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 > St. Ives
The Brasserie presents the perfect location overlooking the stunning bay of St Ives and Godrevy boasting an extensive menu, specials and alfresco dining in the sun. Not to mention their Sunday carvery in the restaurant.
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.
Origin Coffee Roasters, Harbour Head Cafe, Porthleven, Cornwall

West Cornwall > Porthleven
Located on the harbour head in Porthleven, Origin Coffee Roasters café commands stunning views out to the harbour. Soak up the views whilst enjoying the very best speciality coffee sourced during their direct trade trips.
Godolphin Arms, Food & Drink, West Cornwall

West Cornwall > Marazion
The Godolphin Arms is on the water’s edge of Mount’s Bay along a two mile stretch of beach in Marazion, West Cornwall. It overlooks the iconic St Michael’s Mount, boasting one of the most magnificent beachside views in the country.
Gurnards Head, Restaurant, near St Ives, West Cornwall

West Cornwall > St. Ives
Gurnard's Head is a restaurant near St Ives, west Cornwall that lies in the middle of moorland near the South West Coastal Footpathwith sea views. Lunch & supper can be taken in the bar, restaurant, or in the garden.
Bird in Hand Pub and Brewery, Hayle, West Cornwall

West Cornwall > Hayle
The Bird In Hand Pub and Brewery at Paradise Park. Victorian Coach House offering hot meals,  beer garden, big screen sports, real ale,  pool, darts, live music, quiz nights and friendly atmosphere.
Mediterranean food, st ives, carbis bay, cornwall

West Cornwall > St. Ives
Part of Una St Ives 5* resort, Una Kitchen is nestled in the countryside, only a stroll away from Carbis Bay, offering local seasonal and Cornish produce 7 days a week, all year round.

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