Self-Catering in Penzance
A truly delightful and surprisingly spacious apartment that sits at the head of this picturesque little fishing cove with lovely sea views from the raised rear garden. Sennen Cove - `our home` - lies in the south-east corner of Whitesand Bay , sheltered from the prevailing westerlies by the bulk of Pedn-men-du Cliff. The Cove was originally established as a fishing station , and at the end of the nineteenth century , many men and women were employed in the pilchard fishery - the men catching the fish, and the women processing and packing them. As with pretty well all things Cornish , tourism is now the main trade of the Cove, although a small commercial fishing fleet remains. There is a small sandy beach in the harbour at Sennen Cove - and swimming is safe ....best to choose high tide because the harbour dries out at low tide! There are lots of rock pools for budding young fishermen to explore - and plenty of sand for those just wanting to enjoy the sun. Penzance is located on the shores of Mount's Bay - a body of water dominated by the grandeur of St. Michael's Mount - Penzance is Cornwall's largest and most westerly borough. Only 10 miles from Land's End, the town is surrounded by an area of Celtic culture and outstanding natural beauty. Majestic cliffs, rocky coves, pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear seas vie with the heather and gorse of the moors and early Christian and Bronze Age sites to form a landscape that is the heritage of a proud culture, and a source of inspiration for artists, writers and poets.
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