Penzance / Mounts Bay
It’s always a thrill to catch your first glimpse of St Michael’s Mount and the panorama of Mount’s Bay. Stop at Marazion to walk the tidal causeway or take a short boat trip to the island castle and gardens.
Palm trees throughout Penzance and the adjoining fishing harbour of Newlyn demonstrate the area’s mild climate, while the impressive galleries show off its artistic heritage. That end-of-the-world aura extends to quirky nautical pubs and bohemian shops too. Round-the-year swimmers appreciate the art deco seafront lido with naturally heated water pumped from 1,000ft underground.