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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Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
11th - 13th May 2018
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!
15th - 24th June 2018
A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities.
13th - 17th July 2018
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 Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!
TBC August 2018
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.
8th - 22nd September 2018
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.
16th December - 6th January 2018
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 2018
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.
Sunday 31st December 2018
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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.
4th February 2019
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!
19th - 21st April 2019
Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.
TBC August 2019
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.