Cape Cornwall is part of the West Penwith International Dark Sky Park. The car park does have a slope, but it allows you to drive to a spot where you can see the stars over the ocean. There is a wonderful little café and accessible toilet facilities (usually open seven days a week from 10.30-16.30). Visit the National Trust website for more information. For somewhere a little easier to access, head to Marazion to see the stars above St Michael’s Mount. There is an accessible walkway along the seafront and good facilities nearby. As an Access Cornwall reviewer notes, “I love to come here to Marazion and just lie on the wall by the sea and spend time looking up at the stars.”
If you’d like to explore more of the Penzance area, a Super73 e-bike could be just the thing to power your adventures. Ride On E-Bikes provides electric bikes for hire and purchase. Trishaws (for multiple passengers) and bikes with storage boxes are also available to hire. You can even arrange pick-up (within 10 miles) – ideal for one-way trips. Find out more here.
Jubilee Pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido and it’s usually reserved for humans, but on the day before the pool is closed for its annual clean, they open it up to swimmers and their canine companions. This event usually happens in late October. Keep your eyes peeled for dog friendly events on their Facebook page.
Discover the joy of pedal power and hop on a Beryl Bike to explore Mount’s Bay. Beryl Bikes are pay-as-you-ride e-bikes that you unlock through the Beryl app. There are pick-up points in Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole and Marazion, so it’s the ideal way to see more of the coast without your car. Find out more here.