Sennen Cove, Cornwall

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Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove

Land`s End


  Sennen Cove Holiday Accommodation
Sennen Area Holiday Accommodation
Sennen Cove - `our home` - lies in the south-east corner of Whitesand Bay , sheltered from the prevailing westerlies by the bulk of Pedn-men-du Cliff.
The Cove was originally established as a fishing station , and at the end of the nineteenth century , many men and women were employed in the pilchard fishery - the men catching the fish, and the women processing and packing them.
As with pretty well all things Cornish , tourism is now the main trade of the Cove, although a small commercial fishing fleet remains.

Mackerel   There is a small sandy beach in the harbour at Sennen Cove - and swimming is safe to choose high tide because the harbour dries out at low tide!
There are lots of rock pools for budding young fishermen to explore - and plenty of sand for those just wanting to enjoy the sun.
There is a dog ban in force from Easter to the end of September.

The Lifeboat Station is open to visitors daily - the Tyne class lifeboat and D class inshore lifeboat can be viewed from the viewing gallery.
There is a large `pay and display` car park at the Cove - with another large park at Sennen Beach.

Fresh mackerel being landed at Sennen Cove.    

Cove from Pedn-men-du Breakwater Wave
The cliff path passes through Sennen Cove ; and Land`s End is about half an hour`s walk to the west...a short climb to the top of Pedn-men-du , then level walking to Land`s End.
When the sea turns a bit rough , the waves breaking over the breakwater can be quite spectacular ; in particularly bad weather , the spray carries to the top of Pedn-men-du and an example of this can be seen on the lifeboat home page.

Sennen Cove Travel Directions
Pretty simple really ; follow the main A30 towards Land`s End . About one mile east of Land`s End, enter the village of Sennen , turn right opposite the School to Sennen Cove.
In July and August , the car parks in the Cove fill rapidly on fine days, and a large overflow car park is used at the top of the hill.

Public Telephones (2), Public Conveniences (one at each end of the Cove), Shops , Cafes, Galleries, Pub, Hotels (2). Scheduled bus service to Penzance. Lifeguard service on main beach in season.

Sennen Cove
Lat / Long :50°04.6N - 5°42` W
NGR - 352 : 263
Cove Sunset  
Sennen Cove Beach
Sennen Cove Harbour
  A lovely sunset over Sennen Cove.  

Cafes Shops
Birdwatching at Sennen Cove

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