My West Cornwall - Clare Woodhouse, Hospitality Marketing
From paddleboarding around the bay and swimming in a saltwater, art-deco lido to live folk music at the Tinner's and cream teas in Mousehole - our team know the best stops in West Cornwall. Here are Clare's favourites in the local area.
Favourite Beach: Perranuthnoe. Small but perfectly formed. It’s where my children learnt to surf, where my dog has made lots of friends and where a very famous actress likes to go – but I’m not telling you who she is.
Favourite Activity: Paddle-boarding with Ocean High in Mount’s Bay. Preferably with the dolphins and sometimes with a humpback whale! There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
Favourite Gallery: The Jackson Foundation, Kurt Jackson’s gallery in St Just. He captures the spirit of the landscape and the wildlife around us.
Favourite Event: Any event at Jubilee Pool! It’s one of our favourite places. A beautiful, art deco, sea-water lido built as a community pool in the 1930s and still going strong today.
Favourite Sunset and storm-watching spot: The Godolphin - sunsets from the terrace and storm watching from the Captain’s table with a cup of Cornish Tea and some vegan chocolate cake.
Favourite Pub: The Tinners in Zennor for live folk music and lots of local rum and history! Built in 1271, The Tinners Arms has been at the heart of Zennor for over 700 years. Little has changed over time and modern life slips away as you step inside.
Favourite Café: The Dog & Rabbit in St Just. Full of local characters with stories to tell. Good, wholesome food too!
Favourite Restaurant: 2 Fore Street, Mousehole. Always lovely – especially the crab souffle.
Favourite Pasty Shop: Lavenders in Penzance, to take away and eat on a clifftop!
Favourite Cream Tea: The Rock Pool Cafe in Mousehole, great views and a lovely spot to watch the fishing boats from Newlyn pass by.