things to do in Penzance

Things to do in Penzance

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If you’re wondering what to do in Penzance, find an abundance of things to do all year round.

Penzance is a thriving Cornwall hotspot that features a wealth of seafood eateries, golden beaches and historic attractions. This market town is the last stop on the Great Western rail, one of the most southerly points in Britain.

Beaches in Penzance

There are many Penzance beaches perfect for a summer holiday in Cornwall, featuring golden sands and so much to do. Praa Sands Beach is a sandy haven where you can surf the waves alongside awe-inspiring coastal views. Alternatively, explore Long Rock Beach which allows dogs all year round, whilst Sennen Cove is ideal for families, surfers and nature lovers.

Attractions in Penzance

Our list of what to do in Penzance includes taking a walk along Chapel Street, a charming historic street with several unique Victorian buildings. Men-An-Tol is a popular destination where visitors will see Bronze Age stones sculpted to look like human faces and includes the only pierced stone in the country. No trip to Penzance is complete without a boat trip over to the sensational island of St Michael’s Mount, managed by the National Trust.

Activities in Penzance

Whether you’re here for a long break or a quick trip, there’s plenty of activities in Penzance. Make sure you visit the Minack Theatre for unforgettable performances throughout the year. Visitors who enjoy the outdoors will be enchanted by a day out to Trenwainton Garden or Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.

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Photo of Chapel Street by Kathryn Yengel

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  • Wheal Prosper Tin Mine

    Wheal Prosper Tin Mine

    Wheal Prosper Tin Mine
    TR13 9TS

    Wheal Prosper Tin Mine is a dramatically situated historical landmark, found on the cliff tops overlooking Rinsey Cove. Find this Cornwall thing to do between Porthleven and Praa Sands, a short distance from Penzance.

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    Wherrytown Beach

    Wherrytown Beach
    TR18 4NX

    Come to this Cornwall beach and enjoy the long stretch of pebbles that rests between Penzance and Newlyn. Here, you will find clean and safe waters for swimming, as well as easy access to and from the promenade.

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