Discover Penwith Peninsula

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Explore Penwith Peninsula (Cornwall) Coast and Beaches

Penwith Peninsula, the most westerly part of Cornwall, is a magnificent headland. Penwith is derived from the cornish words pen and wydh, which mean "headland" and "at the end". The north coast has high granite cliffs jutting into the Atlantic and often pounded by good surfing waves whilst the south coast has some more sheltered bays. The area is scaterred with small fishing villages but also the larger seaside towns of St Ives and Penzance. Penwith's scenery makes it a popular holiday destination, with attractions including the Minack Theatre, South West Coast Path, Land's End and a wide selection of great beaches.

Penwith Peninsula Cornwall Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Sennen Cove lifeboat station

Wherrytown Beach

Gwenver Beach

Eastern Green Beach

Trengwainton Garden

Porthcurno Beach

Cape Cornwall Beach

Trewidden Garden

Penberth Cove Beach

Sennen Surfing Centre

Geevor Tin Mine

Sennen Cove Beach