Sennen Cove

Sennen Cove - `our home` - lies in the south-east corner of Whitesand Bay, sheltered from the prevailing westerlies by the bulk of Pedn-men-du Cliff. The Cove was originally established as a fishing station , and at the end of the nineteenth century , many men and women were employed in the pilchard fishery - the men catching the fish, and the women processing and packing them. As with pretty well all things Cornish, tourism is now the main trade of the Cove, although a small commercial fishing fleet remains. There is a small sandy beach in the harbour at Sennen Cove - and swimming is safe ....best to choose high tide because the harbour dries out at low tide! There are lots of rock pools for budding young fishermen to explore - and plenty of sand for those just wanting to enjoy the sun. There is a dog ban in force from Easter to the end of September.

The Lifeboat Station is open to visitors daily - the Tyne class lifeboat and D class inshore lifeboat can be viewed from the viewing gallery. There is a large `pay and display` car park at the Cove - with another large park at Sennen Beach. The cliff path passes through Sennen Cove ; and Land`s End is about half an hour`s walk to the west...a short climb to the top of Pedn-men-du , then level walking to Land`s End. When the sea turns a bit rough , the waves breaking over the breakwater can be quite spectacular ; in particularly bad weather , the spray carries to the top of Pedn-men-du and an example of this can be seen on the lifeboat home page.

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Temperature (min/max)6/8 °C
Pressure1008 hpa
Humidity77 %
Last update: 13 May 2021 @ 01:14

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