Pictures of Sennen Cove
About Sennen Cove
Sennen Cove lies at the foot of steeply rising slopes to which old whitewashed cottages cling haphazardly around the hillside. At the foot, the attractive harbour is surrounded by thatched cottages and houses, once home to fishermen and their families. The cove looks directly across Whitesand Bay, where the dynamic rollers make the bay a famous rendezvous for surfers.
Just a stone's throw from the battered granite cliffs of Land's End, this is an area of amazing coastal scenery that for centuries has captured the imagination of artists from all over Europe. The lovely golden sands attract sun-worshippers, swimmers and children who enjoy building sand castles and hunting amongst the rocks for shells and small crabs. The cove is the home of the Sennen Lifeboat and is still used by local fishermen.
The village has all the usual seaside village amenities, welcoming inns, shops catering for everyday needs and a gift gallery. Of particular merit is the village church dedicated to St. Sennen. It is believed to have been founded in the 6th-century but the church we see today is mostly from the 13th-century. A beautiful building, with many interesting original features, St. Sennen's is well worth a visit.
Sennen offers opportunities to enjoy lovely coastal walks where you can take advantage of glorious views whilst experiencing the surrounding flora and fauna. Birdwatching is popular, so too is horse riding. There are fishing trips from the harbour or for those who prefer there are boat trips round the enchanting little bays.
Places to visit include: The Minack Open Air Theatre, Romantic Lamorna Cove, Lands End, St.Michaels Mount and Tregwainton Garden NT.
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