A short stroll from Penzance, is the working harbour village of Newlyn. Newlyn harbour and fish market is one of the UK largest fishing ports and just a must to visit and absorb the vibrant nature of the Cornish fishing industry. The walk from Penzance is via the sea front, paved all the way so ideal for wheelchairs and pushchairs and gentle walkers.
In the late 1800’s Newlyn saw the arrival of a creative artists colony that became known as the New School. The artists that moved to Newlyn were inspired by the day to day life of the harbour, the comings and goings of the fleet and the anxious wait of families who watched for the boats to return safely home. Many of these works can be seen at the Penlee House Gallery.
What you will love about Newlyn
- It’s a bustling working harbour – if you are people, sea, nature or boat watcher, you will be in your element
- The historic “Newlyn Trail” – explore the heritage and unique global connections and artistic roots through a walking trail of Newlyn
- Savouring the art scene – Newlyn Art Gallery and commercial art galleries
- Newlyn has some great restaurants – The Tolcarne Inn & The Mackeral Sky, The Bistro at Newlyn Cinema, The Bridge Pizzeria
- Authentic Cornish Fisherman’s pubs
- Great Ice Cream at Jelberts the oldest ice cream makers in Cornwall
- Some superb pottery, art and crafts & collectibles shops to explore
- Great coffee at Lovetts & Dukes