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About Pendeen

In this fascinating area of old Cornish Tin Mines, Pendeen Lighthouse, built in 1900 to guide shipping off the coast between Cape Cornwall and Gunard's Head, makes a striking feature. It was built by Arthur Carkeek of Redruth to a design by Trinity House, its flashes can be seen from 28 miles away, these are four flashes every fifteen seconds, and a fog blast of every 20 seconds. Since its interception, the lighthouse has saved many a ship from the treacherous off shore rocks and reefs surrounding this part of the Cornish coast. The original lamp used before the lighthouse was automated is on display in Trinity House National Lighthouse Centre in Penzance.

Pendeen is a typical Cornish village lying in the rural landscape a short distance from the sea. Perched above the cliffs visitors will find numerous old mining relics on what is now the South West Coast Path. Those who take the path reap a rich reward of magnificent seascapes, lovely bays, little creeks, all of interest and some of incredible beauty and stark almost unexplored loneliness.

All around there is a myriad of pathways leading to tiny hamlets and picturesque villages, each with its own character and history, some with ancient churches, and all with pretty cottages that in the past housed the mining and fishing communities of the region.

The area is idyllic for walkers, further along in St.Ives Bay there is surfing, sailing and fishing.

Recommended towns & villages near Pendeen

St. Just, Cornwall.  July 2004

St Just (48 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(2.0 miles, 3.2 km, direction SW of Pendeen)

Attractive town dominated by its historic parish church, superb town clock and the handsome building of the Wellington Hotel overlooking the market square...

Gurnard Head from Zennor Head

Zennor (23 Pictures) in the county of Cornwall

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction NE of Pendeen)

This hauntingly beautiful village stands starkly above cliifs that in parts are over 300ft above the sea...

Penzance, Cornwall

Penzance (85 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(6.0 miles, 9.6 km, direction SE of Pendeen)

A jolly town with a year round holiday atmosphere, where everyone is made to feel welcome...

Mousehole, Cornwall, September 2006.

Mousehole (57 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(7.1 miles, 11.5 km, direction SE of Pendeen)

This delightful coastal village, with its wealth of history, lovely old harbour and beautiful headland walks, makes an interesting base for exploring the superb scenery of Mount's Bay and Land's End...

Marazion from St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

Marazion (109 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Cornwall

(8.9 miles, 14.4 km, direction E of Pendeen)

The picturesque village of Marazion with its quaint cottages, shops and pubs, is in a sublime position on the west Cornwall peninsula..

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Chun Quoit (4,000-5,000 year old ancient burial chamber) Bosullow, Cornwall, England

Chun Quoit (1 Pictures)

(1.0 miles, 1.7 km)

This is the smallest of the areas famous cromlech's, it is also the only one never to have been dislodged. It stands close to.....

Levant Zawn

Levant Mine & Beam Engine (13 Pictures)

(1.1 miles, 1.7 km)

Clinging to the wild Cornish coast topping the cliffs above Pendeen lies the restored buildings of Levant Mine with its steam.....

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Chun Castle

(1.3 miles, 2.1 km, direction E)


Men an Tol, ancient monument in Cornwall

Men-an-Tol (2 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction E)

The Men-an-Tol is a massive round holed stone standing between two uprights. It quite probably dates from the Bronze-Age and may.....

Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall (24 Pictures)

(2.9 miles, 4.6 km, direction SW)

Britain's only 'Cape' provides a fascinating contrast to the packed beaches of Whitesand Bay and to its well publicised neighbour.....

Lanyon Quoit, (5,000-6,000 year old ancient burial chamber) Bosullow, Cornwall, England

Lanyon Quoit (3 Pictures)

(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction E)

In this moorland area thick with pre-historic remains, this is the most accessible and without doubt the most famous of all the.....

Path through the village.

Chysauster Ancient Village (25 Pictures)

(5.5 miles, 8.8 km, direction E)

This is a classic prehistoric site, quite possibly a Celtic settlement occupied almost two thousand years ago. In its wild.....

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