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Whiting Bay Penzance

£373 - £869 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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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.

Additional information

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


Very comfortable apartment in a really good location

September 2020

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.

July 2020

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Penzance Holidays

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, holidays in Penzance offer something for everyone; beaches, rock pools, coastal path walking, National Trust and English Heritage sites, restaurants and galleries. The town has plenty of car parks that offer a weekly stay from £30. 

Penzance has secret treats; if you take the time to explore. For a start it’s a good town for walking. The very best way to see Penzance is by the alleys and walkways, the through-lanes from here to there. Take a day to explore the town this way and you will discover its beautiful parks, its Regency and Georgian architecture.  

Penzance: 'Montpelier' of Cornwall

The oldest part of town is the quayside at Penzance’s Inner Harbour. The Dry Dock, Quay Street, Battery Rocks. The original promenade was built in 1844.

You can walk Penzance Promenade from Battery Rocks to Wherrytown, where there is one of two Penzance skateparks. From Wherrytown, keep to the seafront across Newlyn Green and you are in Newlyn. In all a 30 minute stroll, depending how long Jnr. wants to spend skateboarding. There is also a proper-job boating pool at Wherrytown for sailing those radio-controlled (and sail-driven) boats that just don’t get anywhere in the bath at home.

The arrival of the railway in 1852 made the ‘Montpelier of England’ (John Betjeman 1964 Shell Guide) even more accessible. 

Many interesting boats visit Mounts Bay, from the surreal floating yacht-hotels to mighty ships like the four-masted windjammer, KruzenshternThere is a Sailing Club and The Mounts Bay Lugger Association which, as its name suggests, celebrates the beauty of the Cornish Lugger, a traditional fishing boat.

Penzance has two harbour-side pubs: The Dock Inn and The Dolphin. The Dolphin is reputedly the first place in Britain where tobacco was smoked and the hanging judge, Judge Jefferies, is reputed to have held court here in the 1700s after the Monmouth Rebellion.

Things to do near Penzance

Stay self catering in Penzance and you’re perfectly situated to explore the surrounding towns and villages with their own individual characters. Literally minutes from Penzance is the fishing port of Newlyn whilst a little further on you’ll find the quaint village of Mousehole with its harbourside bistro and community atmosphere. 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.

Things to do in Penzance

The Jubilee Pool
This beautiful art-deco open-air bathing pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido.  There is also an excellent cafe. 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!

Morrab Garden
A sub-tropical garden with Victorian fountains and a band-stand, which still plays host to concerts in the summer. The Morrab Library sits in the gardens and is an absolute joy.  The photographic archives and collections are wonderful. 

Penlee Park
Full of tress and squirrels, there is a specific dog-free and child-friendly play-park within the park. Penzance Tennis Club abuts the park and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum (with excellent cafe) sits opposite the Penlee open-air theatre and is home to a large collection of Newlyn School paintings.

Shopping in Penzance
Market Jew Street is the main high street and like all high streets, it is in the process of adapting to new out of town shopping habits. However 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. There are many Georgian and early Victorian facades just above eye-level in Penzance.

Causewayhead leads up from the town centre.  A pedestrianised street, this is Penzance's third main retail street. Half way up is the Savoy cinema, said to be the oldest continually running cinema in the British Isles.

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 perfect for stocking up on treats for your holiday cottage. Check out our blog on places to eat in Marazion for ideas on where to refuel during your self catering holiday in Penzance. Or if you fancy a restaurant with spectacular views, The Bay in Penzance is the place to go. Read more on our blog: Restaurants with the best views in West Cornwall.

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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.


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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!


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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.


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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.


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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.


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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 


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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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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.

Very comfortable apartment in a really good location

3 weeks ago

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.

Aug 2020

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!

Jan 2020

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!

Jan 2020

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.

Nov 2019

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

Oct 2019

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.

Sep 2019

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

Jul 2019

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.

Jul 2019

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.

Jul 2019

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

May 2019

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.

May 2019

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!

Nov 2018

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.

Sep 2018

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

Apr 2018

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

Apr 2018

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!

Mar 2018

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.

Oct 2017

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!

Oct 2017

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

Sep 2017

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

Aug 2017

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

Oct 2016

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!

Sep 2016

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!

May 2016

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

Apr 2016

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!

Feb 2016

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

Sep 2015

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

Sep 2015

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.

Apr 2015

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.

Apr 2015