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5. Land’s End

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Land’s End

Lands End is the most south westerly tip of the British mainland. Exactly why this should prove so compelling is unclear, but hundreds of thousands of visitors each year make the journey, by car or tour bus.

The scenery isn’t as lush or stunning as many other coastal areas in Cornwall, in fact it can be quite a desolate spot, with jagged grey-brown rocks and the lonely Longships Lighthouse a mile and a half out to sea. There is still the feeling that you could fall off the edge of the world here.

You can pay to visit the Lands End Experience, containing attractions including Return to the Last Labyrinth, Cornish Sweet Factory, The Relentless Sea, Air Sea Rescue and Greeb Farm, or go past it to get to Lands End itself and the coastal path.
 
The rugged coastal path runs north from Lands End, past the remains of ships scattered on the rocks below, and will take you about 45 minutes to get to to the more sheltered Sennen Cove and village.

This is a cross between an ordinary working town and tourist hot-spot. The main attraction is the huge sandy beach, popular with all-comers, and especially with surfers.

There is a well stocked surf shop near the beach, which looks a bit like a modern chapel. You can also hire equipment from the surf school (BSA Level 4), slightly closer to the beach, housed in a 2-storey wooden building which it shares with a restaurant and snack shop. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it T. 01736 871227)

For surfers - the best breaks are usually towards the northern end of the cove, and a team of lifeguards enforce the swimming/body-boarding/surfing zones quite vigorously. The main problem with Sennen for visitors is usually the shortage of parking, so if you are travelling by car and want to arrive relaxed – set off early.

The Land’s End Experience Address:
Land's End
Sennen
Cornwall
TR19 7AA
England, UK 

The Land’s End Opening Experience Times:
Easter to the end of October, Daily from 10.00 to 4.00 pm or 5.00 pm - later during August.
November to the end of March, Daily, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm.  

The Land’s End Experience Admission:
All Inclusive Tickets
Adult £10.00
Child £7.00
Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25.00
Children 3 yrs and under Free 
 
Pay as you go
Individual tickets for each attraction
Adult from £3.00 to £4.00
Child from £2.00 - £3.50
All children must be accompanied by an adult when entering the attractions
 
All day parking £4.00 

T  +44 (0)871 458 0044

F  +44 (0)1736 871812
 
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Accommodation and eating out in and around Sennen and Land’s End

Camilla House Hotel, Penzance, 12 Regent Terrace, www.camillahouse-hotel.co.uk

Kimberley House B&B, Penzance, www.kimberleyhousepenzance.co.uk

Garrack Hotel, St Ives, www.garrack.com

The Bay Restaurant, Penzance, www.bay-penzance.co.uk

Starfish B&B, St Ives, www.starfishbandb.co.uk

The Seafood Café, St Ives, www.seafoodcafe.co.uk

The Admiral Benbow, Pub, Penzance

The Sloop Inn, Pub, St Ives
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