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.
Why not check beaches nearby as we have 216 beaches in Cornwall. You can even take a look at our list of Cornwall dog friendly beaches or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.
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: