Jutting defiantly into the jaws of the Atlantic, west Cornwall is the area most associated with timeless beauty, ruggedness, windswept coasts and a spirit that is instantly intoxicating. The drive from St Ives around to Sennen via Zennor is one of the county’s most evocative with the Gurnard’s Head Inn providing a welcome and charismatic stop-off. Cape Cornwall, the world-famous Minack Theatre and the sensational beaches at Sennen, Gwynver and Porthcurno make the trip to the far west hugely rewarding.
Rounding Land’s End, the coast takes on another character with the stretch of coast along to Newlyn and Mousehole some of the Cornwall’s most beautiful. Mount’s Bay is of course defined by St Michael’s Mount and the renovated Jubilee Pool, emerging restaurant scene, classic architecture and ferry link to the Isles of Scilly make Penzance a fascinating and fun gateway to the area. Between Marazion and Porthleven is the island-like seaside village of Perranuthnoe with its wonderful beach, footpath to Prussia Cove and active local community – a firm favourite of ours.
West Cornwall is renowned for its world-class art scene and high-quality local food. There is a host of highly acclaimed restaurants across the peninsula and the area has become one of the southwest’s most sought-after destinations. The Carbis Bay Hotel and Estate, with its world-class development of luxury apartments and Michelin-star chef, has helped to reinforce St Ives’ reputation as one of the UK’s most desirable coastal destinations.