Cape Cornwall, Penzance TR19 7NJ, UK
About Cape Cornwall
Cape Cornwall is a small headland in West Cornwall, UK. It is four miles north of Land's End near the town of St Just. Until the first Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, Cape Cornwall was believed to be the most westerly point in Cornwall. The Brisons, two offshore rocks, are located approximately one mile southwest of Cape Cornwall. They mark the starting line of the annual swimming race ending at Priest Cove.
Attractions near Cape Cornwall
Geevor is set in stunning scenery on the Atlantic coast and was the last mine to work the famous St Just Mining District. Geevor tin mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Housed in two acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s collections and guides bring the story of Cornwall’s rich industrial past to life. It consists of more than 100 miles of tunnels that stretched a mile underneath the sea.
Land's End is a headland and tourist and holiday complex in western Cornwall, England, situated within the Penwith peninsula about eight miles west-south-west of Penzance at the western end of the A30 road. To the east of it is the English Channel and to the west the Celtic Sea. it is not the westernmost point on mainland Great Britain, as this title narrowly goes to Corrachadh Mòr in the Scottish Highlands.
Nanjizal Beach is a beach that is pretty boulder strewn cove with unusually clear water. The beach used to be much more sandy but after storms around 20 years ago much of it was washed away. |It is also a good spot for seal watching, particularly round the corner at Zawn Reeth. The gulley along the left side of the beach ending in a narrow archway is known as "song of the sea".
PK Porthcurno is a multi-award winning museum experience that explores the story of how the world connects. From 1870 when the first undersea telegraph cable from India came ashore here, to the fibre optic cables which carry virtually all our communications today.
Porthcurno Beach is about three miles east of Land`s End on the south coast of West Cornwall. It faces south-east and lies in the western corner of lovely Porthcurno Bay. The beach is a great place to hang out for a day. Cool down on warm days with a swim in the pristine water and relax in the shade provided by the high cliffs looming over the sand.
The Minack is a unique open air theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay. Panoramic views of the coastline from this theatre on the headland are truly spectacular. A summer season of plays run from May to September featuring a mix of classic drama, music and opera in what has to be one of the world’s most beautiful settings for a theatre.
Where is Cape Cornwall
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One of the UK’s favourite summer destinations, holiday makers flock to Cornwall for its sandy beaches and surf-ready waves but look beyond the coastline and you’ll be rewarded with world-class galleries, fantastic food and many one-of-a-kind attractions.