Places to Visit in Cornwall

Kelynack is an ideal base to explore many beautiful parts of West Cornwall. We are just 5 mins drive to Sennen beach which has lovely golden sand. Surfing lessons are available from here. At the end of our road there is a bus stop where you can hop on a bus to St Just or Land’s End. Or take the open top double decker bus and explore the beautiful coastal road to St.Ives.

The legendary Minack Theatre is only 7 miles away, with performances through out the summer months. We have details of places to visit in our laundry, including dog friendly beaches in Cornwall.


Sennen Cove is a wonderful surfing beach. The coastline from here round to St Ives is rugged and dramatic, steeped in the history of Cornwall’s mining past. St Ives has a fabulous stretch of sand, and other places to visit include the Tate Gallery and the artist community. Porthgwarra, Porthcurno and Porthchapel are all good small beaches in the West Penwith area.

Historic and Pre-historic

Merry Maidens Penwith

There are many ancient sights in Cornwall. In West Penwith there are ancient settlements like those at Carn Euny and Chyauster, stone circles like the Merry Maidens, standing stones and quoits. Further away but still in Cornwall are mystical sights such as Tintagel, and castles built to protect Cornwall like those at Pendennis, St Mawes, Restormel and Launceston.


The coastline around the whole of West Penwith is spectacular, weather worn into coves and caves, cliffs and headlands, by the relentless sea. Take a drive around the coast road, visiting many places on route including Lamorna Cove, Land’s End, Cape Cornwall and Levant. From Levant, walks along the South West Coastal path in either direction, show the ruggedness of the coast, and views out to sea on a clear day.

For a special occasion, visit the Minack Theatre and see a performance with a difference in the open air theatre. Visit the Minack Theatre website for further details.


Morrab Gardens Penzance

There are many gardens to visit in Cornwall. Those belonging to the National Trust are Trengwainton, Glendurgan, Trellisick and Cotehele.

Further afield, visit the gardens at Trebah, Trewithen and Caerhays.

And no stay in Cornwall would be complete without a visit to the Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.