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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West Cornwall > Penzance
The Ship Inn, Mousehole, two miles south of Penzance, is the archetypal Cornish village and boasts what is said to be one of the most beautiful harbours in Britain, once a thriving centre for pilchard fishing.

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Towan Valley’s contemporary designed, eco-style holiday homes and close proximity to the surfers paradise of Porthtowan beach offer the perfect opportunity for a laid back Cornish break away. Situated perfectly in a peaceful valley on the North Cornwall Coast.

West Cornwall > Penzance
Set in the grounds of historic Kenegie Manor, overlooking Mounts Bay; Mousehole and Penberth Bungalows are ideally placed for exploring West Cornwall, with St. Ives and Penzance both close by.

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West Cornwall > St. Ives
The Pedn-Olva Hotel over looks the ancient harbour town of St Ives in West Cornwall. The 29 comfortably furnished bedrooms all boast sea views, perfect for a family getaway or romantic break.

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West Cornwall
Enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday in our beautifully landscaped park. Holiday homes and large touring pitches separated by shrubs. Short walk through The Lizard Nature Reserve to award-winning beach.

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West Cornwall > St. Ives
Trevalgan is a coastal farm surrounded by magnificent scenery just 2 miles from St. Ives in west Cornwall. Enjoy walking the farm trail to the cliffs overlooking the sea. 

West Cornwall > St. Ives
Saltings on Porthmeor is a collection of 3 properties each backing onto Porthmeor Beach, St Ives premier beach which is also home to Tate, St Ives. Ranging from 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms.

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West Cornwall > Hayle
'Beachside' is a family, holiday chalet & touring park. Set amidst sand dunes, right beside the beach in the St Ives Bay.OPEN: MARCH TO OCTOBER

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