Boats in the harbour at Sennen Cove
Home to the renowned Sennen Cove, a haven for families, surfers and hang gliders, the village is a miniature Cornwall in itself, encompassing the relaxed atmosphere and unique heritage the region offers.
The golden sands of Sennen Cove attract numerous visitors each year, due to its idyllic scenery and prime position to enjoy water sports. If you’d like to learn how to surf, pay a visit to Sennen Surf Centre . For experienced surfers, there are places to hire a wetsuit and board in the area. Sennen is also just 10 minutes from the iconic Pedn Vounder Beach, offering crystal clear water and glorious white sand. Gwenver beach is a quaint little beach best enjoyed at low tide.
Sennen’s small working harbour is still used for crab and lobster potting, so be sure to sample some of this fresh local seafood on your visit. View over Sennen Cove
Sennen’s perfect location on the coast means it’s within easy reach of attractions such as the Minack Theatre. This remarkable attraction is perched above the Atlantic Ocean and hosts performances throughout the year. The iconic St Michael’s Mount is also just 20 minutes from the village.
Walkers can even take to the spectacular South West Coast Path to walk to Land’s End. Offering unrivalled views, the 3-mile walk leads you through wildlife and stunning landscapes.
“As the last village in Cornwall before Land’s End, Sennen offers unspoiled, coastal charm.”
Sennen’s small working harbour is still used for crab and lobster potting, so be sure to sample some of this fresh local seafood on your visit. With an exciting mix of local produce and internationally inspired dishes, you’re guaranteed to find something to tickle your taste buds. Steeped in history, the First and Last Inn is an excellent place to grab some hearty Cornish pub grub. The Old Success Inn is another fine choice. Tuck into their coastal dishes such as the freshly steamed mussels with white wine, shallots, butter, cream and fries. If seafood is your bag, the beer battered fish and fish burger at Ben Tunnicliffe are not to be missed. If you’d rather eat at the beach, grab a portion of fish and chips from 190 Degrees West.
Sennen is not short of cute cafes, either! Visit Little Bo Café or Apple Tree Café for some delicious cakes and light lunches.
When exploring the coast, remember you’re not too far from Land’s End, Penzance and Mousehole.