxury touring on the Roseland Peninsula
The Rathgowry Guesthouse is a AA 4 Star rated guesthouse which is superbly located just 60m walk from Gyllyngvase Beach & Falmouth Bay. The 9 guest rooms are bright and airy and most have sea or beach views. Falmouth Town is just a ten minute walk away, as is the meeting point for AK Wildlife Cruises. The Rathgowry is open from April-October and offers family & double en-suite rooms and also single rooms which have their own separate, private bathrooms. Prices start from £41pppn including cooked breakfast, free wifi & parking. Friendly hosts Sharon & Mike, look forward to welcoming you.
Luxury 5 star accommodation overlooking the beautiful Hayle estuary (SSSI)
Family retreats, dog friendly breaks and romantic escapes, find your perfect cottage in or around Falmouth, with Classic Cottages
Sit back, unwind and enjoy the stunning scenery at Retallack from the comfort of your own hot tub. At Retallack Resort and Spa, our 5 star self catering hot tub lodges and cottages offer a truly luxurious base for your break in Cornwall
A fantastic collection of good quality cottages throughout the country including Cornwall and the South West of England. Our Cornish and West Country cottages include rural retreats and coastal cottages.
Stay In Cornwall is a fantastic resource for finding the perfect holiday in the county. You will find a wide choice of accommodation in Falmouth and the surrounding areas as well as throughout the rest of the county. The website also features extensive visitor guides, the best local events, and an inspirational blog page. Look no further for your next holiday in Cornwall.
Orchard Cottage is a pretty stone-built cottage nestling in the beautiful creek-side hamlet of Port Navas, it has been extended over the years to provide comfortable accommodation for up to five people.
It is an ideal base for exploring the Lizard Peninsula. This area is renowned for its excellent walking and for having some of the finest beaches on the south coast.
A Family-run business founded over 30 years ago and a Which Travel? Recommended Provider for Cottage and Villa Bookings, West Country self-catering specialist Helpful Holidays offers more than 700 holiday homes, from romantic retreats for tow to large country houses sleeping up to 47. All cottages are inspected and star rated, and their knowledgeable team offers straightforward advice to guide you to your perfect holidat home.
Falmouth Bay and harbour is the most fish rich, picturesque and sheltered area on the south coast of the UK. We are almost never cancelled by weather and benifit from massive runs of Sea Bass, Gilt head Bream, Mackeral, Pollack, Wrasse and the mighty Blue Sharks here in West Cornwall. At Falmouth Sea Fishing it is actually possible to target over 30 species of fish in one day. Here at Falmouth Sea Fishing we pride ourselves on delivering a first class fully insured user friendly day out for both angling enthusiasts and beginners alike. Children are most welcome, we are easy to find, have free parking and an enviable range of top class fishing tackle for you to hire.
We believe that everything you require for a great day out is fully explained on our website. Just book and pay on line and leave the rest to us. Lets go Fishing!!
We are a leading independent tourism resource for the county, with our website attracting in excess 350,000 annual visitors and featuring a wide selection of accommodation, events and things to do throughout Cornwall as well as visitors guide and an informative blog which is kept up to date with inspiring arcticles and the latest news.
Cornish Horizons Holiday Cottages, based in Padstow with a wide collection of over 450 self-catering cottages throughout the whole of Cornwall in wonderful coastal and countryside locations including Padstow, St Ives, Looe, Fowey and Newquay.
Click the link above to see our beautiful portfolio
Merchant House in Truro is a friendly, welcoming place to stay for every nature of visit, whether it be a business meeting in the City or wanting to explore the beautiful views of Cornwall. Their free parking, free speedy WiFi, complimentary tea and Homemade cake on arrival, comfy bed and cracking Full English breakfast is what makes them the best place to stay in the city. Not only that, they’ve received national press as one of the most dog friendly places to stay in Cornwall, you’ll even receive a welcome doggy pack with a treat for the pooch and great selection of things to see and do!
Merchant House don’t offer evening meals but they do partner with great restaurants such as us to provide exclusive deals to their customers at the best places to dine in Truro. Whether you’re looking for a home from home visit during a business trip, an active break such as walking, cycling or watersports or if you just want a few days of rest and relaxation in a central location for exploring Cornwall, Merchant House makes the perfect base for that perfect break
Together The Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife and wild places everywhere – on land and at sea.
My name is Ellis Lloyd, I’m 18 years and from Ogmore Vale, South Wales. I am currently studying Marine and Natural History Photography at Falmouth University. The natural world is a huge source of fascination to me, and I aspire to become a wildlife photographer and conservationist.
The Beach House Company offer a collection of luxury, hand-picked holiday homes that are located on or near a beach within Cornwall and Devon. All guests receive a complimentary concierge service which helps enable them to get the very best of the local area, the house and their stay.
A luxury holiday lettings company that brings people together through the rental of special and unique homes for holidays, special occasions and short breaks in Cornwall and Devon.
Hot Tub Hideaways provide an extensive range of luxury hot tub accommodation across the UK. Suitable for families, couples and large groups.
Tencreek Holiday Park in the South East of Cornwall is the closest camping and caravan park to Looe. The holiday park boasts golden sands and lots of iconic attractions on its doorstep. Plus it’s open all year round!