One of Cornwall’s most famous towns, Penzance is known across the world as the home of myth, piracy and adventure. Through passing centuries, this area has nurtured daring risk-takers, creative thinkers and independent minds. Today, its natural beauty, impressive architecture and vibrant community continue to captivate and inspire.
For little Buddy or Bella, there’s nothing better than racing around in sea spray. Here, we uncover five of Penzance’s best dog-friendly beaches.
VISITING THE ISLES OF SCILLY
There are few places in the UK as inspirational as the Isles of Scilly. This cluster of five inhabited islands (and many more uninhabited) has a total population of just over 2,000, and is the most southerly location in Britain. Here, turquoise water and white-sand beaches combine with rare and unusual wildlife to create an environment that’s distinctly exotic. The islands are easily reached from Penzance so why not take a day trip or round off your holiday with a few days ‘overseas’?
WALK THE PENZANCE TOWN TRAIL
Uncover the story of Penzance by walking its official trail, taking in the towns history and some of its most interesting landmarks.
A GUIDE TO PENZANCE’S GARDENS
With its sub-tropical microclimate, Penzance forms a giant hothouse for exotic plants. Throughout history, landowners and garden designers have taken advantage of the unique conditions to create simply sublime displays of natural beauty.
The main shopping areas are Market Jew Street, Causewayhead, Chapel Street, Wharfside Shopping Centre and Market Place, but you’ll find a wealth of hidden gems in other spots around the town. To see what’s here, browse our handy guide below, or search by name or sector.
FOOD AND DRINK
Described as ‘Cornwall’s new gourmet capital’, Penzance is well known for its fantastic food and drink. Here, some of the region’s most exciting pubs and restaurants are tucked away along historic streets. Try something new, opt for simple classics, or enjoy sampling the delights of our small shops and delis.
From summer festivals to Christmas celebrations, you’ll always find plenty happening in the Penzance area. Take a look at our local events guide to see what’s coming up.