Whether your preferred form of transport is by car, bike, bus or on foot, Little Nook is perfectly placed for you to explore West Cornwall and beyond.
With World Heritage status, Blue Flag beaches, ancient landscapes and historic sites locally you wont be disappointed. Below we have given you a taste of some of the sights.
One of Britain’s top scenic roads is the B3306 that winds its way through tiny villages and farms from St Just to St Ives. Non-stop its approximately a half hour drive but when visiting all the sights along the way you could easily fill a day. Take in the Cape Cornwall and wander around St Just before heading off towards Kenidjack, the Botallack mines, Wheal Owles Memorial (also used as Tressider Mine in Poldark), Levant, Pendeen Lighthouse and if you can find it, the stunning Portheras Cove. Into the wilds of this ancient landscape stop off at Zennor and visit the church of St Senara before wandering on foot to an isolated beach. Feeling hungry then visit the Gurnards Head for lunch – don’t worry you won’t miss it and their sumptuous menu will leave your belly full as you desend down into St Ives, a remarkable fishing village that has attracted artists, foodies and surfers for decades.
Sennen Cove is a place that gets under your skin and into your bones, so much so, its hard to leave and easy to see why has been awarded a Blue Flag. Its golden sands stretch as far as the eye can see and we are blessed to have this beach on our doorstep. With two of the best surf schools in the county, amazing lifegaurds, life boat station, beachside restarant and cafe, pub, gallery and convienence shop all neatly tucked away leaving the dramatic coastline to rest gently against Whitesands Bay.
Many a day can be spent just relaxing and enjoying the view but if you feeling energetic walk the coastal path to Lands End or Cape Cornwall. Keep your eyes peeled and you might be lucky enough to see the dolphins and seals that frequent the bay, or luckier still, a basking shark.
You could take the main road and be in Penzance in no time at all but where’s the fun in that. Instead meander your way through country lanes and discover hidden gems. Explore Lands End and onwards to Porthcurno with spell binding white sands and a crystal clear ocean, not to mention home to the Telegraph Museum. Take in a show at The Minack Theatre where a varied program of plays, story telling, music and open air cinema will excite one and all, just the view beyond the stage is worth the price of a ticket.
Not far from here is Logan Rock, which is definitely worth the
walk and with pub and cafes that are dotted here and there in places such as St Levan and Lamorna there’s always a delicious bite to be had before you make your way down into the tiny but historic town of Mousehole where galleries and gift shops can keep you busy for hours. It is also a great place to catch a few crabs and get you first glimpse of St Micheal Mount. As you travel around Mounts Bay you will arrive in Newlyn, home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK and fantastic for everything fishy. Penzance is just around the bend, with so much on offer it deserves a page to itself, but the highlights for us are the lido, the shopping and some of the best restaurantsCornwall, if not the UK, has to offer.
St Micheal Mount sits beckoning you over and at low tide you can walk the causeway which is always fun. The gardens are marvelous, and with a calendar that is always pack full of fun for all the family. At high tide boats taxi you to and from the main land for a small cost and we love to listen to the myths and legends that surround the area. Finally Marazion is the last stop on this trip of ours and again is a great place to stroll around and peruse the shops and eaters.
We’re at the very end of England, which may look far away but in just over an hour you can also visit Cornwall’s most famous attractions. We often spend the day at the world famous Eden Project, or wear ourselves out discovering the wonders of Tintagel. The Lizard Peninsular and the Helford River make fantastic day trips and if you need any help planning your itinerary, we are happy to help.
We lucky enough to live in a place that attracts some of the best chefs this country has to offer and you don’t have to go too far to be seated in restaurants owned by the likes of Rick Stein. Penzance is quickly becoming famous for its collection of fantastic restaurants and has been rated as one of the top ten places to visit for delicious food and dining experiences.
You can sit up on the wooden deck above Sennen Cove.
The location and food are deivne.
Tucked away in St Just, coffee, cake & friendly service makes it great stop.
Looks over the harbor and does a pretty mean burger