You’ll spot the huge blue rollers of the Atlantic well before you reach Sennen, one of the last villages before Land’s End. This may be near the end of the earth, but Sennen’s port, beach, village amenities and breath taking views are all enough to keep you away from the ‘main land’ for a short while.
Sennen is Cornwall’s most westerly surf hot spot, picking up the brunt of Atlantic Swells. With white sand and turquoise water, the waves here always look inviting but can pack a punch. Learn in safety with Sennen Surf School or the blonde brothers at Smart Surf School. RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach here during peak times.
Out of the water, find self-catering holiday cottages in Sennen along with restaurants, galleries and shops which you can dip in and out of, plus a 150-year old lifeboat station that is open to visitors in summer.
The Pedn-men-du promontory protects the cove from the westerly Atlantic gales, and is THE spot to storm watch in the winter or popular with climbers in the warmer months. From here you can walk the stunning 1.3 mile walk to the UK’s most south-westerly point, Lands End, spotting shipwrecks on route. Or head the other direction to St Just and eventually St Ives for tough walks and sweeping drives.
Sennen packs in a lot of eating options for a small village on the edge of the UK. Ben Tunnicliffe recently took over Sennen’s prime spot overlooking the beach, offering family friendly, informal beach-side eating. If you’re after proper fish and chips on the beach then head to 190 Degrees West. You’ll also find a number of cafés along the waterfront and pub grub at The Old Success and First and Last Pub.
Dogs are welcome along the entire stretch of the South West Coast Path. They are welcome on Sennen beach except between 1 May and 30 September (8am – 7pm) when a seasonal dog ban is in place.
Gwenver Beach, accessed from Sennen at low tide or along the coastal path, is dog friendly all year around.
Access to the beach is suitable for disabled visitors, with ample car parking available in several car parks by the beach.