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Beaches & Coves

The nearest coves are an easy walk Porth Nanven lies at the bottom of the Cot Valley and is owned by the National Trust. The beach is of national geographical significance being one of the finest examples of a raised beach. Cape Cornwall has rocky beach area still used by local fisherman.


View along stream in Cot Valley


Low tide at Porth Nanven


Back towards the Cot Valley from Porth Nanven


Looking across Porth Nanven at low tide


Priests Cove - Cape Cornwall looking towards the Brisons


The fishing fleet at Priests Cove


Cape Cornwall Golf Course

Gwenver and Sennen are an hours walk along the costal path or ten minutes by car. They provide a mile of golden sand and are well known for surfing, but are also ideal for families who want to a day on the beach. Both are manned by lifeguards in the summer and Sennon has cafes, small shops restaurants and a pub. Close to Sennen is Lands End with its hotel and entertainment facilities.


Gwenver Beach


Sennen Beach and Lifeboat Station


Sennen village from the beach

Continuing past Sennen along the South Coast is the secluded sandy cove of Nanjizal, the attractive and quiet cove of Porthgwarra, the stunning, sandy beach of Porth Chapel and around the headland, past the Minack Theatre the large popular beach of Porthcurno.


Nanjizal Beach


Porth Chapel Beach

Further along the coast and both worth a visit are the coves of Penberth and Lamorna. A little further along the south coast are the villages of Mousehole and Newlyn followed by the main town of the area, Penzance, with its beaches that run into the long sandy beach of Marazion. All this and still only seven miles from your holiday home!


Penberth Cove

The north coast has fewer beaches, but does have a spectacular coast. There is the sandy cove of Portheras the interesting village of Zennor and of course St Ives with its many beaches and facilities.

Town & Shopping

The local town of St. Just is only a small centre, but does provide most of your holiday needs. As well as shops St. Just offers cafes, pubs and many interesting galleries.

Square in St Just on Lafrowda Day

Penzance is the main town with a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs. St Ives also provides shops, restaurants, pubs cafes and a host of galleries.

Email: info@cornwallwestcottage.co.uk  Phone: 01736 787007