Marinelodge is an ideal base for exploring West Cornwall.
Newlyn is situated to the west of Penzance. Penzance and Newlyn are tucked into the south west corner of Mounts Bay. At the east of mounts bay is the village of Marazion.
Newlyn has a number of small shops as well as galleries. The Internationally renowned Newlyn gallery is visible from your suite and just 5 minutes’ walk into the village. If the Art is not your thing then enjoy a great coffee with a great view across Mounts Bay. Eat at the Tolcarne Inn or the Smugglers restaurant; great views of Newlyn harbour.
Duke Street café in Newlyn is also a good coffee stop, nice soup and good value meals.
It takes about 25 minutes to walk to Penzance along the sea front. Penzance has a number of Parks including Morrab gardens and the Penlee Park. Both these parks are worth a visit. Penlee Park has a gallery and café (www.penleehouse.org.uk ). Morrab garden is a particularly tranquil sub-tropical garden.
(www.gardenvisit.com/garden/morab_subtropical_garden). There are many interesting shops and galleries in Penzance. Go to Chapel Street and Causeway head. Visit the Exchange Gallery Eat at The Mackerel sky (www.mackerelskycafe.co.uk) The Bakehouse, Haris’s or The Honey Pot among many others.
The seafront of Penzance has a promenade and Art Deco lido (www.jubileepool.co.uk) there is a café at the lido that is open during the summer months.
Further round to the south west of Newlyn is the tiny fishing village of Mousehole. Extremely pretty this is your classic chocolate box village. Its takes about 45 minutes to walk to Mousehole however if you don’t wish to walk there is a regular bus from Newlyn and there is ample parking if you wish to drive (summer can be busy and resist driving into the centre of Mousehole it gets tricky!!!)Have a good coffee at the deli. Eat at 2 Fore Street (www.2forestreet.co.uk) or the Old Coastguard Hotel (www.oldcoastguardhotel.co.uk)
Beautiful Morrab Gardens in Spring. Well worth the 20 minute walk along the promenade into Penzance.
Marazion is worth a visit. Mounts bay has its very own castle on an island which is connected to Marazion by means of a causeway (www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk ). You can cross the causeway at low tide. There is a small village on the island and somebody still lives in the castle. Legend has it that once a giant lived in the castle. Eat at the Marazion deli.
Further afield there is a lot to see and do. Sennen beach is beautiful; 15 minutes’ drive .There is a surf school at Sennen.(www.sennensurfschool.com ) . Cape Cornwall is a great alternative to the more commercial Landsend. There is a great road from Sennen to St Ives with beautiful views across ancient fields with the Atlantic as a backdrop; outstanding on a bicycle. Alternatively catch the train to St Ives from Penzance, change at St Erth and enjoy one of the great train journeys; short and sweet!!)
Pothcurno, on the south coast, has a fantastic beach and open air theatre. Porthcurno also has a museum.(www.porthkurno.org.uk )
By Train: Penzance main line railway station is 1 1/2 miles and a short taxi ride, there are also frequent buses to Newlyn
and good public transport in our area.
By Car: From Penzance continue along the prommenade to Newlyn bridge and at junction continue straight ahead up Chywoone Hill (towards Lamorma) for 120 yards then turn sharp right into Old Paul Hill, avoiding granite drain on the left, continue to the top and Marine Lodge is on the right with parking.