Atlantic Lodge, Sennen

Our area


We overlook the fabulous white sand beach at Sennen with views of Longships Lighthouse and the Scilly Isles. It is a safe 5 minutes walk, down through the sand dune valley, to both the beach and the coastal footpath. Atlantic Lodge is an ideal place for a beach holiday, for walking the coast or to explore western Cornwall. Penzance, the Tate at St. Ives, the Minack Theatre, St. Michaels Mount, the Scilly Isles and Lands End are all close at hand.

West Cornwall is a stunningly beautiful area. From wild moorlands down to white-sand beaches the coastal views are breathtaking. The Cornish coastal path is 5 minutes walk from Atlantic Lodge, and fabulous cliff top walks to Lands End or Cape Cornwall are possible within an afternoon. The vast expanse of Sennen and Gwynver beach are a short walk through the sand dunes. Smaller beaches nearby include Porthcurno and Treen. Tiny fishing villages such as Penberth and Porthgwarra dot the coastline. Mousehole and Marazion are nearby.

Sennen village has pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the house including The Old Success Inn which dates from the 16th Century and The Beach restaurant which has been recommended nationwide.

Cornwall is renowned culturally, with St Ives and Penzance having a myriad of galleries to explore. The spectacular open-air Minack Theatre is close by. Of course St Michaels Mount attracts thousands of visitors each year; it is one of many historic houses and gardens in this area.


Botallack mines St Michael’s Mount The Scilly Isles seal spotting at Gwithian Cape Cornwall

Beaches


Sennen and Gwenver beaches are exceptional. White shelving sand, clear azure waters and smooth granite boulders make this a magical place to laze away the days.

The invigorating Atlantic surf makes this a mecca for keen boarders and excited children of all ages. There can be rip tides off shore. Lifeguards are present throughout the summer months.

Sennen is an excellent area for surfing and body boarding. Two surf schools are located at the beach and they have been highly recommended by our visitors.


Sennen and Gwenver beaches Walking to the beach Beach

Walks


Beautiful walks can be taken in almost any direction, via a myriad of different footpaths. Choose from morning walks across the valley to collect the newspaper or an evening stroll to Escalls along the cliff top, which provides an idyllic spot to watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean.

There is also a clear cycle route and coastal path taking you to Lands End in the south west, whilst walking north takes you on a rockier pathway to Cape Cornwall within an afternoon.

This is some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the country. The granite moorland sweeps down to the sea, drained by tiny streams through some very picturesque valleys.


The walk to the shops

Places of interest


Tiny fishing villages

Tiny fishing villages such as Penberth and Porthgwarra dot the coastline. Mousehole and Marazion are nearby, with tiny winding pathways and buildings rich in history. Newlyn has a thriving fish market, providing a wealth of seafood for the local area and beyond.

Pubs and restaurants

Sennen village has pubs and restaurants within walking distance of the house including The Old Success Inn which dates from the 16th Century and The Beach restaurant which has been recommended nationwide. Further afield, the Logan Rock at Treen and the Gurnards Head at Zennor are well worth a visit. St Just has a number of pubs and eateries, as has Penzance a 15 drive away, or take a local taxi for about £18.

Cultural interest

Cornwall is renowned culturally, most especially for the artistic communities who come to live here and take advantage of the very special quality of light. St Ives and Penzance have a myriad of galleries to explore, as well as other tiny galleries and workshops that can be found in many villages and along the country lanes. The spectacular open-air Minack Theatre is close by, with performances running throughout the summer months. Famous writers have derived inspiration from the area, including Rosamunde Pilcher and Daphne du Maurier.

Back in time

St Michael's Mount is one of many historic houses and gardens in west Cornwall. It attracts thousands of visitors each year; accessed across a causeway or by small boat, this is one of Cornwall's most iconic landmarks.

The Cornwall Mining Landscape is a World Heritage Site. Botallack, Geevor and Levant mines are all a short drive away. Engine houses and towers stud the landscape, providing unique points of interest when you are exploring the area.

The Land's End peninsula is also rich in ancient sites, with many standing stones, quoits and hill forts to discover. Carn Euny and Lanyon Quoit are just two examples of many 'must see' monuments.

Special habitat

West Cornwall benefits from a warm micro climate, meaning that many sub tropical plants are able to thrive here. There are plenty of open gardens for plant lovers to enjoy. The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are also just over an hours drive away.

The area is also a vital stopping off point for migrating birds and a huge variety of bird life is spotted all year round. Basking sharks are seen every summer in the bay and dolphins are often spotted here too. Seals are constant inhabitants, but they still provide a thrill when spotted amongst the waves.


Together, these features combine to make West Cornwall a unique and very special location for your holiday.
The Scilly Isles Cape Cornwall The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach Botallack mines St Michael’s Mount