Cornwall is one of the United Kingdom's most popular holiday destinations. One of the major reasons for the county's popularity is that it's an easy place to 'get away from it all'. As important as its stunning natural landscapes and friendly local populace is its geographical position - right on the edge of the country.
You can't get much further away than Cape Cornwall, in the far west. With plenty of superb hotels and guest houses near Cape Cornwall, it's high up on the list of places to visit for many tourists.
A Place of Natural Beauty
The headland at Cape Cornwall offers up the purest picture of the extreme ruggedness that attracts so many people to the Cornish coast each year. Rocky cliffs look out over two bodies of sea, over two epic rocks known as The Brisons, and towards the Isles of Scilly.
While the Cape is all about natural beauty, there are some basic facilities to make your visit easier. There's a National Trust car park right on the coast, as well as some public toilets and a refreshment van through the summer months. Picnic facilities are also available.
Exploring the Area
Of course, the far end of Cornwall has far more to offer than just stunning views. Visitors to the Cape also have access to a collection of exquisite beaches. Priest Cove is a popular spot. Although the beach is rocky (meaning visitors should take care), there's a small bathing pool. The nearby village of St Just offers a number of conveniences, including pubs, shops and a post office.
Accommodation At Cape Cornwall
The western edge houses some of the finest hotels in Cornwall. If you want to get as close to the Cape as possible, the four star Commercial Hotel in St Just will be right up your alley. The traditional Inn boasts easy access to the coastline, making it an ideal choice for keen ramblers. It's also an excellent base for those travelling offshore to the Isles of Scilly, thanks to its proximity to the small airfield at Land's End.
Heading a little way inland, the Fountain Inn offers another traditional property with excellent access to the rest of Cornwall. Guests can expect free WiFi and an on-site bar and lounge area.