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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Fabulous HD videos of rolling waves and crashing surf filmed against stunning scenery around Cornwall’s shoreline – you will love these movies for relaxation and dreamy escapism.

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
Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Delve into the history of a fortress.

West Cornwall
PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, the most southerly dive centre in mainland Britain! PADI courses from beginner to assistant instructor. Trial dives in the swimming pool & the sea. First aid & oxygen administration courses. Guided dives, equipment hire, air fi

West Cornwall
CORNWALL’S FIRST FLYBOARD EXPERIENCE! Have A Go! PZ’s Flyboard Experience is now available in Penzance, Cornwall. Book your session now by calling 01736 339291 or email flyboard@haveagopz.co.uk

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Based here in Cornwall, Encounter Walking Holidays are the regional experts in providing self guided walking holidays and short breaks across this stunning location.

West Cornwall > Helston
Love your plants? Experience euphoria amongst three acres of exceptional quality flora, grown and nurtured on site across 32 acres of traditional nursery. Choose something unusual or exotic to take home – or have it delivered to your door.

West Cornwall > Helston
Flambards is the West Country's leading family attraction with rides for everyone, family fun and entertainment. Do not forget to visit the award-winning and unique exhibitions including the Victorian Village and the Britain in the Blitz.

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