Porthgwarra gets an honourable mention as one of the main filming locations for the latest BBC Poldark production. A pleasant little cove with a cafe.
Just seven miles to the north is the busy town of St Ives. Hundreds of artists have been drawn to St Ives over the years and it remains the centre of artistic culture in west Cornwall (although Penzance runs it a very close second!) with the newly-expanded Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth Museum and many other privately-owned galleries. St Ives also has three beaches and a thriving surfing community.
Geevor Mine at Pendeen is the largest preseved tin mining site in the country. You can explore the surface processing plants as well as take a shallow trip underground to see ancient mine workings.
Famous the world over, Land's End may not be the most beautiful tourist site in west Cornwall but it's certainly one of the busiest! The most westerly point in the UK, Land's End is an essential place to go, even if it is just to say that you have been there! It's the start and finish point for Land's End-John O'Groats challenges and thousands of people pass through it on their way by foot, bike, tractor, car, skateboard, you name it! It's a short but very pleasant walk north from Land's End to Sennen Cove.