Out and About

Activities & Attractions

West Cornwall has an abundance of sub-tropical gardens and a rich heritage of iconic visitor attractions.

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Art Gallery

Tate St Ives

Reopening on the 31st of March, after refurbishment, the gallery will kick off it's Spring/Summer season with two exhibitions entitled 'The Studio and the Sea', incorporating ceramics, the ocean and the landscape.

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Activity

Rockpool Explorer - St Michael’s Mount

Join Great Scott! Adventures & seek out some of the wonderful creatures that lie beneath the low tide line of the rockpools surrounding St Michael's Mount and Marazion beach.

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Village Tours - St Michael’s Mount

Delve into the history of an island that once had a population of 300, learn about the buildings, the stories of the islanders, and the royal visitors on free daily guided tours of the island's village and harbour.

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Activites

Newlyn Art School

A dynamic and innovative art school situated in the heart of Newlyn's famous artistic colony, providing a wide range of high quality art courses, taught by well-known artists, in disciplines such as painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, stone carving and art history.

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Garden

Trengwainton Gardens

Located in Madron, just outside of Penzance, Trengwainton is one of the 'Great Gardens of Cornwall' and is owned by the National Trust. With 25 acres, the garden is filled with exotic plants and is family friendly, with seasonal spotter sheets and trails.

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Attraction

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

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Activity

Penzance Jubilee Pool

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Attraction

Tremenhere Sculpture Gardens

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Attraction

Minack Theatre

Rowena Cade's, world famous outdoor theatre created on Porthcurno's cliffs, has been showcasing drama, musicals and opera for over 80 years. Alongside its wonderful performances, that run from May until September, the Minack has become well known for its subtropical garden.

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Attraction

St Michael’s Mount

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Beaches

A unique and magical coastline full of surf schools, rock-pooling hot spots and miles of sandy beaches for safe swimming.

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Beach

Godrevy

With expansive views across the bay to St Ives and Godrevy lighthouse, and a vast sandy beach, this is a great beach to visit for a variety of reasons. Whether you take the coastal path along to Hell's Mouth, relax on the sandy beach, or learn to surf - this is a great location to visit.

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Beach

Gwithian

A popular beach for surfers all year round, Gwithian beach boasts long stretches of sandy beaches and constant swells. At low tide, the beach stretches from Hayle Towans to Godrevy, with caves and rock pools dotted throughout, and the South West Coast Path lining the clifftops.

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Beach

Marazion

Beach

Nanjizal

Beach

Porthcurno

Beach

Sennen

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Eating & Drinking

From fine dining to quirky beach cafes, West Cornwall champions the county's use of seafood and fresh produce.

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Eating and Drinking

Victoria Inn

An award winning, child-friendly, pub with a daily changing menu utilising seasonal produce. Located only minutes from the South West Coast Path, in the heart of the quaint village of Perranauthnoe. Dogs welcome.

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Halsetown, nr St Ives

Halsetown Inn

An historic pub, built in the early 1800s by a local mine owner, lies on the outskirts of St Ives. With a quirky, welcoming dining area and a menu that infuses pub food with worldly influences - you will feel comfortable making yourself at home.

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Eating and Drinking

Gurnards Head

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Eating and Drinking

First and Last Inn

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Marazion

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

Using fresh, local produce, and taking advantage of it's coastal location, Ben's Cornish Kitchen boasts an ever changing menu that incorporates Cornish and contemporary cuisine. With numerous accolades, this restaurant is a must visit in Marazion.

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Eating and Drinking

The Godolphin Arms

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Local Produce and Shopping

Sample the county's best local produce from fresh fish and home-baked bread to the finest Cornish pasties and cream teas.

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Local Produce

Stevenson Fish Newlyn

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Local Produce

Ian Lentern Butchers

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Local Produce

Tom’s Bakery

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Local Produce

Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard

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West Cornwall Events 2017

A calendar of events and festivals in 2017

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Spring

West Cornwall Spring Show

Taking place at the beginning of March, this is the earliest and first flower show in the country, showcasing horticultural excellence within Penwith.

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22nd, 23rd & 24th September

The Great Cornish Food Festival

Experience all the wonderful produce that Cornwall has to offer, with pop-up restaurants, cooking demonstrations, a variety of food stalls from artisan producers, including brewers, chocolatiers and cheese makers.

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9th - 23rd September

St Ives September Festival

With live music, arts, poetry, guided walks, free exhibitions, workshops, classes and open studios, there is something that will interest everyone over this two week festival taking place throughout the idyllic St Ives.

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28th August

Newlyn Fish Festival

Enjoy the bounty of the sea, cooking demonstrations, trawler and gig races, live music, and a great family day out in the home of Cornwall's largest fishing ports

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Falmouth Week

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Cornish Day - Land’s End

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Land’s End Pirate Day

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RNAS Culdrose Day

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Barbara Hepworth Garden Tour - St Ives

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17th July

Stithians Agriculture Show

Visit Cornwall's largest one day agricultural show, exhibiting a range of livestock, entertainment, an arts, crafts and cookery section, as well as a 'Taste of Cornwall' marquee.

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Pebble Art - St Michael’s Mount

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Lafrowda Festival

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Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival

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Golowan Festival

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12th - 15th October

Falmouth Oyster Festival 2017

Celebrating the unique oyster fishery season through food and drink, local chefs, oyster fishermen, music, and Falmouth's fishing history.

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