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Sennen is a parish and the last village in Cornwall before the Land's End.

A charming parish with a churchtown and a two beautiful sandy beaches - Sennen Cove and Gwenver Beach - on Whitesand Bay.

There is a small working harbour at Sennen with a number of local fishing boats and a lifeboat station which houses an all weather Tyne class vessel aswell as an inshore lifeboat.

Sennen in History

The name Sennen, is believed to derive from Senana, the Celtic patron Saint of the parish church. Sennen Feast Day is celebrated on Advent Sunday.

The Parish Church is located on the top of the hill on the road to Land's End.
Sennen Feast is celebrated every year on Advent Sunday.

Folklore tells of how King Arthur fought Norse raiders here and later dined on a stone table (table maen) near to where the parish church now stands.

Other famous and infamous visitors to Sennen included King Athelstan in AD 980 and Perkin Warbeck in 1495.

For those with an interest in archaeology the coast path between Sennen and Land's End passes a cairn and tumulus before reaching Maen Castle, a 4th Century BC cliff castle with impressive ditches and ramparts.

A more recent addition to the local heritage is the wreck of the RMS Mulheim, a cargo vessel which ran on to the rocks here in March 2003.

The wreck is the latest of many ships who have met their end on this stretch of coast from records beginning as early as 1518.

During WW2, Sennen was the site of an RAF base - RAF Sennen. The base was set up in 1942 and remained an RAF base until the 1970s. The site near Skewjack Farm is around two miles away from Sennen Cove.

Sennen is popular as a launching site for hang gliders. Visiting pilots should ring the Kernow Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association before using their flying sites. Tel: 01872 273839 or 07980 275 918 before flying.

General Information

The village contains accommodation, restaurants, a Post Office and general stores. For holiday accommodation in and around Sennen see Sennen accommodation listings on this page or for accommodation throughout Cornwall visit our Cornwall Accommodation.

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First and Last Inn, Sennen. A fee charging ATM. Approx. cost £1.75

Old Success Inn, Sennen. A fee charging ATM. Approx. cost £1.50

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Sennen is the the most western parish in Cornwall, located on the north coast in West Cornwall.
It is situated on the A30 trunk road and the cove is easily accessible from the A30.

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Whitesands Hotel, Sennen, Cornwall TR19 7AR

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