Newlyn offers an ideal base from which to explore West Cornwall, with easy parking options and public transport access.
Just two miles west, you will discover the quintessential Cornish fishing village of Mousehole with its cluster of granite cottages around the inner harbour and cornucopia of cream teas and locally-landed fish.
West Cornwall is also a magnet for art lovers with its eclectic array of galleries and museums.
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a 22-acre sub-tropical paradise featuring site-specific work by renowned artists, James Turrell and David Nash RA, with spectacular views of Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount.
The Penlee House Gallery & Museum in neighbouring Penzance showcases the rich cultural heritage of The Newlyn School, whilst the striking, super modern glass exterior of its neighbour, The Exchange features contemporary art at the cutting edge, as does Newlyn Art Gallery, closer to home.
No trip to Cornwall’s wild west would be complete without a visit to the Minack. Dramatically positioned atop high granite cliffs in full view of the Atlantic Ocean, its summer theatre season runs from May to September with performances ranging from Shakespeare plays to West End musicals.
If all this sounds like thirsty work, stop off at Polgoon Vineyard and Orchard to sample some of their award-winning wines, ciders and juices.