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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19 May 2018 to 30 Sep 2018
West Cornwall > St. Ives
Celebrate one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
Porthmeor Beach
TR26 1TG
St Ives
Cornwall
Porthmeor Beach
Circus Funtasia, Helston

18 Jul 2018 to 30 Sep 2018
Cornwall
Experience the magic of the Big Top in Cornwall as Circus Funtasia returns with top class live entertainment featuring non-stop comedy, tight rope walking, synmaic juggling and more! 
East Pool, What's On, Heritage 2018

23 Aug 2018 to 10 Oct 2018
West Cornwall
Plenty on at East Pool Mine over the coming month including Heritage Open Day when entry is free!
Pool
TR15 3NP
Redruth
Cornwall
Pool
Third Light, Minack, What's On, Cornwall 2018

3 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
West Cornwall
The curtain falls on another season at the Minack with a mixture of shows, popular shows like Chicago and Pirates of Penzance, hilarious comedy with Party Piece and a thought provoking Cornish play about World War 1 that should not be missed.
Porthcurno
PL19 6JU
Penzance
Cornwall
Porthcurno
Bella, Maia and Nick, Tate Film Club 2018

7 Sep 2018 to 30 Nov 2018
West Cornwall > St. Ives
Join us in this series of films with themes from the art work on display. Film For Friday offers visitors additional perspectives and information on the exhibitions in the gallery, through ideas, documentary footage and related themes.
Porthmeor Beach
TR26 1TG
St Ives
Cornwall
Porthmeor Beach
Penlee Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall, What's On 2018

15 Sep 2018 to 17 Nov 2018
West Cornwall > Penzance
A new exhibition at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, ‘Borlase Smart: A Passion for the Sea’, features over seventy works by the popular St Ives artist, Robert Borlase Smart (1881 - 1947).
Morrab Rd
TR18 4HE
Penzance
Cornwall
Morrab Rd
Proms, Minack, What's On, Cornwall, 2018

29 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018
West Cornwall
Bring your flags, horns and whistles to help create the traditional Proms ambience. A great party atmosphere brings the curtain down on another Minack season
Porthcurno
PL19 6JU
Penzance
Cornwall
Porthcurno

4 Oct 2018 to 5 Oct 2018
West Cornwall > Redruth
This is a brand-new collection of films starring seafaring adventurers as they surf the world’s biggest waves, row treacherous oceans and venture to spectacular and barely explored depths of the planet!
Regal Theatre & Cinema
TR15 2AZ
Redruth
Cornwall
Regal Theatre & Cinema

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