Cornwall's Sennen Cove has crystal clear water and, with the swell coming straight in from the Atlantic, is a great surf spot all year round. This beautiful coastal village in West Cornwall is situated just eight miles from Penzance and one mile from Land’s End.
There’s a little harbour that supports a small fleet of fishing boats, a lifeboat station, a selection of shops and galleries, cafe's and a pub. It also has perhaps the finest of golden sand in West Cornwall, popular with families and surfers alike.
Reasons to visit Sennen Cove:
- Access to spectacular walks on the South West Coast Path
- Close to some of Cornwall’s favourite attractions – Geevor Tin Mine, Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Michael’s Mount and Levant Tin Mine
- Beautiful beaches nearby – Sennen Cove beach and Gwenver beach
- Easy access to Land’s End
- Boasts a laid back surf style atmosphere
- High quality restaurants nearby
- Great water sports destination
Things to do in Sennen
- Enjoy a family day out on Sennen Cove beach, boasting clear water and stretches of soft golden sand. Build sand castles, play in the rock pools or if you’re feeling adventurous grab a surfing lesson from one of the local surf schools
- Sennen Cove can often be better than more crowded Cornish surfing locations. There are two surf schools in Sennen, offering top surfing tuition for adults and children with enough wetsuits to kit out a small army (open Easter – mid September)
- Sennen Cove Harbour is home to a fleet of small pleasure-fishing boats. Take a fishing trip and enjoy the panoramic coastal views
- Wander around the small shops and cafés, where you will also find a pub and some local galleries. Grab a bite to eat at one of Sennen’s popular eateries including The Old Success Inn.
- Rock climbers can find some stunning routes on the cliffs to the south of the village
- In the summer catch the open top bus from Penzance or St Ives to Sennen Cove and arrive in style.
- Visit the Lifeboat Station