Land’s EndPenzance
Cornwall TR19 7AA

 

 

Land’s End, a headland at the end of the Penwith Peninsular in Cornwall, is the western most point of the English mainland, nine miles (14.5 km) on the A30 beyond Penzance.

The visitor has a choice of cliff walks with spectacular rugged beauty overlooking the booming Atlantic Ocean or a visit to the bustling Land’s End Landmarks Theme Park or both!

Bird Watching
At Land’s End, the world famous Cornish granite cliffs plunge dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean. There are plenty of opportunities to watch the sea birds such as Fulmers and Kittiwakes as you walk. There is a free RSPB hide overlooking the cliffs with lots of information. At the end of the path is ‘The First and Last Inn’ where refreshments can be enjoyed. 
 
The Lighthouses
Looking out to sea from the peninsular tip the visitor will notice two lighthouses. Just a mile (1.6 km) offshore and closest to Land’s End is the Longships Lighthouse. About six miles (9.7 kms) to the south-west, is Wolf Rock lighthouse. These are necessary because, over the years, this coast has seen many shipwrecks – some deliberate!
 
Isles of Scilly
Further out on the horizon are the Isles of Scilly. This group of beautiful, small islands, of which only five are inhabited, can be reached by launch and helicopter from Penzance or by small charter plane from Land’s End airport. In the group are some 100 small islands which are a haven for sea birds.
 
The Isles of Scilly are perfect for that quiet, relaxing break. In 2006, Par Beach on St Martin’s (island) was rated the best in a list of the top ten beaches in England. It was said that Par Beach was ‘hugely scenic and usually empty, despite the perfect sands’.
 
Cornish Coastal Footpath
Also at Land's End is a section of the ‘Cornish Coastal Footpath’ which is part of the longest continuous footpath in Britain covering the coast from Poole Harbour in Dorset to Somerset and the Bristol Channel, a distance of some 500 miles (805 kms).
 
A short walk north over the cliffs brings the visitor to the wide sand beach at Sennen Cove. The strong Atlantic swell makes it a very popular surfing haven.
 
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Tripadvisor here:    External Link
 
Open
The coastal paths and landmark are permanently open for your enjoyment.
 
Parking
Throughout the year, there is a charge to park your car, motorcycle or motorhome at Land’s End. Note: For those who only wish to walk the cliff tops and enjoy the view, there is no other cost, merely the parking fee.
 
For visitors who wish to enjoy the Theme Park as well as the walks and views an all day parking ticket is recommended.
 
- Plan Your Day 
Web:  Land's End Access Guide    External Link
 
Theme Park
Land’s End is a curious mixture of natural beauty and theme park. Land’s End Landmarks Theme Park attracts many coach parties and car loads of visitors to its shopping enclaves and attractions for all the family. Other exhibits deal with more realistic events such as air sea rescue and the natural coastline.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)8717 200 044 Enquiries & Bookings
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Website   Land's End, Cornwall    External Link
 
Cornwall Tourist Guide
Web:  Visit Cornwall    External Link
 
Getting There
Cornwall is not well served by quality roads, even though it is a very popular holiday destination.
 
- By Car
From London, take the M40 towards Bristol joining the M5 South at Junction 20. Follow the M5 to Exeter and then take the A30 west around the northern boundary of Dartmoor Forest bypassing the towns of Launceston and Bodmin, and continuing to Penzance. Journey time is around five hours from London in good traffic conditions. Holiday periods may result in considerably longer journey times.
 
Land’s End is about a half an hour west from Penzance.
 
- By Rail
From all major towns, there are rail links which run into Penzance terminating at the main station on the seafront.
 
Contact First Great Western for train times and fare information on Tel:  0345 700 0125 (07:00 – 22:00 every day) or visit their website Web: First Great Western Rail    External Link
 
High speed-train services run frequently from London Paddington station including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance.
 
There are also direct trains daily from Bath and Bristol to Cornwall and its branch lines. More info from:  Web:  National Rail Enquiries   External Link
 
Travel tips
Please note that local bus services are irregular throughout the season so plan your bus travel in advance of your visit.
 
- By Coach
From London Take the ‘National Express’ service from Victoria Coach Station to Penzance Bus and Coach Station (adjacent to the Penzance railway station). Journey time about nine hours.
 
Getting Around
– Local Bus
The First Group co-ordinate bus services from the Penzance main station to Land’s End. Designated bus routes are the 1/1a and 1b.
 
For full bus link details Tel: +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit Web:  First Bus Group/ Devon, Cornwall & Mid Somerset    External Link
 
- Open Top Bus
The First Group also operates its Penzance Open Top Bus during the summer months.
 
It leaves from the Penzance bus station and calls at some of the areas best known tourist routes, including Newlyn, Sennen, Lands End, St Just, Geevor Heritage Centre, Zennor, St Ives and Marazion, returning to Penzance. Select the Further information on the First Bus Group website above.
 
For timetable details, refer above First Bus web site prior to the start of summer each year.
 
- Taxi
There is a taxi rank at the main station in Penzance and a number of local companies who will be happy to transport you to Land’s End.
 
For example:
Any Time Taxis              Tel: 01736 888 888  Web:  Any Time Taxis            External Link
Penzance Taxis              Tel: 01736 366 366  Web:  Penzance Taxis             External Link
Nippy Taxis Penzance     Tel: 01736 331 221  Web:  Nippy Taxis Penzance    External Link
                                    Tel: 01736 874 774
                                    Tel: 01736 366 666 
Prowse Cars                  Tel: 01736 871 786
 
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