Newlyn, a large and bustling village that neighbours Penzance, is one of Cornwall’s largest and most important fishing ports. With thriving population and an array of shops, galleries and cafés, this lively village boasts a rich history and welcoming, bustling atmosphere.
In recent years Newlyn Filmhouse opened, a beautifully renovated two screen cinema, that also has an excellent café and bar. The village is also a popular hub for artists, with Newlyn Art Gallery and the Newlyn School of Art being at the core of the village’s art scene.
The village is quickly becoming a hotspot on Cornwall’s food and drink scene with a growing number of places to eat in Newlyn – from the very popular fish restaurant Mackerel Sky, to the historic maritime pub The Tolcarne Inn. Other options include Duke Street Café, The Bridge and the famous Jelberts Ice Cream.
Every year, during the August bank holiday the village celebrates the Newlyn Fish Festival in aid of the Fisherman’s Mission. The event is packed full of chef demonstrations, stall, music and entertainment and provides fun for all the family.
Newlyn is an excellent hub in order to explore the more of West Cornwall. Ideally situated between Mousehole and Penzance, Newlyn only a short drive from St Ives. The village has plenty of cosy, self catering, fisherman’s cottages as well as quaint bed and breakfasts.