Epic Things to do in Land’s End: UK’s most westerly point!

Lands End Signpost

From epic views and coastal walks to family-friendly attractions, there are so many things to do in Land’s End. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Cornwall and has been a significant place in the region for centuries. 

If you’re planning to visit Land’s End, this guide is here to help! It will tell you where to get the most amazing views, give you tips on vehicle parking, detail where is best to eat, and answer the most important question: what is there to do at Land’s End? 

Read on for all the Land’s End information you need! 

About Land’s End

Land’s End is the furthest west and southwest point in the UK. It has been a momentous spot for millennia – in ancient times, it was called Belerion, which means “the shining land”. 

There have been discoveries of ancient artefacts here from the Mesolithic Period, which is 10,000 to 4,000 BC. 

Land’s End Mythology

Cornwall is a place brimming with mythology; whether that be about King Arthur, giants who created the coastline or faeries living down in the mines, you’ll find loads of fascinating stories about magical creatures in this region!

In the Land’s End region, the main legend is the Lost Land of Lyonesse. This is an Arthurian legend; the kingdom was supposed to be part of Arthur’s realm and it stretched from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly.

However, the people in the kingdom displeased the gods and it was lost to sea on a single stormy night. Now, the ruins exist underwater.

Fishermen have said that they have seen church spires underwater and even heard bells ringing as they sail around the coastline, and legend has it that the Isles of Scilly were part of Lyonesse and are their mountaintops. 

This has never been proven of course, but it is a story that you’ll hear a lot around these parts!

Land’s End history

View of Lands End

Land’s End has been privately owned owned since 1066, but it has always been kept open for the public to explore. 

This area was famous for being a place of shipwrecks and smuggling over the centuries. The south coast of Cornwall is more renowned for smuggling, as it is closer to Europe and the beaches are easily accessible, but when this coastline started to be policed more, smugglers would go to the north coast instead. 

Land’s End was, of course, right in the middle of the two coasts, so smuggling was as common practice here as everywhere else! The area was also a place that was hazardous for shipwrecks. Wreckers would climb aboard these shipwrecks to find treasures, which they could then sell on. 

If you want to learn more about wreckers, it’s well worth visiting the Shipwreck Treasure Museum in Charlestown

Land’s End became a popular tourist spot in the Victorian era. Penzance Station opened in 1852, and tourism boosted as a result.

However, this was before the car – and people would travel by stagecoach from Penzance to Sennen via Land’s End, which took a while! 

Tourism continued to grow in the area, and Heritage Great Britain PLC, who constructed most of the amusements that you see today, bought it in 1996.

Why is it called Land’s End? 

Quite simply, because it is the end of the land!

In 997 AD, it was recorded as ‘Penwith Steort’. ‘Penwith’ means ‘extreme end’ in Cornish, and Steort means ‘end’ in the English of the era. 

In medieval times, it was called ‘Londeseynde’ (recorded in 1337), but it was also named ‘Penn an Wlas’ – this means ‘end of the land’ in Cornish (recorded in 1500)

Over time, many Cornish place names got anglicised, and it’s easy to see how the name Land’s End came about. 

Land’s End Today

Over 500,000 people visit Land’s End each year. So while parts of it are very commercial, there’s something for everybody here. 

It remains a place of stunning scenery and a bucket list check for people exploring Cornwall. What’s more, there is a vast range of visitor attractions to enjoy here as well! 

Where is Land’s End? 

As the name suggests, Land’s End is at the end of the land!

The attraction sits right at the end of the peninsula of Cornwall, where the north and south coast meet at a point. The A30 runs all the way here. 

The nearest towns are Penzance (8 miles away), St Ives (17 miles away), and Redruth/ Camborne (about 27 miles away).

Land’s End is 291 miles from London, 79 miles from the Devon/ Cornwall border and 837 miles (by road) from John O’ Groats, the furthest north point in Scotland. 

Land’s End is a long way from anywhere, but it’s worth visiting – as this Land’s End travel guide should demonstrate! 

Is Land’s End the end of England or Britain? 

So, before we get into the main part of this blog post, I thought I’d just answer this important question!

Cornwall may be, on paper, part of England. However, the region has such a unique history, and it has been fighting not to be part of England for centuries. 

Like Scotland and Wales, it has historically been populated by Celtic people – people ethnically Cornish do not have Anglo Saxon blood like people in other areas of England.

Because of this, many Cornish people do not identify as English and do not consider Cornwall to be England. 

This comes up a lot when I write about Cornwall, and as my family is Cornish it is something I always like to talk about.

But as many places in Land’s End are often thought of as the ‘first/ last place in England’, I thought it was best to make it clear here. 

If you want to speak as the locals do, it’s best to call Land’s End the end of Britain, not England! 

Is Land’s End Landmark Attraction Free to Visit?

Lands End Outdoors

Yes, Land’s End Attraction is free to visit. However, there are a few caveats!

You will need to pay for parking. I will go into parking a bit later, but you can park in Land’s End car park (expensive, but very accessible for Land’s End) OR Sennen Cove (a bit cheaper, but you will need to hike to get there). 

All of the theme park style attractions also cost, including getting a photo with the Land’s End sign!

So do expect to spend some money here – although you can, by all means, visit without spending any money if you don’t want to do any of the attractions or eat AND if you hike there!

Best time to visit Land’s End

Land’s End is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in Cornwall in all seasons. However, understandably, many people prefer to visit in the summer months as they want to have the best chance of getting some beautiful sunny photos. 

It isn’t recommended to go during particularly windy or rainy weather, as the area around Land’s End is very exposed. You might find that you get caught in a windstorm or get very wet!

However, Land’s End stays open throughout the seasons and will be much quieter on a crisp winter’s day or even a sunny day in September than in the height of the summertime.

The attractions around Land’s End open at 10:00 am, and the last entry to them is at 4:00 pm. The food stalls close a little earlier. The Land’s End Restaurant is open from around 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. 

If you aren’t bothered about the amusements, you might prefer to visit Land’s End after 5:00 pm. Parking prices are a lot cheaper then, and you can still enjoy all of the views.

You just won’t be able to do all of the attractions in Land’s End – but the view is the best part anyway! 

Best things to do in Land’s End

Enjoy the stunning views at Land’s Endpoint

The end of Lands End

This is probably the most famous activity around Land’s End, and it’s completely free! 

The point by the First and Last Cafe is the actual furthest southwesterly point around Land’s End.

This spot is relatively quiet, and I would hazard a guess to say that many tourists who come to Land’s End don’t make it to the actual southwesterly point. 

That’s why I’ve put this point at the top of this things to do in Land’s End list – so that you don’t miss it!

It’s an idyllic spot where you can sit and gaze over the rocky coastline and ocean. On a clear day, you might see dolphins, seals or basking sharks. It’s also an incredible spot for sunset.

Look out for the Isles of Scilly!

The Isles of Scilly sit some 26 miles from Cornwall’s westerly point, and on a clear day, you can make them out on the horizon. You can also use the telescopes or bring your own binoculars to get a clearer view of them!

These islands are one of the most exciting places to visit in Cornwall because they have their own microclimate, making them a warmer staycation spot in Autumn and Spring.

They also have some stunning beaches and coastal walks, as well as a unique island culture. 

You can travel to the Isles of Scilly by air from Land’s End, Newquay or Exeter airport or by boat from Penzance harbour.

Longship’s Lighthouse

Longship’s lighthouse sits about 1.25 miles from the coast of Land’s End, and it is one of the most imposing things that will catch your eye as you stare over the horizon. 

A lighthouse was built in this spot in the 18th century in response to the colossal amount of shipwrecks in the area. This area was infamous for shipwrecks, as vessels wouldn’t realise how close they were to the shore until it was too late. 

The lighthouse served to warn people about the rocks. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it was staffed by four lighthouse keepers – two at a time would stay at the lighthouse for a month before spending a month ashore, and they would receive £30 per year, plus free food while they were at the lighthouse. 

However, stormy weather meant that the lighthouse often failed. Eventually, it was reconstructed in 1875, and this lighthouse still stands today. 

Take a photo with the Land’s End marker

Lands End Signpost

The Land’s End marker is the famous signpost at the attraction – it is one of the most popular Instagram destinations in Cornwall.

You can get your photo taken with this legendary sign – it is a family-run business, and the owners have boards where you can put your own message, such as your name or hometown. If you want the owners to calculate the distance from Land’s End to your hometown, they can do that no problem!

It’s one of the pricier things to do at Land’s End at around £12 per photo, but there is a way to do it for free. 

How to take a photo of the Land’s End marker for free!

If you are at Land’s End past 5 pm or before 8 am, the marker staff aren’t there – and you can go right up to it and take a photo for free. 

You won’t have any of the add-ons, as the photographers take them with them, but you will be able to get some nice photos! 

Learn about birds at the RSPB Wildlife Discovery Centre

Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)

There is plenty of birdlife around Land’s End, but you might not know what you’re looking for without some expert help.

This is where the RSPB Wildlife Discovery Centre comes in. Located on the shores of Land’s End, the telescopes here enable you to find birds in the area.

The interior of the centre has lots of information about different Cornish birds, and you’ll be able to ask the information warden any questions.

Look out for Cornish choughs (pictured above), which are the national bird of Cornwall!

Go shopping in the First and Last house

First and Last House

The First and Last house is located on the cliff tops of Land’s End. Dating back from the 19th century when tourism to Land’s End was first taking off, it was originally built for a woman called Gracie Thomas who used it as a souvenir shop.

Not much has changed at the First and Last House in nearly 200 years, and it still sells mementoes and keepsakes today – although admittedly much more modern versions! 

It has also been extended considerably since it was first built, although the 19th century building remains. 

Look out for the Land’s End beacon by the First and Last house. These beacons are scattered throughout the country and are lit up on special occasions – usually for royal-related things.

There are over 4,200 in the country, and – of course – the Land’s End beacon is the furthest southwesterly one! 

Look for Penwith House, a historic guesthouse

Penwith House is an historically important place to visit in Land’s End. Harking back to the heyday of Victorian tourism, Penwith House opened as in 1860 as temperance house for tourists.

Visitors to Penwith House wanted a place to stay where alcohol was not served, as many of the inns during this period could be very alcohol-focused, and several communities wanted to encourage abstinence. 

Today, Penwith House functions as Penwith Studios, a luxurious place to stay near Land’s End. 

Take a snap with the First and last postbox of England (and post a letter from the working one!)

First and Last Postbox of England, Land's End

Not only can you check out the first and last cafe and drink at the first and last pub, but you can also send a letter from the first and last postbox of England – which is located right here at Land’s End landmark attraction!

The historic postbox is a GR postbox, which means George Rex, and that it was established in the time of King George VI. It is no longer a working postbox, but it is a good photo opportunity! 

If you have any postcards and letters to send, you could save them to send from the postbox by the visitors centre. This is the furthest southwest working postbox in the UK, and it’s a unique place to send your mail! 

First and Last Postbox of Land's End

Learn about the End to End Story

The End to End story is a fascinating place where you can learn about the journey from Land’s End to John O Groats (the furthest north point in Scotland). These two points are the furthest distances from each other in mainland UK.

This voyage is a bucket list experience and challenge for long-distance cyclists and hikers. It takes cyclists at least two weeks, hikers two to three months, or if you drive the whole distance non-stop it will take 14 hours. 

The End to End story details the stories of countless people who have completed this pilgrimage by cycling, running, walking – and some who have skateboarded the 874+ miles!

You can also have a cinematic experience where you travel from Land’s End up to John O Groats at 6000 miles per hour – a little faster than cycling! 

Free the King at Arthur’s Quest

Arthur's Quest

There are many family attractions at Land’s End, and one of them is Arthur’s Quest. This attraction is an experience that makes the most of Cornwall’s Arthurian connections by describing King Arthur’s entire mythology in an incredibly immersive way. 

We know that the King Arthur legend was based on a real person, although many myths surround him. However, his story is intrinsically connected to Cornwall – from his birth at Tintagel Castle to his many adventures – so it’s well worth learning about! 

Arthur’s Quest is an entertaining way to do this in an escape room style. You ultimately need to solve puzzles that will free King Arthur, but you’ll have lots of tasks to do on the way and will learn plenty about the legend! 

Watch a film at the 4D Cinema

Another fun attraction in Land’s End is the 4D cinema experience!

Not only will you see the characters come out of the screen and hear everything in surround sound, but you’ll also feel sensations like air blasts, squirting water, and your seat moving! 

Movie titles vary, but they usually have a nautical theme, such as Jolly Roger which is about Robinson Crusoe.

Spend some time with Wallace and Gromit at Aardman Presents: A Grand Experience 

Aardman Presents: A Grand Experience is a must-do for any Wallace and Gromit fans!

On this experience, you’ll be able to walk around Wallace and Gromit’s living room, browse a Wallace and Gromit themed gallery, and see the moon! It’s an interactive experience that is perfect for families.

Buy local products at the West Country Shopping Village

West Country Shopping Village Land's End

If you fancy shopping while you’re here, it’s worth checking out the West Country Shopping Village. 

  • Taste of the West has many local food products, including cider (try the Cornish scrumpy!), fudge, honey and Cornish cream tea sets. 
  • The Land’s End Clothing Co sells clothes with a Cornish theme in mind. So whether you want to pick up hiking gear, beachwear or something to relax in the pub, you’ll be able to find it here. There’s also some Land’s End branded gear too! 

Eat at the Land’s End Restaurant and Bar

Fancy dining at the end of the world? You can do just that in the Land’s End Restaurant and Bar! 

This popular restaurant serves lunch and dinners, or you could pop in for coffee, cake or cream tea. Evening service includes a variety of locally sourced food and alcohol. 

If you want to eat at Land’s End Restaurant, it is recommended that you book well in advance. You can check out their website here.

See some animals at Greeb Farm

Greeb Farm Land's End

Greeb Farm is located just a short walk from Land’s End and is a 200-year-old farm homestead that is nowadays open for tourists. 

There are lots of animals to see here, including sheep, pigs, goats, miniature ponies and more – so it’s a fabulous place to take little ones! 

There are also a few workshops available at Greeb Farm. These are located in the old farm barn and vary depending on the day – but generally feature Cornish artisanal crafts.

You’ll be able to learn techniques from experts and purchase something to take home with you!

See some magic in the skies!

Fireworks

One of the best things to do in Land’s End in the summer months is to stay a little later and enjoy some live music and fireworks!

These firework shows are put on bi-weekly throughout the end of July, August and start of September (Cornwall’s peak summer season).

With a soundtrack designed especially for Land’s End, watching these fireworks is an experience like no other!

The fireworks are weather-dependent and begin at 9:45pm at the start of the season, although may be earlier towards the end of the season. You can check their Facebook for updates on Magic in the Skies.

Experience Smuggling History at the First and Last Inn

The First and Last Inn is located in Sennen Village, a mile from Land’s End. 

Claiming to be ‘one of the most legendary pubs in Britain’, the First and Last Inn has a long and complex history involving smugglers and wreckers.

Due to its proximity to the coast and Sennen’s position at the tip of Cornwall, where both coasts meet, the First and Last Inn was a place where plenty of contraband was smuggled. 

A local farmer who helped smuggling operations in the area owned the inn, but the landlady, Annie George, and her husband, Joseph, wanted to get more of a cut from the smugglers who passed through.

They refused to pay rent on the inn and were subsequently evicted; after they had lost their job, they told the authorities about the farmer and his involvement in smuggling, and he ended up going to prison. 

This made Annie and her husband very unpopular, and when Annie was the principal witness for a later trial, the villagers and jury did not trust her. 

Annie turned on other people in the village and ended up paying for it – she met a gruesome end on the beach.

It is alleged that the villagers killed her by drowning her in the sea, and then her body was laid to rest in her bedroom at the inn before being buried right by it. 

To this day, people still ascertain that her room is haunted and she does not like others to sleep there. Others have spotted a ghost while walking around the inn or felt an icy chill and their hairs prickling up as something seems to pass by…

Although it’s a somewhat haunted place, it’s a fantastic spot to grab dinner or a drink – or you can even stay here in the refurbished rooms if you wish. Just request that you don’t stay in Annie’s room when you book! 

St Sennen Church

St Sennen Church is a historic place of worship dating back all the way to the 13th century. However, there has been a church on site since the 6th century, when St Sennen travelled to Cornwall, probably from Ireland. 

A lot of villages in West Cornwall are very connected with their saints, celebrating their saint day by having a day off work or school. Sennen is no different, although they don’t know too much about their saint. 

It is thought that St Sennen travelled from Ireland to Brittany, passing through Cornwall on the way and established the church, and subsequently, the parish of Sennen formed. 

It remains one of the most historic buildings in the area, with most of the building dating back to the medieval period and other features from the 14th and 15th centuries. 

It’s free to explore, and it’s right next to the First and Last inn. 

Walk to Porthcurno or Sennen Cove

Walk a little from Land's End

Coastal paths connect the attractions and settlements along this section of Cornish coastline, and from Land’s End, you can either hike to Porthcurno or Sennen Cove. 

Land’s End to Porthcurno is a beautiful walk with beautiful beaches and spectacular views.

You’ll pass through places like Nanjizal Beach and Porthgwarra, before walking past the Minack Theatre and ending at the spectacular Porthcurno Beach. This hike is moderate – the coast path does go up and down, but it’s nowhere near as difficult as other parts.

Sennen Cove is around 3 miles or 5 kilometres away. It’s fairly easy to walk from Land’s End to here along the South West Coast Path, with breathtaking views along the way.

Simply walk north over the granite cliffs, and the trail will essentially take you to Sennen Cove. It takes around an hour.

It is a fairly challenging hike, but anyone who is used to walking with a bit of incline should be fine. However, stay away from cliff edges – they can be very dangerous. 

Sennen Cove Beach

Sennen Cove Beach

Sennen Cove has a beautiful sandy beach with one of the best coastal landscapes in Cornwall. 

As it sits on the end of the peninsula, it is a popular place with experienced surfers – the waves can be magnificent here. 

It’s also a vast stretch of sand, so if you fancy beach games, sunbathing or other water sports, you’ll love it!

There are a few restaurants in Sennen Cove, as well as a beach bar. Although it is small and isolated, it is very popular with tourists – mainly due to its proximity to Land’s End. 

If you have the time, I would recommend the Sennen Cove to Pendeen hike – this takes in some of the most stunning scenery in Cornwall, and even at the height of summer, it is very quiet.

The Land’s End Coaster connects both settlements, so you should be able to get back to Sennen or Land’s End at the end of the day. 

Nanjizal Beach

Nanjizal Beach near Land's End

Nanjizal Beach is a paradise beach, and hiking here is one of the best things to do in Land’s End. 

It is 1.6 miles, or 2.5 kilometres, along the South West Coast Path, so it is a fairly short walk. This stretch of coastline is tranquil, and Nanjizal Beach rarely gets too busy. 

The water is clear and calm, and the cove is relatively sandy – although it has been washed away during storms. Be careful if you swim at Nanjizal Beach, as there is no lifeguard service. 

Dogs are allowed on Nanjizal Beach all year. 

Things to do near Land’s End Cornwall

Cape Cornwall

Believe it or not, Cape Cornwall used to be more popular than Land’s End itself!

It is where the Atlantic currents divide, and is one of only two capes in Britain. 

Nowadays, it’s a small, almost forgotten point with a chimney stack that’s worth checking out.

Also look out for Brison’s Rocks, which have caused many shipwrecks, and are alleged to have been a jail. They are now a sanctuary for seabirds. 

There is a car park at Cape Cornwall, and it is much less busy than Land’s End! 

Porthgwarra

Porthgwarra Beach near Land's End

Porthgwarra is one of the most secluded beaches in Cornwall. A famous Poldark filming location, it has a scenic, sloping beach and calm waters for swimming.

It is located close to the much more popular Porthcurno – if you want to find a less busy beach, you can walk here from Porthcurno along the South West Coast Path in about 45 minutes.

Porthcurno

Porthcurno is a scenic coastal village. It is famous for being home to the Minack Theatre, which Rowena Cade dug out in the 1930s and has since become one of Cornwall’s best tourist attractions.

It’s also with visiting the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, which details how Porthcurno was an important telegraph station that connected the village to the rest of the world, and the stunning Porthcurno Beach. 

Lamorna

Lamorna Cove is a small village between Porthcurno and Mousehole. 

A popular place for artists, the village is stunning and has a sub-tropical feel. 

There are some beautiful walks that you can do around Lamorna. You can even do a day hike from Land’s End to here! 

Mousehole

View of Mousehole Harbour

Mousehole is a charming village about 3 miles or 5 kilometres from Penzance. 

This village has so much history – it was invaded by the Spanish in 1595, and has been the site of several nautical disasters in its time. 

Nowadays, it’s a peaceful place, and has been called ‘the loveliest village in England’ (although, as we know, many people don’t think that Cornwall is England!). 

You can see my full guide to Mousehole here. It’s well worth visiting while you’re in West Cornwall! 

Penzance

Penzance harbour

Penzance is the furthest west main town in Cornwall and the terminus of the London – Penzance train line. It’s not as touristy or quite as scenic as other spots in the Duchy, but it’s got plenty of history. 

You can learn all about this on a free Penzance walking tour (more information here) which is run by Anna, a knowledgeable local guide. Other attractions in Penzance include the Jubilee Lido which overlooks the sea, the Penlee House Museum and the Morab Gardens. 

Penzance is also in an ideal location to see more of West Cornwall including St Michael’s Mount and St Ives. 

St Ives

Beautiful St. Ives bay in Cornwall, UK

St Ives is a popular seaside town a 40 minute drive from Land’s End (and connected by the Land’s End Coaster bus). 

There are loads of things to do in St Ives and it is one of the most popular towns in Cornwall. Don’t miss its beautiful beaches, the TATE, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, Shanty Baba’s Storywalks, and its awesome food scene. 

It’s also one of the most beautiful places to visit in Cornwall!

If you are looking for somewhere to stay that’s in easy reach of Land’s End and other places in West Cornwall, St Ives could be a great option! Just be aware that it does get very busy in the summer months. 

You can read my guide on where to stay in St Ives here.

How to get to Land’s End

Although it is very far away from everywhere except Penzance, it is still quite easy to reach Land’s End.

Simply drive towards Exeter by either taking the M5 (from Bristol, Birmingham, and northern cities) or the A303 (from London) and connect to the A30. 

The A30 leads all the way to Land’s End – just follow it until the road (and the land) ends! You’ll eventually come to the Land’s End car park. 

Can I take a bus to Land’s End? 

You can also access Land’s End by bus services.

The Land’s End Coaster runs once an hour in the summer and once every two hours in the winter. The A1 bus also connects Land’s End and Penzance – but it only runs twice per day (at 7:25 am and 6:36 pm). The bus stop is located a short walk from Land’s End – here is the Google Maps location. 

Penzance Station is connected to lots of other major towns in Cornwall (including Truro, St Erth, Bodmin, Par and St Austell), Plymouth, Exeter and even London Paddington – so it’s pretty easy to get to Land’s End by public transport. 

Land’s End Opening Times

Land’s End is open all the time, but the attractions are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last entry being at 4:00 pm. 

The restaurant is open from around 8:00 am and 11:00 pm. Other food stalls close earlier, some at around 3:00 pm. 

However, you can enter Land’s End and enjoy the scenery whenever – it’s an incredible place to watch sunset! 

Where to park in Land’s End? 

Helicopter at Land's End Tourist Attraction

Land’s End parking is a little complicated – so bear with me as I explain the options. 

If you prebook your parking tickets online, it costs £4-7 for cars and £1-2 for motorbikes (depending on the season). Online booking means that you’re guaranteed a space and will get the lowest price.

However, you only have a 30 minute arrival slot to turn up for parking, and tickets are non-refundable. 

You can purchase a ticket on arrival, but prices will cost a couple of pounds more (the exact amount varies depending on the time of year), and you aren’t guaranteed a spot as there are parking capacity limits.

In the summertime, Land’s End can get busy, and you might not be able to find anywhere to park if you haven’t prebooked!

Your other option is to park in Sennen Cove and walk. There are a few car parks in Sennen Cove – one is at the top of the hill (Google Maps location here) and is called ‘Sennen Top Car Park’. Parking costs are £2.00 for two hours and £4.50 for the whole day, but you will need to hike up and down the hill to get to Sennen Cove.

In Sennen Cove itself, you’re looking at about £6.00 for the whole day. The car parks are called ‘Sennen Cove Beach Car Park’ and ‘Sennen Cove Harbour Car Park’.

From Sennen Cove, it is around 3 miles/ 5 kilometres to Land’s End and takes just over an hour. It is fairly challenging with quite a few steps, but it’s not too bad. Of course, if you do this, you’ll need to walk back as well!

But if you’re looking for a beautiful walk and some good exercise, it is a good option. If you get tired, you can take the Land’s End Coaster from Land’s End to Sennen to retrieve your car. 

How long do you need at Land’s End? 

How long is a piece of string? 

If you are just going to Land’s End to see the actual Land’s End point and enjoy the scenery, you could complete it in half an hour. 

However, if you are staying to check out some of these Land’s End attractions, you could easily spend half a day – maybe a full day if you are visiting as a family and there is a group of you! 

Lands End Attraction

Where to stay around Land’s End

Staying near Land’s End is a unique experience – and luckily for you, there are some hostel and hotel options! 

The Land’s End Hotel is a wonderful property set right in the heart of Land’s End. The rooms are comfortable and contemporary, with flat-screen TVs and luxury en suite bathrooms. The Land’s End restaurant is on-site.

Penwith Studios are part of the Land’s End Hotel (this is the historic temperance house I mentioned earlier – don’t worry, alcohol is allowed now!), if you want a self-catering option.

Click here to read more about Land’s End Hotel and to book.

If you’re a budget traveller, YHA has a hostel at Land’s End, where you can choose from dorms or private rooms.

Sennen Cove Hotels

You could also stay nearby in Sennen Cove. 

The Old Success Inn is a pub that dates back to the 17th century with beautifully renovated rooms. The rooms all have contemporary features and are at the height of luxury! Click here to read more.

If you’d rather stay in an apartment, Saddle and Stable Rooms have wonderful apartments with deluxe kitchens, bathrooms and lovely bedrooms. You can choose from a studio or a two-bedroom apartment with a garden. Click here for more information.

Is there a beach at Land’s End?

There is no beach at Land’s End itself – it is a rocky point without sand. However, there are some beautiful beaches in the area which you can either drive or walk to. 

Sennen Cove Beach is the most famous, and it is easy to drive to from Land’s End – or you can walk or take the Land’s End Coaster. You can also get to Nanjizal Beach by walking or driving, and Porthgwarra and Porthcurno Beach are a little further on.

Is Land’s End Dog Friendly? 

Yes, Land’s End is dog friendly. However, you will need to keep your furry friend on a short lead, and you can’t take them into attractions or dining areas.

Also, make sure that you keep your dog cool during the summer months, as it can be exposed here, and be careful if you are visiting Land’s End during the firework displays. 

Who owns Land’s End? 

Land’s End has been privately owned since 1066 and has passed through families and businesspeople. It is currently owned by a company called Heritage Great Britain PLC, which bought the attraction in 1996. The National Trust own the cliffs to either side of Land’s End. 

Best Land’s End Attractions!

I hope that this list of activities around Land’s End has helped you plan your trip here. There really is something for everybody at Land’s End, so I definitely recommend spending a few hours here while you’re travelling around Cornwall!

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