Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and offering breathtaking views, this part of Cornwall is ideal for walks, whether it’s along the South West Coast Path, or exploring inland through the rural countryside. The coastline here is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, with the hidden beach of Nanjizal nearby providing a great place to escape the crowds.
Land’s End signpost
A photo in front of the famous Land's end signpost is a must. As it’s run by a local photography company, you will have to pay for the privilege, but it will allow you to insert the name and distance of your home town on the signpost, giving you a personalised souvenir of your stay. For those who want a cheaper day out, exploring the stunning coastal scenery costs nothing! Entrance to the Land's End complex is also free, as is the West Country Shopping Village. There are also Pay-as-you-go attractions such as the 4d Experience and Greeb Farm, which are perfect for the kids.
Birdwatchers will be in paradise in this part of the county, with a wide range of migrant species and rare birds to see. Land’s End is one of many birding sites in Cornwall, with other notable locations such as Marazion Marsh and Hayle Estuary closeby.
Whilst out exploring, you may even catch a glimpse of basking sharks, seals and dolphins which are known to swim in the waters below the cliffs of Land’s End.
As Land’s End is situated along the South West Coast Path, you can enjoy the stunning coastal scenery on dedicated paths. You can also walk inland and experience the beautiful countryside and rural villages in West Penwith.
To refuel after exploring the scenery, a visit to the ‘First and Last inn’ in nearby Sennen is an interesting stop off point, and is steeped in smuggling history.
Surfing at Sennen Cove
Just a couple of miles from Land's End is one of Cornwall’s most renowned surfing spots. With a surf school located on the beach, you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy what Sennen has to offer.
Less than 5 miles from Land’s End is the awe-inspiring Minack Theatre. Here you can enjoy open air theatrical performances in truly stunning surroundings. Views across Porthcurno bay make performances all the more dramatic.
Geevor Tin Mine
If you fancy an interesting trip out, Geevor Tin Mine provides an insight into Cornwall’s rich mining history and offers a great day out for the whole family.
Cape Cornwall Golf Club
With breathtaking views from every tee, Cape Cornwall Golf Club provides an enjoyable day of golf. Different days bring different challenges depending on the weather!
Isles of Scilly
From Land's End airport, you can board the Skybus and take the short flight to the Isles of Scilly, which is a truly stunning place. You’d be forgiven for thinking you just landed in the Mediterranean! Consisting of 5 inhabited islands and many other smaller islands, the Isles of Scilly are just 28 miles off the coast of Lands End and are surrounded by beautiful, blue water.
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Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer.
18th - 27th June 2021
For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!
26th July - 7th August 2021
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!
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.
11th - 25th September 2021
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
17th - 19th September 2021
Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.
19th - 20th November 2021
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. Read More >
TBC December 2021
Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration.
21st December 2021
Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.
23rd December 2021
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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Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin.
TBC February 2022
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!
Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. 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.
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.
6th - 9th July 2022