Sennen Cove is a small, charming coastal village located in the far west of Cornwall, United Kingdom. It's located approximately eight miles from Penzance on the Atlantic Ocean coast and is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and serene atmosphere.
Situated just one mile northeast of Land’s End - the most westerly point in mainland Britain. It boasts a beautiful sandy beach known as Whitesand Bay that stretches almost one mile at low tide. The coastline here forms part of the Cornish Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Like much of Cornwall, Sennen Cove experiences a mild maritime climate with relatively warm summers and cool winters. The influence of the Gulf Stream makes it one of the milder parts of Britain.
Historically, Sennen Cove was dependent on fishing; however, today tourism plays a major role in its economy due to its scenic location and outdoor activities such as surfing, hiking, bird watching etc. There are also several local businesses including pubs, cafes and art galleries that contribute to local economy.
One key attraction is the Round House and Capstan gallery which showcases work by local artists. Another popular site includes Old Success Inn – an ancient pub dating back to 1661 offering stunning sea views.
The rich marine life off this coast attracts regular visits by seals and dolphins while basking sharks can be spotted during