Mousehole, Newlyn & Penzance
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Newlyn is a busy fishing port and is the base for a large fishing fleet. The fish market is situated on the quay and is a bustling place in the mornings when the fish are landed and then auctioned off.
Newlyn has two quays – the old quay and the newer quay where most of the fishing boats are moored.
In addition to fishing, Newlyn has several art galleries including the Newlyn Art Gallery.
Sea Fishing in Newlyn area
The rocks between Newlyn and Mousehole provide good conger fishing. You will also catch mackerel, bass, pollack, large wrasse, pouting and dogfish.
Festivals and Regattas in Newlyn area
Mousehole Tom Bawcocks Eve
Newlyn Fish Festival
Penzance is an ancient market town and port. Penzance has a long promenade which runs from the quay westward to Newlyn. At the eastern end of the promenade is the Jubilee pool – an Art Deco outdoor seawater swimming pool.
The railway station at Penzance is the most southerly mainline station on mainland Britain.
Sir Humphry Davy was born in Penzance and was a famous chemist whose inventions and discoveries include electrolosis, extracting sodium and the well known miner’s lamp – the Davy lamp.
The Scillonian III sails from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly.
Marazion is situated in Mounts Bay and has a long sandy beach which is a great place for kite surfing.
St Michaels Mount is accessed via Marazion. At low tide it is possible to walk across the causeway but at high tide it is necessary to travel to the mount by ferry.
Perranuthnoe is a small unspoilt village to the east of Marazion. Up until 1900 the main industry at Perranuthnoe was mining and several tin and copper mines were situated around the village.
Perranuthnoe has a church dedicated to St Piran.
Sea Fishing in Penzance area
Good sized ray have been caught in this area along with whiting, cod and flatfish amongst others.
Festivals and Regattas in Penzance area
Penzance Golowan Festival