Places to Visit
In a beautiful, sheltered valley overlooking St Michael’s Mount; the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide the perfect setting for large-scale exotic and sub-tropical planting at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens. Interwoven with the planting is an evolving programme of contemporary artwork by internationally renowned artists such as James Turrell, David Nash and Richard Long, who have interacted with the setting to create site-specific permanent work that harmonise with the landscape. Dogs are allowed to wonder through the gardens while on leads.
Nestled between the moors and the sea, Trengwainton has walled gardens, wooded paths, open spaces and sea views to explore. On a clear day the view from the Terrace at the top of the garden stretches across 25 miles of Mount’s Bay to the Lizard peninsula beyond. The garden is half a mile long and on a steady incline, so whether you choose a gentle stroll or a brisk walk, it’s a great place to stretch both yours and your four-legged friend’s legs.
With its sub-tropical microclimate, Penzance forms a giant hothouse for exotic plants. Throughout history, landowners and garden designers have taken advantage of the unique conditions to create simply sublime displays of natural beauty. The Garden’s extensive and breath taking collection of sub-tropical plants has been accumulated over many years. Located just behind Chapel street, it’s the perfect place to stroll through on your way to the seafront or to stop for a post shopping picnic.
Shopping & Eating
After taking in the views from the Penzance promenade and strolling along the beach to the neighbouring fishing village of Newlyn, Lovetts is always a welcoming stop for some much needed refreshments. This much loved café and bar in Newlyn serves up coffee and kimchi cheese toasties by day, and natural, low intervention wines, cocktails, craft beer, bar snacks, cheese and charcuterie by night.
If you’re looking for a indulgent treat after a long walk along dog walk along the beach Beige Donuts is a must. Hidden down a little cobble street just of Market Jew Street this little gem of an artisan bakery produces fresh, vegan brioche doughnuts in original and inventive flavours, is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth.
This beautiful, contemporary clothing and lifestyle store is owned by the team behind Academy Clothing in St Ives. The store’s identity reflects their love of clean aesthetics and passion for design, sourcing the products from designers across the globe. Plus they serve a great coffee!
The Honey Pot is a small café in the heart of Penzance serving wholesome homemade food, cakes, cream teas and artisan coffee to sit in or take away. With a strong focus on sustainability, with local produce at the heart of our seasonal changing menu and plastic-free practices standard in their everyday prep and service. A great spot for picking up some picnic essentials before heading to Morrab Gardens.
No.56 is a contemporary homeware and clothing shop located on Chapel Street. Here you can find a constantly evolving mix of hand crafted homewares and clothing, organic skin care products and stationery, alongside carefully selected items that stand the test of time
Bar 45 is the home of Tinkture (the clean alcohol company) based in an old warehouse at the heart of Chapel Street. A great spot to stop for some late lunch or an evening out with friends. Serving sharing boards of food, all washed down with a carafe of organic, natural wine or a cocktail or two.
At the end of every season (around the 31st October), the Jubilee Pool opens its gates to dogs and their owners. From the safety of the tides, the pool houses a day for dogs to splash around and enjoy this unique art deco lido. Along with competitions, prizes, games, and other canine activities, it's bound to be a great day!