Location & things to do
Sennen Cove is situated just around the corner from Land's End, the most westerly point in mainland Britain. With a small harbour and a mile long gorgeous sandy beach (Whitesands Bay) stretching around to neighbouring Gwenver beach, the village combines working fishing port with laid back surf style.
On the beach there are top surfing conditions, two highly-rated surf schools and safe bathing within flagged areas while along the seafront, cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries and shops provide the onshore niceties.
The Pedn-men-du, a promontory that protects the cove from the westerly Atlantic gales, is a popular haunt for climbers, walkers flock here all year round as it’s on the South West Coast Path and in the village the lifeboat station established over 150 years ago is open to visitors in summer.
Away from the beach, Sennen is within really easy reach of some of Cornwall's top attractions: The Tate and ever-popular St Ives, The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno, the foodie-heaven of Porthleven, Falmouth, The Lizard and Kynance Cove, Penzance and its art-deco Jubilee Pool (soon to be heated geothermally and opened all-year round), the fishing hub of Newlyn and charming Mousehole. There really is something for everyone here.