Things To Do
Never a Dull Moment
You don’t have to go far from Rosemary Cottage to hit the beach. The expanse of golden sand at Sennen Cove is just a walk away along the cliff path or Sunny Corner Lane – or you can drive the distance in a few minutes and park up in the Cove. Even closer is Gwenver beach – one of the best surfing spots in Cornwall – reached easily on foot from the cottage between the fields along Fairy Lane, or down a steep set of steps from Escalls Cliff road by Peace and Plenty. Both beaches are patrolled by life guards in high season.
Also near at hand, in Sennen Village, you’ll be able to lay in provisions from the local convenience store, send off some “wish you were here” postcards at the post office, draw some cash from an ATM and spend it in the local pubs, cafes and restaurants. If you want to learn to surf you’ll find surf schools at Sennen happy to get you going. Oh, and the Sennen RNLI lifeboat station is on hand for emergencies.
If you feel inclined to explore a bit further afield the possibilities are endless, the choice depending on your taste and mood. For example, if you’re into drama or opera you could visit the spectacular Minack open air Theatre carved into the granite cliff at Porthcurno, just a few miles away. The mild Cornish weather means there are some breath-taking open gardens to explore in the area and if you’re into art there are galleries aplenty.
A visit to Land’s End should go on your to do list – and why not take a trip to see some of Cornwall’s other iconic locations, like the dinky little harbour at Mousehole and the mysterious St Michaels Mount. The really adventurous can even travel “overseas” on a daytrip to the spectacular Isles of Scilly, or go underground on a tour of the old tin mine at Geevor.