Discover the historic heart of Penzance, take in the sights and sounds of the working harbour or explore the old town’s Georgian and Regency architectural heritage.
Stop and enjoy a meal at one of the town’s many excellent restaurants, enjoy an evening stroll along the promenade with its unrivalled views across Mounts Bay to St Michael’s Mount, or wander down the famous Chapel Street (birthplace of Maria Branwell, mother of the Brontë sisters).
And for those wishing to venture a little further afield, Penzance serves as an excellent base from which to explore West Cornwall, where there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.
More to enjoy
- The market town of Marazion and St Michael’s Mount
- The picturesque fishing villages of Newlyn and Mousehole
- Penzance’s 1920s inspired Art Deco outdoor Jubilee Pool
- Land’s End
- The pretty harbour and bustling cobbled streets of St. Ives (the branch train line running between Penzance and St. Ives is an absolute MUST for holiday makers)
- Hayle, with its three miles of golden sand
- The Goldolphin House and Estate
- The Minack Theatre (A working clifftop amphitheatre at Porthcurno)
- The Isles of Scilly (the Scillonian III ferry travels daily from Penzance Harbour)
- Geevor Tin Mine (a Cornish mining world heritage site)
- Ancient monuments including ‘The Merry Maidens’ at Lamorna, Men-an-Tol and Lanyon Quoit (all local)
- Some of the most breathtaking beaches in Cornwall, including Sennen Cove and Porthcurno.
There really is something for everyone…
The Newlyn Art Gallery, The Tate St. Ives, The Barbara Hepworth Museum St. Ives. Plus the natural light in this part of the world and beautiful scenery attracts many artists.
There are countless coastal and island walks around the area, attracting many walkers. There is a very active Rambler Association locally too. There are lots of walking guides available to buy.
There are many designated cycle routes across the peninsula including ‘St Michael’s Way’ and ‘The Great Flat Lode’
- Bird Watchers
With RSPB sites at both The Hayle Estuary and Marazion Marsh, this is fantastic location for ornithologists.
- The More Adventurous
Surfing, kite surfing, diving, other waterspouts and abseiling.
There are numerous excellent pubs and restaurants offering top quality menus. Cornwall is fast becoming a mecca for food lovers!
- Wildlife Lovers
Boat trips to Seal Island, boat trips to see dolphins, basking sharks, etc.
From crabbing off the harbour wall, to coarse fishing, to deep sea fishing trips, Cornwall (and Penzance) has it all!