Visit West Cornwall, the end of the land, with its ancient heritage and remarkable rock formations. You can’t help but feel a sense of awe and wonder at the fascinating landscapes and coastal views from the famous bustling town of St Ives to the unspoilt wilds of the Lizard Peninsula.
Cornwall has a rich smuggling and wrecking history with tales of murder and deception. Along this coastline you can enjoy a Cornish ale or cider where smugglers once gathered or head out along the coastline to explore the caves that hid their contraband.
For an alternative experience visit the Minack Theatre, carved into the coastal cliff overlooking the glorious Atlantic Ocean. Exposed to the elements, it will be a moment of your life you’ll never forget. The charms of the sea tempt a distracted glance from even the most gripping performance.
St Ives, well known for its brightness and clarity of atmosphere, even on a cloudy day has artist’s flocking to the area to capture this beautiful town in watercolour and oils. Explore the many giftshops, galleries and great restaurants located throughout the cobbled streets.
For a great day trip stroll across the causeway or hop on a ferry to discover the medieval castle that is St Michaels Mount.
As has been the same for hundreds of year’s fisherman still head out to sea daily from sheltered harbours of Mousehole and Mullion into the unpredictable seas of the English Channel and return back home with boats laden full of fresh fish to sell to the local restaurants.
There is something for everyone in West Cornwall. You can use our interactive search for things to do, places to visit, eating out and what’s on in West Cornwall. If you are looking for a West Cornwall cottage, Cornish Traditional Cottages has a great selection hand-picked cottages to share with you.