Pen berth

Almost forgotten old fishing village


Penberth is a coastal village and cove on the Penwith peninsula just off the B3315 about three miles east of Land's End. It is situated approximately seven miles south-west of Penzance. It is one of the last remaining traditional fishing coves in Cornwall. A handful of local fisherman still make their living from fishing for mackerel, lobster and crab, though the number has declined sharply since the 1980's. The boats are now hauled up the slip by an electric winch, rather than the spectacular capstan.

Penberth never becomes crowded; though there is good, safe swimming (best at high tide). There is a small car park at the end of the road, provided by the National Trust, leaving a walk of 200 yards to the Cove. The coastal footpath passes through the Cove, it is about two miles westwards to Porthcurno and about three and a half miles eastwards to Lamorna Cove via St. Loy's Cove and the Tater Du lighthouse.


The Logan Rock

Porthcurno       Lamorna Cove       The Coastal Footpath