Towns & Villages
Across the peninsula you will find many thriving and unique towns, villages and hamlets, each with its own distinctive character and each offering a warm welcome at any time of the year.
The road from St Ives to Land’s End is one of the most scenic in the country, but do take some time to explore, stop for a meal or pick up supplies for the day.
In the north is Zennor, famous for its mermaid legends, and Pendeen, a granite mining village and home to the Geevor Tin Mine, now a museum, and a range of local shops, pubs and a farmers’ market.
Continuing south, you will come across the villages of Morvah, Botallack and Trewellard with galleries and pubs to enjoy.
At the heart of the community is the town of St Just in Penwith, shaped by its industrial mining past and the most westerly town in England the town has a wide range of independent shops, pubs, cafes and galleries. Both Pendeen and St Just offer free parking.
To the south is the fishing harbour and surfing beach of Sennen Cove, and at the top of the hill the village of Sennen with its local stores, award winning farmers’ market and takeaway.
Around the rocky outcrop of Land’s End is Porthcurno, reached by a lush valley and overlooked by the stunning Minack Open Air Theatre which nestles in the cliffs.
Many of our hamlets, villages and towns have great places to stay overnight, for a short break or for a longer holiday. See our Where to Stay page for more information.