Landscape, Coastline and History.
To the south of St Ives is Penwith and Lands End, a rugged area combining dramatic coastline, wild scrubland and ancient historical sites. Visitors are recommended to take time to walk a section of the coast path to experience the full drama of the rocky coastline, evoking images of tragic wrecks, smuggling and wrecking.
The landscape around Zennor and St Just is littered with ancient standing stones, such as Men-an-Tol as well as Chysauster, site of an Iron Age village and the smaller Carn Eunys with its mysterious underground fogu. Zennor itself on the north coast is a favourite among visitors with its famous church and mermaid carving.
The South Coast, too, has much to offer with Penzance providing a gateway to the Scilly Isles via the heliport or Scillonian ferry. You might choose to visit St Michael's mount or, by travelling a little further along the coast, Mousehole fishing village with its narrow, winding streets and selection of gift shops and picture galleries.
Lands End offers both stunning views and a selection of tourist attractions, with regularly changing exhibitions alongside their permanent features.
Heading north along the coast from St Ives visitors can enjoy many of Cornwall's finest beaches both well known (Godrevey, Perranporth, Fistral) or less well known (such as the National Trust's Pollyjoke beach).
Visitors seeking to explore the full range of what the Cornish landscape has to offer should also consider visiting The Lizard, with the Goonhilly satellite dishes and some stunning coastal walks between the many small coves and fishing villages such as Cadgwith. Alternatively, for a complete change, visitors can head north to the wild, rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor with its engine houses, tors, rivers and rich history and mythology.
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