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PENZANCE

Jubilee pool entrance

A walk around Penzance takes you past its working harbour, some fine Georgian architecture and into subtropical gardens. From the Humphry Davy statue in Market Jew Street, stroll down through the eclectic shops and galleries of Chapel Street to the newly renovated Promenade and Jubilee Pool Lido.

Things to and do in Penzance

Jubilee Pool Lido

A 1930’s art deco Lido and geothermal pool.

Penlee open air theatre

In Penlee Park

Extensive summer programme

Day trips to the Scilly Isles

0.2 mile

Scillonian sails daily from the harbour

Morrab gardens

Subtropical gardens in the heart of town

Town trail

Tour of historical Penzance

Walk to St Michael’s Mount

3 miles

Tidal island and castle

EATING OUT

Penzance (and Penwith) has a great mix of independent pubs, restaurants and cafes offering excellent regional produce from Cornish cheeses, freshly baked pastries to Newly seafood and fish. A new generation of local chefs are passionate about sourcing the best of Cornwall.

IN PENZANCE / NEWLYN

PUBS

Navy Inn
Turk’s Head
Dolphin
The Tolcarne
Admiral Benbow

RESTAURANTS

Shore
Blacks
Alverne
Mackerel Sky
Argoe

CAFE / BARS

45 Queen Street
Honey Pot
Orangery
Helly’s
Jubilee pool

FURTHER AFIELD

Gurnards Head

7 miles

Zennor

Victoria Inn

5 miles

Perranuthnoe

2 Fore Street

3 miles

Mousehole

Old Coastguard

3 miles

Mousehole

The Square

12 miles

Porthleven

Mexico Inn

1.5 mile

Long Rock

GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

Penwith boasts a rich cultural and historical heritage. The “quality of light” of its coastline which attracted and inspired earlier generations of artists continues to fire the creative spirit today.

Whilst the rugged landscape of standing stones and engine houses draw the visitor into Cornwall’s past.

Penlee Gallery

0.5 mile

Newlyn School Artists

Lighthouse Gallery

0.5 mile

Causewayhead, Penzance

Newlyn Gallery/Exchange

1 mile

Contemporary Art

Tate St Ives

8 miles

Modern art on the beach

Barbara Hepworth Museum St. Ives

8 miles

Museum and Sculpture garden

Jackson Foundation

6 miles

Kurt Jackson Gallery in St Just

Newlyn School of Art

1 mile

Art classes throughout the year

Porthcurno Telegraph museum

8 miles

Museum of global communication

Geevor

8 miles

Following in the footsteps of Cornish miners

Levant

8 miles

Restored 1840’s beam engine

National Maritime Museum Falmouth

30 miles

Maritime Museum

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

8 miles

Open air, clifftop theatre

GARDENS

On the sheltered south coast subtropical gardens benefit from the mild air of the Gulf Stream. In these luxuriant gardens coastal planting and exotic species are the backdrop to the spring glory of magnolias, camellias and daffodils.

CLOSE AT HAND

Trengwainton gardens

2 miles

Walled garden and early blooms

Trewidden

2 miles

Magnificent camellias and magnolias

Tremenheere sculpture gardens

3 miles

Exotic planting and sculptures

A DAY OUT

Lost gardens of Heligan

40 miles

Historic gardens restored to former glory

Trebah

25 miles

Wooded valley with tree ferns

Glendurgan

25 miles

On the Helford river

Trelissick

25 miles

Woodland walk to the sea

Eden project

39 miles

Eco visitor attraction with biodomes

BEACHES AND COVES

Around the unspoilt Penwith and Lizard peninsulas are many wide sandy beaches, sheltered fishing villages and smugglers coves ready to be explored.

TO THE WEST

Sennen cove

8 miles

Long sandy beach near Land’s End

Porthucno/ porthchapel/ Treen

7 miles

Turquoise water and white sand

Lamorna

5 miles

Small village & harbour. Former artists colony

Penberth

8 miles

Unspoilt fishing hamlet

Pothgwarra

8 miles

Small fishing cove, ideal for birdwatching

Zennor

7 miles

Village on rocky north coast

TO THE EAST

Marazion

3 miles

Long open beach. Swimming, windsurfing & paddle boarding

Prussia cove

5 miles

2 small coves

Perranuthnoe

4 miles

Large sandy cove

Praa sands

6 miles

Wide surfing bay

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

The South West coastal path follows the dramatic cliffs, sandy beaches and fishing coves near Land’s End. Perfect for walkers, birdwatchers and surfers alike.

Walking

South West coastal path & inland walks around Penwith

Surfing

Sennen / Praa Sands / St Ives bay

Cycling

Traditional and e-bike hire

Boat trips

Wildlife excursions with Marine Discovery

Coasteering

Kernow Coasteering

SUP Paddle Boarding

Hoxton Special & GOSUP

Local Weather

9th August 2022, 8:34 pm
Sunny
Sunny
22°C
real feel: 21°C
current pressure: 1030 mb
humidity: 67%
wind speed: 9 mph NE
wind gusts: 16 mph
UV-Index: 0
sunrise: 6:03 am
sunset: 8:52 pm
 
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