Our guide to Sennen Holidays

Those looking to make waves on their Cornwall holiday need look no further! Boasting Britain’s most westerly beach, and just one mile from Land’s End, Sennen offers beautiful soft stretches of sand, amazing unspoiled natural scenery and easy access to some of Cornwall’s most amazing attractions.   

But let’s start with the beaches. Sennen Cove’s crescent curve and gentle gradient makes it a surfing hotspot with perfect conditions for pros and amateurs alike. The secluded sands of Gwenver are equally appealing (and equally accessible!). Dog friendly and filled with soft golden sand, it’s a tranquil seaside haven; 150 metres of pet-friendly paradise. 

There’s plenty more to enjoy too, with incredible family-friendly attractions, amazing places to soak up the region’s culture and heritage and some of the finest food and drink you could wish for on a British break.

Things to do in Sennen     

Its prime position against the Atlantic makes surfing one of the most popular ways to enjoy your time in Sennen. Sennen Cove beach offers a range of swells to suit surfers of all abilities. And whether you’re a pro or a budding board star, you can get expert tuition at the two surf schools in spring and summer – with all equipment provided.  

More traditional seaside activities in Sennen include building sand castles, rock pooling and paddling in the sea. Explore the beautiful harbour where you will find shops, galleries and amazing eateries serving fresh catches. You can even take to the water yourself and enjoy some sea fishing on a private charter. Or if you’re more interested in scenery then you can catch some of Cornwall’s most attractive coastal sights on a local pleasure boat – both available to rent from the harbour. 

On land you also have easy access to the stunning South West Coast Path. Stretch your legs, spot local wildlife and gaze at gorgeous scenery, it’s a wonderful way to work up an appetite!

Sennen attractions 

Where to start? Along with being spoiled by stunning views and natural attractions you will also find a range of amazing activities on the south Cornish coast. Visit the Minack Theatre to inject some drama to your break. Reminiscent of a Greek amphitheatre, the coastal views and rocky outcrops offer the perfect setting for a play.    

 Likewise Land’s End offers a spectacular setting on the very edge of the country, but there’s plenty more to enjoy. Follow in the footsteps of one of Cornwall’s most renowned visitors at the Arthur’s Quest Experience. Using state of the art technology and special effects, this attraction offers a pulse-pounding voyage into the ‘Gorge of Fire’ to face the mythical dragon. Those seeking something a little less strenuous will adore the Aardman attraction ‘A Grand Experience’. Featuring Wallace & Gromit, Morph and Shaun the Sheep, visitors can play fun games inspired by the amazing animations and even visit their settings in an awesome interactive experience. 

With a delightful farm park in a glorious setting and the iconic signpost amongst other attractions and events, you won’t want your time at Land’s End to…well, end. Venture further and you have a host of mines, museums and attractions that all explore the history of Sennen and south Cornwall in a wonderfully engaging way. 

Our favourite Sennen restaurants

The Surf Beach Bar by Sennen Cove offers spectacular scenery and some of the region’s finest eats. Inside you can enjoy brilliant burgers, breakfasts and specials in the company of some amazing art. Outside you have the stunning seaside setting. What more could you want? 

The Sennen Bar and Bistro, much like the region itself, is proof that good things come in small packages. Known as the ‘smallest restaurant with the biggest heart’, it offers everything from cream tea to steak night with a wonderful seasonal menu. 

From local pubs to perfect fish and chip shops, there’s no shortage of amazing eateries to enjoy in and around Sennen. Despite a wealth of fresh catches, there’s also no shortage of options for all tastes with a number of brilliant vegan and vegetarian eateries too.

Sennen holiday cottages

A seaside setting like no other makes a holiday cottage in Sennen such an attractive proposition. Whether you want to take to the waves and the waters or explore stunning coastal sights and amazing attractions, there really is something for everyone. Our properties offer the perfect place to complement all that scenic beauty with incredible views, stunning interiors and lovely little touches to make a true home from home. 



Penberth Cove

Penberth Cove is set between granite headlands and can be found on the South Coast of the Land`s End peninsula, approximately 3½ miles southeast of Sennen Cove. With a small selection of traditional cottages, this picturesque cove still supports a small fishing fleet whose boats are now hauled up the granite slipway by an electric winch, rather than the original...
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