Newlyn boasts 5 different eateries, ranging from authentic Cornish seaside pubs to trendy and tasty restaurants – a huge number given the size of the village. Of course, for more variety, both St. Ives and Penzance offer a wide selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, while the next village over, Mousehole, is home to one of the best restaurants in West Cornwall, The Old Coastguard. With all of this, plus supermarkets just a short drive away and convenience stores in the village, Newlyn may be small but it has all the amenities you could want for a seaside Cornish break.
Aside from conveniences, Newlyn and the surrounding are host several of Cornwall’s most impressive sights. The small village is situated on Mounts Bay, the largest bay in Cornwall, stretching a total of 42 miles along the sheltered South coast, and is just a short drive from the long stretch of beach in Marazion, which sits at the bottom of the impressive St Michaels Mount. Take the boat or catch the tide right and stroll across the causeway to hear the story of the giant that lived there, or wander through the stunning National Trust gardens.
Newlyn’s surrounding area boasts many other brilliant beaches aside from Mounts Bay, and if you travel 20-30 minutes over to the North coast you can explore the beautiful coves of St Ives, or head to the vast sands of Gwithian and Godrevy. You are also just a short car journey away from Porthcurno beach, one which is frequently referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall!
Just under 20 miles west lies the most westerly point of the UK – Land’s End. Visit the iconic signpost, breath-taking views and discover the history of the edge of the UK. Of course there are great walks along this section of the coastal path, and you can cross from the south to the north coast relatively easily, tracing the Cornish peninsula. Almost directly opposite Newlyn is St. Ives, which is a hugely popular destination for tourists and it’s not hard to see why. With art galleries, boutique shops and a picture perfect beach, St. Ives is perfect for a day trip of exploring. You can drive there in about 20 minutes, but if you’re visiting during peak season it’s easier to get the train from Penzance (which is a truly beautiful journey).
This village is the epitome of Cornish life, and despite its bustling harbour, Newlyn is the perfect village to relax and immerse yourself in a totally different world. With massive stretches of golden sands in every direction, and plenty of things to keep you busy during the greyer days, what more could you want for a holiday?