Discover West Cornwall

Our recommendations

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Porthcurno, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
St Ives, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Cape Cornwall, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
St Michael's Mount, Mounts Bay, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Mousehole | West Cornwall
Lands End c Visit Cornwall / Paul Watts
Penzance, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Cadgwith, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Goonhilly Downs near Helston c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Gwenva, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Gwithian, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Lanyon Quoit, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Lizard Point, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Church Cove, Lizard Peninsula c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard
Botallack Mines, West Cornwall c Visit Cornwall / Adam Gibbard

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.

Explore our map of West Cornwall