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Coordinates: 50°05′28″N 5°08′13″W / 50.091°N 5.137°W / 50.091; -5.137

Helford Village - geograph.org.uk - 9853.jpg
Helford riverside
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Helston
Postcode district TR12
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Cornwall
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
List of places

Helford (Cornish: Heyl, meaning estuary) is a village in west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the south bank of the Helford River and is approximately five miles (8 km) south-southwest of Falmouth.[1]

Helford is in the civil parish of Manaccan. The village has a pub, a village shop, and a sailing club. It is in the civil parish of Mawgan-in-Meneage

A pedestrian ferry operates daily from Easter to October between Helford and Helford Passage[2]

Helford lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 204 Truro & Falmouth ISBN 978-0-319-23149-4
  2. ^ [1] Cornwall Council website; list of ferries. Retrieved April 2010

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Media related to Helford at Wikimedia Commons