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From coastal walks to castles, and swimming pools to sandy beaches, these days out around Penzance are the ultimate way to enjoy your stay in West Cornwall.
Ocean Tide is a well-equipped open plan apartment, offering comfortable accommodation for four guests with plenty of space to relax in. Wake to the sight of the sun colouring the sky in a prism of pinks, before heading to Battery Rocks to enjoy an early morning dip, followed by a steaming coffee, whilst enjoying the cerulean blue of the sea and cloud-spotted skies. While away the days and sink into the gentle ebb and flow of coastal living. Ocean Tide is situated within just a short stroll from Penzance Promenade and the iconic outdoor Jubilee Pool, which is one of the oldest surviving Art Deco swimming baths in the country. For those who just can’t bear to stand still, chase waves and forage for mussels in the nearby rock pools.
Ocean Tide is the perfect base to enjoy your holiday from, it is close to the centre of Penzance; this vibrant harbour town has plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as the Turks Head, one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall, found on the historic Chapel Street. Penzance is surrounded by one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the country and you can walk to the stunning beach overlooking Mount's Bay which leads all the way to Marazion. A short drive away, the famous fishing harbours of St Ives and Mousehole are well worth visiting. If it's beaches you're after, the list goes on from Gwithian on the north coast to Sennen in the far west and all the hidden coves between.
Bedroom 2Zip and link
via pavement to front door into small hallway with door to:
two sofas, chair, Smart TV, dining table with four chairs, electric oven, gas hob, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, door to inner hall with doors to:
bath with shower over, WC, basin.
king size bed
zip n link (twin or superking) beds, patio doors to rear patio, en suite shower room with WC and basin.
rear patio area with outside table and four chairs, pedestrian gate out to parking space.
gas hentral heating, WiFi, short breaks available.
Excellent well furnished apartment. Very handy for a walk into Penzance. So much to see in this part of Cornwall.
Mr Ekins January 2024
Very good clean apartment and well equipped.
Mrs Stafford December 2023
Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the UK’s most westerly town has been a popular resort since the Napoleonic wars when the wealthier English people were cut off from the continent and searched closer to home for fresh air and the newly discovered benefits of sea-bathing. The temperature in Penzance is always a little warmer than elsewhere meaning sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount. It also means balmy days on one of the nearby beaches are always calling.
Penzance is great for short breaks out of season and there are many boating trips from the harbour that will take you to explore the West Coast from the sea. Due to its excellent road and rail links, Penzance holidays offer something for everyone with lots to see and do. It’s also within a stone’s throw of some of the prettiest places to visit in Cornwall, which are always worth exploring during your stay.
Penzance has secret treats too if you take the time to explore. For a start, the very best way to see Penzance is by the alleys and walkways, the through-lanes from here to there. Take a day to discover the town this way and you will uncover its beautiful parks as well as its Regency and Georgian architecture.
Penzance also benefits from a wonderful community and comes alive throughout the year with different events and traditions that add waves of colour and music to the seaside town.
Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!
With Mount’s Bay providing a beautiful alcove of beaches and the surrounding Penwith coast showing off exactly what west Cornwall has to offer, beach days in Penzance are always on the agenda.
Longrock Beach – Nestled halfway between Marazion and Penzance, this long stretch of sand is great for families. The water remains quite shallow, making it ideal for those who aren’t confident swimmers as well as windsurfers.
Marazion Beach – There are few views from the beach as impressive as Marazion where your beach day benefits from the impressive St Michael’s Mount standing guard over the bay. Stroll across the causeway at low tide, explore the rockpools or tuck into a fish and chips on the rocks.
Perranuthnoe Beach – With a beach café that serves delicious homemade cakes and ice creams, and a ramp for easy access, Peranuthnoe is popular with locals and visitors alike. The expanse of sand, which is second to none for sandcastles, means there’s plenty of room for everyone.
Stay in a self catering cottage in Penzance and you’re perfectly situated to explore the surrounding towns and villages, each with their own individual characters and charm. Literally minutes from Penzance is the fishing port of Newlyn while a little further on you’ll find the quaint village of Mousehole with its harbourside bistro, community atmosphere and famous Christmas lights. Take a stroll along the coast to Marazion beach or venture in the opposite direction to the beautiful Lamorna Cove. For more ideas, check out our blog post on days out around Penzance.
Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration.
21st December 2024
Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.
2nd - 6th July 2024
Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!
21st - 30th June 2024
This beautiful art-deco open-air bathing pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido. There is also an excellent café and a delightfully warm geothermal pool. The pool opens from the end of May until September. Even in winter, some hardy year-round swimmers use battery rocks (just north of Jubilee Pool) for their daily dip!
Parks and gardens
Morrab Garden is a sub-tropical garden in the heart of Penzance with Victorian fountains and a bandstand, which still plays host to concerts in the summer. The Morrab Library sits in the gardens and is an absolute joy with its wonderful photographic archives and collections. Full of trees and squirrels, Penlee Park has a specific dog-free and child-friendly play area making it ideal for families.
Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum (with an excellent café) sits opposite the Penlee open-air theatre and is home to a large collection of Newlyn School paintings as well as more contemporary works. Along the various streets and alleys lie many other superb galleries featuring a mix of local and national artists. Further afield, you have the renowned Newlyn Exchange and the wondrous Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, which is home to many incredible sculptures throughout its grounds. Or, if you want to create your own art, why not embark on one of Penwith’s popular painting holidays to really make the most of Cornish scenery.
Shopping in Penzance
Not all town centres have the beautiful granite terrace and arcade steps, the iron railings; or retain the architecture of previous generations above the modern shop frontages that Penzance enjoys. There are many Georgian and early Victorian facades just above eye-level in Penzance giving a really unique backdrop to your shopping. By way of shops, you’ll find everything from boutiques to big names as well as delis and food shops that are jam-packed with tempting, locally sourced treats.
Penzance, with its recently resurfaced prom and surrounding coastline, is perfectly placed to enjoy some stunning Cornish walks. The further to the west you go, the more rugged and captivating the coastline – although be warned, in Penwith, the more beautiful the view, the steeper the trek to reach it! Our favourite stretch has to be between Mousehole all the way along to the Minack Theatre, which provides days upon days of incredible coastal walks. During your treks, make sure to keep an eye out for some of Cornwall’s ancient sites, which can be found scattered around the wild landscape.
Penzance self-catering holidays are perfect; Chapel Street leads up from the harbour to the town centre where you will find a range of restaurants and pubs as well as independent shops and houses of historic interest and importance. Lavenders Deli on Alverton Street is ideal for stocking up on treats for your holiday cottage. Check out our blog on places to eat in Penzance for ideas on where to refuel.
With the sights and smells of the nearby beaches and plenty of dog-friendly pubs (Admiral Benbow is particularly popular with dogs and people alike), Penzance is a wonderful place for a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall. There are also some great dog-friendly beaches nearby so you can enjoy a proper romp in the sand with your furry best friend.
Golowan Festival – Happening every year towards the end of June, Penzance’s Golowan Festival (also known as Mazey Day) is a bright and cheerful celebration of midsummer and promises an array of colour, music and festivities. Watch the parade of intricate puppets that dance through the streets, cheer on the Morris dancers and browse your way through the collection of stalls that sell everything from jewellery to mouth-watering foods.
Penzance Literary Festival - One for all the bookworms out there, the Penzance Literary Festival in July celebrates words in all forms from written to spoken to sung! Come along and catch the many performances, take part in literary discussions and even try your hand at creating your own stuff with the many workshops that take place.
Christmas in Penzance – With Christmas lights turning the whole stretch of coast between St Michael’s Mount and Mousehole into a glittering display, a jovial walk (or drive) is always a great way to get in the festive spirit. In town, you’ll find shop windows awash with intricate displays that tie in with a chosen theme as businesses from all over the town take part in an annual Christmas competition to dazzle shoppers. Santa never misses Penzance when doing the rounds, as you can always find him sitting happily in his grotto during the light switch on. Fairs, processions, and costumed antics take place throughout December, so you’re always in for a spectacle or two when you visit at Christmas.
Literally at the end of the line, Penzance is well-placed for holiday makers that prefer the train to a car. For those wanting to tour Mount’s Bay on foot (or on two wheels), there is a superb path that runs right the way along from Marazion to Mousehole, making excellent use of the promenade in Penzance. You can often find food vans along the prom, allowing for a quick refuel with a view during your jaunt. For those with a car, there are numerous car parks around the town as well as in the surrounding villages so you can enjoy Penwith by foot, car, bike or even boat!
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Excellent well furnished apartment. Very handy for a walk into Penzance. So much to see in this part of Cornwall.
Mr Ekins 4 weeks ago
Very good clean apartment and well equipped.
Mrs Stafford Dec 2023
Mr Quinnell Nov 2023
A very good apartment , clean , and well presented , parking was a bonus , would highly recommend
Mrs Warner Nov 2023
A nice well maintained property a stones throw from a nice playpark for the little ones.
Mr Hillman Nov 2023
Ideal location and had everything you needed. Really enjoyed staying here and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
Mrs Young Oct 2023
Very nice property good location.
Mrs Densley Oct 2023
Conveniently placed for Penzance with its bus and rail services, with car park space which means fewer car park charges overall
Mr Curtis Oct 2023
Very comfortable apartment in a excellent location. The parking space is a added bonus.
Mrs Witek Sep 2023
Lovely property, lovely location, great choice of things to do, places to eat and friendly atmosphere.
Mrs Gibbon Aug 2023
We had an enjoyable stay (we had one day of glorious sun!) in Ocean Tide, the apartment was excellent and well equipped, some care had been taken with the equipment, being able to park in Penzance was a bonus, the property has a car park behind with spaces marked out so no problem.
The apartment was in a good position just off the sea front and a park opposite for the children if needed, take a 20/25 minute walk along the front in either direction and you would find yourself in Newlyn or the centre of Penzance, bus and railway stations are next to each other on the front in Penzance so fairly easy to get around and if you want to visit the Scilly Isles the ferry is about 15/20 minutes along the front.
Mr Croker Aug 2023
Fantastic holiday. The weather stayed very nice for us, when we needed it to. We had lots of days out by train/bus to Falmouth, Lands End, Fowey, Saltash and St Ives.
Had an amazing time, always disappointing to come back home!
Mr Wainwright Jul 2023
Lovely apartment, clean and tidy. Well equipped, only problem is bathroom cabinet in en-suite is too big and makes using sink very difficult.
Mrs Stafford Jul 2023
Reply from Aspects Holidays
We are so pleased that you had a great stay at Ocean Tide. Thank you for your feedback regarding the bathroom cabinet, this has been passed automatically across to the owners of the property to take into consideration for any future improvements. Katy, Customer Services.
This is a great base for exploring Western Cornwall. And the location between Penzance and Newlyn is perfect with shops, the beach/sea, promenade, restaurants and pubs all within short walking distance. The accommodation is spacious and well equipped.
Can't recommend it high enough really
Bill May 23
Mr Holden May 2023
Lovely clean and well equipped apartment, great location and would be happy to return again.
Mrs Stafford Dec 2022
A very comfortable and well-appointed apartment, near all local amenities, with parking a bonus would, highly recommend
Mrs Warner Nov 2022
Great for walking into penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole. Friendly pubs and chippy nearby.
Mr Rendell Oct 2022
A quiet well appointed flat with good access to Penzance and local beauty spots.
Mr Curtis Oct 2022
Brilliant home from home feel. Lovely and spacious layout and local to lots of amenities. Highly recommend to any family wanting to visit the area.
Mrs Devonport Aug 2022
Beautiful, well equipped apartment in great location
Mrs Traynor Jul 2022
We had a lovely holiday, it was our first one away with 2 children (aged 21 months and 7 months). The apartment met our needs, and we felt comfortable and soon settled in! The car parking space was an added bonus, as well has having local amenities close by - such as shop/park/the beach. Already looking at planning another week away!
Mrs Crees Jun 2022
This is a roomy ground floor flat which is quiet and well appointed. The town Centre is very near as are the beaches at Sennen and Porthcurno, and Mousehole is a good walk to take on a cloudy day without needing the car. There is an allocated car park space which is a real plus
Mr Curtis May 2022
Excellent apartment, would recommend Aspects again, hope to re-book soon.
Mrs Beckett Apr 2022
Lovely property walking distance to all local amenities and attractions such as St Michael's Mount, Newlyn and Mousehole. Plenty of restaurants and pubs close by as well. Would stay there again if going back to the area in future.
Mr Rendell Oct 2021
Ocean Tide is spacious,clean, well located and well appointed filled with natural light. Parking for car outside the patio. Recommend enthusiastically. I would enjoy living in the apartment.
Mr. Archbold, Jr. Oct 2021
We had a lovely stay and the apartment was a great location for getting out and about. We are looking forward to our stay there next year.
Mrs Johnson Sep 2021
Very enjoyable stay in this well equipped, ground floor apartment. 50m to the sea front and 60m to Lidl! Very central with all Penzance's amenities all within short walking distance. Fantastic Cornish attractions all within short drives including the rich mining heritage on the North Coast at Botallack and the Lizard peninsula to the South.
Mr Weaver Sep 2021
After a long journey ocean tide was a breath of fresh air.The apartment had everything we required for a comfortable weeks stay. We did use the facilities far more than we would have liked and thank goodness Lidl was around the corner,as finding a pub or restaurant was impossible.
Mr Mear Sep 2021
Great location if you want to travel to various parts of Cornwall. Spacious and comfortable apartment, with the bonus of an outside area and parking. Amenities are all nearby.
Rev'd Houghton Aug 2021
Modern, clean, spacious and well equipped apartment. Great location within easy walking distance of shops, attractions, and the promenade in Penzance. Easy driving distance to larger supermarkets and so many places of interest in south west Cornwall. Access to the property is simple and great to have an allocated parking space in the adjoining car park. Would happily stay here again and would recommend to others.
Mrs Plumridge Aug 2021
Ocean Tide was spacious, comfortable and a relaxing stay for us. It was very clean and felt instantaneously homely. The location was perfect and within a short walking distance to local shops and restaurants, the Jubilee Pool and just a stone's throw away from the promenade! Ocean Tide was the perfect base for us to explore the surrounding areas and we had a fantastic holiday! Thank you for our stay, Lien and Beccy.
Ms Tran Jul 2021
Clean, comfortable, spacious and very well equiped garden apartment in a quiet residential area of Penzance. We would be happy to return for another holiday. Lovely sun trap garden to relax in. Has everything you could need and felt like a real home from home. Close to the beach, Lidl's and Co-op. Bonus of a dedicated parking space.
Mrs Imms Jun 2021
Apartment was perfect, so comfortable. Very well equipped. Sun trap patio at the back. Easy walking distance to the promenade and Penzance. Very quiet area. Absolutely loved the apartment. Hope to be back.
Mr Mollicone Jun 2021
An excellent choice. Spacious, great spec, clean and tidy design and furnishings. Location cannot be beaten. 2 minute walk from prom/coast and 10 minutes to town centre. Will be returning.
Mr Murphy May 2021