Things to do in Cornwall

downloadSo you are travelling to Cornwall to sail with us. Maybe you would like to make a holiday out of your visit or you are looking for something for the rest of the family to do while you are sailing.

Well, you are coming to the right place!

Not only is Penzance one of the best sailing locations in the UK but it is set into the beautiful backdrop of the Cornish Countryside with numerous tourist attractions within easy reach.

Take a look at the BBC Cornwall photo gallery or the Cornwall Tourist Board website for more inspiration.

Here are some of the highlights.


Penzance Sailing Club is located just 5 minutes walk from the centre of Penzance. Penzance online. 

Food Shopping

There are a number of small food shops in the town centre within an easy walk of our clubhouse. Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco supermarkets are also within 5 minutes drive, these are located at the eastern entrance to Penzance. 

Land’s End

The world-famous Land’s End (most westerly point in mainland UK) is 10 miles west of Penzance with panoramic views out to sea and indoor attractions for all the family. Lands End.

Isles of Scilly

The Scillionian III leaves Lighthouse Pier (10 minutes walk from our clubhouse) for the Isles of Scilly on a daily basis throughout the summer season. IOS Travel.

St Michael’s Mount

Sailing in Mounts Bay you can’t miss St Michael’s Mount (an Island 2 miles East of Penzance). Run by the National Trust it is accessed by Causeway at Low Tide or Ferry Boat at other times. St Michael’s Mount.

St Ives

8 Miles from Penzance and on the north Cornish Coast you come to the Town of St Ives famous for its artists and the Tate Gallery on the seafront. Tate Gallery.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Based on the waterfront in Falmouth, the museum opened in 2003 charts of the history of sea travel as well as housing many famous crafts. NMMC.

Eden Project

Less than an hours drive from Penzance is the famous Eden Project which aims to educate visitors on the Natural World. Eden Project.


Of course, if you don’t want to pay for a day out, West Cornwall is covered in Moorland and there is also the Southwest Coast Path.

And plenty more too…

To find out more about visiting Cornwall go to the Cornwall Tourist Board websites.