Penzance is a large harbour town in Mounts Bay, west Cornwall. To the north of the town, at low tide Long Rock Beach stretches to Marazion, from where St Michael’s Mount can be accessed. Long Rock is a sand and pebble beach, particularly popular with families.
The largest conurbation in west Cornwall, Penzance is a busy town, with plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, theatres and art galleries to explore. Penlee House, situated in a pleasant park, is home to an impressive collection of Cornish art, including work by the Newlyn School of artists. Ferries to the Isles of Scilly sail from Penzance.
Self catering accommodation is available in Penzance holiday cottages. A range of accommodation is provided further afield, including holiday cottages in Newlyn (1½ miles by road), Marazion (3 miles) and St Ives (8 miles).
Ample car parking is provided in the town’s car parks, and parking is also possible in areas along the promenade. Newlyn is a pleasant walk along the promenade (approximately 1 mile). Facilities, including toilets, are provided. Dogs are not permitted on the beaches from Easter to October.