10 Must See Views in Cornwall

There’s no doubt about it that Cornwall is one of the most beautiful places in Britain, but where are those magical places that stand out, even against the beauty of the rest of the county? Read on to discover the most breath-taking views in Cornwall that you need to see.

St Michael’s Mount

Even as one of Cornwall's most famous landmarks, the spectacle of St Michael's Mount never fails to disappoint. Whether you find yourself on St Michael’s Mount itself or just admiring it from the bay at Marazion, the view is always spectacular.

St Michael's Mount, CornwallSt MIchael's Mount by Tim Watts is licensed under CC BY 2.0

If you like spectacular views then you should check out our guide to the National Trust gardens in Cornwall.

Bodmin Moor

Believed to have first been farmed more than 4,000 years ago, the ever-changing landscape of Bodmin Moor makes for an awe-inspiring view. Its big skies and wild and rugged nature provides a breathtaking contrast from the rest of the county.

Bodmin Moor, CornwallEastern Edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall by @sage_solar is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Kynance Cove

A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one of the most photographed places in Cornwall, Kynance Cove is a view that should not be missed. With beautiful blue waters, unspoilt white sand and striking serpentine rocks, it's not hard to see why.

Kynance Cove, CornwallKynance Cove by Barney Moss is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Fowey Harbour

The busy Fowey Harbour with its handsome backdrop of quaint houses provides a lovely view that is almost impossible to pass without stopping to appreciate it. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the harbour offers deep, blue waters which are a magnet for yachts and fishing boats.

Fowey Harbour, CornwallFowey Harbour Cornwall by Martin Pettitt is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Portheras Cove

A true hidden gem; if you can find this stunning beach then prepare to be wowed by the incredible view of the cliffs and clear sea, visible right to the horizon and beyond.

Portheras Cove, CornwallPortheras Cove by Jim Champion is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

St Ives Harbour

Wherever you are in St Ives Harbour, you will be delighted with a beautiful view. Whether it’s of the beach, the bay or the sea beyond, the views surrounding this stunning seaside town, considered the jewel in Cornwall's crown, are not to be missed!

St Ives Harbour, CornwallSunset Over St Ives Harbour by Steve Gardner is licensed under CC BY 2.0

While visiting St Ives you should try out some of the best things to do in St Ives.

Land’s End

If you visit Britain’s most South Westerly point, you will find this stunning view of the 200 foot high cliffs that rise from the Atlantic Ocean. From Land's End, you can look out to the Isles of Scilly and then beyond that, there is nothing but ocean until you reach America. This legendary place has inspired people since ancient times.

Land's End, CornwallLand's End by Chris Combe is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Mousehole Harbour

To witness a variety of colours, sounds and textures, take a visit to the picture-perfect Mousehole Harbour, which was described by Dylan Thomas as "the loveliest village in England". Full of character and charm, there are few places that more completely sum up traditional Cornish life.

Mousehole Harbour, CornwallMousehole Harbour by Tim Watts is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Bedruthan Steps

The coastline here is something truly special and the view from Bedruthan Steps is spectacular. The beautiful sandy beach beneath stretches on a for a mile with dramatic stacks of slate dotted all along the way; they're said to have been dropped there by Bedruthan the giant to use as stepping stones. 

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall by Andy Bullock is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Looe Beach

The quintessentially Cornish fishing town of Looe is one of the prettiest places in the county. Looe Beach, with its golden sands, blue waters and backdrop of picturesque, quaint buildings, really is a delight to see.

Looe Beach, Cornwall© Sykescottages.co.uk

To discover more of Cornwall’s beauty spots and lesser known places to visit, sneak a peek at our Hidden Cornwall video, which reveals some of Cornwall’s prettiest hidden treasures.

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