Penzance faces out towards the sea and has wonderful views of the majestic St. Michael's Mount. This maritime coastal resort provides a great cottage location for exploring west Cornwall.
Nestled in the heart of Mounts Bay, Penzance has plenty to offer no matter what type of break you're looking for. Awash with maritime heritage, Gilbert and Sullivan's famous Pirates of Penzance pays testament to these seafaring traditions and you'll hear the tales of smugglers and wreckers that have been passed down through the generations.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the promenade to find sea front cafes, excellent restaurants, shops and pubs. Visit Penlee House Museum and Gallery to see the paintings of the Newlyn School as well as displays of West Cornwall's archaeology and social history. The mild climate enables sub-tropical plants to grow here, so make sure you check out Morrab Gardens. Paradise Park is a great day out for all the family too with its large wildlife and bird sanctuary.
Day trip ideas include one of the world's best loved landmarks, Land's End and the Minack Theatre, which is built in to the cliffs at Porthcumo, gives you the most amazing sea views, as well as a season of plays and musicals.
Both the countryside and coastline present walkers and cyclists with almost endless opportunities, whether you want to explore the cliff tops or wide open countryside.
Penzance has a lot to offer; for accommodation see our selection of Penzance holiday cottages.