About Land's End to Lamorna Cove
Land’s End has been a popular tourist destination for over 200 years and its rugged beauty, braced against the Atlantic winds, still captivates people today.
The area has many impressive headlands (Pedn-men-dhu overlooking Sennen Cove and Pordenack, to the south) but Land’s End is the most famous as the westernmost point of mainland Britain – the very end of the country!
Magnificent granite cliffs, dramatic scenery and exceptional natural beauty provide excellent walks around here and along to Sennen Cove. Sennen village and cove (both a mile’s walk from Land’s End) are very popular; with cafés, a pub, a few shops and galleries and a fantastic surfing beach.
Following the coast south from Land’s End reveals many more of Cornwall’s treasures. The village of Porthcurno is not only blessed with a stunning golden sandy beach but also possesses one of the most unique amphitheatres in the world. The celebrated Minack Theatre sits nestled into the cliffs overlooking the sea below, bringing an atmosphere and a drama like nowhere else. With plays, operas and musicals every summer (you don’t have to go to a performance – you can just go and look round) this is one site not to be missed!
The coast path meanders its way around the clifftops in this spectacular part of the world bringing you to the small village of Lamorna Cove. In years gone by it was a popular haunt for smugglers with the local pub, The Wink, so called as a wink was the signal that smuggled goods could be acquired.
During the late 1800s and early 1900s it became fashionable with artists from Newlyn School. The film and novel Summer in February were set there and the cove itself was used for scenes in the film. Still popular with artists today, the Lamorna Arts Festival began in 2009 continuing the area’s creative connections.