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Whiting Bay

£435 - £1060 per week

Comfortable, fresh and chic contemporary living, yards from the seafront sums up this stylish ground floor apartment. Comfy sofas, recessed lighting and a complimentary soft and neutral paint palette throughout make this apartment a very modern holiday option. Its two bedrooms make this the perfect retreat for two couples holidaying together. The restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets of Penzance and Wherrytown are all within easy walking distance, whilst the transport links of Penzance are a slightly longer stroll away along the promenade.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via front door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric oven, grill and ceramic hob, dishwasher, family size fridge/freezer, washing machine, two sofas, corner seat and easy chair, TV, DVD player, glass dining table with seating for six.

Bedroom 1

double bed, door to courtyard/patio area, en suite shower, basin, WC.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Outside area

small courtyard/patio area, garden furniture.


ground floor apartment with no external steps on one level, with step into ensuite shower.

Additional information

gas central heating, parking space for one car at the rear of property, travel cot, WiFi.


An excellent holiday home in a great location for exploring the area. Car park a bonus feature. Whiting Bay is highly recommended.

May 2024

Comfortable modern apartment convenient to promenade, restaurants, town, Jubilee pool and railway station.

January 2024

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Holidays in Penzance

On a sunny day, St. Michael’s Mount, Mount's Bay and Penzance seafront might be mistaken for the Mediterranean making holidays in Penzance a jet-set-style holiday you can enjoy without climbing on a plane.


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.

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

Beaches in and near Penzance

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.

Places to visit near Penzance

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.

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Montol Festival

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

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Penzance Literary Festival

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

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

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

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Things to do in Penzance

Jubilee Pool

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.

Art galleries

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.

Eating out

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.

Dog-friendly Penzance

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.

Events in Penzance

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.


Getting around

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!

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

An excellent holiday home in a great location for exploring the area. Car park a bonus feature. Whiting Bay is highly recommended.

Comfortable modern apartment convenient to promenade, restaurants, town, Jubilee pool and railway station.

Our second visit to Whiting Bay and highly recommended. It is well situated and the off road parking is a significant asset. If we visit the UK again we would certainly appreciate renting this property.

Really nice apartment. Well positioned neat the beach and town of Penzance. Car parking space a bonus. Comfortable and well equipped. Overall a very nice holiday apartment.

The location of this property is superb, almost straight on to the prom, with access to Penzance and Newlyn -don't forget your Jelberts ice cream with cream at Newlyn! Brilliant accommodation with everything you need and more.

We have stayed many times at Whiting Bay. It's in a fantastic location close to the sea front, shops, pubs and buses. The fact that we keep going back says it all!

We had a lovely week in Whiting Bay - easy to find and close to the sea - bonus was the parking space also. Everything you would need within the apartment - Lidl 5 mins away too. Would be helpful to have the number of the apartment on the gate at the back as we were not sure which one was ours!!! Would definitely go back

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments, it is lovely to hear you liked Whiting Bay and found it to be so well equipped. We will certainly forward on your suggestion of an apartment number on the rear gate to the owners, for their consideration. It sounds like you had a fantastic time, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Lucy Customer Services

This will be our 2nd stay here . Would highly recommend!! Everything you need , like a home from home , comfortable and the location is fabulous for Penzance and touring around . We have just booked again for next year !!!

Excellent apartment and great location. Great facilities offered. Apartment was immaculately clean.

Nice little garden, very close to Penzance sea front. Very handy for restaurants and shops .

A well positioned flat for exploring both the Mousehole side of Mounts bay, and the Marazion side. Coop and Lidl both 5 mins away on foot. Sunny garden and dedicated car parking. Ideal holiday home.

excellent service as always from Aspects holiday , thank you

Fabulous!! Great , clean , spacious apartment. Perfect location . Would definitely recommend !!!

Lovely stay, good location and bonus to have a parking space.

Very comfortable stay in a well cared for apartment in a really convenient location. We very much appreciated the wine and cake etc. it was a lovely surprise

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Whiting Bay. The welcome pack and flowers were a very nice thought and greatly appreciated. The apartment was very well looked after, lovely and clean. A nice quiet location close to town and sea front. Parking a real bonus.

Kevin and Lisa November 2021

Ideal location as central to many west cwll attractions, great eateries and with parking an essential. Good location for rugby and football fans too .

Whiting Bay was a perfect location for us. A few yards from the prom, easy car parking, very comfortable and clean. On the very rare occasions we needed the heating on (we visited in November) the house was cosy very quickly. We’d book this apartment again.

Whiting Bay provided excellent accommodation and was perfectly situated for our dual purpose holiday. The sailors had easy access to Penzance Sailing Club while the land crew enjoyed exploring the beautiful surrounding area. We will certainly use Aspects Holidays again. Thank you.

A lovely apartment and exactly as described. Comfortable, spotlessly clean and with everything you could possibly need. We had a marvellous week, ate at some great restaurants and were blessed with great weather! We have already booked for next year!

Had a great two weeks with beautiful weather and superb apartment.

We really enjoyed our stay at Whiting Bay as we have done for a number of years. The property is comfortable and well maintained and in an ideal location. The service received from Aspects Holidays is excellent with an easy to use booking system. We would certainly recommend a stay at Whiting Bay. Mr and Mrs Hill

Lovely stay in a light, airy but also warm and welcoming property where we felt at home immediately. Courtyard garden was a real suntrap and perfect for a drink to unwind and relax after a day out exploring. Lots of helpful information available explaining the facilities and locality. Luckily we had excellent weather so were able to discover most of the area on foot and the location of the apartment means you hardly need a car once there. Would recommend taking the train to St Ives, very reasonable fares, no parking hassle and absolutely stunning scenery on the journey. We had a wonderful time and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

very nice place to stay , very comfortable , very clean , would stay again .

Very comfortable apartment in a really good location

Great location and very clean. Pleasant airy property very helpful housekeeper who kindly put food delivery, which arrived some hours before us, into fridge (after checking this was okay with us). One towel plus small hand towel per person not very adequate especially with extra covid related hand washing. Grill not working no instruction booklet to help check we were doing the right things. Mattresses really soft - this is a matter of taste and may be just right for some.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. It is lovely to read that you enjoyed your time at Whiting Bay. Thanks for letting us know about the grill and lack of instructions. The housekeeper checked on this as soon as we got your feedback and it is all working ok, so we will make sure that instructions are available so that others do not have this issue. If you are ever staying in a property that we market, and you have any problems like this, please do contact us so that we can help; we would hate for you to not have the use of something; we can generally get trades arranged very quickly and at a time suitable for you. With regards to towels, this amount is standard within the properties that we market, though some owners provide spares. We will certainly pass the feedback on to the property owner though. And thank you for the feedback on the mattresses; as you say, these are down to personal preference, but we closely monitor such comments. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you back soon. Lucy, Customer Services

A fantastic property in an excellent location. Whiting Bay is spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with everything you need for the perfect self catering break in Penzance.

The owners have thought of every little detail to ensure anyone visiting the property have a very comfortable stay.

Would definitely recommend.

Extremely convenient location and lovely to have a parking space. The apartment is very well equipped and the complementary scones and wine (not necessarily in that order!) were very welcome after a long journey down. We would highly recommend Whiting Bay for value for money together with no compromise on the quality of the furnishings. 5 Star rating from us!

An excellent location for easy walking to Penzance & Newlyn. A really comfortable, well-furnished, modern apartment. We had a very enjoyable week at Whiting Bay!

Relaxing and enjoyable break with opportunity to enjoy many local haunts and eateries and visit the Minack Theatre, St Ives , Mousehole, Penzance Town. Enjoyed the cuisine of the Ship Inn, the Coldstreamer at Gulval, the Thai Moon, the Longboat Inn and not forgetting The Newlyn Meadery. It was so nice to visit our childhood home area once more and Whitings was an excellent base.

This was the second time my friend and I had stayed at whiting Bay, the last time was 4years ago and, we would be more than happy to stay there again. The apartment is very clean, nicely furnished, very comfortable beds, everything you need for self catering. A supermarket is 5 mins walk away. We have no hesitation in recommending Whiting Bay. Iris Skingle

This is the third time we have stayed Whiting Bay and as usual , we were not disappointed. An extremely clean, well equipped and comfortable property that is within short walking distance of the sea front and a 15 minute walk to the town.

We had a wonderful 2 week holiday in Penzance and were very comfortable in The Whitings.

Whiting Bay is a modern spacious and comfortable ground floor apartment, with lots of homely touches and a well equipped kitchen. On arrival we found fresh flowers, a cream tea and a bottle of wine, all which was much appreciated. Toiletries were also provided. Whiting Bay is in easy walking distance of Penzance and Newlyn, and a great base for exploring west Cornwall. We thoroughly enjoyed our week's holiday.

Whiting Bay is ideally positioned for exploring Penzance and Marazion,in one direction, and Newlyn and Mousehole in the other. St Ives is a short scenic bus ride away, and buses to the bus and rail stations stop a minute from the apartment if the weather is not suitable for walking. The apartment is as described on the website, and we found it clean and tidy with a generous welcome package. We would highly recommend Whiting Bay.

Its right on top of the seafront & close to town. A very comfortable & spacious apartment, also very quiet. Will definately book again

This was our 2nd stay at Whiting Bay. It is modern, spacious, very clean & comfortable. We were grateful for all the little extras provided eg. milk, newspaper, scones, jam, clotted cream, wine, soap etc. The apartment is very handy for both the town and sea front. Parking right outside is definately a bonus! Thanks again for a lovely stay and hopefully we will be back again next year.

Whiting Bay is in a good location near shops and public transport. It's very comfortable and clean. We had a wonderful week walking the coastal path and it was lovely to return to a cosy place given the freezing winter weather. Our 4th visit and definitely not our last!

4th time at Whiting Bay which speaks for itself! Penzance is a perfect hub for getting out to walk the coastal path. Looking forward to my next visit.

everything about whiting bay is better than advertised.will definately stay again

What you see is what you get but even better out of this world apartment absolutely faultless five star to the cleaners location for Penzance walking 6mins walking to Newlyn 5mins the location is superb for. Lovely walk along,the promenade excellent selection of fish restaurants local buses great It’s everthing you want in a holiday

I’ve used Whiting Bay before and find it to be a really handy, clean and user friendly apartment, it helps that you get a free cream tea as well!

A warm welcome with breakfast items such as milk, jam, clotted cream and scones were the outstanding elements of the place on our arrival. Perfect! A luxurious equipment of the cottage should not be forgotten.

The response was excellent from the office about the dvd player which we thought was faulty. Someone came around to look at it immediately. The wires had come loose so it was fine!

The cottage was centrally located for walks, outings and travel to other parts of Cornwall.

It was so nice, that we like to came next year again

To be honest it was even better than I had hoped.

Whiting Bay is brilliantly situated near to shops, the sea front and the Lands End bus stop is opposite! We liked being able to sit outside in the courtyard at the back. It's very quiet too which is a huge priority for us. We enjoyed it as much as last year, thanks!

Lovely property with good amenities within walking distance, very clean and comfortable, and with a lovely tea tray and cream tea for us on arrival, would most certainly consider staying here again in the future!

Extremely pleased with this tidy, well furnished little flat. Location was handy, a stroll to the promenade and the centre of town.

This is an exceptionally lovely place to stay. The fixtures and fittings are tasteful and elegant, the living areas very spacious and cosy at the same time. Gorgeous flowers and a delicious cream tea were most welcoming. Having excellent wi-fi was a bonus! The apartment is well situated, close to the sea and just a short walk from the centre of town. We loved staying here!

We had a lovey week in the apartment. It was clean and comfortable. The location is really great.

Clean and spacious, within easy range of all amenities, highly recommended

A wonderful holiday, in a great apartment. Perfect location, wonderful base to get out and explore. The flowers, cream tea and wine much appreciated. Leaving relaxed and refreshed.

This apartment was a delight to stay in. It was full of flowers, wine, scones with jam and cream and with all tea making items for when you arrive. We will definitely be booking again. Thank you owners and Aspect Holidays.