St Just, Sennen & Porthcurno

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St Just – Cape Cornwall

Cape Cornwall is one of the most westerly points of Cornwall being only a few miles north of Lands End. There is a National Trust car park at the cape from where you walk down to Priest Cove. Priest Cove is a rocky cove that is home to a selection of small fishing boats and fishing huts used by the fishermen. A cape is the place where two bodies of water meet.

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Pendeen has a lighthouse and a nearby cove called Portheras – this is only accessible by foot – car park at Pendeen lighthouse and then approx 1 mile to cove.

Sea Fishing in St Just area

At night very large conger can be caught off the headlands and rocks around this area. During the daytime large pollack, bass, pouting, wrasse and even John Dory have been caught here.

Festivals and Regattas in St Just area


Sennen was primarily a fishing village where the main trade was the pilchard industry. Nowadays Sennen still has a small fishing fleet but the main source of income is tourism. The beach is a lovely sandy beach that has become increasingly popular as a surfing beach.

There has been a lifeboat stationed at Sennen since 1853 and the lifeboat house and slipway is situated at one end of the cove.

Sea Fishing in Sennen area

Sennen provides a good area to fish for bass, mackerel, pollack and conger.

Festivals and Regattas in Sennen area

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Porthcurno beach is sheltered by the Logan Rock headland (shown below). It’s beach is renowned for it’s white crushed seashells. The open air theatre – The Minack Theatre – is situated on the cliffs to the west of Porthcurno beach and the beach and Logan Rock headland form a stunning backdrop to the stage.


Lamorna Cove is a pretty little fishing village. It has a stony beach and a small granite harbour. Commercial fishing no longer takes place at Lamorna but it is now popular amongst anglers and also divers.

Sea Fishing in Porthcurno & Lamorna

There is good fishing to be had around this area. Species caught will include mackerel, bass, pollack, wrasse, trigger fish, dogfish and turbot. The harbour wall at Lamorna is a popular fishing venue.

Festivals and Regattas in Porthcurno & Lamorna

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