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Local attractions:

  • Seafront with footpaths to nearby beaches (some pebble and some sand). The sea is clean and safe for swimming.
  • Spectacular sandy beaches only a few minutes drive away. Try Sennen at least once.
  • Gardens – there are some excellent gardens in the area including Trengwainton and Trewidden.
  • Acorn Theatre, Penzance for a diverse range of events performed in an intimate environment.
  • Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance for Newlyn School paintings and exhibitions (500 metres from Elmsdale).There is also the futuristic Exchange Art Gallery in the centre of Penzance and numerous smaller commercial galleries.
  • St Michael’s Mount (National Trust) – check the tide to see if you can walk across the causeway.
  • Mousehole – pretty harbour village 3 miles away with a range of pubs and restaurants. Park outside the village (very narrow streets).
  • Geevor Tin Mine – mine tours and museum.
  • Eden Project – very popular and deservedly so (approx 1 hours drive away). Can be crowded.
  • Isles of Scilly day trips by sea or air.
  • South West Coastal Path – numerous stunning walks around the Penwith Peninsula.
  • St Ives – lots of art galleries including The Tate. Excellent beaches and good restaurants. Consider using the rail connection from Penzance or the bus service to avoid traffic problems in peak holiday periods.
  • Minack Theatre – an open air theatre operating in the summer season only (book in advance). Also museum & tea shop with spectacular views.
  • Museum of Submarine Telegraphy, Porthcurno – a secret wartime communications centre with interactive exhibits.