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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Cornish Pasty Week, What's On, Visit Cornwall

25 Feb 2018 to 3 Mar 2018
It's the first ever Cornish Pasty Week which will be celebrated throughout Cornwall and across the country, culminating in the ‘Oggy Oscars’  the seventh-annual World Pasty Championships.
Cornwall Ukelele Festival, Visit Cornwall, What's On 2018

3 Mar 2018
West Cornwall
If you’ve got nimble fingers and a keen ear for melody then you’ll be sure to get yourself along on Saturday March 3rd to the third Cornwall Ukulele Festival.
TR15 3QY
St Piran's Play, Perranporth, Cornwall

3 Mar 2018 to 5 Mar 2018
Celebrations take place across Cornwall to honour St Piran, one of the most popular patron Saints. Be it an open air play, a singalong in a pub or a procession through a town, just look out for a black and white flag.
Bodmin, Truro, Redruth, Perranporth & Penzance
Hepworth in the Spring, Morvah, What's On, Visit Cornwall

18 Mar 2018 to 25 Mar 2018
West Cornwall
A new collection of paintings by artist Kate Lockhart inspired by  Barbara Hepworth’s Sculpture Garden, St Ives.  
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery
TR20 8YT
Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery
Flambards, Theme Park, Cornwall, Attraction, Event, What's On

24 Mar 2018 to 15 Apr 2018
West Cornwall > Helston
Younger visitors can enjoy experiments, explosions and a chocolate egg trail as part of an action-packed Easter at Flambards Theme Park.
Culdrose Manor
TR13 0QA
Culdrose Manor
International Mining Games 2018, Visit Cornwall, What's On 2018

29 Mar 2018 to 1 Apr 2018
West Cornwall
The Camborne School of Mines is proud to host the 40th International Mining Games at the King Edward Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. With seven gruelling events in all, it will be a unique opportunity to witness traditional mining skills first-hand.
King Edward Mine
TR14 9DP
King Edward Mine
Easter Egg Hunt at Paradise Park, Hayle, Cornwall, event

30 Mar 2018 to 15 Apr 2018
West Cornwall > Hayle
If there is one place you are guaranteed to find plenty of eggs this Easter, it’s Paradise Park!
16 Trelissick Rd
TR27 4HB
16 Trelissick Rd

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