Balancing unspoilt coastal wilderness with a beach that buzzes with summer surf, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
It may feel as though you’re at the end of the Earth, but there is plenty to keep even the most active holidaymaker occupied. From family attractions to spectacular outdoor spaces, here are some of the highlights to check off during your visit.
Sennen Cove Beach
The sweeping crescent-shaped bay is the perfect place for all manner of seaside activities. It’s a renowned surfer’s paradise, with the Atlantic serving up some of the best conditions anywhere in the UK. The waters are just as often tranquil too, making the beach an ideal spot for bathing and swimming.
You’ll find several hire shops and surf schools close by, giving all abilities the opportunity to enjoy the waves. Come the evening, bursting orange hues pierce the sky as Sennen puts on a show like no other with its famous sunsets. Take it all in from the comfort of our beer garden.
Boating and Fishing
The quaint harbour is home to a small fleet of commercial fishing boats and nestles next to the village’s historic lifeboat station. The station is open to visitors during the day and you may be lucky enough to catch a launch.
You can get out on the water yourself with a sea safari or fishing trip at the nearby towns of St Ives and Penzance. Both are easily accessible by car or bus. Hop aboard for a scenic ride in the bay, where the likes of mackerel and bass can be caught. Fishing equipment is supplied and you get to keep what you catch, so long as it’s within legal limits!
The South West Coast Path
Being located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty certainly has its perks. We’re right on the stunning South West Coast Path, which stretches westerly to Land’s End and easterly to Cape Cornwall.
Taking a hike in either direction welcomes breathtaking seascapes and fascinating landmarks, including the remnants of shipwrecks and the county’s industrial mining heritage. This ‘Wild West’ region of the county is known for its rugged coastline and enviable vistas which make for a truly memorable day out with a picnic.
The most south-westerly point of mainland Britain is also one of its most cherished landmarks. Land’s End offers a fantastic day out for the whole family with restaurants, cafes, and attractions that include Greeb Farm and Arthur’s Quest.
Entrance is free; you only have to pay to park your car. The best way to reach this destination is on foot, where the journey is at its most easy on the eye.
The Minack Theatre
Carved into the clifftop overlooking Porthcurno, this unique open-air theatre has to be seen to be believed. It’s hard to imagine a more impressive backdrop to a stage production. Shows run daily throughout the summer season, with the theatre also open for visitors during the day where you may even catch a rehearsal if you’re lucky!
A beautiful drive along the north coast will bring you to the much-loved seaside haven of St Ives. This picture-postcard fishing town is home to countless galleries and workshops, including the renowned Tate St Ives.
Uncover new surprises down every cobbled lane and relax on one of the town’s many stunning beaches. Keep an eye out for your pasty or ice cream though, the wily seagulls like to enjoy the town’s fabulous food just as much as we do!
Golf with a view
The 18-hole golf course at Cape Cornwall is lovingly described by those that have played it as ‘challenging - especially when it’s windy’! The par-69 course features cliff-top holes, undulating fairways, Cornish hedges, a sunken garden, and even some ancient mineshafts. All this awaits with the stunning Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop. Golf courses don’t get much better than this.