With the early sundowns of the winter, and clear skies of the summer, Cornish sunsets are truly mesmerising. Sit back, relax and enjoy the day’s end in these fantastic sunsetting spots!


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Karen Roe, Flickr

 Land’s End

Land’s End is an obvious choice for its natural beauty and unique location. Walk out to the furthest point in the UK and enjoy the wonderful feeling of space and tranquility. We defy you not to feel awe-struck as the sun goes down.

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Benjamin Vander Steen, Flickr

Constantine Bay, near Padstow

West of the village of Constantine Bay, the beach is popular among surfers and has lifeguards patrolling during the summer. It was (random fact alert!) apparently once a favourite of Margaret Thatcher. Parking is limited, though it is a pleasant coastal walk to the beach from a car park at nearby Treyarnon Bay.

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Philip Male, Flickr

St Agnes Beacon

The Beacon involves a steady climb, but is worth it for the view once the top is reached (those who prefer a slow pace can rest on a bench halfway up). From the top, there are panoramic views over a huge amount of Cornwall. The Beacon can be reached by parking in the village and walking though Higher Bal, or by making use of the car parks nearby.


Andrew, Flickr

Cape Cornwall

With its wonderfully dramatic landscape and beautiful sea views, Cape Cornwall in St Just is a spectacular location to watch the sun set. The Cape Cornwall Golf Club is a popular wedding venue, with couples from all over Cornwall and beyond opting for sunset photographs against the wild backdrop. Enjoy dinner or an evening drink here before gathering outside on the patio area to see for yourself.

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Michael Day, Flickr

The Garrison, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly

If holidaying on the Isles of Scilly, there is nothing nicer on a clear evening than a walk around the Garrison on St Mary’s. Stroll through the Garrison Gate, up the hill past Star Castle and pause where the land curves around to the left. From here there is a stunning view over the off-islands and a beautiful stop to wait for a sunset.


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