The area around Pendeen is a really magical place, often referred to as ‘Poldark Country’, it is in many ways untouched by modern-day life with its tin mining relics and unspoiled coastline. If you’re looking for a walker’s paradise to explore off the beaten track then Pendeen is the place for you.
An extraordinary coastal location, this farmhouse offers spectacular sea views from one of the most special homes on this dramatic stretch of coast. *Low occupancy discounts*
Set high above the Atlantic, sits the exceptional Hesken Cottage, with its ever-changing views of the stunning, surrounding landscape and coast. *Just-for-2 discounts*
NEW FOR 2023. A stylish, romantic little hideaway on Cornwall's iconic Tin Coast, a short walk from the South West Coast Path and breathtaking clifftop views. *Short breaks all year*
Lovely one bedroom barn conversion close to breath-taking coast paths and only ten minutes from the stunning surfing beach at Sennen. *Short breaks all year*
A beautiful detached barn conversion for two set in the heart of Poldark country, a short walk from the magnificent South West coast path. *Short breaks all year*
This timeless cottage is a true rural idyll, hidden in the heart of the Cot Valley, a sub tropical oasis leading down to Port Nanven Cove and the Atlantic. *Short breaks available*
Pendeen, meaning “headland fort” gets its name from the headland on which Pendeen Lighthouse stands and like many other coastal Cornish villages, has a reputation for smuggling activities. It lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a number of local footpaths for exploring the surroundings.
PORTHERRAS COVE – a stunning and fairly hidden beach. It really is a local's beach. There are no signs, and even once you've found the rough field car park it's still a clamber to get there. But it's worth it, the sand is fine and generally clean. We often see seals bobbing about here. Dogs are welcome all year.
BOAT COVE – is usually a slip way for small fishing boats, but over the last couple of years it has been a very small, secret sandy beach. Park at Pendeen Watch, or in the field in Rose Valley signposted off the Pendeen to Morvah road.
COT VALLEY – also known as Port Nanven. It has the further name of 'Dinosaur Egg Beach' due to the boulders found there. It is only a mile along the coast from Cape Cornwall towards Sennen and offers a perfect sunset location.
PORTHMEOR COVE – a secluded cove set between Pendeen and Zennor offering solitude and privacy. The cove is mainly large boulders and rounded rocks revealing a sandy area at low tide. Porthmeor can be tricky to access and is mainly frequented by nudists and passing walkers. Dogs are allowed year-round and there isn’t any lifeguard cover.
GEEVOR TIN MINE – the last mine to close in this part of the country and the Geevor Tin Mining Museum is well worth visiting. There’s the museum, visitor's centre and underground tours led by knowledgeable staff. The café is also highly rated and it’s a great day out for the whole family.
PENDEEN LIGHTHOUSE – the views are breathtaking and you can just imagine the smuggling of years gone by! This part of the coast is renowned for the number of ships wrecked on the rocky headlands as the high cliffs prevented passing vessels from catching sight of Trevose Head to the East or the Longships to the West. Trinity House became increasingly concerned about the number of vessels lost on the groups of sunken and exposed rocks near Pendeen Watch and in 1995 Pendeen lighthouse and fog signal was automated.
BOTALLACK – located on the north coast between Pendeen and St Just, Botallack is full of the remains of the once thriving mining industry. Today Botallack is well known for the popular TV series Poldark with the Crowns engine houses featuring extensively.
LEVANT MINE – the oldest beam engine in Cornwall and famous for its rich undersea deposits of both tin and copper, of which the workings continued for more than a mile out to sea. The site is open at various times throughout the year, it’s well worth booking a visit.
BOSAVERN FARM SHOP – a not-for-profit Social Enterprise run on Wholesome Food Association principles by a community of employees, members and volunteers. Great for organic fresh vegetables and eggs.
PENDEEN FARMERS MARKET – an established feature in the village, taking place on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
MORVAH SCHOOLHOUSE – a welcoming gallery, café, arts & crafts shop and venue showcasing beautiful work by artists and makers in Cornwall.
PENDEEN POTTERY AND GALLERY – receive a warm welcome to the shop and workspace of Pendeen Pottery, located next to the North Inn. Take home a piece of Cornwall, inspired by Cornwall.
SPAR PENDEEN – located in the village and great to top up anything you forgot in your weekly shop.
MARIA CHICA – A lovely café / restaurant with a fantastic menu of tapas-style Portuguese inspired dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.
THE NORTH INN – fantastic for a sundowner in the garden or good pub grub.
MOOMAID OF ZENNOR ICE CREAM – A Cornish ice cream company based at their dairy farm on the cliffs of Zennor. Aside from various flavours of delicious ice cream, you can also pick a coffee and a slice of cake, or some light lunch.