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
Situated on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony. Embraces the best of international modern and contemporary art. 

West Cornwall
Beautiful, romantic garden, with a long and fascinating history. Time has stood still giving it a haunting air of antiquity and peace.

West Cornwall
One of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery. Cliff top trails, breathtaking views, pay-as-you-go family attractions, shopping village, restaurant and cafés.  

West Cornwall > Penzance
Glorious spring displays of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias plus a thriving walled kitchen garden. Experience stunning views and an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs in a garden cradled just inland of Mounts Bay.

Cornwall
Cornwall boasts a 300 mile section of The South West Coast Path and the sheer variety of the Coast Path means that there are plenty of gentle stretches as well as dramatic headlands, steep coastal valleys, sheltered estuaries, busy harbours, intimate coves, mo

West Cornwall > Penzance
The Jackson Foundation Gallery is an environmentally informed art space showcasing the work of leading British contemporary artist Kurt Jackson and highlighting the efforts of environmental charities and NGOs.

West Cornwall > Helston
Poldark Mine is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours and is regarded as one of the most historic locations in the annals of Cornish Mining.

West Cornwall
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.

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