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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Rick Stein Porthleven, Cornwall

West Cornwall
With fantastic harbour views, our Porthleven restaurant offers sharing plates of local and seasonal produce all inspired by Rick’s travels as well as mains such as Singapore chilli crab, fish from the quay and rib eye steak.
The Old Coastguard Restaurant, Mousehole, west Cornwall

West Cornwall > Mousehole
The Old Coastguard is beautifully positioned above the rocks in Mousehole, west Cornwall with some of the best Cornish views. Boasts a menu that changes a little through the seasons.
First and Last Inn, Sennen, West Cornwall

West Cornwall
First and Last Inn is a restaurant in Sennen, West Cornwall. Enjoy fantastic home-cooked food and local real ales. Since the 17th Century the inn has welcomed smugglers and ship wreckers. 
Baker Tom's Cafe, Pool, Cornwall, food, places to eat

West Cornwall
Our bustling café is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or just catching up with friends over a cake or two, whilst watching our day bakers bake! Try our daily specials, a sandwich of the month or even the famous ‘Baker Tom’ breakfast.
Atlantic View Restaurant, Mullion, West Cornwall

West Cornwall
The Atlantic View Restaurant in Mullion, west Cornwall boasts fresh fish and seafood and was awarded a Rosette for food excellence by the AA in August 2010.
The Cornish Barn, Artist Residence, Penzance, Cornwall, eating out

West Cornwall > Penzance
The Cornish Barn is a rustic restaurant, bar and smokehouse serving a wholesome menu with a focus on fresh Cornish produce – all helped along by craft beers and wines from local independent vineyards.

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