Levant Mine and Beam Engine (Cornwall)
Levant Mine and Beam Engine is part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site. Includes the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam at a tin and copper mine.
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- 15th May 2020-17th May 2020The festival runs for three days at Porthminster beach in St Ives. Activities include:fantastic demonstrations from nationally renowned celebrity chefs artisan traders with high-quality food and drink music performances children’s play area water sports activities
- The Geevor Tin Mine is the largest preserved mining site in the UK, and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site! You can go underground into a real 18th-century tin mine, visit the interactive Hard Rock Museum that takes you through the fascinating story of Cornish Tin and Copper mining, and explore the mining buildings with their intact mining machinery. All of this set in a Cornish Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with fantastic coastal views and wildlife. The mine includes car parking, cafe and shop.
- For nearly 100 years Pendeen Lighthouse has been guiding passing vessels and warning of the dangerous waters around Pendeen Watch. From Cape Cornwall the coast runs NE by E towards the Wra, or Three Stone Oar, off Pendeen. From here the inhospitable shore continues for a further eight miles or so to the Western entrance of St. Ives Bay, the principal feature here being the Gurnards Head, on which many ships have come to grief.
- Portheras Cove a hard beach to find at the end of a valley between Pendeen and Morvah owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. Due to its off the beaten track location it means this beach remains an unspoilt Cornish gem. Seals are a common sight at Portheras Cove. No facilities. Parking is at Pendeen Watch lighthouse car park – roughly half a mile away 20 minutes coastal path walk.
- Cape Cornwall (Cornish: “Pen Kernow”) is a small headland four miles north of Land’s End near the town of St Just. Cape Cornwall was once thought to be the most westerly point in mainland England, however following accurate surveying Land’s End was found to be the most westerly point instead. Cape Cornwall is the approximate point at which Atlantic currents split, either going south up the English Channel or north into the Bristol Channel and the Irish Sea. The Brisons, two offshore rocks, are located approximately one mile southwest of Cape Cornwall and mark the start of the annual swim to Priest’s Cove. Most of the headland is owned by the National Trust and is part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. There is also a National Coastwatch look out on the seaward side.
- Cot Valley is another of West Cornwall`s beautiful sub-tropical valleys. Running west-northwest to the coast, and passing about one mile south of the town of St. Just. Cot Valley reaches the sea at the lovely Porth Nanven Cove, with the Brisons Rocks lying one mile offshore. The narrow road runs right to the Cove. Set out on a cliff-walk (the coastal footpath passes through the Cove) explore the two small beaches or undertake some bird watching. Parking space at the cove for approximately ten cars.
- Porthmeor Cove beach is a small sheltered cove with a combination of sand, pebbles and rocks. Not to be confused with the larger sandy Porthmeor beach in St. Ives town. No facilities, access from the coastal path. We have no dog information for Porthmeor Cove beach.
- Gwenver is secluded and rarely gets crowded. Ideal for visiting the beach and walking along the cliffs as you have excellent breathtaking views. At high tide, the beach slopes steeply into the sea and can be dangerous, at low tide Gwenver joins up with Sennen Beach. A superb surfing beach but tide rips can cause problems. There is a lifeguard service from Spring Bank Holiday to the end of September, daily 10 am to 6pm. Car parking above Gwenver in the season is charged (Main Park Gates close 8pm) and a 10-15 minute walk to the beach whilst out of season there is a small area which accommodates approximately 10 cars.
- Sennen Cove has become renowned for its surfing conditions and is highly regarded by local and non-local surfers alike. Sennen tends to be slightly more protected from winds and swell than Gwenvor at the other end of the bay. Sennen’s laid back and friendly atmosphere adds to the feel of Sennen Cove, making it a popular tourist destination for holiday makers and surfers alike. Sennen is good at most tides, bar extreme high tide, works best with a westerly swell and a light easterly wind. Surf gear can be hired at the beach, situated next to a large car park and beach cafe.
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