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Newlyn from the air
Newlyn is famous as the home of the Newlyn School of Art which was established here in the late 19th century and is today a charming harbourside town with its own Cornish fishing fleet.
The harbour has been in existence for hundreds of years and was already in operation by 1400s. Added to over time, in the 1880s the huge jetties were built which now enclose the harbour. Newlyn is the largest port for the landing of fish in the whole of England and Wales, with a fleet today of over 200 vessels.
The Newlyn School of Art was established here around the 1880s when the artist Stanhope Forbes came to paint here, drawn by the clearness of the light. Many artists followed his example and came to join him and so the Newlyn School was born. Artists such as Norman Garstin, Dame Laura Knight, Samuel 'Lamorna' Birch, Walter Langley, Edwin Harris are just a few of the many who became known as synonymous with the Newlyn School.
There is a beach at Newlyn Green which hosts the annual Raft Race.
Check out the Newlyn Raft Race 2004
The Newlyn River passes through the town entering the sea here.
An RNLI lifeboat is stationed in the harbour.
Newlyn has a fine display of Christmas lights every year from December through to January when the town and harbour are transformed into a glittering spectacle of illuminations.
For holiday accommodation in and around Newlyn see local accommodation listings on this page or for accommodation throughout Cornwall visit our Cornwall Accommodation.
The town has a good range of shops and facilities. See local resources below for more information.
The beach has an all year round dog friendly policy and responsible dog owners are welcomed.
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Located on the South coast in West Cornwall.
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