Local Things To Do

Local Things To Do

There's a lot to see and do in this part of Cornwall -below we list a just few that are on the doorstep

Coastal Path - The coastal path runs through the village of Pendeen so put on your walking boots or shoes and discover this exceptional part of the Cornish coast for yourself- steep cliffs look down on the Atlantic ocean , dog owners may think it wise to put a lead on their dog

Sandcastles & Picnics-
Boat Cove is a quaint sandy cove which is Dog- Friendly being only a short walk from Pendeen Lighthouse in the village
Boat Cove looks across to the larger Portheras Cove

Portheras Cove & Boat Cove are both accessible from Pendeen Lighthouse in the village .Portheras Beach is a lovely sandy beach being much larger than nearby Boat Cove . Park At Pendeen Lighthouse and take the coastal path continuing on foot and you will see a sign to Boat Cove. Further along the coast path continuing on foot you will find Portheras Cove which is considered a hidden gem by many. Both are dog friendly however owners will be required to keep their four legged friends under control at all times

Surfing at Sennen Cove-
Learn to surf safely at Smart Surf School Sennen Cove run by a family of professional surfers including a British champion tel: 07377 668465

Tanglewood Wild Garden ,Newbridge, Penzance- Pictured Here
Explore nine acres of wild garden and ponds attracting many species of flora and fauna and much more which you can discover for your yourself

Tuck In-
The Radjel Inn- Friendly Traditional Old Cornish Pub serving a large selection of Real Ales and good food including Sunday lunch

Maria Chicas Coffee Shop & Tapas is definitely worth a visit and her homemade Tapas are memorable

The North Inn- Traditional Old Cornish Pub which won a CAMRA award and is known for it's amazing home made curries - recently there was excellent feedback from guests about the pub's Monkfish curry - highly recommended
Both pubs are within walking distance of Dougal's Cottage

The quaint fishing village of Mousehole is within 15 minutes drive from the cottage . A delightful unspoilt village with harbour and sandy beach .Explore this lovely village with it's old Cornish cottages of all shapes and sizes , art galleries and gifts and several places to eat including a highly regarded harbour front pub . You may have time to visit the Mousehole Bird Sanctuary situated up a steep hill!

Fresh Fish Catch Of The Day At Newlyn-
Treat yourself to fresh Crab and an abundance of freshly caught fish from the harbour side Fishmongers in this attractive town . Stop for a spot of lunch at Mackeral Sky on the bridge serving fabulous freshly caught fish delights eat outside or inside . Visit the cheese shop , pasty shop, bakery, butchers, and cafes and galleries that are dotted around .

Lamorna Cove -
Not far from Mousehole is Lamorna Cove with stunning views . There is also a pub and Bernard Leach Pottery

Penzance -
A very interesting and thriving town with a mix of Georgian , Victorian and 1930's architecture with an 'Arty 'vibe. There are no less than four Auction Houses two of which I have bought from on many occasions . Head to Chapel Street for Antiques , stylish shops and the Grade One Listed Egyptian House. Pop into Baker Tom's Artisan Bakery for delicious bread and treats at the bottom of Causeway Head .
Head up Bread Street from Causeway Head for more tucked away places of interest
Pick up some delicious home made food from The Little Red Hen . You may even spot Jean Shrimpton the well known model too who lives in Penzance!

Penlee House in Penlee Park in the town is host to many an exciting exhibition of paintings and focus's on the Lamorna artists with works on permanent view. Upstairs is an interesting museum. Enjoy coffee and cake or a light lunch in the gallery cafe which also has outdoor seating . There is a good selection of books for sale too.