West Cornwall

Head west for some truly spectacular scenery. This more remote part of the county is worth a day trip – or maybe more – all of its own.

Visit stunning Sennen Cove in the far reaches of the county and wander along the beach as the waves crash in. Visit St Ives and Penzance, the region’s two largest towns. Here you can explore the shops and beautiful yet contrasting coastlines where these two towns sit. The Lizard Peninsula, home to the UK’s most southerly point, is home to many picture postcard towns and villages. Visit Cadgwith Cove and Mullion on this peninsula, which are great spots for unch.

St Michael's Mount

Things to do

If you’re in West Cornwall then you simply have to take a trip to St Michael’s Mount at Marazion, near Penzance. Walk out to this Medieval island castle along the Causeway at low tide or take a boat trip across at high tide. While in this region, Land’s End could also be on your list. The most Westerly point of the UK mainland is a legendary destination and here you’ll find plenty of things to, with a museum and exhibitions. You can also have your photo taken next to that signpost. West Cornwall is also home to many gardens that are open to the public. Some are owned by the National Trust and are well worth a visit; try Glendurgan and Trebah gardens.

Trebah Garden

Eating out

Visit St Ives for a great selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes. This seaside town is popular and has plenty of choice for the whole family. Porthleven is another pretty harbour town in the West Cornwall area. Here there is a great mix of restaurants and pubs offering great value food and drink. Try the Ship Inn, Amelies, Rick Stein’s restaurant and the Harbour Inn.

Great days out

Cornwall has something for everyone. From dramatic coastlines steeped in legends and mystery to instagrammable beaches and surfing hotspots