West Cornwall

Why visit West Cornwall?

A large part the peninsula here was once an island, and even though nowadays joined to the mainland, a feeling of individuality remains. Heathland covers the granite outcrops and the area is scattered with remnants of an incredibly ancient heritage. As you slip off the edge of the map into rocky gorges where tiny fishing villages face a wild ocean it’s as if you have slipped off the edge of time where Cornwall reveals its most individual and captivating side.

You'll find:

  • Long stretches of golden sand
  • Inspiring artists colonies
  • Smugglers coves
  • Historic mining settlements
  • Surf spots
  • Boat trips
  • Harbour towns
  • Ancient stone circles and Iron Age villages
  • St Michael's Mount
  • Lizard Peninsula
  • Minack Theatre
  • Land's End

Places to visit include:

St Ives, Hayle, Zennor, St Just, Cape Cornwall, Land's End, Sennen, Porthcurno, Penzance, Mousehole, Marazion, Helston, Lizard Point, Praa Sands, Porthleven, Mullion, Kynance Cove, Podhu Cove, Cadgwith, Coverack, St Keverne and The Helford River.

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★★☆☆☆ Visit Britain
West Cornwall > Lands End
Comfortable, well equipped family holiday accommodation on a quiet attractively landscaped site. Close to beaches, coves & Minack Theatre. Well placed for coastal footpath. Local shops within 5 minutes drive.

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West Cornwall
Family run site on the west coast of Cornwall at St Just, close to Lands End in West Cornwall and around 15 miles from Penzance and St Ives. Camping pitches, and luxury caravans available.  

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West Cornwall
Holiday in the heart of spectacular countryside - Lanyon Holiday Park is a safe, secluded and peaceful park, ideally positioned to explore the many charms of west Cornwall.

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West Cornwall
4 star character cottages near St Ives, West Cornwall, perched high above the rocky cliffs of the coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is protected by the National Trust. 2 cottages sleeping 2 and 4. 

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West Cornwall > Penzance
Set in Penzance's beautiful Georgian square, Number Nine is a lovely, tatsefully decorated bed and breakfast with one en-suite bedroom with private dining/sitting room. Enjoy a hearty breakfast with locally sourced food.

West Cornwall > St. Ives
A great bed and breakfast Inn situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Atlantic coast, near St Ives, west Cornwall. The Gurnard's Head’s owners, Charles and Edmund Inkin, pursue their aim of "the simple things in life done well". 

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West Cornwall
High quality Victorian cottages, maisonettes and apartments in the Mount's Bay area of Marazion, just 50yds from beach. Superb panoramic bay views of St Michael's Mount, Mousehole, Newlyn, Penzance. Sleeps 2-5.

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