The 10 Best Lookouts in Cornwall, England

October 7, 2021 Nobuko Falco

Cornwall is the extreme southwestern peninsula of England. It has the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain and it is one of the sunniest areas in the UK. With picturesque villages, Celtic ruins, light blue waters, gardens and parks and unique architecture it certainly is among the most scenic areas of England. Home of many events and festivals and the land of Cornish pasty, it is definitely worth visiting.

1. Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall Road, St Just England +44 1736 791543 http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cape-cornwall
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Cape Cornwall

Reviewed By davidgD5846IV

I had never been to Cornwall before this trip. It was always too far, too much hassle, too much effort and you lose a large part of the day going backwards and forwards from London Sitting on the top of Cape Cornwall, I could have lost days without any effort and it would not have been any hassle. I spent a few days in St Just, and even after a hard days walking the coast path for 20 miles a time, it was completely effortless to walk down to the cape for the sunset. This place is beautiful, calm descends upon you like the night descends upon the day, and a gentle warm summer breeze blows away any tiredness. I was blessed enough to see the sun set on the horizon , gaze at Lands End, and watch a pod of dolphins swim from the south to north through the golden light of the sun upon the sea (sea ;) the photo. it doesn't do the scene justice!) Whatever weight of backpacks you carried on your shoulders all day, sit here, and watch the sun set , and the weight of the world will fall from you. To write more would be to waste your time. Just go and feel a place that can change how you feel

2. Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan, St Eval PL27 7UW England +44 1637 860563 [email protected] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/carnewas-and-bedruthan-steps
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5.0 based on 700 reviews

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Reviewed By Pilgrimgreen - Harpenden, United Kingdom

Walked from Mawgan Porth to the NT cafe at Bedruthan Steps on a blowy December day (it takes around 45 mins, and is a lovely walk). The NT cafe (and little shop) are both great - warm welcome with some delicious options for a light lunch. Both are also very cosy on a chilly day. Highly recommended. Ps. It’s worth mentioning that the actual stairs down to the beach from here are closed Nov-Feb (I think). You can still enjoy views from the look out point at the top but you cannot descend during the winter months.

3. Godrevy Point

Gwithian England
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5.0 based on 41 reviews

Godrevy Point

Reviewed By markgjames - Winsford, United Kingdom

This corner of St Ives bay is both very beautiful and very lively, the beach had great surf and the rock pools and coastal path were super to look around, we saw so many seals and pups too! National trust car park which for me made it free as being a member of the NT makes so much sense of you get out and about a fair bit - toilets were very busy and there were a couple of ice cream vans and cafes for snacks and drinks

4. The Dodman

Penare car park, Penare, Saint Austell, Gorran Haven PL26 6NY England http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-dodman
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Dodman

Reviewed By lou181818 - Bath, United Kingdom

Spectacular coastal walk from Gorran Haven around the SW coastal path past Vaults beach to Dodman then on to the stunning Hemmick beach passing aqua coloured sea coves and Shetland ponies. We then went back along the lanes/across a couple of fields which was more direct and still had sea views. The path is unsuitable for buggies and those unsteady, some steep bits and could be slippy when wet.

5. St Ives Coastguard Lookout

St Ives England http://www.nci-stives.org/history.htm
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

St Ives Coastguard Lookout

Reviewed By paullegate - St Ives, United Kingdom

The St Ives Coastguard Lookout is located on the northeastern tip of The Island-Pendinas. In 1990’s Her Majesty's Coastguard ceased operating the coastal watch stations so in 1994 the National Coastwatch Institution was set up as a charity to carry on the operations of the coastal watch. The St Ives Station–Golva Borthia was opened in 1999 and is one of 50 that are located around the coast in United Kingdom. The station grounds are totally accessible where it is possible to see the viewing bay, there is a nautical chart outside showing points of reference of the surrounding area. The St Ives Station is interesting and is an important service for the whole community and worth exploring when in the area.

6. The Huers Hut

King Edward Cresent, Newquay England +44 7584 951178 http://www.cornwalls.co.uk/newquay/huers_hut.htm
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The Huers Hut

Reviewed By Albywon - Sydney, Australia

A building which well illustrates the history of Cornwall. Dating from the 14th Century, according to the listing plaque (it is a grade 2 listed building, it was used in the 16th century as a lookout point for the seasonal arrival of pilchards in the bay - and arrival signaled by a horn blast. A marvelous piece of history.

7. Land's End Landmark

Land's End, Sennen TR19 7AA England +44 1736 871501 [email protected] https://www.visitcornwall.com/things-to-do/attractions/west-cornwall/lands-end/lands-end-landmark
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3.0 based on 3,732 reviews

Land's End Landmark

The beautiful scenery of Land's End has made it one of Britain's favourite destinations for days out. Located at the westernmost point of Cornwall, you can appreciate fully how the relationship between land and sea is constantly changing.Parking your car is the only thing you have to pay for, and you can then walk the clifftops to see how Cornwall changes from season to season, or contemplate the thousands of miles of the Atlantic Ocean which begin at the First and Last Point.No visit is complete without having your picture taken at the famous land's end signpost. Then do a spot of souvenir shopping at the West Country Shopping Village, before taking time out to relax in the Land's End Bar and Restaurant.When it comes to finding things to do in Cornwall, the very tip of the county makes a great starting point for discovering all the places to visit.

Reviewed By amandablack568 - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Went with teenage daughters and my parents. Raining as it ofter does in Britain, but enjoyed all attractions as we were kitted out in hiking boots and waterproofs. Went to the sign (didn’t pay rip off prices for a picture) and the farm. Plenty of indoor things to do too including Wallace and Gromit experience including Morph and Shawn the sheep, 4D cinema, a quest and excellent shops (Tarquins gin is a must).

8. Chapel Point

Chapel Point Ln, Portmellon, Mevagissey England
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

9. Seaview Car Park Polzeath

Polzeath House Seaview Car Park, Polzeath England
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10. Ladies Window

Trevalga Cliffs England https://www.cornwalls.co.uk/photos/ladies-window-4096.htm

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