My West Cornwall - Alexa Butler, Hospitality Revenue Manager
We love living and working in West Cornwall - and who better to show you the area, than our team!
Penzance local and Hospitality Revenue Manager loves exploring the outdoors with her two boys - here are her favourite spots.
Favourite beach: Hayle Towans Beach, just below The Bluff, as it is great for my family. At low tide, there is a little pool that appears which is perfect for my two boys to play in and the beach is miles upon miles of golden sands - great for beach cricket! Be safe though, only swim on the lifeguarded sections as it does have a rip tide
Favourite activity: Family beach cricket or beach football – we are so lucky to have gorgeous beaches within reach - we make the most of them every weekend!
Favourite walk: Sancreed to Carn Euny is one of our favourite walks. Spotting the ponies on Sancreed Beacon to seeing the Holy Well at Sancreed with all the ribbons and ending at the ancient village of Carn Euny.
Favourite garden: Tanglewood Wild Garden – we love going there to look at all the butterflies and spreading out our picnic blanket and enjoying a picnic with all the wildlife surrounding us - taking us away from all the hustle and bustle of our busy family life!
Favourite gallery: Penlee House and Gallery – Great to go on a rainy day in Penzance with lots of activities to do with the children, little events throughout the year and a lovely café for a spot of lunch!
Favourite event: Has to be Golowan – The Midsummer celebration is on the last week of June each year with an array of events throughout the week leading up to the main event on the Saturday, known locally as Mazey Day. It brings Penzance to life - full of dancing, colours and a real community buzz!
Favourite sunset & storm watching spot: Cape Cornwall - Nothing better than watching a storm unfurling in the warmth of your car with a McFadden’s pasty or a cup of coffee and cake from Little Wonder Café – or a beautiful sunset with nothing but the sea in front of you
Favourite place for a pint / cocktail / glass of wine: The Crown in Penzance is the Brewery Tap for my favourite local brewer – Cornish Crown.
Favourite pub: The Mexico Inn, Long Rock – the best Brisket burgers down west!
Favourite restaurant: 2 Fore Street, Mousehole – in my favourite fishing village with the tastiest dishes!