Photos of Land's End Peninsula
and its surroundings

Action Packed Hayle Beaches
Cornwall Coastal Views: Action Packed Hayle Beaches

Something for everyone at Hayle, whether you enjoy kitesurfing, windsurfing, swimming, surfing, dog friendly beaches or just sitting on the beach and enjoying the fantastic views. Hayle has miles of golden sands.

Each beach has its own identity and includes several beaches which are dog friendly all year round - Sandy Acres, Mexico Towans, Riviere Towans, Upton Towans and Porthkidney Sands.

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson as Ross and Demelza during filming in Autumn 2015 beside West Wheal Owles at Botallack in Cornwall. The mine features as Captain Poldark's Wheal Leisure.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner waiting in the rain for filming to resume for Poldark series two, on location in September 2015 at Botallack on the Land's End peninsula.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner, as Captain Ross Poldark, on the cliffs below West Wheal Owles at Botallack in Autumn 2016 during the filming of Series 3.

Ancient Landscape, near Gurnard's Head, Zennor
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Ancient Landscape, near Gurnard's Head, Zennor
Behind the Scenes - Poldark Horse Scene at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Behind the Scenes - Poldark Horse Scene at Botallack

An enormous amount of work goes into the production of every scene. The filming alone can take hours for one short scene and that's before the work that takes place after the location work is done.

Bluebells in St Loy Wood
Seasonal Nature Cornwall: Bluebells in St Loy Wood

This lovely woodland is tucked away near Lamorna and St Buryan. Parking is very limited.

You can also access St Loy Woods from the coast path between Penberth Cove and Lamorna.

Boat Cove
Beaches around Cornwall: Boat Cove

This delightful cove with its small sandy beach is tucked away a short walk from Pendeen Lighthouse

Boat Cove, Pendeen
Cornwall Coastal Views: Boat Cove, Pendeen

Boat Cove is a great place to watch the waves. This photograph was taken in April on a windy day a couple of hours before high tide.

In the background is the nearby beach of Portheras Cove that can be accessed by a short walk (1 km) along the coast path.

Boscawen-Un Stone Circle near Drift
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Boscawen-Un Stone Circle near Drift
Boskednan Stone Circle - Nine Maidens Stone Circle
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Boskednan Stone Circle - Nine Maidens Stone Circle
Cape Cornwall
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Cape Cornwall
Cape Cornwall and Priest's Cove
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Cape Cornwall and Priest's Cove
Cape Cornwall from the Air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Cape Cornwall from the Air
Cape Cornwall in Winter
Cornwall Coastal Views: Cape Cornwall in Winter

Cape Cornwall from the Kenidjack Valley. Take in the view as part of a Poldark walk between Botallack and Cape Cornwall.

Carn Euny Iron Age Settlement and Fogou, Sancreed, near Penzance
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Carn Euny Iron Age Settlement and Fogou, Sancreed, near Penzance
Carn Euny Iron Age Village and Fogou
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Carn Euny Iron Age Village and Fogou
Carnelloe Cliff, Porthglaze Cove and Veor Cove on the Land's End Peninsula
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Carnelloe Cliff, Porthglaze Cove and Veor Cove on the Land's End Peninsula
Choughs
Chun Quoit
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Chun Quoit

Chun Quoit in the mist on Penwith Moors

Cliffs at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Cliffs at Botallack

There is a wealth of mining heritage and natural beauty to enjoy at Botallack. This photograph was taken from the area near the arsenic calciner.

Clodgy Point, St Ives towards Zennor
Cornwall Coastal Views: Clodgy Point, St Ives towards Zennor

Wonderful cliff scenery along the stretch of coastline between St Ives and Zennor. Walk the Cornwall Coast Path to get the best views of this magnificent coastline.

Coast Path at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Coast Path at Botallack

Walking the Cornwall coast path from Levant, you arrive at Botallack with its abundance of mining heritage.

Coast Path between Zennor and St Ives
Cornwall Coastal Views: Coast Path between Zennor and St Ives

Cliffs near Hellesveor overlooking St Ives Bay

Coast path from Pednavounder Beach to Treryn Dinas
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Coast path from Pednavounder Beach to Treryn Dinas

Pednavounder Beach is also known as Treen Beach.

For details of walking the coast path between Porthgwarra to Penberth please click on the photograph.

Coast Path from Porthcurno to Penberth Cove
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Coast Path from Porthcurno to Penberth Cove

For details of walking the coast path between Porthgwarra to Penberth please click on the photograph.

Coastline between Porthmeor Beach and Clodgy Point, St Ives
Cornwall Coastal Views: Coastline between Porthmeor Beach and Clodgy Point, St Ives
Coastline between Zennor Head and Gurnard's Head
Cornwall Coastal Views: Coastline between Zennor Head and Gurnard's Head

Tiny coves between Zennor Head and Gurnard's Head include Pendour and Veor Cove.

Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack
Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack

Sunbeams highlighting these magnificent engine houses at Botallack.

Dawn on the Summer Solstice at Lanyon Quoit, Madron
Seasonal Events and Festivals: Dawn on the Summer Solstice at Lanyon Quoit, Madron
Easter Bunny
Animals: Easter Bunny
Eurasian Wigeon
Birdlife Cornwall: Eurasian Wigeon

One of a large group of Eurasian Wigeon on the Hayle River off Porthkidney Sands.

Filming Poldark at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Filming Poldark at Botallack

Filming near the Cornwall coast path at West Wheal Owles, Botallack.

Godrevy Island and Lighthouse from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Godrevy Island and Lighthouse from the air
Golowan Band, Mazey Day, Golowan Festival
Cornish Towns and Villages: Golowan Band, Mazey Day, Golowan Festival
Gurnard's Head
Cornwall Coastal Views: Gurnard's Head

This view of Gurnard's Head is taken from Boat Cove at Pendeen.

The headland is the site of an Iron Age Cliff Castle.

This stunning headland is located in the parish of Zennor on the north coast of the Land's End Peninsula

Gurnard's Head from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Gurnard's Head from the air
Gurnard's Head from Zennor Head
Cornwall Coastal Views: Gurnard's Head from Zennor Head

The public footpath taking you from Zennor Churchtown to Zennor Head is an easy way to access the Cornwall Coast Path. The public footpath is level and smooth for the majority of its length so can be accessed by buggies and wheel chairs.

Gwennap Head
Cornwall Coastal Views: Gwennap Head

Gwennap Head is a magnificent headland on the south coast of the Land's End peninsula located between Land's End and Porthgwarra.

An NCI lookout is located on Gwennap Head.

In recent years Gwennap Head has been used as a location in the televising of the latest adaptation of Poldark.

Gwithian Beach
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Gwithian Beach
Hayle Estuary
Cornwall Coastal Views: Hayle Estuary

Hayle has many wonderful beaches. This beach is Porthkidney Sands and it's a great place to take your four legged friend as it's dog friendly all year round.

Hayle River Estuary
Cornwall Coastal Views: Hayle River Estuary

The Hayle River meets the sea at Porthkidney Sands. On a sunny day the white sand and the sea combine to give the area a tropical look.

Hells Mouth near Gwithian
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Hells Mouth near Gwithian
Jubilee Pool - Penzance
Cornish Towns and Villages: Jubilee Pool - Penzance

Penzance's Art Deco Outdoor Swimming Pool

Kenidjack Valley
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Kenidjack Valley

The Kenidjack Valley, also known as Nancherrow Valley, extends from the B3306 just outside St Just Churchtown to the sea at Porthledden.

Kestrel Chick
Birdlife Cornwall: Kestrel Chick

This young kestrel on the Land's End peninsula had emerged from his nest and was scrambling around the cliff preparing to fly for the first time.

Kestrel Chick on the Land's End Peninsula
Birdlife Cornwall: Kestrel Chick on the Land's End Peninsula

One of a brood of three kestrel chicks spotted on the cliffs on the north coast of the Land's End peninsula during 2016

Kestrel Chicks on the Land's End Peninsula
Birdlife Cornwall: Kestrel Chicks on the Land's End Peninsula

These three kestrel chicks had recently left their nest when we heard them calling for food from their parents on cliffs on the Land's End peninsula.

These fledglings are well camouflaged among the rocks and plants outside their nest.

Land's End
Lanyon Quoit
Lanyon Quoit
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Lanyon Quoit

Ding Dong Mine can be seen in the background.

Lanyon Quoit at Dawn
Archaeological Sites: Lanyon Quoit at Dawn

Lanyon Quoit on a summer morning in June. Ding Dong Mine can be seen on the horizon on the left.

Lifeboat at Sennen Cove
Lifeboats in Cornwall: Lifeboat at Sennen Cove
Meet the Pirates of Penzance
Seasonal Events and Festivals: Meet the Pirates of Penzance
Men an Tol
Men-an-Tol
Merry Maidens Stone Circle
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Merry Maidens Stone Circle
Merry Maidens Stone Circle
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Merry Maidens Stone Circle
Morrab Gardens Penzance
Cornish Towns and Villages: Morrab Gardens Penzance
Mousehole
Mousehole and St Clement's Isle from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Mousehole and St Clement's Isle from the air
Mousehole from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Mousehole from the air
Mulfra Quoit
Mulfra Quoit
Mulfra Quoit
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Mulfra Quoit

A Neolithic monument known as a Penwith Chamber Tomb.

Nanjizal (Mill Bay) on the Land's End Peninsula
Cornwall Coastal Views: Nanjizal (Mill Bay) on the Land's End Peninsula
Newlyn from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Newlyn from the air
Newlyn Harbour from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Newlyn Harbour from the air
Penberth
Penberth Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Penberth Cove

This beautiful little cove, protected by the National Trust, is hidden away on the south coast of the Land's End peninsula.

Fishing boats still work from Penberth, although they now use an electric winch and not the splendid capstan which stands above the slipway.

The best way to visit Penberth Cove is by walking along the coast path as there is very limited parking in the Penberth Valley.

There are a number of public footpaths which lead to the cove. These can be seen on a good map such as the OS Explorer 102 Land's End Map

Penberth Cove
Penberth Cove
Penberth Cove from the Coast Path
Cornwall Coastal Views: Penberth Cove from the Coast Path
Penlee Quarry (Gwavas Quarry), Newlyn, from the air
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Penlee Quarry (Gwavas Quarry), Newlyn, from the air

Mineral extraction started here in the early 19th century. Gwavas Quarry closed in 1989/90.

Penzance - from the Harbour
Cornish Towns and Villages: Penzance - from the Harbour
Penzance Harbour
Harbours around Cornwall: Penzance Harbour
Penzance Harbour
Cornish Towns and Villages: Penzance Harbour
Penzance St Piran Procession 2011
Seasonal Events and Festivals: Penzance St Piran Procession 2011
Porthcurno Beach
Beaches around Cornwall: Porthcurno Beach
Porthcurno Beach
Beaches around Cornwall: Porthcurno Beach

This stunningly beautiful beach with its white sand and brilliant blue sea is located on the south coast of the Land's End peninsula just below the Minack Theatre.

Portheras Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Portheras Cove

Portheras is an isolated cove with a sandy beach. It can be accessed via the coast path by parking near Pendeen Lighthouse or from the small car park at Lower Chypraze Farm.

The beach is dog friendly all year round but please be a responsible dog owner and clear up after your pet.

Portheras Cove
Beaches around Cornwall: Portheras Cove

Tucked away at the end of a valley, this lovely beach can be reached from walking the coast path from Pendeen Lighthouse for about 1 km or from public footpath from Chypraze Farm.

For a map showing where to park please follow the link to our Portheras Cove page.

Portheras Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Portheras Cove

Portheras Cove on a windy day in April.

For details of where to park please follow the link to our Portheras Cove page

Porthledden Beach
Beaches around Cornwall: Porthledden Beach

At the end of the Kenidjack Valley is Porthledden Beach and a wonderful view of Cape Cornwall. There were once more than 50 waterwheels working in this valley and one of them was one of the largest in Cornwall.

Porthmeor Cove between Gurnard's Head and Bosigran
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Porthmeor Cove between Gurnard's Head and Bosigran
Purple Viper's Bugloss and Corn Marigolds near St Just
Flowers: Purple Viper's Bugloss and Corn Marigolds near St Just

If you take a walk along the Cornwall coast path in late June until mid July between Porth Nanven and Sennen, you'll encounter these beautiful wildflowers growing at the National Trust's Boscregan Farm.

There are several fields containing Echium plantagineum (Purple Viper's Bugloss) and Glebionis segetum (Corn Marigold)

Red Fox
Wildlife: Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

Seal near Portheras Cove
Wildlife: Seal near Portheras Cove

During a walk in March, we spotted several seals in the area of Portheras Cove, Boat Cove and Pendeen Lighthouse.

Seal on the North Coast
Wildlife: Seal on the North Coast

Seal spotted between Pendeen Lighthouse and Boat Cove on the Land's End Peninsula

Secluded Cove near St Ives
Cornwall Coastal Views: Secluded Cove near St Ives

Most visitors to St Ives will know of its many beautiful beaches but if you walk out along the coast from Porthmeor Beach towards Clodgy Point you'll also notice some secluded, tiny coves with golden sand, tucked away just a short distance from the coast path.

St Ives
Cornish Towns and Villages: St Ives

Enjoying life on the water at St Ives

St Ives
Aerial Views of Cornwall: St Ives

Three of St Ives' wonderful beaches - St Ives Harbour Beach, Porthgwidden and Porthmeor with the Island in the foreground.

St Ives
Aerial Views of Cornwall: St Ives

St Ives, its beaches and surroundings.

St Ives - Harbour Beach
Cornwall Coastal Views: St Ives - Harbour Beach

One of St Ives' lovely beaches.

St Ives, its beaches and harbour
Aerial Views of Cornwall: St Ives, its beaches and harbour
St Levan Church
Churches around Cornwall: St Levan Church

St Levan Churchtown is a tiny hamlet near Porthcurno

In the church yard is the St Levan Stone, a piece of granite split in two which is said to forecast the end of the world.

St Michael's Mount
Aerial Views of Cornwall: St Michael's Mount
St Michael's Mount and Marazion
Aerial Views of Cornwall: St Michael's Mount and Marazion

St Michael's Mount is connected to Marazion by a causeway. At high water the Mount is only accessible by boat. In this photograph, despite it being high tide, you can see the causeway through the clear water.

St Michael's Mount at Sunset
Cornwall Coastal Views: St Michael's Mount at Sunset

An Autumn sunset at St Michael's Mount.

Storm Imogen at Sennen - The day after
Seasonal Nature Cornwall: Storm Imogen at Sennen - The day after

Mayon Cliff, site of Maen Cliff Castle, still taking a battering from the Atlantic Ocean over 24 hours after Storm Imogen arrived.

With Sennen being so close to Land's End, there is nothing to protect Sennen from south westerly storms.

Atlantic storms' first landfall is the Land's End and Sennen Cove.

Stormy Seas at Sennen
Seasonal Nature Cornwall: Stormy Seas at Sennen

The day after Storm Imogen

Tater Du Lighthouse
Cornwall Coastal Views: Tater Du Lighthouse
Theatre in the Park, Penlee Park, Penzance
Seasonal Events and Festivals: Theatre in the Park, Penlee Park, Penzance
Theatre in the Park, Penlee Park, Penzance
Seasonal Events and Festivals: Theatre in the Park, Penlee Park, Penzance
Theatre in the Park, Penlee Park, Penzance
Seasonal Events and Festivals: Theatre in the Park, Penlee Park, Penzance
Three Kestrel Chicks
Birdlife Cornwall: Three Kestrel Chicks

Three fledgeling kestrels preparing for their first flight from cliffs on the Land's End peninsula

Three Shiny Starlings
Birdlife Cornwall: Three Shiny Starlings
Treen Cove and Lean Point at Gurnard's Head near Zennor
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Treen Cove and Lean Point at Gurnard's Head near Zennor
Tregiffian Barrow near St Buryan
Ancient Monuments in Cornwall: Tregiffian Barrow near St Buryan
Tropical Hayle
Cornwall Coastal Views: Tropical Hayle

Hayle estuary on a sunny day the colours with part of Porthkidney Sands and the beginning of Hayle's three miles of golden sands.

View from Levant
View from the Coast Path between Porth Chapel and Porthgwarra
Cornwall Coastal Views: View from the Coast Path between Porth Chapel and Porthgwarra

The coastline of the Land's End peninsula is spectacular, whether you are on the North or South coast. Porth Chapel and Porthgwarra are on the South coast which has spectacular granite cliffs.

Access is either along the Cornwall Coast Path or by public footpath down the Porth Chapel valley from St Levan Church.

West Wheal Owles and The Crowns at Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: West Wheal Owles and The Crowns at Botallack

West Wheal Owles, also known as Cargodna Mine, is situated on the cliffs on the right of the photo. The Crowns at Botallack can be seen perched just above the sea on the left of the photo. Between them are the remains of Botallack's numerous mining ventures, all part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

These mines and this stretch of coastline, features prominently in the BBC's latest adaptation of Winston Graham's Poldark saga. West Wheal Owles is featured as Captain Poldark's Wheal Leisure and The Crowns Engine Houses depict Francis Poldark's mine, Grambler.

West Wheal Owles and Wheal Edward at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: West Wheal Owles and Wheal Edward at Botallack

Viewers of the latest series of Poldark will recognise these two mine engine houses. In the foreground is West Wheal Owles which featured as Wheal Leisure in the Poldark series.

Wildflowers, Wildlife and Portheras Cove
Cornwall Coastal Views: Wildflowers, Wildlife and Portheras Cove

Cornwall's coast path is alive with wildflowers, colourful moths and butterflies and fantastic coastal scenery and beaches. Portheras Cove is on the north coast of the Land's End peninsula. The Cinnabar Moth (Tyria jacobaeae) starts life as the familiar black and yellow striped caterpillar often seen on Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris). Here its moth is perched on a Scabious flower.

Zennor Head and Pendour Cove, Land's End Peninsula
Aerial Views of Cornwall: Zennor Head and Pendour Cove, Land's End Peninsula

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