Cornwall points of interest and landmarks

  • Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps
    St Eval, Bedruthan PL27 7UW
    Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular places to visit on the North Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see. The landscape is synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers and spectacular clifftop views look out over Bedruthan Steps, where a rank of colossal, pointed stacks march out of the atlantic waves against a dramatic backdrop.

    Enjoy magnificent walks meandering past a succession of picture-postcard coves, windswept headlands and old-fashioned holiday resorts, this stretch of the coast path running north of Bedruthan ranks among the prettiest in the south west.

  • St. Ives Bay
    St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26
    St Ives Bay is a bay on the Atlantic coast of north-west Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is in the form of a shallow crescent, some 4 miles or 6 km across, between St Ives in the west and Godrevy Head in the east.

    At the most southerly point of St Ives Bay, the River Hayle flows into the sea through sand dunesand across the beach. Behind the dunes, the river forms a broad tidal estuary which includes an area of salt marsh and a largely disused port. The estuary is a popular place for birdwatching.

  • The Lizard Point and Kynance Cove
    Helston TR12 7PJ
    The walk winds through Lizard to the lighthouse and the old lifeboat station at Polpeor cove then follows the coast to Lizard Point. The route then crosses the boundary where the ancient rocks of the headland give way to serpentine rocks ejected from the Earth's mantle in a continental collision.

    The route continues past a shipwreck on Pentreath beach to Kynance Cove where the multicoloured rocks have been sculpted by the sea into islands. The return route to Lizard is across the serpentine heathland where the stone stiles have been polished by the boots of many generations of walkers.

  • Polperro Village
    Polperros, Cornwall, PL13
    Polperro is a village civil parish, and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast in the south west of England.

    Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles east of Fowey and 4 miles west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25 miles west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth.

    It is a noted tourist destination, particularly in the summer months, for its idyllic appearance with tightly-packed ancient fishermen's houses which survive almost untouched, its quaint harbour and attractive coastline.

  • Lends End Landmark
    Land's End, Sennen, Penzance TR19 7AA
    Land's End is the legendary Cornish destination that has inspired people since ancient Greek times when it was referred to as 'Belerion' – place of the sun.

    Whether you're starved of heritage or hungry for new experiences, quench your thirst for adventure and follow in the footsteps of nineteenth century visitors who would travel to The First & Last Inn before making the final stage of the journey to Land's End in Cornish on horseback or foot along the narrow lanes.

    There are a playground anda fantastic ZOO with lamas, rabbits, sheeps etc.