Begin your day in the historic heart of Newlyn at the handsome granite-built Duke Street Cafe. Located right next to the short stay car park, it is the perfect place to fuel up on a traditional Cornish breakfast before heading to the Fish Market in Newlyn Harbour to witness the early morning bustle of catches being landed for sale and subsequent transportation to top restaurants across the UK and beyond.
If cultural tourism appeals to your inner artist, then why not take a trip to Newlyn Art School? Established in 2011, the School provides an impressive range of short courses in disciplines such as painting, drawing and printmaking to stimulate your creativity.
For lunch, the white timber-clad Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar offers tasting plates of the best of the local catch. Think fillets of sole drenched in samphire butter, open crab sandwiches on crunchy ciabatta and hand-picked mussels poached in crisp Cornish cider.
Do leave space for ice cream though as no tour of Newlyn is complete without visiting Jelberts to sample a scoop of its world-famous, daily-made ice cream. Offering simplicity at its best, the only choices are whether to go for small, large, or to smother your scoop with clotted cream (which we can heartily recommend!)
Walk off your lunch by following the Newlyn Village Trail. Starting at the Fishermen’s Mission, the trail weaves through a network of quaint backstreets, enabling you to soak up the port’s rich heritage and encounter several historic hostelries along the way.
A visit to Newlyn Art Gallery returns you to the modern day with its impressive programme of work by leading local and international artists as well as a jam-packed calendar of exhibitions, events and creative workshops.
As the evening draws in, complete your day with a trip to The Tolcarne Inn for a feast of deliciousness created from local ingredients by award-winning chef, Ben Tunnicliffe.
For further ideas, you can pick up walking guides and routes from the local newsagent.