The Sun is Shining

There’s lots to do in and around Pentewan. The Ship Inn has a sunny pub garden serving great food. It’s Heligan Wild Week now to 4 June – Axe throwing, Headdress crafting, Bows and Arrows, Rope bracelets workshop, Fire striking and more… On 7th at 7pm a talk about ‘Bees in Trees’ with Simon Kelham. Lionel Ritchie at Eden Project – the one and only – 7 June 18.00 Royal Cornwall Show – 8 June – a gathering of the… Read More »The Sun is Shining

Best holiday destination in Cornwall – Which?

Which? magazine has rated Mevagissey as the best seaside town in Cornwall. Mevagissey is the closest fishing port to Pentewan – just 2 miles along the Coastal Path. Next is Fowey – a short drive in the other direction, and third is St Mawes at the tip of the Roseland Peninsular – well worth a visit – the Roseland, the area West of Pentewan stretching as far as the Fal estuary, is our favourite part of Cornwall. From Pentewan, these… Read More »Best holiday destination in Cornwall – Which?

‘More Tesla than Poldark’

Cornish Lithium, a new company, is drilling boreholes . The company believes lithium is absorbed by hot waters deep underground in Cornwall and can be extracted in vast qualities to feed the demand for lithium batteries. Hard rock mining as well – perhaps 10,000 tonnes a year. Cornwall has been the source of valuable minerals for 5000 years. Tin mine shafts going back to 3000 BC have been found in Pentewan Valley. Cornwall was the chief source of tin to… Read More »‘More Tesla than Poldark’

G7 Summit in St Ives

For 11-13 June 2021 world leaders including Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Yoshihide Suga descend on Carbis Bay outside St Ives. It will be Joe Biden’s first visit to the UK as President of the United States. For that week, there will be heightened security. 5,000 police will be on duty. Many roads will be closed including some at Falmouth, where the world’s media are staying, and Newquay airport. St Ives is an idyllic spot,… Read More »G7 Summit in St Ives

Tall Ships

Visit us as tall ships return to Falmouth waters in August 2021 Mark your calendar as tall ships return to Falmouth waters! Falmouth has been selected as the Race Start Partner for the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021 race! A fleet of tall ships from around the world will arrive in the historic port of Falmouth in the days leading up to the 19th August as part of the Tall Ships Magellan-Elcano 500 Series 2021. They will be moored in the Carrick… Read More »Tall Ships

Profusion of flowers

This is just one of the cottages in Pentewan – a profusion of flowers.  Here is someone who manages to create a wonderful display every year.  Look out for this, near the Ship Inn, on the way to collect your morning paper.

Horses on the beach

Explore this area of outstanding natural beauty.  Discover this secret beach, one of many along the Roseland Peninsular.  The roads are narrow and there’s a walk from the car park and steep hills, but it is worth the effort to view an outstanding unspoilt coastline which stretches all the way to the Manacles – the rocks off the Lizard.   Thanks to the National Trust, this coast has been preserved for future generations.  Sheltered from the East wind, you will find… Read More »Horses on the beach

Get away from the crowds

October in Cornwall – find a quiet spot. You’ll not find it crowded on the coast paths. We can recommend beaches free of crowds. The Old Inn Pentewan is situated in a quiet valley with few passing the cottage. If you want more life, go to Mevagissey or Charlestown where bars and eating places are open. Or stay nearby. Pentewan Ship Inn has an outside beer garden and good food. Book now for October at the Old Inn – our… Read More »Get away from the crowds