LOCAL INFO

Diagonally opposite Cappy Cottage is the unspoilt but fully renovated Lamorna Wink PH, which now serves hot food at lunchtimes and evenings, and where the “fish and chips is as good as Rick Steins”. A bus service between Lands End and Penzance stops here. Lamorna Cove, popular for diving, fishing, its cafe and shop, is a short downhill stroll, a sandy beach emerging towards low tide. The peace and beauty of the Lamorna is best experienced on foot. Do the valley walk, experiencing the tranquillity and breathtaking scenery as you go, or walk to the Lamorna Pottery with its shop and restaurant.

For more serious walkers, this cottage makes an ideal base from which to venture along the nearby South West Coast Path to Mousehole (recently cited by the Daily Telegraph as one of Britain's Ten Best Walks) or towards the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, and to visit local archaeological features such as the Merry Maidens stone circle - all within this special Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

  • See below, and click on the Directions tab for additional listings

WHAT TO SEE AND DO

  • Walk between Mousehole and Lamorna

    Daily Telegraph UK Top 10 Walk: "Leaving here to walk southwards along the beautiful South West coast path sends you off with thoughts of a pleasant return when the walk is completed.
    In all, the coast path runs through the West Country's finest scenery but this section, to Lamorna Cove and back, is as beautiful as anywhere on the route."

    http://www.swcp.org.uk
  • Chygurno Gardens tel: 01736 732153

    Indulge your sights and senses in this dramatic garden carved into the cliff edge teetering over the stunning Lamorna Cove.
    From its staggering perch on the edge of the ocean, this waterside garden tiers down in steep steps and terraces to meet sheltered woodland. A striking range of vibrant species stands out against a rugged backdrop, and as well as the spectacular sea view, Chygurno also boasts a unique decked vantage point that puts you on eye level with the treetops.

    http://www.gardensofcornwall.com/site/outdoor-kids/chygurno-p466183
  • Trewoofe House Garden - 01736 810269

    A 2 acre mill stream garden with fruit and vegetable garden and small herbaceous plantsperched at the top of the rugged Lamorna Valley. Trewoofe was first planted in 1913, by Charles and Ella Napier - two artists who came to join the Lamorna Art Colony

  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

    Family friendly visitor centre and museum, home to the World's first long distance telegraph transmission

    http://www.porthcurno.org.uk
  • Elemental Tours - Atlantic (sea) Adventures & Overland Adventures

    SEA: Experience the excitement of a high speed RIB trip. "Fly"alongside magnificent sea birds. Encounter marine creatures in their natural habitats. Deep-water cruising and spectacular scenery.
    LAND: Get off the beaten track to discover unspoilt country: rugged moorlands, hidden valleys, dramatic coastal trails. Observe wildlife and explore their habitats.

    http://www.elementaltours.co.uk
  • Dorminack and Oliver Land

    The former home of Derek and Jeannie Tangye is situated near Lamorna Cove in West Cornwall via the South West Coastal Path.Oliver Land - ‘A Place for Solitude’ A Nature Reserve managed by Trustees; Derek and Jeannie Tangye bought the 18 acres to preserve it in perpetuity for the natural flora and fauna as well as the wildlife that abide there.

    http://www.minack.info
The Lamorna Wink (Cappy Cottage is beyond on the right hand side)
View across Lamorna Cove towards the Lizard
Lamorna Cove towards Carn Dhu
Lamorna Cove from the South West Coast Path