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West Cornwall - St Ives, Hayle, Penzance and the Land's End Peninsula

Tourist Information Centres

Visit St Ives Information Centre
The Guildhall
Street an Pol
St Ives
TR26 2DS

Welcome to West Cornwall Centre (Penzance)
The National Trust, Station Approach, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2NF

Trade Contact

Lets Go Cornwall
Cornwall TIC CIC
Newquay Town Council


West Cornwall enjoys the UK's most temperate climate and offers the contrast of wild and rugged coastline in the north and lush, semi-tropical vegetation in the south. St Ives has been home to an internationally renowned artistic community for over a century, and now houses the Tate Gallery. Marazion, reputed to be the UK's oldest village, overlooks the magical sea-bound castle of St Michael's Mount, while neighbouring Penzance is the gateway to the Isles of Scilly. The towns of Hayle and St Just are dramatic reminders of West Cornwall's industrial mining heritage.

What's on Offer


West Cornwall has stunning beaches, high quality bathing-water, cafes, car parking, regular cleaning and public conveniences. Activities include kite surfing, landspeed sailing, water skiing, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, sea fishing and diving. For more information please visit our website at http://www.letsgocornwall.com/places-to-visit/west-cornwall

Places to Visit

Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum, Bernard Leach Pottery, Land's End Landmark, St Michael's Mount (NT), Paradise Park Bird Sanctuary, Newlyn Art Gallery (contemporary), The Exchange Gallery (contemporary), Penlee House Gallery and Museum (includes Newlyn School works), Geevor Tin Mine, Trengwainton Gardens (NT), art deco Jubilee Pool, Porthcurno Museum of Submarine Telegraphy and the Minack (open air) theatre. http://www.letsgocornwall.com/places-to-visit/west-cornwall


World-famous Minack open-air theatre on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Acorn Theatre, Kidz R Us (children's theatre); Penzance hosting regular contemporary music and drama, nightclubs and pubs with music, art exhibitions and local events calendar.


Penzance, St Ives, Marazion and St Just offer a wealth of art, crafts and antiques shops as well as a range of other shopping.

Eating Out

A range of high-quality restaurants can be found throughout West Cornwall, along with bars and cafes. Most establishments serve fresh local seafood and produce.

Recreation & Sport

Golf, cycling, horse riding, swimming, water sports, fishing, tennis, indoor and outdoor bowls, clay-pigeon shooting, birdwatching, rock climbing, spectacular walks inland and along the coastal footpath.

Holiday & Activity Centres

For further information on beaches and activities in West Cornwall please visit http://www.letsgocornwall.com/places-to-visit/west-cornwall

Conference & Business Facilities

For conference facilities in West Cornwall please contact VisitCornwall on 01872 322910.


For a comprehensive list of graded accommodation in the West Cornwall area please visit http://www.letsgocornwall.com/places-to-stay

Getting There


M5 to Exeter and A30 into Cornwall. Regular coaches from UK centres including Mega Bus to Penzance bus terminal.


Railway stations at Penzance (terminus), St Erth and St Ives.


Regular flights into Cornwall via Newquay Airport from destinations around the UK.