Penzance to Newlyn walk

We love Penzance, there are lots of great business and places to visit, Morrab Gardens being one of our favourite places to walk through. The sub-tropical gardens are beautiful and often full of colour and maintained well by volunteers and the Council. With fish ponds and plenty to look at we always try to at least walk through them when we visit Penzance. On this day we used Morrab as a starting point for an afternoon walk, we have intended to walk to Newlyn for a long time and finally got round to it. Its mainly a flat walk and takes in the fabulous Penzance Prom and has views over Mounts Bay.

Penzance Prom has panoramic views and is great year round again, in the winter months seaweed is often washed onto it during stormy weather. Today the sea was flat and sparkling beautifully and Jubilee Pool gleamed in the distance. The Prom is nice and wide and as you follow it along you pass a skate park and then more well kept gardens, anywhere in the UK would be jealous of the mix of green, colourful flowers and the ocean. Mounts bay really is a beautiful place and walking slowly along it is a great way to take it in. From St Micheal’s Mount to Mousehole the view is splendid and the water ocean trails off into the horizon.

As you approach Newyln the beauty of this fishing town is apparent, you can just continue to walk along the front to the harbour which remain flat or if you still have energy you can weave up the hill through the houses and quintessential Cornish fishing village lanes. As it is still a working harbour it is nice to see Newlyn still lived in so please don’t go peeking through windows or walking into peoples gardens as most are residential. There are a selection of pubs and shops and Jelberts famous ice cream shop to enjoy. Lots of people drive through Newlyn on the way to Mousehole and don’t stop so a walk like this is a great way to appreciate how nice it really is.

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