Heading out for a day on the beach in West Cornwall is definitely a must on a summer’s day. However, before you commit yourself to the beach every day you have free, why not check these 5 ways to enjoy the cornish summer.
Boat trips and Coastal Tours
What better way to see West Cornwall than from a boat! There are plenty of tours to choose from, most will run for a few hours. Coast Boat Trips operate from Hayle and Penzance and have some fantastic tours to offer.
The scenery is stunning and includes some famous landmarks such as Godrevy Lighthouse. As well as landmarks the West Cornwall coast has a spectacular variety of wildlife and birdlife. You may even get to see a seal or two!
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens – Penzance
Moving inland now, to one of the most beautiful gardens in West Cornwall. The gardens sit in a sheltered valley with views overlooking St Michael’s Mount. Within the garden is an ever-evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists.
Not only do you have the sculpture gardens but Tremenheere Gallery is a must-see, with artwork from local, national and international artists. There’s also an excellent cafe, gift shop and nursery to explore.
Geevor Tin Mine – Pendeen
Geevor Tin Mine, formerly North Levant Mine is a tin mine located in the far West of Cornwall by the villages of Pendeen and Trewellard. The tin mine is set in stunning scenery on the Atlantic Coast. Geevor Tin Mine was the last mine to work the famous St Just District.
You can explore the mine at your own pace and take a visit into the 18th century Wheal Mexico Mine, where men worked 200 years ago. Geevor Tin Mine gives you the chance to experience a real mine and learn what life was like for a Cornish miner.
Porthcurno & The Minack Theatre
Staying with the West Cornwall theme, Porthcurno is well worth a visit. The beach is a little slice of paradise with white sand and turquoise sea. The beach also has lifeguard cover from the middle of May to the end of September (subject to changes).
The cliffs to the right of Porthcurno are home to the internationally renowned Minack Theatre. The theatre was built in the 1920s by theatrical visionary Rowena Wade and her faithful gardener, which you can visit all year round.
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is also worth a visit. Home of the Victorian Internet, Porthcurno has played its part in world communications since 1870. A visit to the museum will show you how the telegraph was used to send groundbreaking news around the world through cables. With a few cafes and a pub, Porthcurno is well worth a visit.
St Michaels Mount, Marazion
Steeped in history St Michaels Mount, Marazion is definitely worth a visit. You can easily spend the day roaming the castle, gardens, village and the harbour. If you are visiting at high tide you will take the boat over to the mount. At low tide you can walk along the causeway to the harbour, maybe do a spot of rock pooling along the way!
There’s a choice of eateries on the island and many in the town of Marazion. Of course, you can always have a picnic or a Cornish pasty on the beach or in the harbour.
West Cornwall has so much to offer it was hard to choose these 5 ways to enjoy the cornish summer! When you’ve got that chance for a day off, why not try any of these. If you’re struggling to free up your time because of bookkeeping or accounts we can help you with that. Get in touch today!