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 > Helston
Only a short stroll from the centre of Helston is the large Coronation Park with its huge boating lake (boats for hire), childrens play amenities, skate park and cafe.

West Cornwall
A network of trails across former mineral tramways in West Cornwall, free to use and open all year for walking, cycling and horse-riding.

Cornwall
 Kernow Adventure Park is a flawless fit for family days out in Cornwall. It’s an outdoor adventure centre, a social sanctuary and a safe playground set on a secret, freshwater lake sunk deep into the earth. 

West Cornwall
So you want to find out about the real Cornwall and discover this Cornish Mining World Heritage Site! Get to grips with Cornish mining history at King Edward Mine Museum, with an indoor exhibition and restored machinery and working engines.

West Cornwall
Elm Farm provides quality cycles for hire from £10 per day. Situated on the mainly off-road Coast to Coast Trail, part of the Mineral Tramways Network of trails, we offer a fun day out for all ages.

West Cornwall
Cornwall Gold’s Tolgus Tin Mill is the only surviving mill of its type in Cornwall and is a designated heritage site. The mill tour takes visitors through the process of tin streaming and how the ore is smelted on-site today into exquisite Cornish jewellery.

West Cornwall > St. Ives
The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering an insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists. On 31 Oct the museum will close for conservation works until Spring 2018

West Cornwall > Camborne
Tehidy Country Park is 250 acres of woodland and lakes, ponds and cascades, with 9 miles of footpaths to explore.

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