What to do locally
The Yacht Inn is ideally situated in Penzance, the gateway to West Cornwall – an area with so much to offer the visitor and explorer.
West Cornwall has arguably some of the best beaches in the world and, at The Yacht, the sea is on your doorstep. Marazion is a walk away, with its white beaches set against the imposing backdrop of St Michael’s Mount and there are many more stunning beaches west of Penzance.
For those who want to get in the sea quicker, Jubilee Pool – one of the largest and best-preserved lidos in the UK, has just reopened after a multi-million pound investment. Jubilee Pool can be seen from the Yacht Inn as can Penzance Promenade – one of the longest promenades in the UK and ideal for an evening stroll. Carry on along the prom, and you’ll come to the fishing port of Newlyn.
For those who enjoy culture, Penzance and the area is rich in the visual and theatrical arts. Penlee House and Museum, a short stroll from The Yacht, houses a fine selection of Newlyn School paintings and many artefacts detailing the fascinating heritage of the area. There’s also The Exchange Gallery and Newlyn Gallery locally that house art of a more contemporary nature.
One of Cornwall’s treasures, The Minack Theatre is truly worth a visit for theatre with a difference. Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic, the open-air theatre offers a great array of performances set against a stunning sea backdrop. Penzance boasts many tranquil gardens including the sub-tropical Morrab Gardens and the peaceful Penlee Park, again just a short walk from The Yacht Inn.
Land’s End is a short drive away and caters for all the family with events, a heritage trail, a farm, refreshments and stunning views. On the subject of heritage, West Cornwall has some of the best preserved monuments in Europe. From imposing stone circles to abandoned engine houses from when Cornwall exported much of the world’s tin and copper, there is plenty to explore from the doorstep of The Yacht Inn.